Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after racy photo

From The BBC: The college has a strict code of conduct for how students must behave at the university, including barring premarital sex and the consumption of media either on or off campus “that is offensive to Liberty’s standards and traditions”, such as lewd lyrics, anti-Christian messages, sexual content and nudity. […] The photo showed […]

You Can’t Do That

Is it possible to listen to Trump speak, and still be an avid supporter? Is the content of the speech ignored? Are those folks simply waiting for a pause where they can shout MAGA? It’s baffling, nearly. Cult followers, who in isolation couldn’t tell you what their group stands for Gang members, who were born […]

Election Delays

From The New York Times: Facing disastrous economic news and rising coronavirus deaths, President Trump on Thursday floated delaying the Nov. 3 election, a suggestion that lacks legal authority and could undermine confidence in an election that polls show him on course to lose. Republican leaders in Congress, who often claim not to have seen Mr. Trump’s […]

9-9-9

From The New York Times: Herman Cain, who rose from poverty in the segregated South to become chief executive of a successful pizza chain and then thrust himself into the national spotlight by seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has died. He was 74.

“Stacking” The Senate

On the topic of if the District of Columbia should qualify as the 51st US State. From FiveThirtyEight: And in the second half of the 19th century, Republicans attempted to “stack” the Senate by admitting a large number of Republican states into the union, starting with Nevada in 1864 (population of just 6,857(!) in the 1860 census), […]