Bad as it has been these past few months to live with the danger of coronavirus, things are about to get worse. Fall is approaching and with it comes that other respiratory virus that puts thousands of Americans in the hospital every year: influenza. Prepare for an onslaught of public service messages begging you to get a shot not only to protect yourself and your vulnerable loved ones but an entire health system already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals often fill up in December and January when flu season really takes off, said Susan Bailey, an allergy and immunology specialist in F...
Prosecutors in Michigan filed charges against the parents of the 15-year-old Oxford High School shooting suspect, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jennifer and James Crumbley were charged with four counts of homicide involuntary manslaughter.
Four students were killed and seven other wounded in the attack.
"Authorities have said their son, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, brought a gun to school on Tuesday and methodically fired at fleeing students," the newspaper noted. "Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard previously said Crumbley's father had purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 gun used in the shooting just days earlier. He has also said Crumbley and his parents met with school administrators the day before and day of the shooting to talk about the teen's behavior."
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A host on the far right wing cable and streaming TV channel Newsmax has declared the entire Democratic Party, including its devoutly-Catholic President, has "declared war," not on just Christmas, but on "Christianity" itself. That would be extremely surprising to the majority of Democratic registered voters who self-identify as Christian.
The revelation of a "war on Christianity" comes in a wide-ranging attack on the left from the Newsmax host Friday morning, who decided to attack the White House's highly-praised Christmas decorations this year, which were designed by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
"This week is about Christmas at the White House," the host declared. "I love Christmas decorations. But this looks a little like a Carnival Cruise especially from an administration and political party as a whole that has declared war on Christianity for a while now."
Newsmax host objects to the White House Christmas decorations because the administration "has declared war on Christianity" pic.twitter.com/7Rcb9JEAcK
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) December 3, 2021
Some are urging caution as Democrats seek to hold Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) to account for the bigotry she directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Omar says her life has been threatened following Boebert's statements.
"Our office has been subjected to countless death threats in the wake of Rep. Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks. To confront anti-Muslim hatred, we must hold those who perpetuate it accountable—to show that we are truly a democracy that respects freedom of religion," Omar said Friday.
But Mother Jones writer Kara Voght wrote that such a move could backfire.
Voght wrote that "Any punishment Democrats choose could easily backfire—either by providing more ammunition for future dangerous behavior or turning Boebert into a martyr, thereby strengthening her political position. 'This is hard,' Pelosi told her caucus in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, Axios reported, 'because these people are doing it for the publicity.'"
She wrote, "further condemnation at the hands of Democrats could actually embolden Republicans to continue—and perhaps even escalate—such conduct. The Speaker cautioned against any action that would 'contribute to their fundraising' or draw further attention to 'how obnoxious and disgusting they can be.'"
Boebert's fundraising is likely irrelevant after her leading Democratic challenger quit the race. The Denver Post reported Friday that Boebert is likely to cruise to re-election.
Clinton-era strategist James Carville has also publicly warned Democrats about pursing censure.
"These are just bad people and they're not going to change their behavior at all. And it doesn't do you any good to engage with them," Carville told Anderson Cooper about Boebert and her allies.