Rich Lowry: Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude. Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grips of a panic about e-cigarettes. read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for having worn brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. "I should have known better then, but I didn't and I did it and I'm deeply sorry," he said to reporters in his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia. read more
NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. " The homeless problem in Portland isn't limited to the streets downtown, or any streets for that matter. All you have to do is take a scenic boat ride and you'll find the same problems -- crime, garbage and pollution. Our cameras spotted dozens of tents, sheds and docks. And then there are the boats -- floating, sunk and partially sunk. As we cruised on the Columbia, just off the beach, houseboat neighbor Don Larson showed us the problem on the beach, on the water and under the water.
Biden's rambling explanation of how he made Corn Pop stand down was making the rounds on social media as the former vice president was seeking to burnish his credentials with black voters. Biden, in a speech at the 6th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday afternoon, told attendees that "we are in a battle for the soul of America" and that the "revulsion of hate" can "bring out the best in us." But Biden's lifeguarding tale was immediately questioned by commentators with sway in the black community. The former vice president has long claimed that he had applied to be a lifeguard at the pool to better understand black America, and said in his 2007 memoir that Corn Pop often tormented him at the pool. For example, Biden said Corn Pop would insult Biden's mother to distract him so that people could sneak into the pool.
The owner of right-leaning cable news channel One America News Network (OANN) has filed a defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and others claiming that the 46-year-old liberal commentator "maliciously and recklessly" smeared the network as a Russian state propaganda outlet. In a press release obtained by Law&Crime, attorneys for OANN's owner Herrring Networks, Inc. said they filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow, Comcast Corporation, NBC Universal and MSNBC in a California federal court.