News + Politics

Extra! Extra!: The US’s COVID-19 Cases Peak as Stimulus Package Passes; Here’s All That Explained

This is the week that the US finally reached the top of the global rankings in terms of number of confirmed cases; Congress just passed a stimulus package the likes of which, I truly believe, have not been seen in a long, long time, if ever. There is a much, much bigger world that is getting hit with COVID-19 right now, and I definitely want to turn to that. But there’s a lot to say in the US alone right now.

Politics + Activism

Billionaire Oil Baron Tillerson Is Out as Secretary of State, Anti-Gay “Traditional Families” Fanboy Mike Pompeo Is In

In a stunning clinic on how to make a major state decision with global implications with less gravitas and forethought than the finale of The Bachelor, Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was being fired and replaced by Mike Pompeo, who has a concerning anti-LGBT record and sounds a lot like Mike Pence!