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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics. read more


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Trump has been adamant about discrediting the media because the media has discredited him. "I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you," Trump told Lesley Stahl in 2016. His scorched-earth tactics have worked, to a point. Trump's war against journalism has energized his base and has powered his efforts to preemptively undermine the Mueller report. Now, the Mueller report is out, and the journalists who've spent the past several years reporting on Trump's conduct are looking a lot better than Trump himself.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors. During its investigation of the Russian hack of the Democrats, "the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release," the prosecutors wrote Friday to a federal judge.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Matt O'Brien: Let's repeat that for emphasis: If it weren't for the estate tax, the majority of the super-rich's money would never be taxed at all. How is this possible? The answer has to do with how we do -- and don't -- tax capital gains. Now, the first thing to understand is that any increase in the value of your stocks, bonds or real estate is only taxed when you sell them. But what if you don't? What if you just hold on to them, and eventually pass them on to your kids instead? Well, in that case, you -- or, more accurately, they -- stand to benefit from one of the biggest loopholes in the entire tax code. read more


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000. In the 30-months after repeal, the number of riders under 21 who were killed (despite, still being legally required to wear a helmet) nearly tripled, from 35 to 101, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalizations increased by 40 percent, and the cost of treating associated head injuries more than doubled, to $44 million. Only 1 in 4 riders hospitalized had medical bills of less than $10,000, the amount of insurance required to ride helmetless. Meanwhile, helmet use in Florida dropped from 99 percent to 53 percent in the year after repeal.


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