I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you already know what I’m about to tell you: Towards the end of October, a feeling of horror begins to develop that has nothing to do with Halloween. As the days get shorter and the wind cools down, coworkers start to whisper to each other, “Are you ready?” The … Read more

Kim Jong-un orders all pet dogs be confiscated in capital amid food shortage

Kim Jong-un orders all pet dogs be confiscated in capital amid food shortage

Kim Jong-un has demanded all pet dogs in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang be confiscated because they represent Western “decadence”, according to reports. The despot is said to have made the order in July because he’s convinced they are a “tainted trend by bourgeoius ideology”, according to Chosun Ilbo. A source told the English edition of … Read more

Spain orders closure of nightclubs and bans smoking in outdoor areas

Spain orders closure of nightclubs and bans smoking in outdoor areas

All Spanish regions have agreed to orders to close nightclubs and ban smoking in outdoor areas while keeping a safe distance from others. The move is aimed at halting the rise of coronavirus cases, Health minister Salvador Illa said on Friday. He also advised against meetings of more than 10 people and warned young people … Read more

The legal questions surrounding Trump’s new executive orders, answered

The legal questions surrounding Trump’s new executive orders, answered

On Saturday, President Donald Trump signed four memorandums and executive orders that, he claimed, would provide relief to Americans struggling financially during the Covid-19 pandemic. One order purports to provide enhanced unemployment benefits to some Americans — although on less generous terms than the recently expired benefits provided by the CARES Act. A second defers … Read more

Sen. Sasse Tells Trump ‘America Doesn’t Have Kings’ in Response to Recent Executive Orders

Sen. Sasse Tells Trump ‘America Doesn’t Have Kings’ in Response to Recent Executive Orders

Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attend the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Police Use of Force and Community Relations” in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020. (Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters) Senator Ben Sasse (R., N.E.) doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders in a tweet on Monday afternoon, … Read more

Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”

Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”

Democratic leaders argued on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s new executive orders that circumvented deadlocked congressional negotiations on coronavirus relief are far from adequate to meet the scope of the crises facing the United States. “The president’s executive orders described in one word could be: ‘Paltry.’ In three words: ‘Unworkable, weak and far-too-narrow,’” Senate Minority … Read more

Whicker: Tiz the Law keeps giving orders, runs away with Travers Stakes

Whicker: Tiz the Law keeps giving orders, runs away with Travers Stakes

Uncle Chuck, the latest to emerge from Bob Baffert’s speed factory, put together a solid mile at the Travers Stakes on Saturday. However, the race was scheduled for a mile and a quarter. By the time it dawned on Uncle Chuck, Tiz the Law demonstrated why it’s foolish to put a quarter, or a dime, … Read more

Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

President Donald Trump signed four executive orders meant to provide coronavirus relief on Saturday, including a measure to extend federal enhanced unemployment benefits and a moratorium on housing evictions. Trump’s use of executive authority comes after Senate Republicans and House Democrats failed to settle on the contents of the US’s next coronavirus relief package in … Read more

Mich. Gov. Orders State Employees to Conduct ‘Implicit Bias Training,’ Declares Racism a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Michigan Governor Extends Stay at Home Order to June 12

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media in Midland, Mich., about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, May 20, 2020. (Rebecca Cook) Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, signed an executive directive on Wednesday ordering state employees to undergo “implicit bias training.” Executive directives allow the Michigan governor to establish procedures or basic policy for … Read more

Trump issues orders for U.S. ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell: Sources

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days. The orders come as the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge “untrusted” Chinese … Read more