An explosion at the crater of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano hurled incandescent rock about a mile down its slopes Thursday. The blast also sent a column of ash 2 miles into the sky near the nation's capital. Some 25 million people live within about 60 miles of the mountain's crater. read more
President Donald Trump said the White House plans to invoke executive privilege to prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton from testifying in the Senate impeachment trial expected to begin next week. "You can't be in the White House as president -- future, I'm talking about future, many future presidents -- and have a security adviser, anybody having to do with security, and legal, and other things" testify, Trump said.
Despite what most people appear to believe, science tells us we haven't turned over to a decade in the 21st Century. Because there is no zero year in our calendar, decades span from years ending with ..1 to ..0. Just like the century began in 2001, the next decade will begin in 2021. read more
Putin will make a forceful (though not necessarily military) intervention to incorporate Belarus into the Russian Federation and thereby create a new so-called Union state with him as president. read more
Pelosi understood that despite the damning words of the Mueller report, Democrats needed more evidence, especially Democrats in swing states. That Trump was successfully impeached says a lot about the level of frustration with Trump in Washington right now. But it is also a sweet, sweet victory for Nancy Pelosi, who has been second-guessed and criticized at every step in the process.