May 9, 2021

History

Holy Cow! History: Meet the Five Worst Moms in History

Mother’s Day is here again. The air is filled with prose from Hallmark, florists are exhausted, and where restaurants are open tables are scarce. All to honor dear old mom. But let’s take the opposite view. Permit me to introduce the Five Worst Moms in History. First, a word about mothers who didn’t make the

Technology

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline,

Politics

Stefanik’s political evolution mirrors story of today’s GOP

There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump’s name. He was simply “my party’s presidential nominee,” she would say. The pragmatic New York congresswoman was far more focused on welcoming a new generation of voters to what she hoped would be a more inclusive Republican Party. Today, Stefanik

Politics

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting “Up in your grill.” The news was wrong — Biden is planning no

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