What the Hell, Boeing: An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. This is the second brand-new Boeing 737 model to crash after take-off in the last few months (a Lion Air plane crashed over the Java Sea in October, killing all passengers). It's still unclear what caused either of these crashes.
There it Is: Fox commentator/phony judge Jennine Pirro suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar is loyal to Sharia law because she wear a hijab. Surprisingly, Fox has released a statement condemning Pirro's comments about Omar, the first Congresswoman to wear a hijab in the US. Pirro's comments "do not reflect those of the network," Fox claims. I'd like to see the receipts.
Guy Doesn't Get a Hint: The White House is expected to tuck a $8.6 billion border wall ask into its annual budget request to Congress, a move that will surely lead to another standoff between Trump and congressional Democrats.
Just a general note to journalist, twitter users, etc that adults do not “have sex with” children. A more accurate term is ”rape.”
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 11, 2019
Pay to Play: It appears the well-connected owner of a chain of Florida massage parlors (including the one where New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft was recently busted or soliciting prostitution) has been selling Chinese executives access to Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
Time's Up: The Washington Legislature is halfway to making Daylight Savings Time a year-roundthing . Oregon, u next?
Out the Door: Berk Nelson, police liaison for Mayor Ted Wheeler, is leaving city hall for a job in the private sector. He's leaving in the midst of a particularly contentious period in the mayor's office regarding police tactics.
Today, in Near-Fatal Child Neglect: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report Friday detailing a 2017 case of tetanus in an unvaccinated Oregon child, marking the state's first case of pediatric tetanus in more than 30 years. Despite the kid almost dying from his infection, his parents still refused a doctor's recommendation to have the child fully vaccinated.
Longread of the Day: The Miami legacy of memorializing loved ones on t-shirts.