The following new franchise taxpayers were reported in Bellaire/West University area on Friday, Nov. 16: Huynh Education Solutions Ltd. Co., 2121 Hepburn St., Apt. 502, Houston Maison Des Trisors LLC, 3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 1010, Houston Global Southeast Asia LLC, 11809 Canemont St., Houston DJB Capital Management Ltd., 3300 Cummins St., Apt. 2219, Houston DJB Capital Management GP LLC, 3300 Cummins St., Apt. 2219, Houston Royce Family Investments LLC, 614 River Oaks Bank, Building 2001, Kirby Drive, Houston Elkland Investments LLC, 2441 Bartlett St., Houston Ordway Investments Limited Partnership, 3711 San Felipe St., Unit 15F, Houston CRO Investments LLC, 3711 San Felipe St., Unit 15F, Houston GCO Investments LLC, 3711 San Felipe St., Unit 15F, Houston BN Group Inc., 2646 S. Loop West, Suite 220, Houston My Therapist PLLC, 7909 Hillcroft St., Suite C3, Houston Jetset Executive Transportation Inc., 10001 Larkwood Drive, Apt. 2001, Houston Southern High Management LLC, 10823 Valley Hills Drive, Houston Southeast Coastal Oil & Gas LLC, 1211 W. Gray St., Apt. 2, Houston Babbili Capital Partners LLC, 3660 Richmond Ave., Apt. 163, Houston O&G Aggregate Resources LLC, 2005 Drexel Drive, Houston RSW 2 Family Limited Partnership, 5634 Auden St., Houston Moms-N-Pops Moving LLC, 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 1111, Houston JAD Interior Design Inc., 4332 Dorothy St., Bellaire NKB Investments Inc., 2414 Sheridan St., Houston Subsea City LLC, 2601 Westheimer Road, Apt. C418, Houston OPCH GP LLC, 3939 Essex Lane, Suite 100, Houston OPE GP LLC, 3939 Essex Lane, Suite 100, Houston LY International LLC, 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 660, Houston Shegal LLC, 4922 N. Braeswood Blvd., Houston JB Matthews Company LLC, 2120 Watts St., Houston Lostgolfballs.Com LLC, 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1400, Houston SBGK Corporation, 3435 Westheimer Road, Apt. 802, Houston Fresh Start Medical Supplies LLC, 8521 Hearth Drive, Apt. 24, Houston Prestige Surgical Assistants LLC, 2100 W. Loop South, Suite 1200, Houston Flying Pixel Holdings Inc., 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 600, Houston Cenco Energy Development LLC, 4635 Southwest Freeway, Suite 900, Houston Gandhi Oriental LLC, 10812 S. Gessner Road, Houston Statewide Renovations LLC, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3300, Houston Mc Kenzie Business Group LLC, 2626 S. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston Elpis Resources LLC, 2727 Revere St., Apt. 2024, Houston Hazlewood Property Management LLC, 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2820, Houston Erin Copeland PC, 1150 Bissonnet St., Houston Jazz Forever LLC, 3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 320, Houston IMED Resource Group LLC, 3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 320, Houston A Well-Fed World Inc., 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston Casadallas LLC, 4003 Westheimer Road, Suite B, Houston Riverrock Management Company LLC, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3120, Houston Advanced Eye Films Limited Liability Company, 8906 Ilona Lane, Apt. 1, Houston SBA Monarch Towers III LLC, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston TXD Construction Inc., 1512A Stanford St., Houston Thai Sweet Kitchen LLC, 2802 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston Hassid Dental PC, 2415 W. Alabama St., Suite 210, Houston R&M Diagnostics LLC, 2425 W. Loop South, Suite 200, Houston Vangard LLC, 2425 W. Loop South, Suite 200, Houston NDI Murphy Road Partners GP LLC, 550 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 580, Houston NDI Murphy Road Partners Ltd., 550 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 580, Houston Voyageur Rpc LLC, 5916 Annapolis St., Houston Pec Investments LLC, 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 800, Houston Gaston Arguelles Insurance Agency LLC, 5945 Bellaire Blvd., Suite C, Houston S.J. Olian Holdings LLC, 3838 N. Braeswood Blvd., Apt. 107, Houston Manor's Gourmet LLC, 35 River Hollow Lane, Houston Sowebb Inc., 801 Cleveland St., Apt. 3304, Houston Renown Management Group LLC, 8450 Cambridge St., Apt. 1234, Houston Island Paddle LLC, 2429 Bissonnet St., Suite 17, Houston 109 Front Street LLC, 3810 W. Alabama St., Houston 504 Noah Lane LLC, 3810 W. Alabama St., Houston Richton Park 19 LLC, 6300 W. Loop South, Suite 650, Bellaire Pressure Changes Inc., 7950 N. Stadium Drive, Apt. 248, Houston Kevin D Yeh, D.D.S. PC, 4503A Woodhead St., Houston Win Practice Management LLC, 4815 Mayfair St., Bellaire Kainer & Kainer Landscape Architecture LLC, 4015 Dumbarton St., Houston My Medical Smart Care LLC, 3636 Bellefontaine St., Houston TEG Bronco Acquisition Company LLC, 10101 Fondren Road, Suite 515, Houston 625 River Springs Dr. LLC, 4731 Ingersoll St., Houston Capcor Lone Star Ltd., 2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1000, Houston Capcor LS GP LLC, 2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 1000, Houston Det Property Investments LLC, 4731 Ingersoll St., Houston Vanderhider Management GP LLC, 2517 Del Monte Drive, Houston 806 Main LLC, 1210 W. Clay St., Suite 11, Houston L&C Central LLC, 5010 Imogene St., Houston AMR Consulting Services LLC, 5711 Belrose Drive, Houston GFYA Systems Inc., 5235 Grape St., Houston Agile Sourcing Partners Inc., 4110 Childress St., Houston Global Ortho Devices LLC, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 400, Houston Capital Enterprise Partners LLC, 10101 Fondren Road, Suite 453, Houston Pink Tide LLC, 2418 Morse St., Houston Leonum Advisors of Texas LLC, 2626 S. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston Songs of The Phoenix Foundation Inc., 2626 S. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston Casarado Holdings LLC, 4544 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 378, Houston Missouri Trains LLC, 3271 W. Alabama, Houston Q The Salon LLC, 2727 Revere St., Apt. No. 2009, Houston Dewey Properties LLC, 2723 Sunset Blvd., Houston Dash Texas Distributing LLC, 1824 Portsmouth St., Houston L4 Wimbledon LLC, 1177 W. Loop South, Suite 1700, Houston WSM Operations LLC, 2900 Weslayan St., Suite 545, Houston One 14 Alamo Heights LLC, 3100 Richmond Ave., Suite 511, Houston Forge Media Solutions LLC, 8980 Lakes At 610 Drive, Suite 100, Houston JW Pritchett LLC, 3022 Plumb St., Houston Drilling Data LLC, 4625 Willow St., Bellaire Nickson Willancy Industrial LLC, 2807 Eastgrove Lane, Houston RDO Aeroprocurement LLC, 4295 San Felipe St., Suite 210, Houston J C Sunshine's Brand LLC, 4646 Wild Indigo St., Suite 110, Houston Daram Construction and Commercial Services Inc., 5420 Dashwood Drive, Suite 206, Houston Zulu Group Unlimited LLC, 1925 Lexington St., Houston Class B Reno Inc., 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston Wing Engineered Products LLC, 3109 Norfolk St., Apt. 20208, Houston Class A Reno Inc., 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston Oral Surgery of Greater Houston PLLC, 5519 Jessamine St., Houston Ria Beverly LLC, 4507 Silverwood Drive, Houston Austin County Motorsports LLC, 3401 Allen Parkway, Suite 200, Houston Austin County Farm & Ranch LLC, 3401 Allen Parkway, Suite 200, Houston One Pine Apartments LLC, 800 Taft St., Houston SK Hoffman Group Inc., 7575 Kirby Drive, Houston BS Cosmetics LLC, 10101 Fondren Road, Suite 400, Houston Dominic's Ultimate Pilates Studio LLC, 7500 Kirby Drive, Apt. 1646, Houston Maovor Inc., 1001 W. Loop South, Suite 880, Houston Mam's House of Ice LLC, 9106 Timberside Drive, Houston Arte Design LLC, 7926 Wolfield Lane, Houston PEPI Companies LLC, 1210 W. Clay St., Suite 17, Houston PEPI Farm Management LLC, 1210 W. Clay St., Suite 17, Houston TZ Enterprises Inc., 4317 Darsey St., Bellaire Class B Investors Reno, LP, 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston Class A Investors Reno, LP, 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston PNF Royalty LLC, 3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 320, Houston Southeast Texas Logistics LLC, 3000 Weslayan St., Suite 370, Houston Rincon 38 Partners Ltd., 3800 Southwest Freeway, Suite 302, .Houston Kini Nayak LLC, 4635 Southwest Freeway, Suite 640, Houston FSPP Land Partners LLC, 3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000, Houston 67 S. Investments LLC, 1001 W. Loop South, Suite 700, Houston Kizncoach LLC, 8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 818, Houston Faoc Rosalia Mag LLC, 2100 W. Loop South, Suite 680, Houston SBA Towers Iv LLC, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston Brenhamtyme LLC, 3333 Allen Parkway, Unit 2708, Houston Tom Newby & Associates LLC, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston Roberts Nicholas & Associates Inc., 4620 N. Braeswood Blvd., Apt. 452, Houston Ambig Apparel LLC, 6300 W. Loop South, Suite 100, Bellaire Turn To Productions LLC, 4310 Childress St., Houston Globi, Texas LLC, 1805 Dunstan Road, Houston Lothringer Capital LLC, 2014 Bissonnet St., Houston Morgan Group Citycentre LLC, 5606 S. Rice Ave., Houston Gustomsc U.S. Inc., 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1200, Houston Jason E. Williams PC, 2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 1000, Houston Courcival LLC, 15 Greenway Plaza Unit 25G, Houston Tim Briarpark Inc., 1900 W. Loop South, Suite 1300, Houston Pearl Citycentre LLC, 5606 S. Rice Ave., Houston The Retreat At Riverstone LLC, 1455 W. Loop South, Suite 800, Houston Allied Project 233 LLC, 1455 W. Loop South, Suite 800, Houston Garver Black LLC, 1901 Lexington St., Houston LLMWB Investors LP, 1177 W. Loop South, Suite 1100, Houston M.E. EEN Holdings LLC, 4151 Southwest Freeway, Suite 210, Houston M.E. ATN Holdings LLC, 4151 Southwest Freeway, Suite 210, Houston Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Energy Ventures LLC, 2210 W. Dallas St., Houston Inter-Pier LLC, 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 3100, Houston 24/7 Total Services Inc., 9821 Cynthia Ann Court, Houston Due In A Few LLC, 1821 Sharp Place, Houston Old World Investors Group Inc., 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital LLC, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston United Motorcars of Houston Inc., 9801 Stella Link Road, Houston Churchill Drilling Tools Us Inc., 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1200, Houston SALH Properties LLC, 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1400, Houston Shaver Morgan PLLC, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3300, Houston Amedea LLC, 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite 800, Houston PCO Columbus LLC, 4400 Post Oak Parkway, Suite 2350, Houston Ingold Partners LLC, 3740 Jardin St., Houston Caphin Inc., 3750 Childress St., Houston Houstonian Dental SW, Pa, 8535 W. Bellfort St., Suite 120, Houston Houstonian Dental Central, Pa., 8535 W. Bellfort St., Suite 120, Houston Inceptio Group Ltd., 8535 W. Bellfort St., Suite 120, Houston DMC - Reno Inc., 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston Din/Cal 3 Inc., 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston Anglo Eurasian Exploration LLC, 5008 Palmetto St., Bellaire Calene Clinical Sciences LLC, 2436 Bissonnet St., Unit 8, Houston Ambig IP LLC, 6300 W. Loop South, Suite 100, Bellaire Fort Bend Clinic of Chiropractic, Pa, 8800 Westplace Drive, Apt. 206, Houston Apollo Retail Specialists LLC, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston 2427 Bartlett Venture, 4229 Bellaire Blvd., Suite H, Houston Coir Property Company LLC, 3660 Richmond Ave., Apt. 111, Houston 2426 Warehouse, A Limited Liability Company, 4229 Bellaire Blvd., Suite H, Houston Kang Investments LLC, 542 Lupin St., Bellaire F4rward Brand Reinforcement, 8906 Ilona Lane, Apt. 1, Houston Honeybee Management Inc., 2807 Fairhope St., Houston JHR Dog Park Ventures Ltd., 1455 W. Loop South, Suite 700, Houston Houston Dp LLC, 1455 W. Loop South, Houston Empowerment Schools - I LLC, 2001 Kirby Drive, Suite 502, Houston Aminomedix Inc., 2115 River Oaks Blvd., Houston B. A. H. & Associates LLC, 10618 Hillcroft St., Houston Carlyle Management Inc., 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1400, Houston Tom F. Hall, DDS, MS, PLLC, 3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 320, Houston Vas Professional Services LLC, 5500 El Camino Del Rey St., Apt. 702, Houston J & R Multifamily Remote Bke Corporation, 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 3100, Houston Bartuch Capital Management 2012 G.P. LLC, 6201 Royalton St., Houston Mcconn Smith LLC, 3440 South Loop W., Houston SER Hombre, 6065 Hillcroft St., Suite 208, Houston RLM Solutions2 Limited Liability Company, 3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 585, Houston Sterling - Un Reno, LP, 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 200, Houston SVC-Hawaii, LP, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston SVC-West, LP, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston The Ohen Group LLC, 4620 N. 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- Yahoo News
Speaking to reporters at the White House Thursday afternoon — just 15 minutes after meeting with President Biden — Dr. Anthony Fauci described it as “liberating” to be able to speak openly about science in the wake of Donald Trump’s departure from office.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Senate Republicans should recognize that the filibuster hasn't been their friend, but rather has damaged their popularity and shifted power from Congress to the president.
America may not have won World War II and landed on the moon later if not for the contributions of a brilliant Chinese scientist named Qian Xuesen. Fearing communist presence after the war, the U.S., however, deported Qian to China, clueless that he would eventually spearhead programs that would target American troops and eventually propel China into space. Born to well-educated parents in 1911, it was evident from an early age that Qian had superior intellect.
- Architectural Digest
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- Associated Press
The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished when a fire ignited during a 2016 dance party pleaded guilty Friday to the deaths, avoiding a second trial after the first ended in a hung jury. Derick Almena, 50, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a 12-year sentence. Already free on bail, Almena likely won't return to jail because of the nearly three years he already spent behind bars and credit for good behavior.
- The Telegraph
Thousands of national guardsmen were turfed out of the Capitol building on Thursday and sent to sleep in car parks, before being allowed back in late at night after complaints from lawmakers. Despite the quick reversal, two Republican governors commanded their troops home in protest. US Capitol police had ordered the reservists to vacate the building and set up camp outdoors or in nearby hotels, with thousands ending up stationed outside or in car parks. “Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one of the guardsmen told Politico. The National Guard were brought into the US capital to provide security after Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
With the dawn of the Biden administration comes Cholleti Vinay Reddy, the country’s first Indian American presidential speechwriter. Reddy’s roots originate from Pothireddypeta, a rural village in the Indian state of Telangana, whose residents have been celebrating his latest milestone: Biden’s inaugural address. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Reddy is believed to have acquired his political acumen from his grandfather, Tirupathi, who served as the village sarpanch (head) for 30 years.
Donald Trump issued a list of pardons during his final hours as U.S. president but did not include himself, his children, or personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, even though advisers said he had privately debated the extraordinary step of a self-pardon. What may have guided Trump's decision not to pardon himself and members of his inner circle? Presidential pardons can only accomplish so much.
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- NBC News
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- The Telegraph
Families who lost relatives during Wuhan's initial outbreak of coronavirus are being blocked in their legal efforts to hold the Chinese authorities responsible for the deaths, one year after lockdown first went in place at ground zero of the pandemic. Five families accuse the municipal and provincial governments for covering up the outbreak, neglecting to notify the public, and failing to act swiftly, causing infections to explode. More than two million people globally have died from coronavirus. The Telegraph has interviewed four of the five trying to bring unprecedented lawsuits, most of whom are seeking 2 million yuan (£226,000) each in reparations. They told this newspaper of a campaign of harassment and denial of justice. Chinese courts have rejected all lawsuits they have tried to file, though they continue to persist by attempting to sue at higher courts, defying government threats that have scared dozens of others into giving up. Pursuing their cases poses immense risks as they’re challenging China’s official narrative, which claims authorities acted swiftly and with transparency to contain Covid-19, glossing over missteps and the silencing of whistleblowers.
- The Independent
Sean Hannity denounces Biden’s first week as ‘disastrous’ before the president completed a full day of work
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- Yahoo News Video
Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama delivered a recorded message to President Biden on Wednesday night.
Returned Honduran migrants are directing anger against their president this week after their U.S.-bound caravan was blocked by the region's security forces, accusing him of making their county unlivable while thwarting their escape to a better life. Honduras is reeling from two back-to-back hurricanes that devastated Central America in November, as well as an historic economic contraction on the back of coronavirus pandemic. President Juan Orlando Hernandez has also been under fire from U.S. prosecutors that have accused him of having ties to drug cartels, an allegation he has strongly denied.
- Associated Press
The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Killed in the crash were Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, 54, of Rochester, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch, 39, of Honeoye Falls, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial, 30 of Rochester, according to the National Guard.
- The Conversation
There were women among the crowd that marched to the Capitol and stormed the building. Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe terror inflicted on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 laid bare America’s problem with violent extremism. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have begun to piece together the events of that day, while attempting to thwart any impending attacks. Scores of people have been arrested and charged over the attack – the vast majority being men. In the wake of these events, there were stories attributing the violence and destruction to “white male rage” “violent male rage” and “angry white men.” But what about the women? To distill the violent insurrection into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed to congressional officials, law enforcement and U.S. democracy that day. Long history of women’s involvement Several women have been identified as alleged participants in the events of Jan. 6. Among those women are a former school occupational therapist, an employee of a county sheriff’s office, a real estate broker and a former mayoral candidate. At least one woman is being investigated for her role in organizing the attack with fellow members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia movement. And Ashli Babbit, a female veteran, was shot dead by police while attempting to breach the Senate floor. The women who took part in the siege of the Capitol are part of a long history of women’s participation in extremist violence, both in the United States and abroad. Jessica Watkins, seen here in a photo from the Montgomery County jail, is facing federal charges that she participated in the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Montgomery County Jail via AP Women have buoyed American far-right organizations and causes for centuries. In her recent book on women at the forefront of contemporary white nationalism, author Seyward Darby writes that women are not “incidental to white nationalism, they are a sustaining feature.” Since the late 1800s, women have supported and enabled the terrorist white supremacist organization the Ku Klux Klan, while hundreds of thousands joined its female affiliate, Women of the Ku Klux Klan, and its predecessors. Women helped establish the Klan’s culture, bolstered its recruitment efforts and manufactured its propaganda. Despite its hyper-masculine ideology, which identifies white men as the primary arbiters of political power, women have also held leadership positions within the modern-day Klan. More recently, women have joined the far-right Proud Boys movement, which has openly recruited female foot soldiers. In December, a growing rift between male and female Proud Boys was reported. After experiencing intense sexist backlash from men in the organization, women led by MMA fighter Tara LaRosa began their own group, the Proud Girls USA. To leave one extremist organization in order to form another suggests a deep commitment to the far-right cause. Discounting is dangerous A 2005 study noted a disconnect between the rise in women within American right-wing terrorist organizations and the attention it received from law enforcement. Despite a marked increase in women’s engagement in acts of terror against the state and racial minorities, security officials have largely failed to publicize, search and interrogate women operatives in these organizations, even after they become known to law enforcement. There is also evidence that American far-right women have drawn inspiration and tactical knowledge from women engaged in extremist violence abroad. Evidence from the global war on terror points to the potential dangers of ignoring the growth of violent extremism among women. In Iraq, for example, female terrorists carried out large numbers of deadly suicide attacks against American assets during the U.S. occupation. The rest of the world has since been forced to grapple with the reality of violent women after female terrorists staged lethal attacks in Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia, the Philippines, Indonesia and France. Recent terror attacks in American cities such as San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas that featured women among the perpetrators confirm violent women have already inflicted damage on U.S. soil. Ku Klux Klan security guards escort two female members after a Klan meeting in Castro Valley, California, in 1979. AP Photo/PS Gender bias can be deadly In fact, my research suggests that attacks by female terrorists are often more destructive than those executed by their male counterparts. In an analysis of over 2,500 global suicide attacks, I show disparities in the severity of male and female attacks are greatest where gender stereotypes suggest that women are neither violent nor political. Such tropes can blind security officials and civilians to the threat posed by women terrorists, causing them to overlook the potential for female complicity. Female terrorists, including in Iraq, Israel and Nigeria, have been able to deflect suspicion because they were women. My research shows that gender bias can become deadly when it stops effective counterterrorism policies, such as surveillance, searches and interrogations, from being implemented. Additionally, since ordinary citizens played an unusual role in exposing the identities of the Capitol attackers, gender biases among civilians are also relevant. Failure to accept women’s complicity in the Capitol siege and the broader movement may prevent the identification of female offenders and impedes efforts to punish and deter future attacks. American women have been key pillars of support for violent right-wing extremists for centuries. They have been right-wing extremists themselves – racist skinheads, neo-Nazis and Klanswomen. Women are also Oath Keepers, Three Percenters and Proud Boys. They were capitol rioters. To construct an accurate account of the Capitol attack, it’s necessary to ask “Where are the women?” And the answer is, “Right there.”This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Jakana Thomas, Michigan State University. Read more:Misogyny in the Capitol: Among the insurrectionists, a lot of angry men who don’t like women‘The US is falling apart’: How Russian media is portraying the US Capitol siege Jakana Thomas does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
- The Telegraph
The South African Covid variant could make current vaccines 50 per cent less effective, Matt Hancock has claimed. In video footage of a webinar with travel agents, the Health Secretary warned that the importation of the variant could ruin Britain's vaccination drive and send the country "back to square one" without tough travel restrictions. Mr Hancock is among a number of ministers pushing for tougher travel restrictions modelled on Australia and New Zealand, which have closed their borders to non-residents and require all returning nationals to quarantine in Government-approved hotels. Speaking ahead of a Cabinet Covid-O Cabinet meeting at which ministers will consider similar UK border closures and quarantine hotels, Mr Hancock admitted that the data showing the South African variant reduced vaccine efficacy by 50 per cent was not certain "so I wouldn’t say this in public". He added: "Nevertheless, if you vaccinate the entire population and then you get in a new variant that evaded the vaccine, then you'd be back to square one. And so tougher international restrictions are the price that, for instance, Australia has paid for stronger domestic protection, as in more life getting back to normal domestically."
- The Independent
Change came just hours after President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony
A man who went missing while snorkelling off the Australian coast may have been taken by a shark, authorities said on Friday, after a search operation found pieces of diving equipment. The man went missing late on Thursday while snorkelling near Port MacDonnell, on the country's south coast, sparking an air and sea search, police said. "We haven't recovered any remains but there are a few remaining areas of interest that we want to explore, but the search will be scaled down," the Australian Broadcasting Corp quoted South Australia Police Limestone Coast operations manager Campbell Hill as saying.
- The Week
Majority of House GOP reportedly supports removing Liz Cheney from leadership after impeachment vote
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is facing an internal resistance after splitting from her party on former President Donald Trump's impeachment.Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, was one of only a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role in inciting the Capitol riot. More than a majority of GOP House members have since indicated they'd support ousting Cheney from her leadership spot, while at least two other Republicans have lined up to replace her, Politico reports.At least 107 House members — more than half the caucus — privately support removing Cheney from power, multiple GOP sources involved in the effort told Politico. Meanwhile New York Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin, who defended Trump during both of his impeachments, are reportedly looking to replace her.House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have said they don't intend to remove Cheney. But McCarthy also echoed Republicans' reported anger that Cheney voiced her support of impeachment the day before the House vote, giving Democrats time to use her views in their own arguments. "Questions need to be answered," such as the "style in which things were delivered," McCarthy told reporters Thursday.Many other Republicans, including some who voted against impeachment, meanwhile don't want Cheney removed just for "vot[ing] her conscience," as Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) put it. Others argue removing Cheney would fly in the face of the party's unification message in the post-Trump era — something Cheney herself is trying to counter by making "making calls to all corners of the conference to hear lawmakers out," Politico reports.More stories from theweek.com McConnell is already moving to strangle the Biden presidency 7 brutally funny cartoons about Trump's White House exit Tom Brokaw is retiring from NBC News after 55 years