Nearly 6 in 10 voters give the president negative marks, according to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult survey.
Yoav KarnyThe latest POLITICO/Morning Consult survey, out Wednesday, found that Trump’s job approval sank to 39 percent, with 59 percent of voters disapproving. This is on par with the worst of his presidency as Covid is surging in dozens of states. politi.co/31xopUZ via @politico
On this episode, Reality Check takes a look at how the police have buried its role in the infamous 'national anthem' video during Delhi violence.
Yoav KarnyIndian Lives Matter. Or do they? Explosive video reveals the murderous brutality of Indian police in pursuing suspected Muslim rioters in Delhi. Men were beaten up savagely, humiliated, thrown on the ground, one died. Cover up and impunity ensue.
Some GOP senators dodged questions about President Trump's baseless tweet suggesting that 75-year-old Martin Gugino. who was seriously injured after being shoved by police officers in Buffalo, New York, may have been part of a "set up." CNN's...
Yoav Karny“You saw his head hitting the pavement, you saw blood coming out, and you still think it was staged? How mean. How cruel.” Andrew Cuomo responds to Mr Trump’s shocking Tweet while Republican senators pretend never to have heard of it. #MartinGugino’s skull
Donald Trump demanded social media platforms 'clean up your act' as he warned his administration will begin to regulate such websites after Twitter, for the first time ever, fact-checked his tweets.
Yoav KarnyDoes anyone know for sure how far a president would go who threatens to shut down social media? Who signals he isn't going to recognize results of the coming “rigged election"? Does he engage in a bid to overthrow the constitution, amendment by amendment?
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A song took aim at an alleged abuse of power by Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It rose to the top of the chart of a public radio station. Then it disappeared.The public broadcaster is now accused of...
Yoav KarnyOnly comfort in watching strongmen in action is realizing how thin their skin is, how pathetically devoid they are of anything resembling a sense of humor. Look at Poland’s Kaczynski: having been stung by a mocking song he orders it off the air (MORE)
Nearly 100 Polish municipalities have signed onto a controversial anti-LGBT+ charter created by the Law and Justice (PiS) Party. Activists are fighting back, but hope is hard to come by.
Yoav KarnyIs intolerance endemic to Polish society? An appalling wave of homophobia is engulfing the land. Substitute Queer for Jew, and you have virulent Polish antisemitism of the 1930’s all over again. LGBT-free-zones=don’t-buy-from-Jews picketing of 1938 (MORE)
A policeman in Uttar Pradesh's Noida was seen on camera hitting women who had been standing in a queue for hours to take home ration amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the mobile video, a man in white shirt is also seen pointing towards some women at...
Yoav Karny#AbuseOfPower equals abuse of the poor, the vulnerable and the helpless: an Indian police officer brutalizes women awaiting food ration for 11 hours in excruciating heat.
The president's response to COVID-19 has been criticized since the first cases began appearing in the United States in late January. Here’s a look at how his response has evolved since then.
Yoav KarnyA reminder: video chronology of Trump’s Coronavirus crisis mismanagement since the day it hit American shores in January. Rest assured this will the centerpiece of Biden’s campaign come November — and it will have devastating impact on Trump’s re-election.
Anti-lockdown protesters armed with rifles stormed the Michigan Capitol while lawmakers wearing bulletproof vests voted against extending Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency.
Yoav KarnyGun-brandishing Michigan militiamen, while attempting a takeover of the state Capitol, have rehearsed today an armed rebellion against the constituted govt of the US. It is time to wonder if they allow a handover of power should MAGA Man lose the election
The border between Delhi and Noida has been sealed as a preventive measure to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government said this evening.
Yoav KarnyImagine all movement being halted between New York & Long Island, or even Manhattan & Queens: India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, seals the border between Delhi & the adjacent city of Noida (700,000), suggesting growing #Cironavirus menace in the capital
The insurrection, Trump-Inspired, by a Tea Party 2.0, is on in state capitals across the land.
They exercise their constitutionally-guaranteed free speech, alright, though the right to disseminate...
Yoav Karny“They were armed to their teeth &counted on old Boer mystique to nip any black resistance in the bud. Surely, the very appearance of bearded, overweight white men would re-instill fear in kaffir hearts.” Between March 1994 South Africa and April 2020 USA.
The ad, which calls Joe Biden soft on China and includes an image of former Gov. Gary Locke of Washington, an Asian-American, comes at a time of rising xenophobia over the coronavirus.
Yoav KarnyTargeted by a new Trump commercial, he’s slanted-eyed and yellow-skinned; how can he not be America’s enemy? Only his name is Gary Lock, he is the former governor of Washington and served as US ambassador to China. Mr Prez, be sure to #MakeAmericaHateAgain
As most of the world goes into lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus, Tanzania’s president is taking a different tack: encouraging people to go pray in churches and mosques to quell a “satanic” virus that can only be cured by divine...
Yoav KarnyWhile across Africa #EvangelicalChristian preachers are prosecuted for denying the #Coronavirus, Tanzania, under an authoritarian president, encourages masses to gather in churches and mosques where God would protect them from the virus. The masses oblige.
Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.
Yoav KarnyThe marriage of extreme religious nationalism & populism in India, instrumental to #NarendraModi's rise, is being undone by Modi's mishandling of the #Coronavirus lockdown, as India's big cities eject #MigrantLabourers, plunging them back to abject poverty
A 38-year-old man, who had walked over 200 km from Delhi to reach his home in Madhya Pradesh after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, died on the way.
Yoav KarnyA 38-year old man dropped dead en route home as he sought to escape the #coronavirus lockdown in Delhi. He was trying to return to his native village, about 200 km away, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. We are free to worry his might be the fate of many.
The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions
Yoav Karny“The US response [to #Coronavirus] will be studied for generations as a textbook example of a disastrous, failed effort...fiasco of incredible proportions”
“Witnessing one of the greatest failures of basic governance and basic leadership in modern times”
Corporate executives and officers spared themselves $1.9 billion in paper losses by selling a total of $9.2 billion in shares as the pandemic loomed over the stock market, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.
Yoav KarnyOh, Alexa, what a relief. At these hard times one is consoled by the knowledge of these hard-working Americans managing to save a dime or two: Jeffrey Bezos spared himself $317 million losses by selling $3.4 billion in Amazon shares in early February.
Yoav KarnyIt's 1933 in #VictorOrban's Hungary. The Leader seeks an enabling law, so he can legislate all by himself, indefinitely. #Coronavirus is his burning Reichstag. One day Hungarians will be judged by their readiness to resist this uninhibited racist tyrant
40% of U.S. adults prefer to keep the current system in which the candidate who receives the most Electoral College vote wins the election.
Yoav KarnyThat this would even be debatable is mind-boggling : 58% of Americans believe, lo and behold, that all votes need have precisely the same weight. And yet fat chance America will rid itself of the archaic, profoundly anti-democratic #ElectoralCollege
The galaxy cluster Ophiuchus was doing just fine until WISEA J171227.81-232210.7 — a black hole several billion times as massive as our sun — burped on it.
Yoav KarnyThus ended Ophiuchus, a set of galaxies in the southern sky: biggest explosion ever recorded in the universe blew a crater more than a million light-years wide, the size of 15 #MilkyWay, leaving in its wake a nattering haze of ultrahot electrical particles