Author: Andrew Thompson

GOP group scammed donor

A wealthy North Carolina financier of conservative causes who gave big bucks to support the right-wing group True the Vote in its effort to uncover voter fraud in the November election, but has since sued to get his money back. As the Washington…

Biden plans G7 virtual meeting

On Friday, February 19, President Joe Biden will join fellow G7 leaders for a virtual meeting in the first gathering of the economic powers since April 2020. This virtual engagement with leaders of the world’s leading democratic market economies will…

Capitol riot displayed inequality

When a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, surprisingly few police stood in the way. Potentially violent protests had been expected for days, but police appeared unprepared for an actual insurrection and not even prepared to keep…

Belgium bans bigotry, deports imam

Belgium officials are deporting a Turkish imam for “sowing the seeds of hatred” with homophobic comments on a social media platform. The social media platform facilitates the power to affect public opinion. In one of his posts, the Green Mosque’s…

43 senators betray the republic

Seven Republicans, two independents and all 48 Democrats in the US Senate voted to convict former President Donald Trump, but the chamber fell short of the two-thirds that would have been required for a conviction. Trump’s historic second impeachment trial…