Called by networks about an hour after polls closed in California, the recall election there failed to dethrone Governor Gavin Newsom. He holds about a 30-point lead the morning after, and while the total isn't expected to remain so lopsided as more ballots are counted, the result put a humiliating end to Republican challenger Larry Elder's bid to replace him. The margin was so wide Elder abandoned his efforts to claim the election was rigged and instead asked his voters to be "gracious in defeat" and cast himself as a Republican of national caliber. Newsom, for his part, took direct aim at former president Donald Trump.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, Boris Vishnevsky was set to run in this month's election to maintain his seat inn the Legislative Assembly. Unfortunately, two "spoiler" candidates have joined the running—both named Boris Vishnevsky and wearing similar facial hair as the first Vishnevsky. From Reuters: The [Central Election Commission] rejected a complaint by Vishnevsky demanding that… READ THE REST
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, long-groomed for the role by conservative groups, picked by Donald Trump, then rammed into the chair by the GOP House Leader in the final days of Trump's administration, said in a lecture Sunday that she is concerned that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution.… READ THE REST
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says that the court's dead-of-night decision to allow Texas's abortion ban to come into law was "very, very, very wrong". "I'll add one more 'very,' " the liberal Justice in an interview published Thursday. "And I wrote a dissent. And that's the way it works." Conservatives: Patient, relentless work over… READ THE REST
How many times have you played a game and wondered what on earth its creators were thinking? We're looking at you, Warcraft III: Reforged. Whether it's inefficient updates or disappointing graphics, there are lots of things you'd change if you created your own video game. So what's stopping you? If you think you have what… READ THE REST
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From half-empty glasses of water to old Post-Its with doodles you don't even remember drawing, your desk has seen better days. But hey, you don't have time to deal with clutter management when you have assignments to finish, deadlines to meet, and superfluous things to fact-check on Wikipedia. We all suffer from cluttered tabletops, and… READ THE REST