New book: Top US general secretly called China over fears Trump could start war

Fearful of Donald Trump’s actions in his final weeks as president, the United States’ top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war, according to a forthcoming book. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley told Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that…

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Pelosi told top general Trump should have been ‘arrested on the spot’ for inciting Capitol insurrection, new book says

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.Jim Bourg | ReutersHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the top U.S. Army general that then-President Donald Trump was a “dictator” who “should have been…

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Anti-Vax QAnon Supporter Whose Demand For Ivermectin Fueled Attacks Against Chicago Hospital Dies Of Covid

Topline An anti-vaccine activist and QAnon advocate whose demands to be treated with deworming drug ivermectin sparked a right-wing harassment campaign against the Chicago hospital where she was being treated has died from complications due to Covid-19, the hospital confirmed to Forbes on Monday. Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who has led attacks on the hospital…

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Poll Finds Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Broadly Popular Despite GOP Outcry

Topline New polling suggests a majority of voters approve of the sweeping vaccine measures President Joe Biden announced last week despite widespread rebukes from Republican lawmakers and governors, some of whom called for open resistance to the new measures. US President Joe Biden waves as he walks to Marine One prior to departure from the…

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Larry Elder campaign spreads baseless claim that recall election ended in fraud before results are declared

The campaign for California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder on Monday began propagating allegations of election fraud, one day prior to the recall election and before election results have even been released.Elder’s campaign shared a form on his website that appeared to assume that Newsom held onto his seat, alleging that he did so through election fraud. The…

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Social media bots fuel Islamophobia in real life

Saif Shahin is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Faculty Affiliate with the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. This story originally featured on The Conversation. In August 2021, a Facebook ad campaign criticizing Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the United States’ first Muslim congresswomen, came under intense scrutiny. Critics…

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