If China seeks world domination, should the US keep doing business with it? FBI chief Wray seems to want it both ways

If the picture of Chinese ‘malign influence’ in the US is as dire as FBI Director Chris Wray painted it, the two nations ought to be at war. Yet Wray doesn’t advise that, suggesting it’s all just Russiagate-like fear-mongering. … Read More >If China seeks world domination, should the US keep doing business with it? FBI chief Wray seems to want it both ways

Chomsky, Rowling & others sign open letter against cancel culture, get blasted by left & right for lame, limp stance

An open letter opposing cancel culture has garnered 150 signatures, including those of Noam Chomsky and JK Rowling, but is being bashed by conservatives as insincere and “too late” and waved off by liberals as missing the point. … Read More >Chomsky, Rowling & others sign open letter against cancel culture, get blasted by left & right for lame, limp stance

‘It was out of survival’: Thandie Newton goes scorched earth on Hollywood, calls out sexism & Tom Cruise for ‘toxic’ behavior

In a wide-ranging interview, ‘Westworld’ star Thandie Newton opened up about her experiences with Hollywood sexism and recalled specific ‘toxic’ interactions with former studio head Amy Pascal and ‘Top Gun’ star Tom Cruise. … Read More >‘It was out of survival’: Thandie Newton goes scorched earth on Hollywood, calls out sexism & Tom Cruise for ‘toxic’ behavior

Trump says THIRD meeting with Kim Jong-un would ‘probably’ be helpful, but Pyongyang is less enthusiastic

Donald Trump, who claims to have established a personal rapport with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has floated the idea of holding another face-to-face meeting. Pyongyang, however, said talking to the US is not on its agenda. … Read More >Trump says THIRD meeting with Kim Jong-un would ‘probably’ be helpful, but Pyongyang is less enthusiastic

Where’s the money? Election watchers wonder if Bloomberg will follow through on $1 BILLION spend pledge to help Dems defeat Trump

During his presidential run, Michael Bloomberg promised to spend up to $1 billion to help the Democrats unseat Donald Trump. As the election closes in, even the former mayor’s supporters wonder if he’s going to pay up. … Read More >Where’s the money? Election watchers wonder if Bloomberg will follow through on $1 BILLION spend pledge to help Dems defeat Trump

US to officially leave WHO next July after Trump’s ‘blame China’ ultimatum fails to sway global health organization

The US will leave the World Health Organization in almost exactly a year, the UN has confirmed, after President Donald Trump finalized the country’s withdrawal over its “failure” to blame China for the coronavirus pandemic … Read More >US to officially leave WHO next July after Trump’s ‘blame China’ ultimatum fails to sway global health organization

‘Too many books… that are never fact-checked’: White House furious as media give book by Trump’s niece instant credibility

The US media are just too eager to accept any ‘fiction’ at face value as long as it is critical of the president, his adviser Kellyanne Conway said as a new damning book about Donald Trump by his niece got instant traction. … Read More >‘Too many books… that are never fact-checked’: White House furious as media give book by Trump’s niece instant credibility

Specter of the most dangerous tropical storm season since Hurricane Katrina looms for US, Caribbean

The Gulf of Mexico and US East Coast should brace for a heavy slate of hurricanes, after a top US climate researcher predicted one of the most active years on record for tropical storm activity in the Atlantic Basin. … Read More >Specter of the most dangerous tropical storm season since Hurricane Katrina looms for US, Caribbean

Hate is in the eye of the beholder: Facebook extends olive branch to boycott leaders, but middle ground is elusive in polarized US

Seeking to appease hundreds of companies that have halted advertising, Facebook is pledging to do a better job policing ‘hateful’ content – a tall order in a nation where warring political parties can’t even agree on basic facts. … Read More >Hate is in the eye of the beholder: Facebook extends olive branch to boycott leaders, but middle ground is elusive in polarized US