“She’s fiercely independent,” Kris said. “She loves her independence. She’ll have two backpacks on while she’s on the way out of the house and I’m like, ‘Do you want me to get it?’ She’s like, ‘Dad, I got it, I got it.’ She’s always been like that. … [Read more...] about George Washington guard Jaida Redwine was one of Colorado prep hoops’ biggest secrets. Not anymore.
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Stafford’s contract is affordable. If traded, he would count $20 million against the salary cap in 2021 and $23 million in 2022. Garoppolo is scheduled to have a $26.9 million cap hit in 2021. The 49ers would absorb a $2.8 million dead-cap hit if he were released or traded. … [Read more...] about Lions looking to trade Matthew Stafford; 49ers logical suitors
Iran’s proxies, usually supported by Quds advisers, have been deployed against the United States or its allies in the Lebanese civil war of the ’80s; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the civil war in Syria, and in the Saudi-Houthi struggle in Yemen, among other places. According to Afshon Ostovar, a widely published expert on Iran defense and security policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, “militant clients are the only tool Iran has for extending its strategic footprint and directly countering its adversaries through armed force. For that reason, they have become the centerpiece of Iranian grand strategy, and an investment Tehran is not likely to abandon.” … [Read more...] about Can Biden Fix the Mess Trump Made of Our Relationship With Iran?
Veteran regulator Michael Regan, secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, was nominated to head the EPA, replacing Andrew Wheeler, who worked as a lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry. Congresswoman Deb Haaland, D-N.M., a member of the Native American group Pueblo of Laguna, was picked to lead the Interior Department, replacing David Bernhardt, an agriculture lobbyist. … [Read more...] about Environmental turnaround — 8 issues that will pivot in California’s favor under Biden
The American political animal is an intensely partisan beast — but also one that bitterly complains about partisanship and pines for some elysian period in our past when citizens and lawmakers alike were able to put aside “petty” partisan quarrels and work together for the common good. We saw plenty of examples of this self-contradiction in reaction to Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address with its “unity” thematics, which drew praise (if sometimes skeptical and even fearful praise) from pundits and plain folk alike who professed fatigue at the furious partisan dynamics of the last four years and the extended-into-overtime election — which was capped off with an attempted sack of the U.S. Capitol. You’d think partisans were space aliens who landed from another planet, not the very people upset about partisanship. … [Read more...] about Political Unity Can Also Do Harm, Just Look at American History