Biden’s bluster: Strategy, vanity or gamble | Joe Biden

What’s up with Joe? He’s all bluster and bravado nowadays even though, as a good Catholic, he knows that vainglory is the worst of the seven sins! Only months after his humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden is raising the stakes against both world nuclear powers, China and Russia, while boasting of America’s unmatched military … Read more

Oklahoma signs into law US’s strictest abortion legislation | Women’s Rights News

The law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers in almost all cases, a model first used in Texas. Oklahoma’s conservative governor has signed into law the most severe abortion restriction currently active in the United States. The law, passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature last week and signed into law on Wednesday by Governor … Read more

Uvalde school massacre: The American nightmare | Gun Violence

In his official remarks on the May 24 elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas – during which 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two adults – United States President Joe Biden demanded: “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” Affirming that “to lose a child is … Read more

Two years after Floyd, Biden signs police reform executive order | Police News

Washington, DC – US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to advance “effective, accountable policing” in the United States and strengthen public safety, as the nation marks the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Amid rising crime and failure of police reform legislation in … Read more

There is a sickness in America | Gun Violence

Like the country he leads, Joe Biden looked and sounded exhausted. The United States president was obliged, yet again, to “address” the nation in the blunt-force-trauma-like aftermath of the murder of schoolchildren in a small Texas town – Uvalde – that few had heard of, but that now joins the gruesome roster of other towns … Read more

The 21 lives lost in Texas school shooting | Gun Violence News

Stories have begun to emerge about the 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers who were gunned down behind a barricaded door at their primary school in Texas, shedding light on the deep anguish their killing leaves behind. One student was an avid runner. Another loved baseball and video games. One girl sensed something was wrong … Read more

US stocks rally as Fed minutes meet expectations | Business and Economy News

Investors fear that overly aggressive interest rate hikes by the Fed could tip the economy into recession. Wall Street closed higher Wednesday, boosted after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting showed policymakers sharply felt the United States economy was very strong as they grappled with reining in inflation without triggering a recession. … Read more

Fed saw aggressive hikes allowing flexibility later this year | Business and Economy News

Most Federal Reserve officials agreed at their gathering this month that the central bank needed to tighten in half-point steps over the next couple of meetings, continuing an aggressive set of moves that would leave policy makers with flexibility to shift gears later if needed. “Most participants judged that 50 basis-point increases in the target … Read more

Trump-backed candidates lose but Trumpism wins in US primaries | Politics News

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has easily defeated Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger – former US Senator David Perdue – in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president’s influence in a critical United States swing state. “Even in the middle of a tough primary, conservatives across our state didn’t listen to the noise. … Read more

‘I can’t breathe’: How Manuel Ellis was killed by police | Black Lives Matter

Tacoma, Washington State – Marcia Carter, 62, stands on the sidewalk gazing solemnly at the single-storey housing unit with its peeling white and blue paint. The front porch of the decaying property is sealed off with plywood. Beside Marcia, on a patch of dying grass, is a small wooden crucifix, wrapped in a Seattle Seahawks … Read more