News Photo of the Moment: Protests Against Extradition Bill Overwhelm Hong Kong Streets

ABOVE: Protesters flooded the streets of Admiralty, where Hong Kong’s legislative council sits, to protest an extradition bill that they say will spell the end to the city’s status as a semi-autonomous region. Hong Kong’s lawmaking body, the legislative council or Legco for short, is considering a bill that many in Hong Kong believe will be a fatal blow to […]

News Photo of the Moment: Tucson, Ariz., Site of a Globally-watched Trial of Humanitarian Aid Volunteer

This is the U.S. District Court for the district of Southern Arizona, in downtown Tucson, where a criminal trial ended Tuesday with a hung jury on charges brought by the U.S. Border Protection Services against an activist who had left food and water in the parched wilderness north of the U.S.-Mexico border, to help undocumented migrants traversing it. Tucson […]

At War Over Who We Are

April 6, 2017 — It was the night of January 30, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Bingham Graves, of Knoxville, Tenn., stood outside in the near-freezing Washington, D.C., weather, her head held high, facing the general direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol providing a backdrop. She held aloft a home-made […]

Demonstrable Facts About Donald J. Trump (The Ones that Wouldn’t Fit in My Other Post)

All of these are demonstrable facts: Trump was under a federal investigation, involving six agencies, on potential ties with the Kremlin, when he took the oath of office on Jan. 20. Trump gave FBI James Comey a hug. Trump didn’t hug anyone else in the room. James Comey wrote a letter to Congress saying that he had some questionable […]

A ‘Dr. Evil’ Moment for House Republicans

On January 6, this tweet appeared. Uhhhh, holy shit pic.twitter.com/9rthmnuuEH — Sebastian @SF (@gundamman) January 5, 2017 The top photo is real, although a reasonable person might suspect it was manipulated (or posed?), so striking is the resemblance to the still from the 1997 comedy “Austin Powers,” featuring Mike Myers in one of his two roles, here, Dr. Evil. […]

Tableau for Two at the McDonald’s in Winchester

I had known they existed, but I’d never met one before nor even seen one up close, at least not that I’ve known. There have been suspected sightings. And there had been conversations that I ended before they progressed far enough for me to tell, and I certainly wasn’t going to ask. Supposedly there are a lot of them. […]