Electric guitars and tough decisions

I write about music to offer a fleeting digression from the unhappy news of the day.…

Four Toledo City Council members, all Democrats, arrested by FBI on bribery charges

Four members of the Toledo City Council, all Democrats, were arrested and charged in a bribery…

Taylor Swift Attacks 2020 Census for Only Listing Two Genders: ‘That Erasure Was So Upsetting’

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the world, and concerts and festivals certainly…

Black Medal of Honor hero from World War I is subject of new graphic novel

An African-American war hero is the subject of a graphic novel being released today as part…

Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers

nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/politics/russian-bounties-afghanistan-intelligence.html Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were most likely part of…

‘MythBusters’ star Adam Savage accused of allegedly sexually abusing sister as a child: lawsuit

Former “MythBusters” co-host Adam Savage has been accused of sexually abusing his younger sister in a…

House Dems turn to ‘environmental justice’ with massive climate change blueprint

House Democrats on Tuesday released a 547-page blueprint on how to combat climate change, in which…

AOC says proposed $1B budget cut to NYPD isn’t enough: ‘Defunding police means defunding police’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to…

Trump views US troops as disposable – the Russian bounty scandal makes that clear

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/30/trump-russia-afghanistan-military-bounty Recent reports that Trump ignored an official intelligence finding warning that a covert Russian GRU…

Intel officials uncover Russian military payments to Taliban that could be the troop bounties

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that intelligence officials have tracked down payments from the Russian military to…