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Maybe there’s a need for a Space Force after all.

Jimmy Fallon thinks something is amiss after studying 51 Areas of Vice President Mike Pence’s overly-sculpted mug. The late-night comic plays footage of Pence relaying “greetings” to a crew of Earthlings preparing to enact 45’s Space Force initiative.

Come to think of it, Pence’s too-perfect-from-the-chest-up appearance has always seemed a little fishy. Is that a “To Serve Man” brochure on his podium?

Stay tuned for some “stiff” satire of Sean Hannity at the 1:55 mark.

Klaatu, barada, click-o.

Photo by archer10 (Dennis) / CC BY-SA 2.0

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For months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. She avoided the lunch room, where she saw little social distancing, and ate in her car.

The stakes felt especially high. Her husband, a postal worker in the same facility, was at high risk because his immune system is compromised by a condition unrelated to the coronavirus. And the 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service knew that her job, operating a machine that sorts mail by ZIP code, would be vital to processing the flood of mail-in ballots expected this fall.

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