Justice Department sues Texas, claiming redistricting maps are discriminatory

President Biden’s Justice Department is suing Texas over its redistricting plans, arguing the GOP-controlled state legislature approved maps that discriminate against people of color by making it harder for them to vote. In announcing the lawsuit Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the state’s new redistricting plans violate the Voting Rights Act because they were […]

COVID Closes the Christmas Markets (And Why It’s Important)

I fell in love with Germany, or Bavaria anyway, in December 1989. The now-defunct German GQ magazine brought me from the states for an interview over my highly controversial AIDS writings. I stayed in a first-class Munich hotel and was wined and dined on the best food and beer I had ever had — in contrast […]

China says U.S. diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

China on Tuesday slammed the U.S. for its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, but the move was hailed by Uyghur rights groups for drawing attention to China’s abuses of ethnic minorities. European nations played it safe, refusing to commit either way. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that President Biden’s decision to […]

White House announces US WILL boycott February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Monday that the US will move forward with a diplomatic boycott  of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.  Meanwhile, China on Monday threatened ‘resolute countermeasures’ if the US follows through with its diplomatic boycott of the 2022 games.   ‘The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation […]

Rep. Fred Keller to Newsmax: ‘Beijing Testing Biden Administration Every Day’

Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa., reaffirmed fellow Sen. Tom Cotton’s call to completely boycott the Beijing Olympics on Newsmax. “Today, the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games,” Cotton wrote in a statement Monday. “The president has once again opted for a half measure, when bold leadership was required. The […]

Why Did It Take So Long to Announce the U.S. Diplomatic Boycott of the Olympics?

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 6, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) The diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing that the Biden administration announced today has lost some of its already meager impact because it took so long for the Biden team to […]

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Former Coach Fired for Removing BLM Poster Claims 1A Rights Violated

A former assistant coach for Illinois State University (ISU) has filed a lawsuit against the school’s head football coach and athletic director, claiming his 1st Amendment rights were violated after removing a Black Lives Matter sign from his office door. In 2020, during the height of the BLM protests following the murder of George Floyd, […]