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Mar 29 2022
We now know that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, spent the weeks after the 2020 election cheerleading the Trump White House’s efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in that election. One detail we do not yet know, however, is what Justice Thomas knew about his wife’s communications, and whether he tried to use his office to protect her.
Mar 22 2022
On Saturday, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas placed last in the 100-yard freestyle swim during the NCAA championships, ending her career in collegiate swimming. A last-place showing at an NCAA swim meet, even a championship one, would not typically garner national headlines. Yet, Thomas has been at the center of controversy regarding her eligibility to compete in women's eventsNBC News (Online)
Mar 21 2022
Justice Clarence Thomas, who was admitted to the hospital on Friday evening with “flu-like symptoms,” does not have a case of Covid-19, according to a Supreme Court spokesman.
Thomas is currently a patient at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. with an unspecified infection that is not Covid-19, the spokesman told Reuters.National Review
Jan 25 2022
In a speech in Georgia on Jan. 11, President Joe Biden pressed U.S. senators to pass the Democrats’ voting legislation.
His words failed to gain the support of Republicans, but they did draw a sharp response from some in the party who were angered when Biden brought up the names of 1960s segregationists George Wallace and Bull Connor and Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.PolitiFact
Oct 19 2017
A public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis is being renamed to honor former President Obama.The Hill
Jul 04 2022
For all the pomp and circumstance of its presentation, there is something admirably humble about America’s national anthem. Britain’s anthem is cartoonish, with its repeated entreaties to “save” an already-well-secured monarch and its insistence that God is destined to “scatter” the “knavish” enemies of the crown. France’s anthem is utopian, with all those references to the “child of theNational Review
Jul 21 2013
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Jul 05 2022
A tweet sent on July 1, 2022, from comedian Chip Franklin claimed that Mississippi lawmakers have discussed using dogs at airports to detect pregnant women.
The tweet, which has had more than 40,000 engagements since it was posted, spread quickly elsewhere on Twitter too.
Mississippi is among the 13 states which enacted trigger laws after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. WadeNewsweek
Feb 03 2022
BOSTON — As Samantha Shelton, an accomplished Harvard swimmer, churned through the water in the 100-yard women’s freestyle on Saturday afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas seemed content to sit on her hip in the adjacent lane.
Shelton chugged ahead from the start, plowing through the water and carrying the lead. But as she did, Thomas cruised along beside her, seemingNew York Times (News)
Feb 03 2022
Olympic swimmer Brooke Forde says she would welcome a race against her rival NCAA competitor Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania who garnered national attention for dominating records last year.
While a number of former Olympians and U.S. National Team swimmers have thrown their support behind Thomas, Forde became the first collegiate rival toNewsweek