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Pritzker Brushes Off Federal Probe, Says ‘Rules Were Followed’

J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he won’t let news of a federal criminal probe into $331,000 in questionable property tax breaks he received on a Gold Coast mansion interfere with his push for a progressive income tax.

Louisiana House Moves to Reinstate Sales Tax Holidays

Louisiana State Capitol Building / Wikimedia Commons

The Louisiana House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would reinstate three sales tax holidays that were suspended to save the state money.

Joe Biden Secures Coveted Michael Avenatti Endorsement

Joe Biden is running for president again. The former vice president, 76, is the most recent addition to a crowded Democratic primary field that is already dominated by white males. This will be Biden’s third campaign for president.

My Least Favorite Disney Princess

Abigail Disney

If it were not for her last name, Abigail Disney would be just another alumna of Yale (B.A.), Stanford (M.A.), and Columbia (PhD) living in Manhattan. No one would pay much attention to her opinions, none of them especially unique or different from others shared by her class. But she is a Disney, dammit, and in America in the twenty-first century we must pay attention to the rich and privileged, especially if they parrot the current line of the left wing of the Democratic Party. Abigail Disney’s father was Roy E. Disney, who instigated an animation renaissance in the 1980s; her grandfather was Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company; her great-uncle was that company’s namesake, one of the most important cultural and business figures in American, maybe world, history. Abigail is not a fan.

Inside the Ring: Mueller on Russian Influence Op

Robert Mueller

The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow’s election influence operation revealed that one of the key players involved in the scheme began the initial stages as early as 2014.

Russia Reveals New Sub Carrying Nuclear-Tipped Drone

Belgorod

Russia unveiled one of its nuclear superweapons on Tuesday launching its first submarine capable of firing high-speed underwater drones armed with massive nuclear warheads.

The first Project 09852 submarine described as the “special purpose” nuclear powered Belgorod vessel was launched from Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia, the government news outlet TASS reported.

NRA: Supreme Court Should Move Forward on Gun Case Despite NYC Attempt to Undercut Suit

The National Rifle Association on Monday called New York City’s proposed change to the gun law set to be examined by the Supreme Court a “feeble attempt to stop the lawsuit over the city’s unconstitutional firearm travel ban” that shouldn’t prevent the Court from hearing the case.

My Least Favorite Disney Princess

Abigail Disney

If it were not for her last name, Abigail Disney would be just another alumna of Yale (B.A.), Stanford (M.A.), and Columbia (PhD) living in Manhattan. No one would pay much attention to her opinions, none of them especially unique or different from others shared by her class. But she is a Disney, dammit, and in America in the twenty-first century we must pay attention to the rich and privileged, especially if they parrot the current line of the left wing of the Democratic Party. Abigail Disney’s father was Roy E. Disney, who instigated an animation renaissance in the 1980s; her grandfather was Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company; her great-uncle was that company’s namesake, one of the most important cultural and business figures in American, maybe world, history. Abigail is not a fan.

Inside the Ring: Mueller on Russian Influence Op

Robert Mueller

The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow’s election influence operation revealed that one of the key players involved in the scheme began the initial stages as early as 2014.

Pritzker Brushes Off Federal Probe, Says ‘Rules Were Followed’

J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he won’t let news of a federal criminal probe into $331,000 in questionable property tax breaks he received on a Gold Coast mansion interfere with his push for a progressive income tax.

Louisiana House Moves to Reinstate Sales Tax Holidays

Louisiana State Capitol Building / Wikimedia Commons

The Louisiana House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would reinstate three sales tax holidays that were suspended to save the state money.