Monthly Archives: September 2019

The New York Times Anti-Kavanaugh Bombshell Is Actually a Dud

The New York Times Anti-Kavanaugh Bombshell Is Actually a Dud

If you opened Twitter on Sunday morning, you were likely greeted with the bombshell headline of the top trending news story: “NYT reporters’ book details new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh.” The allegation, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly write in a New York Times story adapted from their forthcoming anti-Kavanaugh book, is this: “We…more »

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

DETROIT (AP) — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. Union leaders…more »

After 9/11: the Saudis Who Slipped Away

After 9/11: the Saudis Who Slipped Away

When the 9/11 commission resumes its hearings Tuesday, it will be fascinating to see whether it addresses what may be the most serious security failure related to the attacks: the evacuation of about 140 Saudis almost immediately after 9/11. Think about it: U.S. intelligence knew that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi. Analysts also…more »

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen acquired weapons as a result of mistakes, lack…more »

Drew Brees defends making video backed by anti-LGBTQ group

Drew Brees defends making video backed by anti-LGBTQ group

Metairie, Louisiana — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he wasn’t aware when he shot a video promoting Take Your Bible to School Day that the organization behind it was known for its anti-LGBTQ stance or discrimination of any kind, reports CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV. “I was not aware of any of the…more »

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