Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Electoral College has played an outsize role in some recent U.S. elections. And a majority of Americans would welcome a change to the way presidents are elected, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. read more

Russia is seeking to rejoin the United Nations human rights council in an election that will be seen as a key test of its international standing. read more

Donald Trump and Joe Biden enacted trillions of dollars of the most significant anti-poverty measures in decades - economic impact payments, expanded unemployment insurance and the expanded child tax credit. Many federal pandemic relief programs in health care, food assistance, housing and child care - most notably the expanded child tax credit - have either expired or are set to expire, which in all likelihood will ensure that child poverty will continue to accelerate. read more

Actor David McCallum, known for his role on the long-running CBS procedural "NCIS," has died, the network said in a statement. He was 90. read more

Monday, September 25, 2023

The Philippine coastguard has removed a "floating barrier" installed by China in a disputed area in the South China Sea, calling it a "decisive action" in "upholding international law". read more

The all-star NFL player shared a video as he is now in a partnership with Pfizer. "#PfizerPartner With my schedule, saving time is key," he began to write in the caption. read more

Former President Donald Trump spent his Sunday night on Truth Social raging at NBC News and MSNBC and pledging to have them investigating for "country-threatening treason." Trump before and after leaving office has often deemed media outlets who do provide him favorable coverage as the "enemy of the people." read more

An attorney representing Donald Trump opposed the judge banning threats and intimidation. The lawsuit is to bar the former president from the 2024 ballot in Colorado. read more

The major film and television studios and striking writers reached a tentative agreement on Sunday after days of marathon negotiating sessions, the Writers Guild of America said Sunday evening, paving a path forward to end the historic work stoppage that has frozen production and paralyzed much of Hollywood. read more

The dreaded rat lungworm -- a parasite with a penchant for rats and slugs that occasionally finds itself rambling and writhing in human brains -- has firmly established itself in the Southeast US and will likely continue its rapid invasion, a study published this week suggests.

For context, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food deserts are areas where people have limited access to a variety of healthy and affordable food. read more

He's just "a dude on the web", but Troy Hunt has ended up playing an oddly central role in global cybersecurity. read more

Large swaths of the Sun Belt were hit by their hottest meteorological summer -- June through August -- on record. read more

The landmark Washington National Cathedral unveiled new stained-glass windows Saturday with a theme of racial justice, filling the space that had once held four windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. read more

For the past quarter century, Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, has worked to thwart one clear threat to its profits: a free, publicly funded tool to file taxes online. The company's success at preventing that threat was near total -- until earlier this year, when the IRS announced a plan to test such an approach. read more


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