With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks. Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.
Oh, NOOOOOO! They’re picking on Rand Paul again; stay tuned!
- COVID cases jump 10% in week driven by virulent Delta variant: CDC
White ISIS/MAGAts/ White Supremacists/Wing Nut Watch/GUNZ!:
- California high school stripped of basketball title after tortillas were thrown at opposing Latino players.
- Ed Henry, who was fired last July by Fox News Channel over a sexual misconduct allegation, sued the network Wednesday and its CEO, Suzanne Scott, for defamation.
- Team Trump quietly launches new social media platform
- GETTR will be the newest MAGA venture in this space. It’s being led by Trump’s former spokesman, Jason Miller.
Policing in the United States/Cops behaving badly:
- Louisiana police leaders blocked charges against trooper involved in Ronald Greene’s death
- The federal deficit will hit $3 trillion in 2021 for the second consecutive year due primarily to the national spending blitz in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.
- Weekly jobless claims total hits new pandemic-era low of 364,000
Speaking of fireworks:
- The NFL on Thursday fined the Washington Football Team $10 million for the club’s “highly unprofessional” workplace that exposed employees, particularly women, to intimidation and sexual harassment. The league also announced that team owner Dan Snyder will take on a lesser role within the organization.