Current Events

News and commentary

Bud Light's brand

The brand is not perceived as being worth the money. In fact, they can't even give it away for free.

Mexican drug cartels

Currently, the US is considering legislation to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Doing so would authorize US military involvement directly in Mexico, among other repercussions. Is it a good idea?

G7 leadership

Compared with the average calibration of the population for each G7 country.

T/F: WWIII has already begun (May 2023 update)

Calibrations dating back to August 2022.

T/F: Ukraine was behind the drone attack on Kremlin

As Moscow claims Ukraine – with help from the West – was behind what it called an “assassination attempt” on Russian President Vladimir Putin, US officials say the Kremlin claim is the stuff of make-believe, May 4, 2023

King Charles III, formerly Prince Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales, at the age of 73 became King upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth on Sept. 8, 2022.

Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court justice)

declined to recuse herself from multiple copyright infringement cases involving book publisher Penguin Random House despite having been paid millions by the firm for her books

Trump accused of 1990s rape

Ms. Jean Carroll came forward with the allegation in 2019. She is presently suing Mr. Trump for battery and defamation. (Priority request)

60 Minutes

CBS news in-depth reporting on social issues and politics.

Fox News' decision to fire Tucker Carlson

Fox News on April 24 confirmed that it “parted ways” with popular primetime host Tucker Carlson, offering no explanation why

Alvin Bragg (37th Manhattan District Attorney)

Bragg issued a memo saying that he would not prosecute a list of crimes — including prostitution, trespassing, resisting arrest and most misdemeanors — in the interest of "safety and fairness" while noting racial disparities in incarceration

2023 Pentagon document leaks

In April 2023, two sets of classified documents of the United States began circulating on Twitter, Telegram, and 4chan. The documents are primarily related to the Russo-Ukrainian War, but also included foreign intelligence assessments concerning [other] nations --wikipedia

Was the Dalai Lama 'suck my tongue' incident simply poor judgement or a fall in LoC?

April 10, 2023: "His Holiness wishes to apologize to the boy and his family... for the hurt his words may have caused. His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident."

Poland's president awards Zelensky Order of the White Eagle

"It is difficult to hide the tears of emotion watching your service to your homeland," Duda told Zelensky... "You have not abandoned either Ukraine or your countrymen. You are an exemplary leader of the state and nation," Duda added.

miracle in Thomaston (multipication of Eucharist)

Two weeks before Easter, March 26, 2023, Eucharistic wafers reportedly multiplied in the blessed vessel (ciborium) at a Connecticut Catholic church.