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  • SERENA WILLIAMS' match with Emma Raducanu has been postponed - leaving paying tennis fans fuming. American great Williams announced she is set to retire after the US Open, which starts on August 29 and ends on September 11. 2Serena Williams ahead of her match with Emma RaducanuCredit: Getty It means the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati will likely be her second to last tournament. As a result,...
  • When The Breakfast Club co-host Angela Yee announced last week that the popular radio show “as you know it is officially over,” the news landed with a whimper. If Desus & Mero had still been on the air, though, you know there would have been fireworks. Ever since the indelible comedy duo announced they were parting ways, fans of their self-proclaimed “No. 1 show in late-night” have wondered why. Bronx...
  • A telecommunications company has crafted a 'child friendly' smartphone that looks just like an Apple device but with no camera, a GPS tracker and the ability for parents to see which numbers have called and texted you. While teenagers and adults now spend a huge amount of time on smartphones for both work and personal use, the requirement for younger children to access a mobile is also becoming far more...
  • Getty General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during a press conference to introduce Kevin O'Connell as the new Head coach at TCO Performance Center on February 17, 2022 in Eagan, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) The Minnesota Vikings‘ new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has already stirred the pot in Minneapolis and as a decision-maker who tends to think a little differently, chances are...
  • by Jon Styf   Tennessee’s new public school funding program, the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement, continues to move forward and soon rulemaking for the program will begin a review by Tennessee’s Attorney General before publication for 90 days on the Secretary of State’s website. While many details of TISA were spelled out in legislation passed in April and signed into law in May by Gov. Bill Lee, rulemaking is required to give...
  • by Frank D. Miele   Nothing symbolizes the decline of the American republic better than the weaponization of justice that we saw last week when the FBI raided the home of former President Trump. And nothing better represents the divide that now exists between Democrats and Republicans than the fact that some people still have faith in the FBI. Aren’t they paying attention? Heck, that’s like a citizen of...
  • A psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) states in a video titled “Caring for Young Transgender Kids” that many children know they are transgender “as early as seemingly from the womb.” “A good portion of children do know as early as seemingly from the womb,” says Kerry McGregor, PsyD. in a Boston Children’s Hospital video from May 2021. “And they will usually express their gender identity as...
  • Blackburn Hammers DOJ, Says Its Targeting Conservatives
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    A U.S. senator from Tennessee has been hammering the Department of Justice (DOJ) for nearly a week after news broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. “There are plenty of great people who work for the FBI and have worked for the FBI, but there is a cabal within the FBI that has politicized the agency, and they did this from the...
  • Petition Filed to Stop Harpeth Hall from Admitting Boys
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    After an elite all-girls school in Nashville decided that it would admit and retain any boy that identifies as a girl, a group of school community members have started circulating a petition in hopes that the school will reconsider. “We are writing to you today on behalf of a significant number of current parents, former parents, and alumnae … Adopting a policy that invites application to Harpeth Hall by anyone...
  • In a statement issued on Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced new appointments to the Tennessee Governor’s Office, including the appointments of Erin Merrick to succeed Jonathan Skrmetti as chief legal counsel, effective September 1, and Casey Black Sellers to succeed Laine Arnold as director of communications, effective September 2. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced last week that Skrmetti will assume the role of Tennessee attorney general and reporter, succeeding...
  • by Carl DeMarco   Recently released statistics by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed a massive increase in youth homicides in 2020, of which African-American youth made up the largest margin. Youth homicides were up 47% across the nation, the CDC reported Monday. The homicide rate among African-American youth was nearly 15 times higher than that of white Americans and five times the rate of Hispanics. Between...
  • by J.D. Davidson   Ohio and Kentucky made a second request to a second federal grant program to cover the $1.66 billion needed to replace an Ohio River bridge that connects the two states at Cincinnati. The second ask follows a May request for the 8-mile Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project from the Western Hills Viaduct in the Cincinnati area of Ohio to Dixie Highway in Kentucky. The May...
  • Philadelphia City Councilman Allan Domb (D-At Large) announced this week he will leave his seat Tuesday as he considers a potential 2023 mayoral campaign.  The luxury real-estate executive submitted his letter of resignation to Council President Darrell Clarke (D-05) on Monday. Therein, he celebrated what he considered his successes while on the city’s legislative board, including wage and corporate tax reduction, fiscal waste mitigation, and increased public-education funding. Yet, he...
  • by Evan Stambaugh   The city of Bloomington’s second annual “Pride Celebration” — billed as a family-friendly event — saw drag queens receiving cash tips from young children and a giveaway of condoms and “Plan B” pills. Minnesota photojournalist Rebecca Brannon posted to Twitter several pictures from the Saturday event, including three pictures showing kids tipping drag performers with cash. Another picture featured a table of free contraception literature, morning-after pills,...
  • by Benjamin Yount   Now that Wisconsin’s special election investigator has been fired, one of the Republican lawmakers who led the investigation into the 2020 election wants to know what will happen with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, on Monday said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos needs to be as tough on the Commission as he was on former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. “Speaker Vos recently referred...
  • Connecticut GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leora Levy observed Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) mockery of Americans expressing concern over Joe Biden’s creation of 87,000 new IRS Agents in his legislation that will increase taxes on middle-income Americans and do nothing to reduce inflation. “I think the IRS is going to target the highest-income Americans,” Blumenthal recently said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” dismissing current concerns over the Inflation Reduction Act....
  • by Bruce Walker   Three Midwestern states scored best in the nation in analysis of laws restricting speech about government. Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa outranked every other state by wide margins. That’s the conclusion of a report issued by the Institute for Free Speech, a national nonprofit research facility that focuses on First Amendment rights. Wisconsin’s score of 86% out of a possible 100% was followed by Michigan (77%) and Iowa...
  • A new report on the January 2022 I-95 snow incident says that Virginia agencies failed to apply lessons from a December 2018 snow incident on I-81. “VDOT needs to improve on applying what is learned from prior events and ensure it is applied to future events,” the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) recommended in an August report. “Lessons learned from the 2018 I-81 Snow Incident, as well as...
  • A Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman told The Georgia Star News Monday that group is “leading the way on ensuring that elections are free, fair, and transparent by building an unprecedented election integrity program” with a three-pronged approach. The following strategies are included in the RNC’s approach: Legal: The RNC’s legal team is involved in over 50 election integrity related lawsuits nationwide and has repeatedly intervened to protect state...
  • Florida Democratic State Senate candidates and officeholders have raised $3.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Reggie Gaffney has raised more than any other Democrat. Gaffney is running to represent Florida State Senate District 5 in 2022. Gaffney raised $582,744 and spent $252,856 between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Florida Department of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most...
  • PHOENIX, Arizona – Arizona Senate Republican nominee Blake Masters spoke at the recent “Unite and Win” rally in Phoenix, hosted by Turning Point Action, telling Arizonans it is time to get Mark Kelly (D-AZ) out of office. “You know what, hey, we can respect that he [Kelly] used to be an astronaut,” Masters said. “I’m sure he was really great at it. Doing all the experiments in space or whatever...
  • Republican 7th Congressional District nominee Mark Gonsalves called the proposition for IRS expansion made by the Biden administration “the definition of runaway democracy” and criticized his opponent, Lucy McBath, for her support of the incumbent president. “Tuesday Trivia fact that’s real, believe it or not. Under Joe Biden, the IRS staff will be larger than the combined totals of the FBI, the Pentagon, the Border Patrol, and the State Department....
  • by Scott McClallen   The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s 2021 Uniform Crime Report shows a 21.6% increase in violent crime in the state. Local law enforcement agencies submit the crime summary data to meet state and federal reporting requirements. A BCA crime data tool explores crime trends. “The Department of Public Safety has stepped up investigations and proactive patrols in partnership with our federal, state and local officers,”...
  • The president of the University of Arizona is still pushing COVID-19 precautions, despite the fact that even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has significantly reduced its COVID-19 guidelines. “The pandemic is not over … though our situation is much improved over the start of last academic year,” University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said in an interview with the school newspaper. “While transmission of COVID-19 remains...
  • Arizona’s secretary of state and current Democrat nominee for governor says November’s election is a choice between “sanity and chaos,” suggesting that Democrats are the “sane” party. “First and foremost, this race for governor is, I don’t think, about Democrats or Republicans. It’s really a choice between sanity or chaos,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) said on Sunday. “I’m someone who’s battle-tested as a statewide leader, with a track...
  • by Lauren Farrell   Growing up in our house, Election Night was like the Super Bowl. We would stay up late into the night watching the returns. The 2020 election was no different. That night, I watched Donald Trump take state after state with ease. Then I watched as votes started to fluctuate, barely trickled in, and then, with only a handful of states to go, I watched as...
  • by Bethany Blankley   A new proposed rule change to expand railroad regulations without any safety justification “prioritizes politics over sound, data-driven safety policy,” industry experts argue. If implemented, they warn, increased regulatory burdens could drive up shipping costs when consumers already are grappling with 40-year-high inflationary price increases. The Federal Railroad Administration submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking on crew staffing, reviving an Obama-era effort to require nearly...
  • by Dr Rainer Zitelmann   At a July public screening of the documentary Life Behind the Berlin Wall, viewers were informed that citizens of East Germany had to wait 12 to 17 years for a Trabi (the worst car in the world), while West Germans could go to a car dealership and drive away in their new cars the same day. A ripple of laughter erupted from the audience at the revelation,...
  • by Eric Lendrum   A nutrition scientist who will soon be advising a White House conference on nutrition released a study last year claiming that candy such as Reese’s is actually healthier for people to eat than meat such as beef. As reported by The Daily Caller, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and dean at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He has written over...
  • As part of a statement made available on Tuesday, The National Association of Scholars (NAS) released a new report examining the implementation of the diversity action plans at the University of Tennessee (UT). “The Anatomy of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Takeover: A Case Study of the University of Tennessee” “finds that the University of Tennessee’s series of plans further entrench the dominance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, espousing an...
  • The Flash star Ezra Miller has broken their silence after a number of highly publicized incidents, saying they are seeking help and treatment for “complex mental health issues.” Miller, who is nonbinary, released a statement through a rep to The Daily Beast apologizing for their actions and saying they have gone through a “time of intense crisis” and that they have begun “ongoing treatment.” The actor was arrested twice...
  • SAN FRANCISCO — Two months ago, the Giants would have considered their rally over, kaput and done with if faced with the same situation that presented itself Monday night. There were two runners on base, one out and Joey Bart was stepping to the plate. On Monday, after a demotion to Triple-A, an overhaul of his swing and a “vote of confidence” from the Giants front office, the at-bat ended...
  • Marcus Stroman wants the baseball in tough spots with an eye on pitching deep into games. Monday night at Nationals Park didn’t play out how he envisioned. Chicago Cubs manager David Ross admitted after the 5-4 loss that he probably pulled Stroman one batter too soon. Ross brought in reliever Mark Leiter Jr. with two outs in the fifth to face Washington Nationals slugger Nelson Cruz. Two pitches later, Cruz...
  • Getty Matt Judon The NFL released its Top 100 players list, and two New England Patriots were included. Patriots’ second-year quarterback Mac Jones was ranked 85th on the list, and veteran linebacker Matthew Judon was ranked 52nd. After his first year in New England, Matthew Judon (@man_dammn) makes his debut on the countdown???? The @Patriots LB takes spot 52 on the #NFLTop100! pic.twitter.com/Hr1CsFz5L8 — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August...
  • DIE-hard Elvis fans were all shaken up into a drunken frenzy during a wild drag queen party held a stone's throw away from the King's Graceland mansion as the annual Elvis Week celebrations reached fever pitch. Dollar bills were sent flying through the air early into Monday morning inside Hernando's Hideaway in Memphis, Tennessee, as a myriad of Elvis impersonators took to the stage and put on racy displays in...
  • Joseph Hoyt ARLINGTON, Texas – Last month, after a losing start in Baltimore, Rangers starting pitcher Glenn Otto chuckled as he came to a realization. He had started to show progress in not letting a bad inning turn into a worse one. The reason: experience. “Obviously this year I’ve been in more of those opportunities than I would’ve liked,” he said with a laugh. Otto was in those type of...
  • RAPPER A$AP Rocky has been charged in connection to a 2021 shooting in California, said the state’s district attorney on Monday.  A$AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, is facing two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.  1A$AP Rocky has been charged in connection to a 2021 shootingCredit: Getty District Attorney George Gascón revealed his office filed the charges against Mayers following the...
  • (CNN)A court in military-run Myanmar on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six more years in prison after convicting her on four extra counts of corruption, according to a source familiar with the matter and local media reports.The latest verdict in the series of secretive trials against the Nobel laureate takes her total jail term to 17 years and comes as the UN's Special Envoy on Myanmar...
  • CONCORD — A vehicle’s driver died and another vehicle’s driver was injured after a multi-vehicle collision early Monday on Highway 4, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers responded just after 12:40 a.m. to a report of the collision in eastbound Hwy. 4 lanes east of Willow Pass Road. When officers arrived, they found several vehicles blocking the roadway’s slow lane, and soon learned that one vehicle, an eastbound yellow Chevrolet...
  • Cardinals DH Albert Pujols has been on an incredible run since the start of July, outpacing everyone but Aaron Judge in OPS. All of the sudden, Albert Pujols is within a realistic range of hitting the 700 home runs mark to complete his legendary career. It helped having a two-home-run game on over the weekend against the Brewers on Sunday. That one got people talking. But don’t get it twisted. Pujols...