Indictments are being handed down tomorrow. By the time you read this, there’s a good chance they’ll be out, and someone will be facing charges.
They’ve been oddly public about this, leaving us to speculate over a whole weekend about who the unlucky sod is going to be that’s first into the inquisition. Will it be Manafort? Kushner? No doubt there are a few deluded Trump supporters that honestly think Hillary Clinton is about to get indicted. (more…)
I want to talk about team rivalries, and brace yourselves, team: This will not be pretty.
Many people have been taught to hate the Other Team at all costs. They’ve been shown – wrongly – that making excuses for themselves, and denying the good plays made by the opposite team, that this is a good thing. I’m here to tell you, itisnot; it is divisive and self-destructive, and it harms our people more than any really bad call ever could.(more…)
(Editor’s Note: This is another in our ongoing series of guest columns on current events. Rudyard “Duke” Milhaus of the Sports Desk is well-known for his passionate commitment to objective journalism. Unfortunately, due to his exhausting schedule of hands-on research into America’s prisons and substance abuse problems, this is the only picture of him we can find.)
Have you ever tried to bargain with someone? To dicker? You know, tried to get the best deal on a car, or something else that’s flexible in price? How you do it is, you start out with an extreme offer, then slowly work your way to a price that’s more in the middle ground, somewhere between what they want to get and what you want to pay.(more…)
Editor’s Note: This is another in our new series of guest columns on current events. Once again, here’s the infamous Rudyard “Duke” Milhaus, of the Sports Desk .
Huddle up, gather round, people!
There’s a new playbook being used. It’s not the prettiest set of plays ever to hit the field, but the Opposition started it and now everyone’s picking up on it, so we’re gonna have to learn it too. It’s called the “Fake News Play”. (more…)
Editor’s Note: This is another in our new series of guest columns on current events. Rudyard “Duke” Milhaus of the Sports Desk is well-known for his passionate commitment to objective journalism. That we’re publishing his lovely and perfectly neutral article has nothing whatsoever to do with that large-bore handgun he keeps fiddling with.
What’s all this obsession we suddenly have with Russia? Why is the media being so critical of them? This is a country that not too many years ago I remember watching as we cheered their peaceful revolution, watched them embrace democracy and capitalism — and now we’re supposed to hate them?! The new administration apparently wants to get along with them — what’s the matter with that? (more…)
The Washington Post broke a story on the 9th to the effect that Russia hacked the American presidential elections this year.
As is becoming the new normal in modern journalistic practice, the story has several different headlines, each fine-tuned to appeal to the target audience. The main print version was released as “Obama Orders Review Of Russian Hacking During Presidential Campaign”, but the regional headlines differ slightly. The online version was titled the eminently clickable “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House”. (more…)