Category Archives: CNN – World

Pandemic, meet protest

After months silent and empty, America’s streets have suddenly filled with voices of protest, tear gas, crowd control bullet casings and burned-out detritus. Protests are spreading across the country night after night, since George Floyd died after a policeman kneeled on his neck in Minnesota last week. The death of the unarmed and handcuffed 46-year-old…MORE

The pandemic isn’t the only thing that shook the world this year

The pandemic isn’t the only thing that shook the world this year

It’s hard to remember a time when the word coronavirus was not part of our day-to-day vocabulary. But the pandemic hit the world hard, and fast — making it easy for us to forget that it wasn’t the only thing that rattled 2020. If you watched or participated in the protests calling for justice in…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 31

The coronavirus pandemic could have offered a moment of glory for populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety, emotions that typically allow populism to thrive. But as Angela Dewan writes, the virus is immune to their playbooks. The United States, Brazil and Russia have the world’s highest number of coronavirus cases…MORE

Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro find their populist playbooks are no match for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic could have been a moment of glory for the world’s populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety — emotions that typically allow them to thrive. Instead, some populists are finding themselves powerless against the outbreaks ravaging their countries. The US, Brazil and Russia now have the highest number…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 30

Anger and pain are stronger than fear. Protests erupted overnight in at least 20 American cities, with large crowds demonstrating against police brutality despite the coronavirus threat. US health officials have warned people to avoid mass gatherings as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keeps rising. But the protests have gained momentum. Rather than trying…MORE

The White House podium has lost its meaning

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. The White House briefing has often been contentious, long-winded and stuffed with hot air — emitted by both spinning political flaks and grandstanding reporters. It was all a bit of a game. Presidents sent press secretaries to take heat so they didn’t have to. Reporters knew…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Welcome home!  Matt Damon and his family flew home from Ireland yesterday where they had been quarantining since March 27th.  He was filming a movie there when the country instituted a travel ban. This is different.  People are slamming Halsey for studying for the bar exam.  Seriously.  Halsey obviously not happy and asked why it…

Thursday’s Dirt

An investigation into diversity issues that Gabrielle Union complained about on the set of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is now complete.  Supposedly it shows an ‘overall culture of diversity’ on the show. Yeah ok. Mary Kate Olsen split from her husband because he wanted to move his ex-wife and their children into the home.  He was…