Tiger Woods Suffers Severe Injuries In A Single-Person Car Crash

Golfing superstar Tiger Woods on Tuesday morning suffered severe injuries in a rollover car crash in Southern California, police reports show.  The incident took place on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said. Woods was the only occupant of the vehicle when his car crashed at […]

The US government’s $44 million vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess – here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a nightmare for many Americans as they struggle through multi-step registration and appointment systems. The federal government had envisioned states using one national vaccine scheduling system, and it offered a contractor US$44 million to develop it. But that system turned out […]

Trump wasn’t the first president to try to politicize the civil service – which remains at risk of returning to Jackson’s ‘spoils system’

Barry M. Mitnick, University of Pittsburgh The federal government’s core civilian workforce has long been known for its professionalism. About 2.1 million nonpartisan career officials provide essential public services in such diverse areas as agriculture, national parks, defense, homeland security, environmental protection and veterans’ affairs. To get the vast majority of these “competitive service” jobs […]

Don’t blame Fox News for the attack on the Capitol

Ashique KhudaBukhsh, Carnegie Mellon University; Mark Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon University, and Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University In the days following the attack on the Capitol, The New York Times, in its print edition, ran an op-ed titled “Yes, You Should Blame Fox For Whipping Up Radicals.” The Washington Post ran an article with the headline […]

‘The US is falling apart’: How Russian media is portraying the US Capitol siege

Lena Surzhko Harned, Penn State The storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which was Christmas Eve for Eastern Orthodox Christians, was a perfect holiday gift for Russian politicians and state-controlled Russian media. While President Vladimir Putin has remained silent so far, reaction from political leaders was instantaneous, and the topic has dominated Russian […]

Biden to dismiss Trump’s lift for travel ban

As Trump nears the end of this term, one of his final orders were to lift travel bands from Europe and Brazil. However, Biden stands to dismiss the White House decree. His spokeswoman said that now is not the time to be easing travel measures.  Joe Biden will take office at midday on Wednesday, but […]

100,000 pieces of digital evidence of Capitol attack in the hands of the FBI

After a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol last Wednesday, the FBI took to Twitter, requesting for any information that could help identify individuals who participated in the riot. As of Tuesday, it was reported that the FBI has received over 100,000 pieces of digital evidence as an answer to that request.  […]

California Disneyland to House Vaccination Efforts Amid Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases

Authorities announced on Monday their plans of making California’s Disneyland as one of the state’s vaccination sites starting this week as more and more are inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the “happiest place on earth” is scheduled to bring some much needed medical hope for […]