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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

An Arkansas sheriff's deputy was fired after shooting a barking chihuahua in the head Friday, an incident officials labeled "disheartening." Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals said in a statement Saturday that deputy Keenan Wallace had been terminated after it was determined there were "numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident." Cellphone video of the encounter shows Wallace opening fire on the dog -- named Reese's -- within feet of its owner, Doug Canady. Police say the incident began following a call for service for an "aggressive" dog at Canady's home.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made quite a stir in her surprise victory in New York's 14th Congressional district last year. Most notable was her radical-sounding declaration that she wanted to "Abolish ICE," the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency responsible for rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants. Back in July, I wrote somewhat skeptically about this slogan emanating from Ocasio-Cortez, and taken up by many other Democrats. Now, we can begin to judge exactly what the slogan would mean in practice. It turns out, she along with the entire Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives voted to fund ICE on their very first day in office. This was not a catch-all bill to reopen the federal government, which has been shut down for weeks while Trump refuses to sign a budget until he gets funding for a border wall. That was a different vote.

The shutdown on top of the hurricane has caused Ms. Minton to rethink a lot of things. "I voted for him, and he's the one who's doing this," she said of Mr. Trump. "I thought he was going to do good things. He's not hurting the people he needs to be hurting."

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Alabama fans haven't been this upset since Brown vs Board of Education.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Of course, that's not true: in October, at a Manhattan GOP club, he gave a speech celebrating the murder of a left-wing politician. After the event, McInnes's Proud Boy followers attacked left-wing protesters, a clash that resulted in criminal charges against several Proud Boys and several anti-fascists. After the New York attack, one of McInnes's neighbors in the wealthy suburb of Larchmont proposed that residents buy "Hate Has No Home Here" signs as a quiet rebuke to McInnes and the Proud Boys. The signs, which feature the message in several languages, soon started appearing in Larchmont. As the signs popped up, McInnes's wife claimed in an email reported by The Daily Beast in November that her family were the victims of "misinformation." "The media has recently accused my husband of being an alt-right hate group leader," she wrote. "This is simply not true." With the sign campaign still going nearly three months later, McInnes now wants them to come down.


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