WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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“Facebook Employees Are Outraged at Mark Zuckerberg’s Explanations of How It Handled the Kenosha Violence,” reads the headline at BuzzFeed. One such employee asks “[a]t what … more
Barton College named 70 students to the president’s list and 343 students to the dean’s list for the 2020 spring semester. President’s list students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; … more
“These are anarchists, these are not protesters,” President Donald Trump said on July 20, defending his decision to unleash Department of Homeland Security hooligans on … more
“American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in … more
On Monday and Tuesday, Russian and American diplomats met in Vienna to discuss New START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty that expires next year. The treaty provides for an optional five-year … more
NBC News reports that President Donald Trump is “furious” over “underwhelming” attendance at his Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Only 6,200 of 19,000 seats ended … more
Every two years, independent and “third” party candidates for various offices scramble to get their names on ballots around the United States. Every two years, those candidates come up … more
Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral. Yes, Chauvin has … more
President Donald Trump signed a Friday executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship.” From the title and the document respectively, we can draw to two lessons. First: Never, ever, … more
In mid-May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution authorizing remote voting by proxy.  Per the resolution, one congressperson may vote on behalf of up to 10 others. In … more
When President Donald Trump mentioned that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, he immediately got an extra dose of flak from both the mainstream media and noted medical experts such as House … more
One laudable side effect of the COVID-19 panic is a nationwide effort to promote “vote by mail” as a universal alternative to standing in line at polling places. One reason that effort is … more
Writing at Reason magazine, Eric Boehm notes two trends revealed in data released by Apple and Foursquare. Trend one: Americans began reducing their outings and social interactions before, not … more
Don’t expect Rep. Justin Amash to shatter the political duopoly and make the Libertarian Party competitive in national elections. But don’t be surprised if Amash becomes the prototype for … more
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan launched a presidential “exploratory committee.”  He wants to take on Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee-apparent … more
On Saturday, President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of “Elbe Day” — the day, presaging the end of … more
Around the U.S., “essential” workers are going to work every day and doing their jobs, COVID-19 pandemic or not. Factory workers are producing things. Truck and delivery drivers are transporting … more
On March 23, 14 U.S. senators from both major political parties asked Attorney General William Barr and Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to “transfer nonviolent … more
According to selected members of the “U.S. intelligence community” (“selected” for their loyalty to, and willingness to promote the line of, the Democratic Party establishment) Vladimir Putin … more
As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Well, not exactly. That’s what the … more
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