How The World Feels About Holding The Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today is the opening ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games, which were delayed for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone is happy that the Games are finally going ahead. Japan, the Olympic host country, has been slow to vaccinate its population against the

GOP Governor Says It’s Time To ‘Blame The Unvaccinated’ For Pandemic Surge

A Republican governor in one of the states hit hardest by the delta variant of the coronavirus called out those who’ve refused the vaccine on Thursday.  “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks,” said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, per CBS 42 in Birmingham. “It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting

Sen. Ted Cruz’s COVID-19 ’Guarantee’ Comes Back To Haunt Him Exactly 1 Year Later

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday reminded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of his exactly year-old “astoundingly, beautifully wrong” prediction that Democrats would forget about the COVID-19 pandemic if Joe Biden won the 2020 election. “If it ends up that Biden wins in November — I hope he doesn’t, I don’t think he will — but if

Tom Brady’s Joke About Donald Trump Was Intended For 1 Reason, Says Skip Bayless

Fox Sports commentator Skip Bayless thinks he knows why Tom Brady mocked his longtime golf partner, ex-President Donald Trump, during a visit to the Biden White House this week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback cracked a gag referencing Trump’s election lies while celebrating his team’s Super Bowl title with President Joe Biden. “It didn’t look great there

How Long Can Texas Democrats Hold Out?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Back in May, Texas House Democrats gained national attention for walking out of the state Capitol and preventing the legislature from having enough members to pass a stringent voting measure that would’ve further restricted access to the ballot box in a state where voting is already hard.  The

William Regnery II, Reclusive Millionaire Who Financed American Fascists, Dead At 80

William H. Regnery II, a racist, reclusive multimillionaire who used his inherited fortune to finance vile white supremacist groups in the hopes of one day forming an American whites-only ethnostate, died earlier this month, his family and associates confirmed. He was 80 years old.  Regnery, whose family amassed riches from its right-wing publishing empire, died

Ex-Trump Official Calls The GOP America’s ‘Number One National Security Threat’

A former Homeland Security official under Donald Trump says his own party is a national security threat. Miles Taylor, who served as the agency’s deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff from 2017 to 2019, told MSNBC’s Jason Johnson that he’s not a political operative, just someone who works in national security. “And

Trump’s Weird New Claim About Garbage Stars Lights Up Twitter

Donald Trump once vowed he’d hire only “the best and most serious people” as president. Now, he’s admitting he hired “garbage” instead. In a new statement, Trump attacked the members of his administration who are now speaking out in a wave of new books, saying, “Nobody had ever heard of some of these people” until he