Three weeks ago, it seemed like things could not get worse for the Virginia Democrats. They were attempting to pass a controversial abortion bill, that was facing severe opposition from Conservatives and even a fair amount of Moderates in the Commonwealth. This bill was always a long shot, as it would reduce oversight on second and third-semester abortions and scrap a previous requirement for a 24 hour waiting period before getting an abortion. In addition, Governor Northam made things far worse in this case by appearing to endorse infanticide on a public radio show. So it didn’t seem like things could get worse for the Virginia Democratic political establishment. Then, it came out that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam participated in Blackface while a 25-year-old student at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Currently, two men claim to be the President of Venezuela. The first is Nicolas Maduro; the second is Juan Guaidó. Guaidó, the head of the National Assembly (Venezuela’s parliament) cites Article 223 of Venezuela’s constitution to justify his claim to presidency.
As 2019 arrives so do the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. As of now, Senator Kamala Harris (California), Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (Texas), Representative Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Former Representative John Delaney (Maryland), and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (New York) have announced that they are running in the democratic primary.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has toughed it out through major heart surgery, multiple broken ribs, and cancer three times. None of these unfortunate health circumstances that would cripple a lesser person could stop this incredible woman who still works out twice a week with her personal trainer. That’s why when Fox News released on January 21st that RBG had passed away, it took America by complete surprise. What could have happened? Was she shot? Did she have an sudden aneurysm? Was she terminally ill and the public just had no idea? Nope, it was none of these, Fox had just made a major mistake. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still very much alive. Don’t worry though, Fox News quickly corrected and took ownership of their mistake.
Super Bowl LIII is approaching, meaning Americans around the country will be enjoying hot wings, beer, food unnecessarily shaped into miniature footballs, the charade of pretending to enjoy sports, and of course, unpaid federal workers.
This is not the article I thought I would be writing. After all, the federal government had been shut down for over a month, and a resolution seemed more distant than a stepfather in a 90s movie.
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chairman and current convicted felon, has recently been accused of meeting with Wikileaks leader, Julian Assange in March of 2016. The Guardian claims the two met in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and though there is no information in regards to what they talked about, the timing of this alleged meeting occurred months before a major leak by Assange’s team.
On November 6, 2018 the Democrats won back the House, several Governorships, and state legislatures. However, they failed to achieve a victory similar in scale to that of the Tea Party wave of 2010. This is likely due to the increased polarization of society in the intermittent eight years. With that being said, 2018 can still be considered a victory for the Democrats due to the number of key races that they did win. More important than these victories though, is the impact that they will have on American society.
On August 29th, Governor Andrew Cuomo and actress activist Cynthia Nixon, parleyed over who would make a better Democratic New York gubernatorial candidate. Cuomo came dressed in a blue tie and Cuomo administration pin. Nixon wore a teal blouse and a white sportscoat.
What noise a walrus makes, how humpback whales have whiskers, why whale watching is important, and other ocean questions you maybe never thought to ask.