Obama claimed that he wanted to “fundamentally transform America” as he got ready to take the White House in 2008. Five years later, we see what he means. We now have more Americans in the depths of poverty, more Americans on welfare, and more Americans taking food stamps than ever. And now we discover that [...]
As the Daily Mail puts it: ‘a dancing Ladies’ Man with a very tempestuous love life. …in his youth, Mandela was a tall, powerfully built boxer and keen ballroom dancer renowned among his friends for his success with the opposite sex… He met and married a beautiful nurse named Evelyn Mase (pictured), but began spending […]
By Jason Stverak | Franklin Center DIRTY JOB: Reporting isn’t nearly as sexy as TV makes it out to be, and talented writers and investigators could hardly be blamed if they forgoed journalism for fields that promised more money or excitement. The Discovery Channel may never have featured print journalism on its hit series “Dirty...
New York’s mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that he will appoint William J. Bratton to serve as New York’s police commissioner beginning January 1, 2014.Bratton was appointed to be the New York City police commissioner...Show More Summary
I’m not sure this hasn’t already been preempted/rescheduled in light of Mandela’s death, but Pareene’s take is amusing anyways: Today, basic cable chat show host Chris Matthews interviewed President Barack Obama. The interview will air this evening at 7 p.m.. Show More Summary
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Nelson Mandela was accused of inciting worker strikes and was convicted in 1964 for being an anti-apartheid activist. His speech, which was made at the beginning of the defence case, ended with the words: “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and […]
Most of America’s silent films have disappeared: A new study unveiled by The Library of Congress notes that a scant 14 percent of the feature films produced and distributed in the U.S. from 1912-29 exist in their original 35mm format. That’s only 1,575 of the 11,000 or so features made during this nascent era of […]
MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run Obamacare exchange, has both good news and bad news.The good news is that the total number of people who have selected a plan and a payment method is up to 24,600, more than double the 11,000 that were trying to pay early in November. Show More Summary
(This was scheduled to appear at 10am, but FYWP, and since then my new laptop has been misfiring. Nevertheless, the links remaim important.) President Obama gave an important speech yesterday: …[W]e know that people’s frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. Show More Summary
The Justice Department and the FBI today announced charges against 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their spouses in a nine-year scheme to defraud the Medicaid program. Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara declared, “TheShow More Summary
Fox News cited a study by a lobbying group with ties to the fast food industry to push debunked myths on the effects of raising the minimum wage, ignoring a wealth of economic evidence showing that increasing the minimum wage has little...Show More Summary
The world premiere of the "Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet" is set for tonight. Princeton University's director of its jazz-studies program composed the work in honor of the Florida teen. Anthony D. J. Branker...Show More Summary
In a post on National Review Online about a series of lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraception mandate, editor at large Jonah Goldberg misled about the mandate, how contraception actually works, and then asked...Show More Summary
Californians who want to sign up for Obamacare can do so today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fresno State University.Sign ups will be held in the university’s Free Speech Area, located north of the library, and, somewhat ironically, in Room 204 of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Show More Summary
The regime remembered Nelson Mandela tonight by tweeting a photo of Barack Obama in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. It’s all about Barack. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013
Mozart died 222 years ago today, and I’m thinking about his Requiem. For me it is something singular in music, quite apart from the lore surrounding its composition. The choral movements are truly awful, in the archaic sense.It was among the first pieces of music, most of them by Mozart, to make a deep impression on me. Show More Summary
Princeton University Orchestra, conducted by Michael Pratt, and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will play the “Ballad for Trayvon Martin” tonight and Friday. The tribute will play at the Richardson Auditorium. The Daliy Caller reported: The director of the jazz … Continue reading ?
Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn't exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities...Show More Summary