As was plainly inevitable weeks ago despite the media's constant pretense of uncertainty, Donald Trump was today acquitted in his second impeachment trial. The U.S. Senate voted 57-43 to convict, falling short of the 67 vote requirement, with only seven Republicans turning on their leader. All that's left to do is figure out if it successfully tars the GOP with Trump and his mob, or just gives him the last laugh.
Deputy White House press secretary TJ Ducklo made sexist remarks to a Politico reporter and threatened her career if she reported on his sexual relationship with a news reporter who covered the Biden campaign. After Politico complained about him to administration officials, it suspended him for a week without pay. Citing two unnamed sources familiar… READ THE REST
For most people, it's free to file your taxes. The makers of tax preparation software lobbied to stop the IRS from accepting such tax filings online, as is done in other countries. In return, they promised to operate free filing services themselves. A ProPublica investigation found that it's virtually impossible to find them, let alone… READ THE REST
NPR reports on a new survey from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) that shows how far a significant percentage of Republicans are willing to go to force the majority of Americans to live in their autocratic fantasyland. From NPR: The level of distrust among Republicans evident in the survey was such that about eight in… READ THE REST
If you've ever worked with a laptop on your actual lap, you know that can get uncomfortable quickly. That's because laptop components are usually so close to each other without a lot of air movement between them that they tend to overheat easily. If you go to Amazon looking for a laptop cooling pad, you're… READ THE REST
One of the great things about a holiday like Presidents' Day is the randomness of it all. It's not like Thanksgiving or July 4th or Christmas, that come with truckloads of tradition and expectation. Presidents' Day is…well, just a day off from work, right? Of course, one of the best things about that Presidents' Day… READ THE REST
There are things in this world that none of us enjoy, but all of us ultimately tend to accept with annoyed reservation. One of those life inconveniences is knowing that we need to carry keys for our home, vehicle, office, and more…and knowing we're going to need to tote that bulky ring around almost everywhere… READ THE REST