Violence persists in parts of Colombia despite 2016 deal that ended decades of conflict between gov’t and FARC rebels.
Taiwan revamps military training for reserves amid China pressure
Taiwan faces questions about whether its reserves are capable of actual fighting in the event of a Chinese invasion.
Walmart, CVS, Walgreens helped fuel US opioid crisis, jury finds
The pharmacies failed to create legally mandated monitoring systems to detect illegitimate prescriptions, the jury said.
US: Jury awards $25m in damages for Unite the Right violence
White nationalist leaders and groups ordered to pay damages over deadly violence at 2017 rally in Charlottesville.
Suspect in Wisconsin car ramming faces five counts of homicide
US prosecutors say a sixth person, a child, has died after an SUV drove into a Christmas parade on Sunday.
Connecticut Parents Claim Schools Teach Kindergarteners About Transgenderism
Connecticut parents claimed a school district is indoctrinating elementary school students about transgenderism, including with a book for kindergarteners. Officials of the West Hartford Public Schools told parents that they could not opt out from the materials, according to a release from advocacy group Parents Defending Education. The reading list for kindergarteners included the book “Introducing […]
Biden’s Pick for FTC Commissioner Called ICE ‘Out-of-Control Domestic Surveillance’
President Joe Biden’s nominee to fill the empty seat on the Federal Trade Commission has a history of opposing immigration authorities’ use of data to enforce the law. Alvaro Bedoya, a Georgetown Law professor and privacy advocate who is scheduled to have his committee nomination hearing Wednesday, is a staunch proponent of limiting the ability of immigration […]
This Is Not Your Father’s Normal Democratic Party
The Democratic Party’s so-called moderates have had it with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and other members of the “squad.” These “centrists” are laboring to separate themselves semantically from these neo-Marxists, although their differences end there. These “middle of the road” Democrats call themselves “normal.” If they keep parroting that […]
Left-Leaning Commission Calls on Biden Administration to Develop Strategy to Counter ‘Disinformation’
A commission made up of mostly left-leaning figures recommended Monday that the White House counter the spread of disinformation and “dangerous conspiracy theories online.” The Aspen Institute Commission on Information Disorder released a number of recommendations Monday, which included calling upon the Biden administration to have an “apolitical team” develop a national strategy to tackle the issue. […]
Historical context for the heat in the Pacific Northwest
It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest the past few days. NYT’s The Upshot plotted the temperatures against previous max temperatures since 1979. Hot. Tags: climate change, temperature, Upshot