In the Washington Commanders' 10 training camp practices so far, quarterback Carson Wentz has been consistently uneven, sometimes throwing incredible darts and other times inexplicable ducks. He has hit hard throws deep and missed easy ones short and they've occasionally come close enough together to prompt the question: How? "[His accuracy] is a lot better than you give him credit for, just because of the way things happen in practice," Coach Ron Rivera said Saturday night after the team's workout at FedEx Field. "There's a lot of little nuances that we see and that we look at and get to review. There are some inaccuracies, but it's nothing that we are overly concerned about." The problem, Rivera argued, is circumstantial. Wentz is still adjusting to a new scheme with new terminology and new progressions, as well as a fast group of receivers who resemble "a 4x100 track team." Give him enough reps, Rivera said, and the offense will be good. For now, though, even die-hard fans … [Read more...] about Carson Wentz’s training camp performance has been consistently inconsistent
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Let's be clear up front: No one knows for sure whether Archibald Butt and Francis Davis Millet were in a romantic relationship. In the times and society in which they lived, for such a thing to become known would have meant ruin. Here's what we do know. Butt never married. Millet was estranged from his wife and had a previous relationship with a man. Butt and Millet lived together in a mansion in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood, where they threw parties for the city's elite - including Butt's boss, President William Howard Taft. And in the weeks before they died on the Titanic, they were vacationing together in Europe. "The enduring partnership of Butt and Millet was an early case of 'Don't ask, don't tell,' " historian Richard Davenport-Hines wrote in 2012, referring to the policy that once required gay members of the military to keep their sexuality secret. A National Park Service page for the White House memorial fountain in their honor says they were "widely … [Read more...] about Two prominent men died on the Titanic – were they secretly a couple?
WASHINGTON - It's been an ugly summer for the cryptocurrency industry everywhere but on Capitol Hill. Despite a pileup of a bad news - layoffs at major companies, ongoing hacks, and the collapse of several high-profile crypto projects that have devastated Main Street investors - the sector is on a hot streak in Congress. In just the last two weeks, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a proposal to hand oversight of cryptocurrency spot markets to the Commodity Futures Trading Association, the third bipartisan bill since April that would codify a leading role for the industry's preferred regulator. Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., teamed up to pitch exempting crypto used for everyday purchases, like buying a sandwich, from capital gains taxes. And that pair, along with Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., proposed limiting the reach of a provision signed into law last year that tightened tax reporting requirements on crypto … [Read more...] about Crypto finds a bright spot in a stormy summer: Congress
"Post Reports" is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you've come to expect from the newsroom of The Post - for your ears. - - - In this episode: In 2020, author Angela Garbes found herself at home taking care of her two daughters, clinically depressed and unable to write. It was a time when people were told to stay home, unless you were an essential worker. "But I remember sitting there being like, 'What about me?'" Garbes told "Post Reports" editor Lexie Diao. "What about parents? What about mothers? Like, what we are doing is nothing less than essential. . . . The pandemic has exposed that without care, we're lost." Garbes's new book is called "Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change." The book examines the history of caregiving in America through the lens of the author's own Filipinx identity, and makes the case that caregiving is an undervalued and overlooked labor that disproportionately … [Read more...] about ‘Post Reports’ podcast: The essential labor of care work
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 UVALDE, Texas — In a cemetery on the edge of Uvalde, a cluster of fresh graves had been carved from the parched, rocky earth. The dead were claiming new ground: No sod had been laid. No trees had taken root to shield against an unrelenting South Texas sun. Uvalde had weathered loss, but never anything like this. The community had crossed into unfamiliar terrain, as the massacre at Robb Elementary School created a marathon of mourning that started with vigils in the hours after the May 24 attack and continued for weeks until the last victims were buried. On June 3, Javier and Gloria Cazares buried their daughter Jacklyn in one of the graves. On June 8, they returned for the burial of their niece, Annabell Rodriguez. A few days later, on a Sunday evening, they were back again with Jacklyn’s older sister, Jazmin. They had just been to the visitation for another classmate who was killed. … [Read more...] about The excruciating echo of grief in Uvalde