Rudy Giuliani's daughter is voting for Joe Biden for president, says 'none of us can afford to be silent right now'
NEW YORK — When your dad is Rudy Giuliani, father definitely does not know best — at least when it comes to politics, his daughter said Thursday in a surprise op-ed that urged Americans to vote for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Nov. 3.In a piece for Vanity Fair, Caroline Rose Giuliani said that despite her father’s close personal and professional ties with Republican President Donald Trump, “none of us can afford to be silent right now.”“As a child, I saw firsthand the kind of cruel, selfish politics that Donald Trump has now inflicted on our country. It made me want to run as far a...
New York Daily News
Melinda Henneberger: Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley would rather not talk about the GOP's 'Josh Hawley problem'
On the day that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court was announced, I wrote that it would be wrong as well as politically unwise for Democrats to attack her on religious grounds. And they haven’t.Instead, in the days since, Democrats have talked about everything but Barrett’s faith. They’ve argued against confirming her during an election. They’ve argued against confirming her during a pandemic. Again and again, they’ve warned that Barrett would, if confirmed, side with those who want to kill the Affordable Care Act and overturn Roe v. Wade. Not because of her religious beliefs,...
The Kansas City Star
In politically divided Michigan, business owners try to dodge cancel culture
When the then-owner of the Detroit Popcorn Company posted a racially charged comment on social media in early June, the reaction was swift and the fallout immediate.Local companies ended business relationships with the company that sells popcorn and concession equipment. Customers blasted the business on social media, vowing never to shop there again.When word spread on social media earlier this summer that the Genuine Toy Company was requiring customers to wear face masks in the downtown Plymouth shop to prevent the spread of COVID-19, its Facebook page was inundated with posts attacking the ...
Detroit Free Press
San Diego, Phoenix soccer teams trade accusations, denials in alleged homophobic incident
SAN DIEGO — The plan was for soccer players from the San Diego Loyal and Phoenix Rising to stop the game in the 71st minute Wednesday night at University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium, come together and hold a banner decrying discrimination.It was in response to the USL Championship Loyal’s game a week earlier, when a Los Angeles Galaxy II player allegedly used a racial slur against Black defender Elijah Martin in the 71st minute. The banner would say: “I will speak, I will act.”They never got to the 71st minute.Wednesday’s game ended moments into the second half, when Loyal players walked off...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Eric Trump roasted on internet after saying he's 'part of' LGBT community
NEW YORK — Eric Trump, the president’s third child, erroneously said he’s part of the LGBT community Tuesday in a Fox News interview and suffered a terrible fate: getting made fun of on the internet.Trump, who has been married to his wife, Lara, since 2014, said later Tuesday that he is not actually a part of the LGBT community and that he misspoke, Out reported.“The LGBT community, they are incredible,” Trump, 36, said. “And you should see how they come out in full force for my father every single day. I’m part of that community, and we love the man.”“We, the gay committee, have had an emerge...
New York Daily News
Bob Mould is on fire with new album echoing his Hüsker Dü years
When he blew off some smoke in the recording studio in February, Bob Mould didn’t know he would literally be surrounded by it in the days leading up to his new album’s release.“We can’t even leave the house, it’s so bad,” the ex-Minnesotan indie-rock legend said by phone last week from San Francisco.The city he now calls home has been shrouded in smoke from wildfires burning all around Northern California. It made for a prophetically eerie setup to talk about an album whose opening line is, “The West Coast is covered in ash and flames/ Keep denying the winds of climate change.”“Unfortunately, ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
LGBTQ Hispanics in Miami suffer homophobic and transphobic violence in silence
MIAMI — She was walking to her apartment in Little Havana when a stream of verbal insults, threats and harassment made her feel like she was back in her native Colombia.“Faggot, whore, AIDS carrier people like you must be six feet under,” the four men following her shouted at Irlanda, a transgender immigrant. She quickly managed to get into her home as beer bottles were thrown her way. One smashed through the kitchen window.A neighbor called the police. The suspects were detained. But ultimately no charges were filed because Irlanda could not identify which one had damaged the property, said t...
Sam Mellinger: Yes, there were boos at Arrowhead. No, it was not everyone. Now can we talk honestly?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gosh dangit we’re at it again.Why do we keep doing this? When did so many of us decide the extremes are the place to hang out, that everything has to be the worst or the best, that if you don’t agree you suck?Before the Chiefs and Texans starred in America’s most-watched live event since the Super Bowl, Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium, players on both teams were booed. The country heard it. The players heard it.Though, to be fair to those booing, those doggone athletes were promoting the radical idea of — checks notes … unity.This booing, including during what was suppos...
The Kansas City Star
Phil Thompson: Time for the NHL to step out of its racial bubble before they risk losing a generation (or two) of fans
CHICAGO — Until this summer, the NHL never had a Colin Kaepernick moment, an active player kneeling on the ice to protest police brutality.The league hadn’t had a LeBron James, a household name putting his brand on the line by wearing an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt and rhetorically tussling with a president over racial issues.There hadn’t been a divide in its fan base over protests during national anthems or whether there’s space in the sport for social activism.Long before COVID-19 forced games into the Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, bubbles, hockey lived in its own racial bubble. Historically,...
Will Bunch: I'm not freaking out about Biden's VP pick because I'm already thinking ahead to 2024
Over the last few days, there’ve been a few brief moments when you could almost ignore the cotton mask pulling on your ears or the four claustrophobic walls of your quarantine hideaway and pretend that 2020 was the normal, presidential-election-obsessed year we were promised way back in a gray winter when Mayor Pete was still a thing, Bernie was a front-runner and overconfident Trumpists were turning Wildwood, New Jersey, into their Woodstock.In a silly season of cardboard fans and fake cheering, the mini-frenzy over this week’s looming pick by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden of a wom...
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