If you can’t ‘beat em,’ ‘cheat em!’

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!’”

Mitch McConnell to Corporate America: “STAY OUT OF POLITICS!”

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.

Moderna’s vaccine has a significant advantage over Pfizer’s

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”

October Surprise – Jared Kushner Edition

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”

Dianne & Lindsey sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

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.

Business Insider: NY Post story that sent Trumpworld into frenzy is riddled with holes and red flags

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”

Covid-19 Live Updates: Treatment That Trump Called a ‘Cure’ Was Tested With Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

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”

Tonight’s VP debate takes on a new element of interest: Over/Under betting

News with a Twist The events described in this story will not happen – but given this election season, maybe they should. As the country waits with bated breath for the Great Plexiglass Debate, er, the Vice Presidential Debate tonight, the Commission on Presidential Debates, already reeling from the first Presidential Dumpster Fire, er, PresidentialContinue reading “Tonight’s VP debate takes on a new element of interest: Over/Under betting”