2020 was crazy. 2021 said “hold my beer.”
Join us on 12/9 as our co-founders
@jheil & @johnbattelle chat live about 2021’s plot twists:
Then the conversation continues on Twitter spaces. So much to discuss, one hour isn't enough!
I mean, look at this predictable nonsense. McConnell is even recycling anti-Obamacare rhetoric by mockingly saying, “if you like your child care, you can keep your child care." The problem is that childcare is unaffordable for many. This is completely out of touch.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) somehow slams the Build Back Better Act's investments in universal Pre-K and child care.
"The Democrats have written their Toddler Takeover in ways that would turn families' finances literally upside down."
VP Kamala Harris announces a new initiative to designate “birthing-friendly hospitals."
This is the first official government designation that rates hospitals based on the quality of their maternal health care.
It’s your favorite comedians vs. Spotify.
Comedians want to claim royalties on their spoken-word work — just like songwriters get paid for the use of their music and lyrics. Amid the dispute, Spotify has removed the work of hundreds of comics.
Your civics lesson for today. The rules of the U.S. Senate allow a single Senator (no matter how pea-brained) to block the nominations of qualified U.S. Attorneys around the country on the grounds that another Senator hurt his little feelings.
Tomorrow on #TLG w/ @LZGranderson & @williamfleitch:
• The roast of Enes Kanter Freedom
• Steroid users and the MLB Hall of Fame: How well will these decisions age?
• Is the era of abusive sports cultures over?
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Mark Zuckerberg says his business model is all about “connecting with people.” We call BS.
Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook for allowing hate speech against them to spread. 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.
Weird Senate moment: Sen. Cotton (R-AR) held up all U.S. Attorney nominees from Dem states because Sen. Durbin (D-IL) interrupted him at a confirmation hearing over 8 months ago.
Today, Durbin apologized, Cotton withdrew his objection, & 5 Attorneys were unanimously confirmed.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) increases police presence at retail stores following mob looting crimewave in San Francisco:
“We need to break up these crime rings, and we need to make an example out of these folks.”
Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview last week with The Washington Times that “a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out.”
“I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up."