Frederic Chopin, the 19th-century composer known for his Romantic-era piano pieces, is a much-revered figure in his home country of Poland. So it’s no wonder that music journalist Moritz Weber [
The rapid development of several COVID-19 vaccines has compelled numerous web commenters to accusingly ask why the same hasn’t been done for HIV, a pandemic that has lasted nearly 40 [
As things are winding down here in 2020, I’m taking this last week off. Mostly. There might be a couple of things that trickle through, but regular posting will resume on Jan 4th or 5th. Covering the pandemic and politics this year has been challenging at times — reading continuously on social media and in the news about how the sky is falling for months on end isn’t great for one’s mental health — and I haven’t had a break of more than a day or two since February, so I’m calling this a...
Montana is preparing to consider two bills that target trans youth. House Bills 112 and 113 would ban student athletes from participating in sports as their gender and prevent minors [
Mississippi officials are finishing the process of adopting a new flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust.”
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice brushed off criticism that the posh resort he owns did not follow coronavirus pandemic guidelines during a New Year’s Eve gala
Puerto Rico's new governor is vowing to achieve statehood for the U.S. territory and fight against poverty, corruption and COVID-19
The top Democrat in the Kansas House is refusing to give an incoming lawmaker any committee assignments over issues that include an anti-stalking court order filed against him after he won his seat
Pakistan has launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio amid tight security, hoping to eradicate the crippling children's disease this year
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An attorney says an incoming Kansas lawmaker who has faced a possible attempt to oust him once he took office has reached a legal agreement with a woman accusing him of harassment to end an anti-stalking court order against him