Will Bunch: From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end
For a man who too often talked and occasionally governed more like a mob boss than like the 45th president of a democratic republic, it’s sadly fitting that the final days of Donald Trump’s White House are playing out like a closing montage from one of “The Godfather” movies.Cue the operatic aria, or maybe the piano riff from “Layla,” as the camera pans over the bloody pavement in a faraway village in Iran and the windshield of a sedan riddled with bullet holes, as a top nuclear scientist is brutally whacked just days after a not-so-secret sit-down between the crime bosses of Saudi Arabia and ...
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Mike Bianchi: Too bad this amazing Orlando City season has to come to an end
No, it can’t be over, can it?Please don’t let it be over.Don’t let Orlando City’s amazing, trailblazing season come to an end.Don’t let the Lions go home just yet.They’ve been too much fun; they’ve spread too much joy; they’ve actually given us something to root for and rally around during this abysmal, awful pandemic-plagued year.“I could not be prouder of this group,” said first year coach and franchise savior Oscar Pareja. “It has been an honor for me to coach them.”But, sadly, Pareja’s fabulous first season is over by virtue of Orlando City’s 3-1 loss to the New England Revolution in the M...
2020: Strangest year of Atlantic hurricane seasons comes to an end
Like pretty much everything this year, the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was an abnormality not ever seen before by meteorologists and hurricane specialists.As the official final day of hurricane season — Nov. 30 — arrives, forecasters have tallied 30 named storms, the most ever recorded; the next closest with 28 systems of tropical storm strength or greater was 2005.Both 2005 and 2020 have seen the same number of systems form into a tropical depression or greater — 31 — but systems could still form past Nov. 30, like 2005’s Tropical Storm Zeta that formed on Dec. 30. The NHC continues to mon...
No end in sight: Security officials say anti-govt protests will continue next month
No end in sight: Security officials say anti-govt protests will continue next month Internal security officials have assessed that anti-government rallies will drag on well into next month as symbolic days on the calendar are set to galvanise the movement.Security agencies have been preparing to cope with a rise in anti-government activities, said Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, a secretary to PM’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai, on Saturday.On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court will pass a ruling on whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is guilty of occupying a house meant for military offic...
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Ehlinger, Texas left feeling 'frustrated and confused' after 23-20 loss to Iowa State
AUSTIN, Texas — In the end, after multiple last gasp passes fell incomplete and an inspired kick hooked left, Sam Ehlinger stood, then kneeled and ultimately jogged off the field alone.The Texas quarterback hustled out of Royal-Memorial Stadium after watching his last home game go awry and the last flicker of a Big 12 championship get extinguished.“Frustrated and confused,” Ehlinger said. “Wish it didn’t have to go this way.”No. 13 Iowa State squeezed the home team’s optimism throughout the second half and then snuffed out two fourth-down gambles. Ehlinger tried to engineer another late-game c...
Gantz needs to bring the Israeli government to an end
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz appear to once again be leading the country to a new election. This is the last thing a country in the midst of an economic and health crisis needs and will be a stain on both of their records as politicians.That doesn’t mean both are equally to blame for Israel heading into a fourth election in the span of two years. The onus of the blame rests on Netanyahu, who violates – time after time – every political agreement that he signs with someone. Gantz was warned that this would happen, but he naively thought that due to the COVI...
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Japan parliament OKs end of Sat., next-day standard postal delivery
Japan's parliament on Friday gave the green light to stop Saturday as well as next-day delivery of standard postal mail to address a worker shortage and falling demand due to increased use of the internet.Under the revised postal law, the changes will take effect around next fall. But while standard mail delivery service will be limited to weekdays only, Saturday and Sunday delivery of parcels as well as express and registered mail will be maintained.Postal services are operated under a universal service obligation in Japan, including rural areas, remote islands and mountainous regions.Japan P...
Commentary: Rudy's bitter end: A former friend and staffer tracks the mayor's sad decline
I don’t care about Rudy Giuliani’s amateur-hour press conference outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping or his need for a cut man at last Thursday’s presser to stanch the flow of hair dye down his cheeks. I don’t care that he tucked in his shirt while lying on a hotel bed with a woman in the room young enough to be his granddaughter. (Okay, I do care about that.)I don’t even care all that much that he was rusty in court after not litigating a case in 30 years. And neither should you.I care that Rudy’s meritless, baseless legal arguments allege widespread, nationwide election fraud without proo...
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Okowa promises to build bridge in Ughelli as he sees COVID-19 end
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Sunday, expressed confidence that Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) would no more disturb activities, and has therefore assured the people of Ughelli South Local Government Council of the state that his administration would embark on the construction of Orere bridge in the area next year.Okowa disclosed this on Sunday at the thanksgiving service for Most Rev’d Cyril Odutemu, Archbishop of Bendel Province to mark his 10th Episcopal Consecration Anniversary and Presentation as Archbishop at the All Saints’ Cathedral, Ughelli.He said that plans to construct th...
Ray of charter hope for end to unrest
Progress in the charter rewrite process, with parliamentary endorsement of two draft bills proposed by the government and the opposition, gives a ray of hope that there could be a peaceful solution to the ongoing political conflict.The two bills passed on Nov 8 stipulate the formation of a panel tasked with rewriting the charter.It’s known that the 2017 military-sponsored charter was written in a way that makes amendments almost impossible, with a number of tough requirements. The charter passed in a referendum that was organised under tight military control, with 61%:38%, or 16.8 million vote...
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