New revenue flows into government agencies, thanks to Donald Trump

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Here’s the news regarding Microsoft’s potential purchase of part of TikTok: Trump said Monday that part of the amount paid to buy TikTok would have to come to the U.S. Treasury Department because it would be making the deal possible. “It’s a little bit like the landlord/tenant; without a lease the tenant has nothing, so they … Continued

Is America the best in the world in COVID success, or the worst?

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Donald Trump believes that the US leads the world in successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic. His argument about that with Jonathan Swan, a reporter from Axios, was aired last night. Here’s part of it: Since it’s worth discussing how you measure success with the virus, I took a look at the statistics and how … Continued

The real reason Trump threatened to ban TikTok

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On Friday, Donald Trump said he would ban TikTok in the United States. There’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye — including a flex to show power to other social networks. Would a shutdown order be legal? There are obvious First Amendment reasons to object to the shutdown of a social … Continued

Representative Ted Yoho delivers a pathetically poor apology

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US Representative Ted Yoho had a heated verbal altercation with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) on the steps of the capital. According The Hill, he referred to her as a “fucking bitch.” Later, he apologized on the House floor. It was one of the worst apologies ever. AOC had made some controversial statements about why poor … Continued