The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to weigh in on whether the justices should decide whether a publicly funded charter school in North Carolina may have violated the rights of female students - deemed "fragile vessels" by the school's founder - by requiring girls to wear skirts.
ntense fighting continues around the city of Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk region, according to both Russian and Ukrainian accounts. The city has become an important target for Russian forces, which have had no success in recent months in winning territory in eastern Ukraine and have been forced to withdraw from many areas. Social media video over recent days has illustrated the immense destruction in Bakhmut, where thousands of people still live, without power and piped water. Denis Pushilin, the Russian-appointed leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said on Monday that Russian forces were now close to encircling Bakhmut. "The situation in Bakhmut remains difficult, but our units, in particular the Wagner group unit, are definitely moving forward," Pushilin said on Russian television. read more
This video was posted on CNN so it should be safe for all of you to watch. The bottom line is that he feels it is indeed likely that there is life throughout the galaxy based on the prevalence of water and other organic building blocks found on Mars and in meteorites. What he does not says, and does not opine about, is how common living organisms that reproduce in mass numbers may be. To say nothing of intelligence.
Matthew Walther: Considered in horse-race terms, Mr. Trump's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, which he announced on Tuesday, seems to have been doomed by the recent midterm elections. The conspicuous failure of many of the candidates he endorsed suggests what recent polling had already hinted: He has lost his mojo. The commentariat has been almost uniform in its insistence that Mr. Trump has already been supplanted by Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, who has distinguished himself in the culture wars with his opposition to lockdowns and his antagonism toward the educational establishment, and who managed to win re-election by an astonishingly wide margin. There is, of course, a possible rebuttal to these arguments, even in our conventional political idiom. For one thing, we are years away from the election, and primary contests are often lost by the initial leaders in polls, as well as by the preferred candidates of party officials.