In the news, two clear indications of problems with our education system and ‘news’ for one of the cabinet nominees ability to make money.Continue reading “Monday Quick Takes”
After what was hopefully a good (covid) Christmas for everyone, here is the holiday weekend edition of quick takes. A wide range of items in the news, some of which are particularly unusual and interesting. A question worth asking on the pandemic relief bill, money in politics and the Chinese military in Canada?!Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
A Menorah in the United Arab Emirates?
A few months ago, who would even have imagined?! After a recent peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israeli tourists have made the UAE a favorite destination and, in return, a menorah is displayed in the capital’s shopping area to welcome their new Jewish friends.
What a wonderful holiday gift to the world, and especially those in the Middle East.
New York Times Pulls Podcast-Story Was Made Up
Once one of the nation’s most respected media outlets, the New York Times has become somewhat of a laughing stock. Over the last several years, it has had to retract articles that weren’t true, fire reporters who just made up stories and has had to fend off charges that it’s reporting has become dominated by ‘politically correct’ opinion more than being a reflection of journalistic standards.
This week, the Times has had another embarrassing incident that again shows the laziness of its journalists and editors to corroborate information. The paper had been running a podcast series, call Caliphate, about a Canadian who had joined ISIS, had fought with the terrorist group in Syria and had become one of its executioners, and then had returned to Canada.
As it turns out, the Times has had to withdraw the podcast because the subject of the series had never joined ISIS and had made up all of the things it had told the paper. Oops
The presidential election is officially over, another major company moves out of California, Utah State football players walk out and Seattle….well, continues to be Seattle.Continue reading “Monday Quick Takes”
A busy week in the news, as the Supreme Court declines to review a lawsuit on the election results, another historic peace deal in the Middle East and news on law and order. Summaries of these, in this edition of Quick TakesContinue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
News that you may not have seen, but is worth reading. This edition includes news on bipartisanship and delusions of grandeur for politicians, media personalities and athletes.Continue reading “Tuesday Quick Takes”
News of the week that you may not have noticed include the shortage of cops in a large city, shocking racism in New York public schools and China persecution of journalists. All in this edition of weekend quick takesContinue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
Other than the obvious, that being that we are still waiting for final results from the presidential election, here are some election news items that you may have missed.Continue reading “Election Quick Takes”
News items from this week that may fall under the radar, but are worth knowing… Continue reading “Midweek Quick Takes”
Al Gore trying to stay relevant, the NBA’s flexibility and a surprise endorsement in the race for President, all in this edition of Quick Takes. Continue reading “Midweek Quick Takes”