Perhaps I subscribe to too many newspapers and magazines. Perhaps 24-hour cable news is too many hours. But, I don’t know about you and, with apologies to William Shakespeare, “there’s something rotten in the state of America.”
Commentary With GOP-led voter suppression bills spreading around Red States like wild-fire, Around the Block asks, are they really going as far as they should? Well, it’s official – my adopted state of Florida has joined a growing list of Republican-led states in making it more difficult to vote. The Florida law, signed by theContinue reading “If you can’t ‘beat em,’ ‘cheat em!’”
News with a Twist Senate Minority Leader discusses his position in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Around the Block Around the Block: Good evening Senator McConnell. Thank you for agreeing to this sit down. This is an exciting moment for Around the Block and our readers.
“Trumpty Dumpty sat on his wall
Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall
All of his toadies and all of his suck-ups
Couldn’t put Trumpty together again“
News with a Twist Coming into the bottom of the ninth, Moderna – 94.5, Pfizer – 90 Hello again everybody, this is Tony Fauci broadcasting from the TV booth high above the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Stadium. Of course, we’re waaaaay high above ’cause we sure don’t want to catch that darnContinue reading “Moderna’s vaccine has a significant advantage over Pfizer’s”
Commentary/News With a Twist Getting the country back from the doctors? Say, what? In the 2020 Election version of the “October Surprise,” Bob Woodward released tapes of Jared Kushner saying back in April “…it was almost like Trump getting the country back from the doctors.” But wait, there’s more: “The most dangerous people around theContinue reading “October Surprise – Jared Kushner Edition”
At the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member, said to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the committee chairman, “This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.” Feinstein then went on to hug Graham. Neither were wearing masks.
Feinstein’s actions upset many liberals and progressives across the country, but in particular Californians, constituents who have been voting for her as their senior senator since 1992.
News with a Twist In a first, this story contains two kinds of “News with a Twist:” One from the NY Post (which they believe is not “twisted”); followed by another from Around the Block. With a bit of Commentary thrown in for good measure! Several news outlets have commented on a New York PostContinue reading “Business Insider: NY Post story that sent Trumpworld into frenzy is riddled with holes and red flags”
News with a Twist Trump administration suspended federal funding for most new scientific research involving fetal tissue derived from abortions. The New York Times reported today that the antibody cocktail for Covid-19 that President Trump touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that the president has repeatedlyContinue reading “Covid-19 Live Updates: Treatment That Trump Called a ‘Cure’ Was Tested With Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue”
In this “News with a Twist” edition of “Around the Block,” the events described in parts of this story may not happen – but then again, perhaps they will.