A mom takes action after her 5-year-old was put in a chokehold at school

“Nobody thought it was heinous that a child was in a chokehold. No one had any empathy,” Virginia mother Pamela Ononiwu said. Pamela Ononiwu said she couldn’t believe her eyes when she went to Fairview Elementary School in Fairfax Station, Virginia, to pick up her 5-year-old son for a dentist appointment on Oct. 3, 2018.Continue reading “A mom takes action after her 5-year-old was put in a chokehold at school”

School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks

“Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association wrote in a letter to Joe Biden this week detailing incidents that have unfolded across the country. “Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association—the representative body for more than 90,000 school board members in the U.S.—wrote this weekContinue reading “School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks”

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists

Federal prosecutors have requested that two members of The Base, a white-supremacist group, be sentenced as domestic terrorists after investigators accused them of planning to sow violence at the Virginia Capitol and assassinate the state’s speaker of the house. On Thursday night, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland filed a 45-page memo asking Judge TheodoreContinue reading “U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists”

Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves

A majority of Trump voters want to split the country into red and blue halves, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Virginia’s (UVA) nonpartisan Center for Politics. Roughly 52 percent of people who voted for Republican former President Donald Trump either “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree” that it’s time to split the country,Continue reading “Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves”

Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis

‘Heather had no idea how much her small act of walking with her friends that day would make on the world.’ Heather Heyer’s tragic death inspired a wave of unity and love that spread beyond Charlottesville. The Unite the Right rally occurred in the Virginia town on August 11 and 12 in 2017. It includedContinue reading “Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis”

Virginia GOP Gov. Candidate Won’t Say If He’d Sign A Texas-Style Abortion Ban

Glenn Youngkin has said he’d go “on offense” against abortion rights. But he’s so far dodged questions on whether he supports Texas’ new abortion law. Glenn Youngkin, the GOP candidate in Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial contest, has promised Republican voters that he will go “on offense” to restrict abortion rights if he becomes the state’s nextContinue reading “Virginia GOP Gov. Candidate Won’t Say If He’d Sign A Texas-Style Abortion Ban”

Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19

In which John Green lists a whole lot of the battles of the US Civil War in seven and a half minutes. We get a lot of requests for military history, so we offer a list of battle names, with some commentary about outcomes, and lots of really interesting pictures. This is a but ofContinue reading “Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19”

Ex-Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe found guilty on all public corruption charges

Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe, 63, has been found guilty on all charges in his public corruption case. The jury’s decision on Tuesday came after five hours of deliberation and a three-week trial. They started deliberations on Monday afternoon. McCabe walked out of the federal courthouse no longer on his own power and no longer aContinue reading “Ex-Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe found guilty on all public corruption charges”

The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3

In which John Green teaches you about relations between the early English colonists and the native people the encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As soon as they arrived, the English were in conflict with the native people. At Jamestown, Captain John Smith briefly managed to get the colony onContinue reading “The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3”

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2

In which John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States. He covers the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, the various theocracies in Massachusetts, the feudal kingdom in Maryland, and even a bit about the spooky lost colony at Roanoke Island. What were the English doing inContinue reading “When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2”

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