Conservatives tried to smear AOC on Twitter, but users hijacked the hashtag with cuteness overload

K-pop fans are back to the rescue on Twitter. Known for hijacking hashtags on the social media platform with photos and videos of K-pop performers, K-pop fans encouraged users to flood the hashtag #AOCLied with photos of popular K-pop stars and people’s pets. By doing so tweets criticizing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were disrupted with photos…

QAnon is just another word for Nazi, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is making that very, very clear

Taylor Greene’s claims about space lasers are a perfect illustration of one of the many threads that weave together to make QAnon. He claim ties together solar power company Solaren, former California Gov. Jerry Brown, and the Rothschild family in a conspiracy that uses a space laser to blast the California countryside, creating an emergency and manipulating stock…

QAnon extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene moves up as Trump’s House allies fixate on ousting Liz Cheney

As McCarthy chummed it up with Trump in Florida, pet Trump seditionist and Sunshine State representative Matt Gaetz jetted off to Cheney’s home state to rail against her reelection. “Defeat Liz Cheney in this upcoming election, and Wyoming will bring Washington to its knees,” Gaetz told hundreds of mostly maskless attendees.  Gaetz topped off his Cheney hate…

It’s the dawn of a new, aggressive, effective Democratic Party, and it’s glorious

This isn’t the only place where the Democratic Party looks little like its predecessors, with a 50-seat Senate caucus and a House majority more ideologically cohesive and unified than anything before it. And they ain’t playing games.  Republicans have long gotten big mileage from playing to historical Democratic desperation for “bipartisanship.” Obama made countless concessions…

As Biden tries to tackle white-supremacist terrorism, he should steer clear of any ‘War on Terror’

A number of Biden’s allies and advisers are urging him to establish a commission styled after the one that examined the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and was foundational in the Bush administration’s “War on Terror” that followed. Notably, a key adviser to Biden’s new homeland-security team, Russ Travers, seems likely to push…

Farmworker groups say Biden’s immigration plan ‘fundamentally different’ than any previous president

According to a joint statement from UFW and UFW Foundation, farmworkers would be eligible for immediate legalization under the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 if they “pass criminal background checks and show they have labored in agriculture at least 100 days in four of the previous five years.” The groups note that the legislation contains overtime pay…

Trump’s support is plummeting in wake of his role in inciting violence at the Capitol

But while questions about Trump largely broke down along party lines, an overwhelming majority, 89%, said they opposed the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol last week—80% said they “strongly” opposed them. Only 8% of respondents supported the Capitol attack.  Finally, when asked whether they believed there was “solid evidence” supporting Trump’s claim…

Average U.S. lifespan fell by over a year in 2020, while new virus variant could be sum of all fears

The changes to U.S. life expectancy are recorded in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers Theresa Andrasfay from the University of Southern California and Noreen Goldman from Princeton University document how loss of life due to the coronavirus has dropped U.S. life expectancies overall to 77.48, the lowest since 2003. Meanwhile, Black…