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Charter School Abandons 650 Students

Students at a local charter school returned from spring break to find their entire school had changed, after the charter school company suddenly decided to end its contract with Milwaukee Public Schools. According to MPS, Universal Companies...Show More Summary

France averts Political Disaster -- but its Economic Woes may Continue

France’s results on Sunday are certainly welcome. In the December 2015 regional elections, Marine Le Pen’s Front National came in first in the first round with 28 percent. As late as this March, she was nudging 30 percent in presidential polls. Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The 13th Floor Elevators

Oh, Sunday. The Honey-Do list was a mile long. Plenty of home improvement projects to do. I took on a few that I thought would be quick and easy. Most were but one wasn't. Slipped inside a few corners and spots in the house that were a bit tight and not workspace friendly. Show More Summary

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

James Somers, The Atlantic: You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that's ever been published. Books still in print you'd have to pay for, but everything else -- a collection slated to grow larger...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How to deal with a psychopath

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today the Associated Press published the transcript of a Friday interview with Donald Trump with such a high a concentration of lunacy per unit word you could be forgiven for wondering if it was a hoax. Alas, it was not. x As a student...Show More Summary

Stone Carvings Show Comet Hit Earth in 10,950 B.C.

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000 B.C., a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilizations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols...Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

I haven't followed the news this week, so there's been little to write about. That will probably change soon. In the meantime, here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday TV: Series "El Chapo" Premiere

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

I'm looking forward to the start of the Univision series El Chapo tonight. The fictionalized series about the life of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was based on the collective work of screenwriters and journalists in Univision's investigative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lawmaker's invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House

Lawmaker's invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House Salman said a humanist prayer and didn't ask members to pray to God or any other deity, a move that broke an informal House rule and led to a protest from Republicans on the House floor. GOP Rep. Show More Summary

Trump: They Were Supposed to Love Me

Over recent months, I’ve several times noted that President Trump thought that once he won the election, everybody would love him. I base this on various comments he’s made and just my general sense of his personality. But nowhere to date has he said it more clearly, more openly. It comes in this AP interview and it turns on his press coverage (emphasis added) … Read More ?

If Trump in the White House can't stop Democratic circular firing squads, we really are finished

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

So this is now a thing. Last Tuesday, the day of the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Bernie Sanders was asked about the leading Democrat in the race, Jon Ossoff—who came within two points of winning an outright...Show More Summary

Hillary Criticizes Trump's Lack of LGBT Support

In a speech Thursday, Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump for appointing outspoken opponents of LGBT rights to the Cabinet and other top positions. "I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues," she said. Show More Summary

The Rise of the Panera Bread Voter

Top Democratic strategist Brian Fallon thinks [Jon] Ossoff's strong showing is a sign of the kind of Republican House seat that the party has the best chance to flip. Hillary Clinton's press secretary during the presidential campaign,...Show More Summary

France: Macron vs. Le Pen

The independent centrist Emmanuel Macron has topped the first round of the French presidential election and according to projections will face the far-right Front National's Marine Le Pen in a standoff marked by anti-establishment anger that knocked France's traditional political parties out of the race. Show More Summary

52% in Swing States Disapprove of Trump

Tim Marcin, Newsweek: It's no secret President Donald Trump's approval rating on the national level has been relatively low his entire tenure in the White House. But polls show he's also struggling to garner support in the swing states that won him the 2016 presidential election over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Daily Beast Begins 'Trump-Free Sundays'

John Avlon, The Daily Beast: While the Daily Beast is committed to holding President Trump accountable as part of the loyal opposition, we also recognize that there is more to life than this president. We think it's time to go on a more balanced Donald Diet -- call it a Sabbath for sanity. Show More Summary

The Big Right-Wing Media Crack-Up of 2017

Conor Lynch, Salon: Though their candidate is now in the White House, 2017 has not been a particularly good year for right-wing propagandists, fake news charlatans and the "conservative media industrial complex" at large. While [Bill]...Show More Summary

Pence Tours Indonesian Mosque, Praises Islam

Vice President Pence toured Southeast Asia's largest mosque on Thursday during a visit to Indonesia, calling the Muslim-majority nation's tradition of following a moderate form of Islam "an inspiration to the world."... "In your nation as in mine, religion unifies, it doesn't divide," he added. Show More Summary

A Question for Congress from an 11-Year-Old

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier's town hall was winding down... Then came the final question card of the night, from a young girl, and it was a show-stopper. "Eden wanted to have her question asked by staff because it's past her bedtime," explained a member of DeSaulnier's staff, who then read the question: "My name is Eden, and I'm 11 years old. Show More Summary

Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dies

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday at 56. Authorities in Indiana said "received a 911 call about an unresponsive female. Upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Moran Fleischmann was deceased. Show More Summary

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