Tuesday, January 26, 2021

MixedTimes - Joel B. Pollak

WATCH: Eric Holder Urges Democrats to Pack the Supreme Court

WATCH: Eric Holder Urges Democrats to Pack the Supreme Court

Former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Democrats on Monday to pack the Supreme Court in response to what he called a crisis of "legitimacy" brought about by the appointment of a conservative majority.

Report: California to End Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Orders

Report: California to End Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Orders

The State of California will reportedly lift stay-at-home orders that applied to most counties in the state on Monday, as a surge in coronavirus cases that had limited hospital capacity in many regions has begun to subside.

New Mexico Voted for Biden; Now Regrets Oil, Gas Suspension

New Mexico Voted for Biden; Now Regrets Oil, Gas Suspension

The State of New Mexico voted for Joe Biden in November, sending its five electoral votes to the Democratic candidate. Yet today the state is alarmed by newly-inaugurated President Biden's 60-day suspension of oil and gas leasing.

California Worst State at Vaccine Distribution

California Worst State at Vaccine Distribution

The State of California became the worst of the 50 states in distributing its share of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, as other states picked up their pace.

Pollak: Where Trump Supporters Go from Here

Pollak: Where Trump Supporters Go from Here

The immediate task is to push back against Joe Biden's radical policies. Beyond that, rebuilding without Donald Trump must still include his policies, the "MAGA" agenda.

L.A. Times: Joe Biden Will 'Make America California Again'

L.A. Times: Joe Biden Will 'Make America California Again'

TheLos Angeles Times published an analysis of President-elect Joe Biden's forthcoming policies and concluded that he wants to "make America California again." Not the Ronald Reagan version: rather, the contemporary left-wing bubble.

40% of L.A. Firefighters Decline to Show Up for Coronavirus Vaccine

40% of L.A. Firefighters Decline to Show Up for Coronavirus Vaccine

40% of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters have failed to turn up for voluntary vaccination against the coronavirus, following a pattern of reluctance seen among many front-line health care workers and first responders.

Mike Pence Quotes Bible Verse Back at Nancy Pelosi (and Joe Biden)

Mike Pence Quotes Bible Verse Back at Nancy Pelosi (and Joe Biden)

Vice President Mike Pence quoted Ecclesiastes 3:3 -- "A time to heal" -- in his letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday, subtly reminding her that she had recently used that verse to call for an end to the country's divisions.

Chuck Schumer Condemns Trump Supporters: 'The People Who Follow Him'

Chuck Schumer Condemns Trump Supporters: 'The People Who Follow Him'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) used a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday evening to attack President Donald Trump and "the people who follow him" in the wake of deadly riots that overran the Capitol earlier in the day.

Abraham Lincoln Statue Defaced at San Francisco City Hall

Abraham Lincoln Statue Defaced at San Francisco City Hall

A statue of Abraham Lincoln was defaced over the weekend at San Francisco's City Hall, the latest assault on the 16th president, who is also known as the Great Emancipator for his role in leading the Civil War and ultimately abolishing slavery.

Kamala Harris Recalls Childhood Memories of Kwanzaa

Kamala Harris Recalls Childhood Memories of Kwanzaa

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris issued a greeting "to everyone who is celebrating" Kwanzaa on Saturday, recalling her family's celebration of the holiday as "one of my favorite childhood memories.

LISTEN: Joe and Jill Biden Sing 'Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci'

LISTEN: Joe and Jill Biden Sing 'Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci'

President-elect Joe Biden and First Lady-to-be Dr. Jill Biden sang "Happy Birthday" to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, marking his 80th birthday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Admits Shifting Goalposts on 'Herd Immunity'

Dr. Anthony Fauci Admits Shifting Goalposts on 'Herd Immunity'

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted to theNew York Times in an interview published Thursday that he has shifted the targets for "herd immunity" from the coronavirus pandemic.

'Free Kyle' Merchandise Canceled by Online Vendor

'Free Kyle' Merchandise Canceled by Online Vendor

Printiful, a print-on-demand website, has announced that it is dropping "Free Kyle" merchandise that the family of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was using to raise money for his legal defense against murder charges in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Alex Padilla Senate Pick Divides Latino, Black Leaders in California

Alex Padilla Senate Pick Divides Latino, Black Leaders in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom earned praise from Latino politicians for nominating Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) to replace Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as she takes office as Vice President -- but also earned criticism from black leaders.