Tag: United States

They Waited, They Worried, They Stalled. This Week, They Got the Shot.

CHICAGO — They acknowledged that they could have showed up months ago. Many were satisfied that they were finally doing the right thing. A few grumbled that they had little choice. On a single day this past week, more than half a million people across the United States trickled into high school gymnasiums, pharmacies and […]

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U.S. and Mexico Can’t Come Together On Light Vehicle Rules

<img data-attachment-id="1668584" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/04/how-seriously-should-we-take-trumps-mexican-auto-tariff-threat/shutterstock_486345745-1/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-e1554409497278.jpg" data-orig-size="2800,1886" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="mexico us border" data-image-description=" Chess Ocampo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-450×303.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668584″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”411″> When the United States abandoned the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to embrace the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), it did so under the premise of crafting a better trade arrangement for […]

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Tennessee Finally Removes Bust of KKK Leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from Capitol

Photo: Mark Humphrey (AP) Know how I know America is cool with racism? Politicians in Tennessee thought that putting a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the KKK, in the state Capitol was a good idea in 1978. It only took them over 40 years to finally realize that having a […]

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Tucker Carlson Calls Black Capitol Police Officer an ‘Angry Left-Wing Activist’ for Speaking on Racism of Insurrectionists

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Is it just me, or do conservative affirmations always seem to come with some kind of caveat? Advertisement “Support the troops”—unless those troops are military-feminizing women or Critical Race Theory advocates. “Respect the flag”—unless you want to wear it as a onesie even though U.S. code explicitly calls it disrespectful, […]

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The Obama Cinematic Universe Continues With New HBO Docuseries and Book

President Barack Obama as he returns to the White House following a trip to the Arctic Circle on September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’m pretty sure if you looked up the phrase “booked and busy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama. Advertisement Okay, so […]

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In Nearly All Other Democracies, This Is Not Normal

When the Constitution was being drafted, many framers and others strongly pressed the view, as mentioned in Federalist 53, “that where annual elections end, tyranny begins.” At the time, most states had annual elections. Elbridge Gerry insisted that “the people of New England will never give up the point of annual elections.” James Madison urged […]

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How to Raise a Happy Family When You’re Homeless

“Mom, I’m doing my eyes.” “All right.” “I’ve started this letter for you guys many times.” “Beautiful.” “Say see you.” “See you.” [MUSIC PLAYING] “There’s so much I want to say, it’s hard to know where to start. You guys have been through so much in your life.” “I’m going to eat it.” “No!” “Being […]

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Covid Risks Both Democrats and Republicans Took

Similarly, when using tracking data from cellphones to measure changes in physical distancing during the pandemic, one study found that in counties that voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, there was a 24 percent reduction in general movement and visiting of nonessential locations (like restaurants) between March and May 2020 compared to a 38 percent […]

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Michelle Obama Set to Make First Public Appearance Since the Pandemic

Michelle Obama on stage of the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on April 9, 2019 during a tour to promote her memoir “Becoming”.Photo: Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix for AFP (Getty Images) Michelle Obama will be making her first in-person appearance soon! People reports that the former First Lady (forever in my head, if you ask […]

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Politicians and scientists manipulate us with surveys – AI could stop them

When opposing Libyan forces signed a cease-fire last year, it wasn’t the savvy of politicians or the diplomacy of ambassadors who brokered the peace. It was the United Nations and a relatively unknown AI startup. That startup is called Remesh, and it builds tools that allow organizations to conduct surveys in real-time with more than […]

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Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

Two months before most of Broadway’s theaters reopen, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan announced Tuesday that a major operator had agreed to provide more wheelchair access at its five theaters as part of a settlement. Audrey Strauss, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced a lawsuit against the Jujamcyn Theaters, […]

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Covid-19 Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Even as many Americans celebrate the apparent waning of the pandemic, the thrum of concern over the so-called Delta variant grows steadily louder. The variant, the most contagious version yet of the coronavirus, accounts for more than half of new infections in the United States, federal health officials reported this month. The spread of the […]

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Ted Cruz Criticizes Texas Democrats for Walkout. Texas Democrats Respond: ‘I Know You Ain’t Talking.’

Ted Cruz trying to remember all the times he’s embarrassed himself. He lost count after taking off his shoes and realizing he didn’t have enough appendages. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) recently criticized Texas state Democrats for leaving the state to protest efforts by the state GOP to pass restrictive […]

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Japan Calls for ‘Sense of Crisis’ Over China-Taiwan Tensions

TOKYO — In unusually blunt terms, Japan on Tuesday warned that military posturing by Beijing and Washington over Taiwan was posing a threat to its security. “Stabilizing the situation surrounding Taiwan is important for Japan’s security and the stability of the international community,” the Japanese Defense Ministry wrote in its annual white paper. “It is […]

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The French and Indian War and U.S. History’s Complexities

So a world where the French somehow held on to their territories might have been more Catholic (obviously a good thing) while offering more possibilities for Indigenous influence, power and survival than the world where England simply won the continent. There’s a terribly poignant moment at the end of Anderson’s “Crucible,” when tribes of the […]

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New Texas Abortion Law Lets Citizens be the Cops in Policing the Bodies of Pregnant Women

Photo: Mark Reinstein (Shutterstock) The state of Texas is really out here becoming the boss of all bosses when it comes to awful and dangerous legislation pushed in the name of conservatism. It’s bad enough the state’s officials are passing white fragility laws that control how racism is taught as well as a law allowing […]

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Kevin McCarthy’s Loud and Wrong Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Called Out by People Who Know How Google Works

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) There are many reasons I refuse to discuss racism with white people. They debate race from a place of willful obtuseness; they both figuratively and literally have no skin in the game; their breath smells like hot bologna even through a computer screen, etc. (That last one was petty and […]

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Texas Governor Goes Full Karen, Threatens to Arrest House Democrats Who Fled the State to Fight for Voting Rights

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas State Capitol on July 10 in Austin, Texas.Photo: Tamir Kalifa (Getty Images) Democratic lawmakers in Texas are not here for the fuckshit. While Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to push voting restrictions in the Lone Star State, […]

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Republicans to Air All-Star Game Ads Blaming Democrats for MLB’s Decision to Move the Game Out of Georgia Over Voter Suppression Laws

Photo: Anton Garin (Shutterstock) One thing about Republicans, they really don’t know how to debate any issue in a way that doesn’t center the Democrat vs. Republican paradigm. To let them tell it, everything begins and ends with those pesky Dems—the Black Lives Matter movement, calls for police reform, the Critical Race Theory extravaganza that […]

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The Beef Between Lauren Boebert and AOC, Explained

Lauren BoebertImage: JASON CONNOLLY (Getty Images) Everyone loves an educated adult fight, but it’s a bit unfair when one of the said adults is the majestic and pristine Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other is a gun-toting trash can who has been arrested more times than Kim Kardashian has been married. Advertisement For some reason, […]

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The Police Called It An Accident. She Turned to 1-800-Autopsy.

Unlike Herrera, though, Artiga manages the bodies, runs the business and does all the cutting himself. His colleague, the pathologist Stephan Grigorian, leads the autopsy analysis and medical results. “Right now, I’m reviewing an autopsy,” Grigorian told me. “It’s, like, done by a moron.” A hospital was being sued because of it. Families can pay […]

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Bronze Confederate Monument That Sparked Deadly Charlottesville Rally Removed on Saturday

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of the renamed Emancipation Park on August 22, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. A decision to remove the statue caused a violent protest by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the ‘alt-right’.Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Work to remove two […]

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Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Russian Ransomware Group

Friday’s call came only three weeks after the onslaught of ransomware attacks dominated their first summit, in Geneva. Immediately after that meeting, Mr. Biden said he told the Russian president he would respond “in a cyber way” against Russia if Mr. Putin failed to take action against groups operating on its territory. But that three-hour […]

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What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid School Guidelines

But the variant may fuel outbreaks in unvaccinated communities and populations. “We are vaccinating more people every day, but we are not on a trajectory to be able to interrupt transmission by the fall,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Colorado. “Unless we can do that, just about everyone I know […]

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Wonking Out: mRNA Vaccines and the Meaning of Life

Happy days are here again. No, really. Gallup has been asking Americans since the beginning of 2008 whether they are “thriving.” The percentage answering yes hit a low point in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis and again during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. But it has soared in recent months, to 59.2 […]

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The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

The presidency of George W. Bush may have been the high point of the modern Christian right’s influence in America. White evangelicals were the largest religious faction in the country. “They had a president who claimed to be one of their own, he had a testimony, talked in evangelical terms,” said Robert P. Jones, chief […]

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The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis

What’s the current state of the U.S. economy? A quick summary might be “booming with bottlenecks.” And some of those bottlenecks reflect the mess created by Donald Trump’s trade policy. Where we are now: Employment is growing at a rate we haven’t seen since 1984. So, probably, is gross domestic product, although we don’t yet […]

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Arizona Secretary of State Requests Investigation Into Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani for Possible Election Interference

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Former President Donald Trump and alleged attorney Rudy Giuliani have been down bad since last November. Trump is apparently still fixated on what was probably the biggest L of his life, and Giuliani is currently the subject of multiple state and federal investigations. The hits keep coming, as Arizona Secretary […]

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A Great Inflation Redux? Economists Point to Big Differences.

“It gave me a feeling of déjà vu, because that’s what we were doing in the ’70s — we were trying to get supply-side effects,” said Barry P. Bosworth, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who led the Council on Wage and Price Stability under President Jimmy Carter. The efforts failed to control overall […]

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The Real Toll From Prison Covid Cases May Be Higher Than Reported

Public health officials say the prospect of overlooked virus deaths tied to the nation’s prisons, jails and immigration detention centers carries particular risks. It is challenging, the experts say, to prepare prisons for future epidemics without knowing the full toll. For now, the publicly known death totals connected to incarceration largely come from the facilities […]

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A New Deal for Writers in America

But writers aren’t the only ones who would gain from a new F.W.P. The project’s documentary work would make an invaluable contribution to the nation’s understanding of itself. Think of the vast treasury that would accrue in the Library of Congress, forming an indelible record of how ordinary Americans live: not only how we’ve weathered […]

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