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Jun 20 2022
COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signaling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries.
A pair of new subvariants of the dominant Omicron variant—BA.4 and BA.5—appear to be driving the uptick in cases in the U.K. Worryingly, these subvariants seem to partially dodge antibodies from past infection or vaccination, making themDaily Beast
Sep 09 2021
The past three months of disaster-filled weather across the lower 48 states ranks in a statistical dead heat with the Dust Bowl year of 1936 as the hottest summer on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Thursday.
Why it matters: A record 18.4% of the contiguous U.S. experienced record-warm temperatures this summer, while five states — California,Axios
Jan 20 2022
As Covid-19 cases surge across the nation, Republican and Democratic governors alike are issuing new or reinstated emergency health orders in an effort to slow the spread of the omicron variant and alleviate the strain on hospitals.
Officials from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Kansas and California have all announced executive measures — some of which are renewals of emergency ordersCNBC
Dec 18 2020
Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives received an FBI briefing regarding Rep. Eric Swalwell's ties to a suspected Chinese spy, as a report of his association with the woman prompted Republicans to call for the California Democrat's removal from his position in the House Intelligence Committee.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were briefed on Friday.NPR (Online News)
Oct 22 2021
Dorian Abbot is a geophysicist at the University of Chicago. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invited him to deliver a guest lecture on climate change, then canceled the talk due to campus outrage over his views.
Notably, it was not Abbot's views on climate change that prompted the student, staff, and alumni revolt. It was his views on affirmative action: He had publiclyReason
Feb 09 2022
New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will end the controversial mask mandate on Thursday, according to a report in the New York Times.
While the science of coronavirus transmission has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic, Hochul will announce an end to the restriction on Wednesday with implementation occurring the day after, the Times reported.
New York State joinsBreitbart News
Jan 30 2022
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court will not change the Court’s ideological balance one iota. Before Breyer’s announcement last week, the Court was split 5-3-1, with Chief Justice John Roberts struggling to hold down his lonely place on the center-right. There were five solidly conservative votes (although Roberts can occasionally bring Amy ConeyDan Schnur
Dec 10 2021
Aserial entrepreneur from California who donated funds to support Republican campaigns has been accused of embezzling money from his business partners.
During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Richard Kofoed filed for personal bankruptcy. He later partnered with two other companies to form a business that sold personal protective equipment to Americans.
KofoedInternational Business Times
Oct 07 2021
For every supply chain chokepoint, there’s a person working to free it up. Three frontline workers walk us through the global backlog, showing the humanity behind the quest to restock your store’s empty shelves.
Inside Miracle Mile Toys & Gifts in Los Angeles, owner Christina Mullin is deftly guiding a customer past the disruption in toy deliveries caused by the global supply chainChristian Science Monitor
Mar 09 2021
A female independent contractor and a female small business owner criticized congressional Democrats for supporting a radical labor reform they said would harm female business owners across the nation.
The pair ripped into the PRO Act, a massive labor overhaul that congressional Democrats are planning to vote on this week. The bill, based on California's AB5 law, would restructure U.S.Washington Free Beacon