The saga of Volodymyr Zelensky — the Jewish comedian elected president of Ukraine — was already mind-boggling. Now it’s taken a turn for the surreal, as the 41-year-old has assumed a place not just as head of a country of 44 million people, but also at the center of a potentially historic American political scandal. The allegations against Trump: In July, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Democrats are calling Trump’s alleged solicitation of a foreign power to act on his behalf against a political rival grounds for impeachment and say they are opening an inquiry to explore that possibility. It’s a story that even Zelensky, who starred as a fictional president on his television show “Servant of the People,” couldn’t have made up. Here are some key facts about Zelensky and Ukraine.
Megan Rapinoe is the Sue Bird of soccer, actually.
As raucous as this Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade will be, the one that happened six years ago was especially fabulous. Just days before, the Supreme Court had overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, the law forbidding LGBTQ people to marry.
“I like to think our peace, love, and light affect their hate. We cannot hide, we must not be fearful. We must let our light shine.”
“We say that the internet is the new KKK hood. It’s the mask people put on to be able to say the hateful things they couldn’t have previously said.”
“I think this could’ve been far, far worse but they were being proactive, they were ready.”
“Choc, douleur et infinie tristesse … Pensées et prières avec les familles des victimes. Attaque le dernier jour de Pessah …
“I’m on a mission. This rabbi is not a business, not a career. It’s a mission. I’m a guy from Brooklyn sent out to do good in this part of the world.”
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security had accused the FBI and Department of Justice of “stonewalling” a briefing on the issue.
“Ki beiti beit tefillah yikarei l’chol ha-‘amim — ‘may my house be a house of prayer for many nations.’ We were not formed as a theocracy.