April 18, 2019

Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh nomination, setting up final vote for Saturday.

The Senate voted Friday to end debate on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, moving the chamber to a final vote Saturday evening amid a rancorous fight over decades-old sexual assault allegations against him. The vote to invoke cloture was 51-49. While the vote was not necessarily indicative of the final confirmation vote, it moved him […]

McConnell files cloture to end debate on Kavanaugh nomination, setting up key vote Friday.

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford late Wednesday slammed the FBI background investigation into President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, after it was revealed that the agency’s probe appears to be over. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier filed for cloture to end debate on the nomination, setting up a key procedural vote for Friday — […]

Setting the Record Straight on Climate Change and Hurricanes.

Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinian coast, claimed 37 lives, and displaced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. And to hear a lot of pundits tell it, humans are to blame and the Trump administration is doing nothing about it. They have attributed this storm and the frequency of similar natural disasters to climate […]

Is North Korea Really Seeking Peace, Or Is The Regime Setting A Trap?

During a meeting with South Korea’s political delegation yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly made clear his willingness for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its government is guaranteed. Kim also told the South Korean delegation that he is willing to […]

Oooops! Black Man Arrested For Setting Fire to 2 BLACK CHURCHES

Schadenfreude’s a bitch, isn’t it? After several racial activists — including the Southern Poverty Law Center — suggested that a string of fires at black churches near St. Louis were the result of white supremacists egged on by mainstream conservative groups, St. Louis police arrested a man and charged him with two of the arson […]

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON COMMON CORE

Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education standards. He corrects some of the myths about Common Core, drawing on Pioneer Institute’s extensive research to show that the national standards were not state-led, violate three federal […]

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