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Dune Opens to $33+ Million Weekend

By Matt Palumbo
  • Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse’s horror sequel is projected to earn $14.23 million in its second weekend, marking a sharp 71% drop from its opening haul.
  • Disney and 20th Century’s animated film opened to $2.3 million on Friday and is projected to draw a muted three-day haul of $7.07 million.
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NIH Quietly Rewrites Definition of “Gain-of-Function”

By Matt Palumbo
  • The National Institutes of Health quietly altered a key definition of "gain-of-function" research on its own website amid a wave of major scrutiny regarding its funding of controversial research in Wuhan, China.
  • Web archives show that as recently as Oct. 19, the NIH defined "gain-of-function" experiments as "a type of research that modifies a biological agent so that it confers new or enhanced activity to that agent."
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Tom Tradup: Our Pathetic White House “Press Corps”

By Matt Palumbo
  • Not that WHCA doesn’t have some rock-solid objective journalists at the helm: the President is Steven Portnoy, White House correspondent for CBS News Radio (Uh-oh.
  • But every U.S. President in the past century came to realize—some sooner, some later—that weasels within the Executive Branch or within our permanent Washington “establishment” exist for little more than to leak secrets to favorable media.
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Turkey Set to Expel U.S. Envoy, Nine Others, Says Erdogan

By Matt Palumbo
  • ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.
  • In a joint statement on Oct. 18, the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and the United States called for a just and speedy resolution to Kavala’s case, and for his “urgent release”.
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Newt Gingrich: Education is Becoming a Republican Strength

By Matt Palumbo
  • In attempting to defend radical transgender policies, the Loudoun County School Board covered up the incident, had the girl’s father arrested for being too aggressive in his anger about his daughter’s rape, and then failed to take action against the student (who was transferred to another school where he has since attacked another girl).
  • In virtually every failed school, there was a teachers union opposing reform and parents who were increasingly worried about the future off their children.
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Knicks, Julius Randle Totally Dominate Magic in Win

By Matt Palumbo
  • As coach Tom Thibodeau walked down the tunnel and into the interview room at Amway Center late Friday night, one of the many Knicks fans on hand yelled, “Why don’t you look happy?’’
  • Immanuel Quickley, who buried four 3-pointers, said: “Honestly, we might be able to [beat] it again as far as the way we play together, the way we move the ball.
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Filthy rich Obama mocks Glenn Youngkin for being a ‘wealthy person’ in stump speech, plays ‘insurrection’ card

By Chris Donaldson
  • Obama also dismissed the ongoing revolt against critical race theory, an issue that has greatly damaged McAuliffe with Virginia being on the front lines of the battle for the soul of America and a state where “woke” leftist ideology is so strong that a Loudoun County school board covered up a vicious sexual assault because the perpetrator was a transgender.
  • “You can’t run ads telling me you’re a regular ol’ hoops-playing, dish-washing, fleece-wearing guy, but quietly cultivate support from those who seek to tear down our democracy,” Obama said, invoking the term “democracy” that has been twisted in Orwellian fashion by Democrats and now means anything but the traditional definition.
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Psaki Bombing Over Border ‘Photo Op’ Leaves Fox Reporter In Rubble

By David Badash
  • When all was said and done, Psaki reminded Doocy that when he was president Donald Trump "went to the border, at least once, maybe more." She continued, "How did that immigration policy result Peter?
  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to verbally wallop Peter Doocy on Friday after the combative, argumentative, and fear-mongering Fox News correspondent tried to pick a fight over President Joe Biden having not recently visited the southern border.
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In the Bijan Ghaisar case, the police get away with it

By Editorial Board
  • It was applied again by a federal judge in Virginia who on Friday dismissed the manslaughter case against two U.S. Park Police officers charged in the death of Bijan Ghaisar near D.C. in 2017.
  • For too long, judges and lawmakers have granted virtually automatic deference to police who insist that in the stress of an uncertain moment, they felt such fear that it was reasonable to fire their guns at an unarmed subject.
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U.S. Lawmakers Finally Poised to Overhaul the Military Justice System

By Matt Palumbo
  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin created an independent commission to review the issue of sex assaults earlier this year, and it recommended removing sexual assault and harassment, domestic violence and other related crimes from the chain of command.
  • The House passed its version of the NDAA, which more closely follows a set of Pentagon recommendations for military justice reform focused only on sex crimes, not all felonies.
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Obama Tells Virginia Voters Not to Pay Attention to “Trumped Up Culture Wars”

By Matt Palumbo
  • Ben Shapiro, podcast host: “Sorry, but McAuliffe saying that parents shouldn’t be in charge of their children’s education and the Loudoun County school board lying to parents about sexual assaults in bathrooms isn’t ‘trumped up cultural wars.'”
  • Former President Barack Obama pleaded with Virginian voters not to pay attention to culture wars as election day nears between Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.
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Another Debt Ceiling Fight Looms

By Matt Palumbo
  • For Hoagland, now a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the concern is that if Democrats are not prepared to revise the budget resolution so they can deploy the simple majority procedure known as reconciliation to lift or suspend the debt limit, then the next step could be changing the rules of the Senate to permit them to do so with the 51 votes they have with Vice President Kamala Harris.
  • Hoagland admitted he was "surprised" Democrats did not reconcile the debt limit when they passed the budget resolution paving the way for Biden's social spending package.
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Help! Our Middle-Aged Friend Says He’s Falling in Love With Our Teen Daughter.

By Slate Staff
  • I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this sudden revelation about the character of a man you’ve trusted for years, but don’t let him snooker you into thinking this “just happened” or that the worst thing that could happen now is his relationship with your daughter could “become awkward.”
  • The arrangement he suggested in the first place was not a good one—it’s one thing for a family friend to give a college freshman a ride to family events and let her know the best place to do off campus laundry, but it’s another thing for a 50-year-old man to volunteer to regularly take her off campus to go to the movies one-on-one.
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Should Resonate with Black People

By David A. Love
  • From its inception, Columbus Day has been problematic at best — a holiday in honor of white supremacy, to celebrate a man who “discovered” a land that had been inhabited by ancient civilizations for as long as 23,000 years .
  • “That is especially true when it comes to upholding the rights and dignity of the Indigenous people who were here long before colonization of the Americas began.”
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In latest on fatal Baldwin shooting, ‘Rust’ film crew says there were two accidental firearm discharges beforehand

By Jon Dougherty
  • Some crew members of the film “Rust” say that there were two accidental weapon discharges on the set before the apparent accidental shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last week, multiple reports say.
  • Three former members of the film crew told the Los Angeles Times that those discharges happened on Oct. 16, triggering complaints about safety on the set to a supervisor.
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Finally, a promising piece of tech antitrust legislation in Congress

By Editorial Board
  • Antitrust law traditionally disapproves of firms leveraging their dominance in one market to gain dominance in another — which is what Google does when it puts an in-house restaurant review tool at the top of its search rankings, and what Amazon does when it develops and recommends its own batteries, or diapers, with the help of information gleaned from third-party transactions.
  • Other potential malfeasance it addresses with a general prohibition against unfairly giving preference to one’s own products; unfairly limiting others’ ability to compete; and unfairly discriminating when enforcing terms of service.
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Gov. Kemp hits homerun in swing at Stacey Abrams over Atlanta All-Star snub as hometown Braves win NL pennant

By Robert Jonathan
  • “While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia.”
  • Earlier this year, Major League Baseball decided to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from the Atlanta Braves home stadium in Cob Country, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta, after Kemp signed an after-the-fact voting reform measure into law.
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The U.S. is using sanctions more than ever. But do they work?

By Editorial Board
  • In a broad sense, though, he was just accelerating a trend that began with his predecessors, including President Barack Obama, who made 2,350 new designations in his second term (though he “delisted” targeted countries, individuals and entities more often than Mr. Trump did).
  • 11, 2001, spawned a new era in the use of sanctions, aimed at defunding far-flung terrorist networks and other nonstate networks in addition to traditional state adversaries.
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Hunter Biden’s Soho Art Show Opens

By Matt Palumbo
  • Earlier this month the White House assured critics that it had a full-proof plan to prevent influence-peddling: require SoHo gallerist Georges Berges to keep the identities of the buyers secret from the White House.
  • Another visitor, George Wayne, 57, who writes about popular culture, said he introduced Biden to the gallery two years ago.
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College Football Week Eight Recap

By Joe Morgan
  • The Sooners entered the fourth quarter training 17-14, but two fourth quarter touchdowns by running back Kendall Brooks and one unreal play by quarterback Caleb Williams allowed Oklahoma to escape Lawrence, Kansas, with a 35-23 win.
  • “I think the combination of guys that did not practice, a combination of a wet day, the threat of the pass not being there, a limited Sean, all of it factored in,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said when asked about his struggling run game.
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Polls Indicate Tight 2022 Senate Race in New Hampshire

By Matt Palumbo
  • A pproval ratings for New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and GOP Gov. Chris Sununu have fallen recently, suggesting a tight race if the Granite State political titans face off for Senate in 2022.
  • But Sununu, who has not entered the race, although he has said he will announce his decision within the next few weeks, has also seen a dip in his approval rating, according to another Granite State Poll this week.
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Suns Deny Allegations that the Organization or Its Owner Have History of Racism or Sexism

By Matt Palumbo
  • The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism.
  • The Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism.
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Nicholas Waddy: “Insurrection” Theater on Capitol Hill

By Matt Palumbo
  • It has been clear from the start that the select committee is part of a broad effort to tarnish Donald Trump and Trump-supporting (i.e. mainstream) Republicans as "insurrectionists," even though zero Americans have been charged, let alone convicted, of "insurrection," and no prominent Republicans were involved in the riot that occurred on January 6th.
  • With respect to the insurrection fairy tale, it is important to understand that Democrats benefit from creating the impression that Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and other prominent Republicans have something to hide about the events of January 6th.
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Astros Reach World Series After Demolishing Sox in ALCS Game 6

By Matt Palumbo
  • Yordan Alvarez and Luis Garcia, both Houston minor leaguers in 2017, teamed to give the Astros their third straight win, completing one wallop of a counterpunch that began Tuesday in the eighth inning of Game 4 as the Bosox were on the verge of grabbing a 3-1 advantage.
  • The Houston Astros, their lone championship tarnished by a historic sign-stealing scandal, will return to the World Series after their 5-0 blanking of the Red Sox on Friday night in American League Championship Series Game 6 at Minute Maid Park.
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Sweden and Pakistan Say Afghanistan Headed for Collapse

By Matt Palumbo
  • Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry later told Reuters that direct engagement with the Taliban was the only way to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, and called for billions of dollars of Afghan assets frozen overseas to be released.
  • "The country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Swedish development minister Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai.
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Chris Wallace Thinks Psaki Is “One of the Best Press Secretaries Ever”

By Matt Palumbo
  • F ox's Chris Wallace said that Jen Psaki is "one of the best White House press secretaries ever," prompting backlash from critics of Psaki's tactics to protect the Biden administration.
  • Wallace, an outlier at the right-leaning network, praised Psaki's performance when pressed by Fox's White House correspondent Peter Doocy about President Joe Biden's claims that he had been to the border.
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Reports: Taliban Beheads Member of Kabul Women’s Volleyball Team

By Matt Palumbo
  • An Afghan youth volleyball player named Mahjubin Hakimi “was beheaded by the Taliban — with gruesome photos of her severed head posted on social media, according to her coach,” the New York Post relayed on October 21, citing an original report by the Farsi version of Britain’s Independent newspaper published on October 19.
  • Members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terror group allegedly beheaded a female member of the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club in recent weeks according to a claim made Tuesday by a coach for the Afghan women’s national volleyball team, the New York Post reported Thursday.
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Vin Diesel Walks Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow Down Aisle at Her Wedding

By Matt Palumbo
  • Even though her father, the late actor Paul Walker, couldn't walk her down the aisle, Meadow Walker had the next best thing: her father's “Fast & Furious” co-star and close friend, Vin Diesel.
  • The 22-year-old model married actor Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month in the Dominican Republic, Vogue reported, and Friday afternoon, Walker shared photos to her Instagram of the small affair.
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The Biden Border Crisis by the Numbers

By Matt Palumbo
  • Imagine how many of those were not only breaking our immigration laws, but are also violent and deviant criminals intent on doing Americans harm while the left feebly snivels and claims anyone who demands our border be secured and lawfully regulated is racist and hateful.
  • On Wednesday, Fox’s Bill Melugin reported that in just a span of hours Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley “arrested three gang members who crossed illegally: one MS 13 with homicide charges in New York; one MS 13 with homicide arrest in El Salvador; and one18th Street member who was deported last month.”
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Netflix execs and “Squid Game” VIPs are playing from the same out-of-touch handbook

By Kylie Cheung
  • Perhaps the biggest clue about the widening gulf between Netflix's leadership and its employees emerged over this past week, as Netflix executives appeared to dress in the signature green "Squid Game" tracksuits on a remote Zoom earnings call.
  • Netflix has been in the news a lot of late, in part for the runaway global success of South Korean drama "Squid Game ." The series' sadistic premise of having desperate, impoverishsed people competing in deadly games for a chance at winning millions – all for the entertainment of a mysterious, wealthy elite – immediately captured the world's imagination.
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Illegal Immigration Under Biden at Its Third-Highest Level in 97 Years

By Matt Palumbo
  • The Biden administration's messaging on illegal immigration has been confusing and muddled at best, warning migrants "not to go" to the border, while also ending the practice of turning away children .
  • Data from US Customs and Border Protection shows federal law enforcement stopped 1,956,519 noncitizens attempting to enter the US via illegal crossings through the Canadian and Mexican borders, the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, or through visa overstays after arrival via a recognized air, land or sea port.
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Fauci pressed by group of bipartisan lawmakers to explain funding ‘cruel’ puppy experiments

By Jon Dougherty
  • Top White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is being pressured to explain why, as head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, he signed off on a grant worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance “cruel” experiments involving drugged beagle puppies.
  • A letter signed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding answers after a nonprofit group called the White Coat Waste Project, which first pointed out that taxpayer funds were being used to finance experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, discovered the beagle research, The Hill reported .
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Brian Laundrie Autopsy Inconclusive About Cause of Death

By Matt Palumbo
  • Earlier in the day, Bertolino had said on ABC ’s "Good Morning America" that he was told he and the Laundrie family might receive information about Brian’s cause of death by midday Friday but that didn’t happen.
  • The remains of Laundrie, which were discovered Wednesday in a Florida park, will be forwarded to an anthropologist for more study, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino told Fox News on Friday .
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Biden Admin to Protect Immigration Fraudsters

By Matt Palumbo
  • My June 15, 2018 article, Trump Administration Opens Office To Find Naturalization Fraudsters addressed the important and commonsense measures the Trump administration took to uncover naturalization fraud to not only identify those who had committed fraud and seek to strip them of their citizenship, but to deter others from gaming that important system.
  • Back on December 7, 2020 my article, Biden's DHS: Department of Homeland Surrender : Alejandro Mayorkas, architect of DACA, picked by Biden to head DHS focused on Mayorkas’ performance when he headed up USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and ordered the beleaguered employees of that agency “get to yes” and approve applications for visas that never should have been approved, including categories of visas that had been used by terrorists and spies.
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Should We Be Willing To Go To War Over Taiwan?

By Steve Chapman
  • For decades, both governments have operated under an unspoken compromise: As long as Taiwan did not declare independence, China would not use force to conquer the island.
  • But there is a push from people in Congress and the U.S. foreign policy establishment to embrace "strategic clarity." They want Washington to proclaim that if Taiwan is attacked, we will go to war to defend it.
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Students can learn with their mouths as well as with their eyes and hands

By Alyssa Paparella
  • Shaw designed a study to assess whether people could learn to recognize 3-D models, like those often used to teach science, with their mouths instead of with their eyes.
  • Shaw's research builds on the fact that brain imaging has revealed that the feeling of touch, called somatosensory input, from our tongues, lips, and teeth converge onto the primary somatosensory cortex to produce an image generated entirely by signals from our mouths.
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Dr. Thomas Sowell: High Stakes in Virginia

By Matt Palumbo
  • One of the reasons is that many Virginia parents are outraged by the "woke" propaganda their children are being subjected to in the public schools — and the governor has sided with the education bureaucrats and the teachers union.
  • Low-income minority students, especially, cannot afford the luxury of having their time wasted on ideological propaganda in the schools, when they are not getting a decent education in mathematics or the English language.
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Poem in Autumn

By May Sarton
  • Novels and journals, she said in 1983, are concerned with growth over time, but “the poem is an essence … it captures perhaps a moment of violent change but it captures a moment.”
  • In the first stanza, we know death to mean the coming winter.
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As 2022 Election Heats Up, Hungary’s Orban Accuses EU, U.S. of Meddling

By Matt Palumbo
  • BUDAPEST — Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces a close election race next year, accused Brussels and Washington of trying to meddle in Hungarian politics and called on his supporters to defend the achievements of his nationalist government’s decade in power.
  • Orban told tens of thousands of supporters in central Budapest that Washington and billionaire George Soros were trying to get their people, the Hungarian leftist opposition, elected using their money, media and networks.
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China Calls Biden’s Bluff on Taiwan

By Matt Palumbo
  • The Global Times, a Communist Party mouthpiece closely tied to the regime, on Friday quickly jumped on the comments, saying "Biden won't make good on ‘defend Taiwan' claim." The propaganda outlet further accused the president of significantly shifting U.S. policy on Taiwan, which it described as "a major shift in the cross-Straits situation" that is "bound to trigger fierce confrontation" with the Chinese military.
  • Less than a day after President Joe Biden said the United States would come to Taiwan's defense if China were to launch an attack on the territory, one of the Communist Party's leading propaganda organs is calling the president's bluff.
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Senate Democrats Consider ‘Billionaires Tax’ To Fund Biden Agenda

By Kerry Eleveld
  • "This is a good way to make sure that billionaires are paying their fair share for running this country," Warren told The New York Times of Wyden's proposal.
  • After promising for months to fund President Joe Biden's Build Back Better proposal by raising taxes on corporations and top income earners, Democrats have been forced to retool due to the opposition of one-woman wrecking ball Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
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Major Investor Dumps Trump’s ‘Fake News Business’

By Alex Henderson
  • Item: hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein, according to the New York Times, withdrew his investment after learning that he would be supporting Trump's social media company Truth Social .
  • According to Enrich, Goldstein and Goldmacher, "Mr. Trump's new company, Trump Media and Technology Group — incorporated in Delaware in February with little fanfare, and with no revenue or tested business plan — reached a deal to merge with Digital World on (October 20).
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Austria Considering Lockdowns for Just the Unvaccinated If ICU Numbers Increase

By Matt Palumbo
  • Under a five-stage plan, the government said that if the number of people with coronavirus in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds reaches 20 per cent occupancy (400 beds) then antigen tests will become invalid, meaning only those who have been vaccinated, recovered, or have an up to date PCR test will have access to everywhere in the country, Kronen Zeitung reported .
  • People in Austria who have not been vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus could face lockdown restrictions if hospitals are overrun, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said.
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Paula Froelich: The 1 Percent Lecture About Climate Change While Making It Worse

By Matt Palumbo
  • Yet it’s hard to catch eco-warriors Bill Gates (who wrote a book on climate change, yet owns four private planes — a collection he calls his “guilty pleasure”), Richard Branson (who once created a Global Warming Prize for the first person to figure out how to extract greenhouse gases from the atmosphere), Jeff Bezos (who has his own climate change philanthropy ) and Elon Musk on anything but their own jets — or even their own rocket.
  • When all else fails, the eco-hypocrites adamantly claim their right to fly private, use gas-belching yachts and generally do whatever they feel like by arguing they’ve paid a carbon tax — so therefore their folly is forgivable, laudable, even.
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Humberto Fontova: When Kennedy Caved—Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Surrender

By Matt Palumbo
  • "The biggest defeat in our nation's history!" bellowed Air Force Chief of Staff General Curtis LeMay while whacking his fist on his desk upon learning the details of the deal President Kennedy cut with Khrushchev regarding the missiles.
  • Considering the U.S. nuclear superiority over the Soviets at the time of the (so-called) Missile Crisis (5,000 nuclear warheads for us, 300 for them) it's hard to imagine a President Nixon — much less Reagan — quaking in front of Khrushchev's transparent ruse a la Kennedy.
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Chinese Version of “Dune” Poster Removes Black Actress Sharon Duncan-Brewster

By Matt Palumbo
  • A Chinese promotional poster for the remake of Dune failed to feature Trinidadian-heritage actress Sharon Duncan-Brewster, despite her being prominently displayed in the original American version.
  • A promotional poster for Warner Bros’ science-fiction epic Dune produced for the Chinese market has removed a black main character from the image, drawing comparisons to similar treatment of a Star Wars actor in the communist country.
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Armorer on Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” Set Admitted to Being Nervous About Her Abilities and Almost Didn’t Take Job Because of That

By Matt Palumbo
  • The armorer on set of the movie "Rust," which has made headlines after a prop gun used by Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, once expressed doubt in her capabilities working on Hollywood movie sets.
  • Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said.
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Pope Francis and Joe Biden Will Meet to Discuss ‘Efforts Grounded in Respect for Fundamental Human Dignity’

By Rebecca Downs
  • One could look at it that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is looking to keep to that "tough" stance on that most important issue in a teaching document they voted in favor of drafting when it comes to a discussion and clarification of receiving the Eucharist during Holy Communion.
  • U.S. bishops have agreed to draft a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
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SCOTUS Fast Tracks Oral Arguments for Texas Abortion Law

By Matt Palumbo
  • The Biden administration considers the Texas law to be intolerable, a violation of the rights of women to abort a baby after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks.
  • In a brief filed with the Supreme Court on Thursday, the state insists that the there cannot possibly be a constitutional violation under SB8, because only the government can be accused of such a violation, and only private individuals have any role in enforcing the Texas abortion ban.
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Biden Treasury Nominee Was Member of Marxist Facebook Group in 2019

By Matt Palumbo
  • Saule Omarova, President Biden's pick to be the comptroller of the currency within the Treasury Department, appears to have joined a Facebook group for Marxist and socialist discussion in 2019, according to a post in the group called "Marxist Analysis and Policy."
  • The White House announced that it is nominating Omarova – a Cornell law professor – to run the key post that regulates national banks last month.
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Top Oil Exporter Saudi Arabia Claims They’re Targeting Net Zero Emissions by 2060

By Matt Palumbo
  • Saudi Arabia in March pledged to reduce carbon emissions by more than 4% of global contributions through initiatives including generating 50% of its energy needs from renewables by 2030 and planting billions of trees in the desert state.
  • The crown prince of Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and more than doubled its annual target to reduce carbon emissions to almost 280 million metric tons.
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NY Post Editorial Board: It’s the White House Siccing the FBI on Parents Who Question CRT Nonsense

By Matt Palumbo
  • Attorney General Merrick Garland basically admitted Thursday that the White House contacted the Justice Department about that odious letter from the National School Boards Association begging the feds to use the Patriot Act against “domestic terrorist” parents who raise questions about critical race theory being pushed in their kids’ schools.
  • There’s every reason to think it was the White House’s idea: Garland acted just days after the president’s office got the letter, which the NSBA’s top two leaders actually sent at the request of President Joe Biden’s aides after prior discussions on the issue.
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Biden Thanks Unions for Promising to Solve a Supply Chain Crisis They Created

By Matt Palumbo
  • “After weeks of negotiation and working with my team and with the major union and retailers and freight movers, the Ports of Los Angeles announced today that it’s going to begin operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Biden said .
  • On Wednesday Biden announced he was addressing the problem of West Coast delays, saying the crucial ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would soon be shifting to round-the-clock operations.
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Jeremy Corbyn: Socialists Are Rebuilding Bolivia

By Jeremy Corbyn
  • In the first year of the new government of Luis Arce and the Movement toward Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) party, Bolivia has made significant progress in restoring the damage done to the country under the previous right-wing-coup regime led by Jeanine Áñez.
  • Trade unionists, indigenous activists, and MAS supporters were targeted, with large-scale violation of peoples’ rights and the loss of lives — including the racist massacre of indigenous protestors at Sacaba and Senkata by military and police forces.
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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Prelude to Glasgow

By Chitown Kev
  • The new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on climate, a first-of-its kind document by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, builds on other grim warnings from national security officials about how a changing climate could upend societies and topple governments.
  • In New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding I-95 corridor, AccuWeather forecasters intentionally used strong language to communicate the risk, warning of “significant flash flood risk, watch for rapidly rising waters,” and later, “major, widespread and life-threatening flash flooding.”
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Palestine Isn’t Ferguson

By Susie Linfield
  • “After 1967, Israel stopped becoming a normal nation-state,” Arnon Degani, a Hebrew University history professor who is a member of the anti-occupation veterans’ group Breaking the Silence, told me recently.
  • Or, as Etan Nechin, an Israeli journalist who edits The Bare Life Review, a journal of immigrant and refugee literature, argues, “The left thinks that Israel exists only on a highly ideological-political level.
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How the Rise of the ‘Softboy’ Fueled the Culture Wars

By Derek Robertson
  • The term first appeared in the mid-2010s to describe a new kind of male star, not just willowy and tousle-haired like previous generations of pop icons, but overtly, almost confrontationally sensitive in his public persona.
  • America’s pop culture, much like its politics, is undergoing a hard split, with the music charts largely ruled by R&B acts and softboy-leaning pop artists.
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Mary Vought: Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe Puts Special Interests Between Parents and Their Children

By Matt Palumbo
  • As both a Virginia resident and the mother of a child with a disability, I know how Terry McAuliffe turned his back on special needs parents, denying their children the educational opportunities they deserve.
  • That attitude epitomizes Terry McAuliffe’s approach to education in general: appeal to liberal special interests, while dismissing parents’ legitimate concerns.
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Organized Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S.

By Matt Palumbo
  • A massive and organized migrant caravan is on its way from southern Mexico toward the U.S., and has already surged past a blockade by Mexican forces attempting to stop it from getting to the U.S.-Mexico border .
  • Organizers tell Fox News that there are more than 2,000 migrants in the caravan, setting off from Tapachula, Mexico – some carrying American flags and signs with President Biden’s name.
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All eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote

By Rebecca Beitsch and Harper Neidig
  • "If the House of Representatives votes for a referral of a contempt charge, the Department of Justice will do what it always does in such circumstances, we'll apply the facts and the law and make a decision, consistent with the principles of prosecution," Garland said at an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee just hours before the vote to censure Bannon.
  • Bannon has said he won't testify before the committee until the courts rule on an executive privilege case filed by Trump.
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‘You’re a clown’: Chris Wallace dragged after calling Jen Psaki ‘one of the best press secretaries ever’

By Vivek Saxena
  • Wallace made the questionable remark while speaking on Fox News’ “ America Reports ” Friday afternoon about a back-and-forth exchange between Psaki and Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy that had occurred only moments earlier.
  • Fox News’ Chris Wallace believes White House press secretary Jen Psaki is “one of the best White House press secretaries ever,” though it’s not clear how exactly he defines the role of a press secretary.
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Right-Handed? You’re What’s Wrong with Society, Leftists Claim

By Graham J Noble
  • It is true, of course, that the world is largely organized for right-handed people, and that’s because only about 10% of the human beings on planet Earth are lefties – which makes one reflect upon how much better life would be if left-wingers were as rare as left-handers.
  • Like the words “racism” and “fascism,” leftists now direct the word “privilege” against any individual or group of people they don’t like, which, at this point, means everyone who is not one of them.
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How Does The 2020 Recession Compare To The Great Depression?

By Ben Zeisloft
  • However, as discovered by David Wheelock — a Senior Vice President and Special Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Research Division — last year’s downturn exceeded the Great Depression in initial severity.
  • The agency defines a recession as the time between a “peak” and “trough” in economic activity; the United States economy experienced the former in February 2020 and the latter in April 2020.
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Federal Reserve: Businesses Say Vax Mandates Are Hurting Employment

By Matt Palumbo
  • “Most employers shared that they would like to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates but were concerned about losing employees,” the Atlanta Fed said in the report.
  • The Federal Reserve on Thursday said that businesses have reported COVID-19 vaccine mandates have hurt employment and are contributing to labor supply problems—even before President Joe Biden’s previously announced vaccine mandate for private businesses goes into effect.
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Twitter Censors Reps. Greene and Banks for Calling Rachel Levine a Man

By Matt Palumbo
  • Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana was suspended for his tweet saying that "the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man." If he had said "biological male," it is likely that this would not have been censored by Twitter, but because the words "man" and "woman" are now considered to be more about feelings than biology, Banks was in violation.
  • Twitter censored two US House Representatives for stating that Biden's assistant health secretary in the HHS, Dr. Rachel Levine, is a biological male.
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Federal Spending Watchdog: Hard to Know Where Pandemic Relief Money Went

By Matt Palumbo
  • This week's Golden Horseshoe goes to a broad sweep of federal agencies for a systemic lack of transparency that is hampering efforts to monitor many billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief spending, according to a report by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.
  • "We looked at 51,000 awards worth $347 billion that supported the pandemic response (as of June 15, 2021)," the watchdog reports in the summary entitled "Dead Ends in Pandemic Relief Award Data."
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Biden Goes 100 Days Without a Formal Press Conference

By Matt Palumbo
  • Instead of answering questions from the media without the White House filtering who can ask the president a question, Biden and his White House communications team agreed to participated in a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper.
  • President Joe Biden has not held a formal press conference in 100 days as of Saturday, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) research team discovered.
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Georgia Dems wait with fear and angst for help from D.C.

By Laura Barrón-López
  • Less than a year after voters in Georgia voted for Joe Biden and then two Senate Democrats in runoff elections, the state finds itself once more at the center of the political universe.
  • For Georgia Democrats, the fear about the new voter laws in their state is not just about the restrictions Republicans have put in place, but the guardrails they’ve ripped out.
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NIH Letter on Coronavirus Research Exposes Fauci’s Big Lie

By Matt Palumbo
  • Collins and Fauci say they don’t fully know what goes on in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but they have been adamant in claiming NIH did not fund gain-of-function research at the facility.
  • With critics, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, contending the letter confirms the Wuhan lab collaborator had indeed been conducting gain-of-function research, Ebright said, “NIH's acknowledgment of the facts is new, but the facts themselves are not.”
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Peter Schweizer: Lawmakers Still Insider Trading Despite “STOCK Act”

By Matt Palumbo
  • Peter Schweizer, author of the 2011 book "Throw Them All Out," said it's still "very hard" to prove a member of Congress has engaged in insider trading despite the passage of the STOCK Act almost 10 years ago.
  • Pelosi files disclosure forms related to the stock buys that her spouse makes, which is one of the requirements in the STOCK Act. The website Capitol Trades tracks the stock purchases that members of Congress make, per their disclosure forms.
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Is Virginia the Last Stand for Desperate Democrats?

By Tim Donner
  • But after the extraordinary tumult of the 2020 elections and the subsequent sinking fortunes of the party that came out on top, this year’s single race with potential national ramifications figures to present an honest-to-goodness accurate reading of the national political barometer.
  • But as it stands now, there is every reason to believe the Dems should plan to avert their eyes from the outcome of the race pitting Democrat career politician Terry McAuliffe against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin for governor of Virginia.
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No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

By Associated Press
  • Georgia law allows someone to serve on a jury even if they come to court with an opinion about the case, as long as that person expresses a willingness to keep an open mind, said Donnie Dixon, a Savannah defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.
  • With jury selection underway in the Georgia community of 85,000 where the killing took place, it seems increasingly likely that some of the jurors who are ultimately chosen will have preconceived opinions and personal ties to the case.
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Oklahoma lawmaker who identifies as nonbinary slams governor for saying ‘there’s no such thing’

By Emma Colton
  • An Oklahoma state representative who identifies as nonbinary slammed Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt after he said "there is no such thing as non-binary sex," arguing its difficult to work with someone who opposes "your existence."
  • "If you have to work with people who adamantly oppose your existence, right, to the point to where we can't work together, you can't talk to me, you can't talk to me like I'm a human being, you don't see me, that damages anyone’s working relationship," Democratic State Rep. Mauree Turner said, Fox 25 reported .
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Sunday: Hili dialogue

By whyevolutionistrue
  • The Model Penal Code of the American Law Institute, a century-old organization led by judges, law professors and legal experts, proposes reviewing long sentences for resentencing or release after 15 years.
  • The nonprofit Sentencing Project argues that the United States should follow the lead of other countries and cap prison terms at 20 years, barring exceptional circumstances.
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California Accounts for One Third of the Nation’s Unemployment Claims

By Matt Palumbo
  • The California Employment Development Department released its September jobs numbers Friday, showing nonfarm jobs in California’s 11 major industries totaled 16,669,900 in September; a net gain of 47,400 jobs since August.
  • California added only 47,400 jobs in September, a stubborn statistic that is poking at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s theme of the state “roaring back” from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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White Democracy Advocated in the South

By Lenore Daniels
  • That wasn’t going to be easy when white residents, taking their cue from the leaders and newspapers, complained about “torchlight procession of several hundred black men ‘hooting and yelling and firing pistols and guns’ at imaginary representatives of the KKK,” and received the loyalty of the white politicians in Wilmington.
  • Most Black residents, under no illusion, accepted the April elections as a battle against white supremacy, and, guided by the courage of Abraham Galloway, a Black who escaped slavery, spent their nights, between April 18 and April 20, serving as “Wilmington’s informal black militia.”
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What the Trump Books Teach Us

By Virginia Heffernan
  • By contrast, Blake observed, Milton seemed inhibited when he wrote of plodding, sanctimonious old God. Have Donald Trump’s recent chroniclers, most of whom quote the former president liberally and with relish, turned to the devil’s party?
  • At regular intervals, Grisham, Bender, Leonnig and Rucker, and Wolff quote or cite Trump’s horseshit, often letting it steam there, uncorrected.
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Royal Family Steps Up to Help ‘Knackered’ Queen, as Officials ‘Purge’ Her Diary

By Tom Sykes, Tim Teeman
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The queen “doesn’t want to be reminded of her age in any way”

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Letters to the Editor: Mark Ridley-Thomas doesn’t deserve our sympathy just because he’s a dad

  • To the editor: Columnist Nicholas Goldberg is wrong to feel sympathy for parents like suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and actress Lori Loughlin because their crimes (alleged, in Ridley-Thomas’ case), both of which involved USC, were committed to benefit their children.
  • To the editor: Ridley-Thomas allegedly used taxpayer money to bribe USC for his benefit and that of his family.
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Op-Ed: Rampant online cheating is the dark side of remote learning

By Karen Symms Gallagher
  • Companies such as Chegg and Course Hero offer monthly subscription formats — similar to Netflix — in which students pay $10 or $15 a month for round-the-clock access to resources including exam questions, textbook solutions and homework “help,” meaning that subscribers can upload a problem to their accounts and expect answers with proof within minutes or the hour .
  • This year, stories in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and U.K. publications including Education Technology have spotlighted the growth and profits of public companies such as Chegg.
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Sunday Reading: Strange Tales

By The New Yorker
  • “ A Shinagawa Monkey,” one of Haruki Murakami’s greatest works of short fiction, describes a young woman who receives alarming information about her life from an unlikely source.
  • And, finally, a story that you may have first encountered in a tattered anthology in school: Shirley Jackson’s “ The Lottery,” a tale as haunting and relevant today as it was when it was first published, in the pages of The New Yorker, in 1948.
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Steele Dossier: The Lie Told Around the World, Again

By Debra Saunders, Am. Spectator
  • "He doesn't believe it either," former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves, now a fellow with the Heritage Foundation, said of Steele's claims.
  • Nearly two years later, the inspector general reported that the more salacious items in the Steele memos were "minimally corroborated," that Steele's source refuted his "pee tape" story, that contrary to Steele's writing, Trump handler Michael Cohen did not meet Russian operatives in Prague, and Steele's top source never spoke to a Russian official, as he claimed.
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Biden to host Manchin in Delaware at critical juncture

By Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle
  • The meeting comes at an absolutely critical time for Biden, who is seeking to clinch a deal with Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on his social spending plan in the next week.
  • Democrats are hopeful that the president and the two senators can hash things out and strike a framework on a topline agreement for the legislation aimed at climate action, childcare, health care and education.
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Second Opinion: Want to visualize the realities of a warmer planet? Give this online tool a try

By Solomon Dobrowski
  • Scientists call these locations “climate analogs,” present-day places that share similar climates to those projected for another location in the future.
  • My daily commute via bicycle crosses the Clark Fork most days and has allowed me to discern a rhythm and tempo in how the seasons come and go — a composition of daily weather-like notes in a musical score that is the climate of Missoula, Mont.
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Was He Framed for Killing Black Kids to Get the Klan off the Hook?

By Kali Holloway
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It is useful to know, if you are unfamiliar with the string of gruesome killings collectively known as the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children’s cases, that no one was ever formally charged in the killings. The person or persons who, from 1979 to 1981, snatched at least two dozen kids from their families and communities, disposing of their young bodies in local rivers, woods, and long abandoned buildings, never faced charges for those killings even as authorities declared that the cases had been solved and the killer convicted of other crimes.

There are many homicides that police fail to solve, and unsurprisingly, the murders of Black people are statistically far less likely to be cleared than those of whites. So it is perhaps unsurprising that 40 years ago, police quickly closed the books on a case involving the killings of 29 young adults and children — all Black, mostly male, most of them 15 or younger, and many from Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods — without an arrest, trial or conviction.

And yet, Wayne Williams has served nearly four decades of two life sentences in prison, partly because police, FBI investigators and prosecutors made him the only public suspect in the murders. Williams — a local Black 23-year-old who had aspirations as a talent scout and photographer — was arrested in 1981 for the murders of 27-year-old Nathaniel Cater and 21-year-old Jimmy Ray Payne. During Williams’ murder trial for those two young adults, prosecutors pulled an unorthodox legal segue, attributing 10 of the child murders to Williams, none of which he was facing charges for.

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Editorial: Rachael Rollins is a model U.S. attorney appointment. That’s why the GOP wants to stop her

By The Times Editorial Board
  • And too bad for GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who went on a long rant against Rollins during her nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month for not prosecuting crimes like trespassing and shoplifting — but failing to mention that in Suffolk County those offenses are referred for alternative resolutions that include drug and mental health treatment as well as restitution.
  • Rollins has been among President Biden’s smartest appointments, and if her nomination is finally approved in the Senate she would become the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, handling cases involving national security, white-collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, gang violence and civil rights violations.
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Where Have All the Rational Voters Gone?

By Jan Weir
  • If Obama supporters can be patient, they will see how the invisible hand of Wall Street sabotaged his chance to retain the support of the white working class by crippling the program he hoped would give them relief.
  • I am focusing here to show that there was sufficient money allocated to save 4 million homes, but only a fraction was used and that politicians, even presidents understand as little of how the financial system, in this case the mortgage market, works as the average citizen; they rely on experts.
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Fleur Jaeggy Thinks Nothing of Herself

By Dylan Byron
  • Born to a Swiss family in Zürich, in 1940, Fleur Jaeggy grew up speaking German, French, and Italian, but it’s in the latter that she writes spare, hypnotically pellucid novels.
  • I asked Jaeggy about “The Water Statues” and her other books, the life she had lived between languages, and her memories of friends, including Bachmann, Oliver Sacks, Joseph Brodsky, and Giovanni Pozzi, a Swiss-Italian priest and literary scholar.
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NFL’s Aaron Rodgers throws shade on ‘woke cancel culture’ as Chappelle Netflix controversy heats up

By BPR Wire
  • Rodgers’ comments come a week after Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden was fired by the Las Vegas Raiders following the publication of private emails between Gruden and Bruce Allen, the former General Manager of the Washington Redskins, that contained offensive content.
  • Some didn’t care for Rodgers’ celebration, but the three-time MVP quarterback—whose record against Chicago improved to 22-5—explained after the game he was responding to Bears fans in the stands who were giving him “the bird.”
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The Power of Dave Chappelle’s Comedy

By Jelani Cobb
  • Meanwhile, in response to allegations that Chappelle’s comments in “The Closer” might lead to violence against trans people, Ted Sarandos, a Netflix co-C.E.O., in a memo sent to employees, defended the special and cited other more L.G.B.T.Q.-positive content on the platform, such as the comedian Hannah Gadsby’s two specials.
  • Pagels-Minor, a Black trans nonbinary Netflix employee who was helping organize a workplace walkout to protest “The Closer,” was fired for allegedly leaking internal documents about the special to the press.
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NATO is in a strategic muddle

  • As usual, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed (for the zillionth time) Washington’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO charter, where an attack on one member state is viewed as an attack on the entire alliance.
  • In 2010, the last time NATO published a strategic concept paper, China wasn’t even mentioned.
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Court allows UNC to keep using race as admissions factor

By BPR Wire
  • Biggs of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued the ruling on Oct. 18 Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) had brought the lawsuit in 2014 and had argued that UNC was discriminating against white applicants in the way it looked at race during the admissions process.
  • The University of North Carolina will continue to be permitted to use race as a factor in college admissions, following a court ruling denying a challenge to the admissions process that alleged the consideration of race is discriminatory.
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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

By David Bond
  • Overwhelmed by rampant PFAS contamination, the EPA is asking the petrochemical industry to study these chemicals one by one in the hopes of eventually building enough data to regulate them.
  • Now worried about impending liability, the petrochemical industry and the military are busy torching stockpiles of PFOA and PFOS (the two PFAS compounds closest to being regulated) despite growing concern that burning merely redistributes these inflammable toxins, especially into the poor communities of color where waste incinerators cynically base their operations.
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Edith Wharton’s Bewitching, Long-Lost Ghost Stories

By Anna Russell
  • Only when she was nearing thirty—long after she became a “ ‘young lady’ with long skirts and my hair up,” as she wrote—and on her way to winning the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “ The Age of Innocence,” could she sleep in a house that contained a book of ghost stories.
  • Reading the stories, I sometimes felt like I had discovered a hidden room in an impeccable house, and turned to find that the door had shut behind me.
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Remember the president before Donald Trump? History definitely will

By Matthew Rozsa
  • Then there is the notion that once Trump comes into office, he can more or less take credit for all the good things that were happening in the economy — creating jobs and employment going down and so forth — which was a trend of the Obama presidency, and a trend that was in play long before Donald Trump declared that he was running for office [in 2015], and certainly before he assumed office [in 2017].
  • People talk a lot about how Trump needed Obama to become president, but that's just as much true of Biden, if not more so.
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American missionaries were kidnapped for ransom in Haiti. What happens in these cases?

By Danielle Gilbert
  • Specifically, in our nationally representative survey of around 2,000 American adults, respondents were much less likely to support either U.S. military rescue missions or paying ransoms to recover hostages that had knowingly traveled somewhere against government guidance.
  • A second possibility is that the U.S. government could conduct a hostage recovery mission, with or without the assistance of Haitian forces.
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UAW Housecleaning Day Coming?

By Jamala Rogers
  • Union workers knew about the UAW’s corruption and collusion with corporate management long before their dirty laundry was aired by the Department of Justice.
  • For years, workers and union supporters have criticized unions for operating like corporate entities (stealing all they can) and elected union leaders like corrupt politicians (suppressing democracy).
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German City to Stop Publishing Statistics of Vaccinated Hospitalizations to Avoid “Playing Into the Hands of Corona Deniers”

By Richard Moorhead
  • The health authority of a city in Germany has announced it will cease publishing statistics regarding vaccinated coronavirus patients who are hospitalized, citing what it claims is a false narrative from “corona deniers.”
  • The following article, German City to Stop Publishing Statistics of Vaccinated Hospitalizations to Avoid “Playing Into the Hands of Corona Deniers”, was first published on Big League Politics .
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On the Fascist Stench That Hangs Over this Still-Trumped Land

By Paul Street

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Next December readers will be able to purchase my next book This Happened Here: Amerikaners, Neoliberalism, and the Trumping of America, 2017-2021. Completed in June of this year, the volume ends on a somber note, quoting the centrist Atlantic editor Jeffrey Golbderg’s June 14th reflection (ominously titled “The Capitol Riot was Prologue”) on how the “dismal dollar Democrats” (that’s my language, not Goldberg’s) will likely cede full national power back to the neofascist Republicans in 2022 and 2024. “And then,” Goldberg writes, “the four horsemen will certainly ride.”

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Facebook allegedly made special rules for Breitbart: “You want to start a fight with Steve Bannon?”

By John Wright
  • Facebook reportedly exempted the right-wing site Breitbart and other "select publishers" from rules against spreading false news reports, according to a new whistleblower who filed a complaint against the social-media company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
  • The whistleblower, a former member of Facebook's Integrity team, told the Washington Post that Joel Kaplan, a former Bush administration official who led the company's Public Policy team, once defended the decision to "white list" Breitbart.
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The Bloody and Tragic End of Scientology’s Biggest Pop Star

By Tony Ortega
  • Kuba said things started to get a little uncomfortable as his 26th birthday was approaching in March 2017, and he and his family and friends began planning their big charity event at the Celebrity Centre that was to become his big coming-out as Scientology’s new star.
  • I got to know Kuba Ka and his mother Tina in 2017, when he announced on Twitter that he was ditching the Church of Scientology which, for a few months, had decided that Stepniak truly was about to become its new superstar celebrity.
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NYC man who tried to strangle 11-year old girl in park arraigned, out on bail

By Patrick Reilly, Joe Marino, Dean Balsamini, Tina Moore
  • According to police, just around noon on Oct. 20, Direnzo approached the girl and her classmates at Stuyvesant Square with her classmates and began to yell at them, before spraying water on the group and trying to attack them, cops said.
  • Nathaniel Direnzo, of Saint Marks Place, was arrested on Saturday morning for a bizarre, broad-daylight attack on the young girl and another minor on Wednesday afternoon.
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‘The Americans’ Creator: Being in the CIA Made Me Empathize With the KGB

By The Daily Beast
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Joseph Weisberg’s book Russia Upside Down started with a lecture he never gave. The Americans showrunner worked briefly in the CIA, where his fascination with, and research about, Russia began. However, the lecture would be on counterintelligence, which wasn’t his field of expertise.

Instead of throwing away his Russia notes for the canceled class, he decided to write a book about it. And his stance is clear: Russia is not as bad as we think it is.

“I read this book by a guy who had been a KGB officer and his book was about him and his friends [in the] KGB,” he tells Molly Jong-Fast on this bonus episode of The New Abnormal. “And they sounded exactly like me and my friends from the CIA.”

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OMG, I Want This House: Venice, Italy

By Allison McNearney
  • Casa Codussi, Siena, Italy ( Merrion Charles ): If you’re finally planning a visit to Venice after a long two years going nowhere special, you are required to do it right.
  • That means packing your finest runway looks, making only the best dinner reservations, and, most importantly, staying in an authentic palazzo that will make you feel like the last reigning Doge of Venice.
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Florida surgeon general booted from at-risk state senator’s office after refusing to wear a mask

By Tom Boggioni
  • According to a report from Christine Jordan Sexton of Florida Politics, Florida's newly-appointed Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo was asked by a state senator to leave her office after he and his two aides refused to put on masks.
  • In an interview, Polsky explained, "I told him I had a serious medical condition," adding that the doctor "offered to go outside when she asked him to put the mask on, but she declined," according to Jordan Sexton.
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Braves pennant win prompts GOP’s Brian Kemp to jab at Stacey Abrams, MLB over Atlanta All-Star snub

By Dom Calicchio
  • "While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia," Kemp wrote.
  • In a tweet posted shortly before midnight, while much of the Atlanta area was still celebrating the Braves’ 4-2 victory in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series – clinching the team’s first league title since 1999 – Kemp was recalling the events of the past summer, when Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game out of Atlanta and moved it to Denver in a dispute over Georgia’s new election law.
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The World’s Most Hated Architect Created One Hell of a Library

By William O’Connor
  • For inside this unassuming historic building is one of Calatrava’s best works, in fact, one of the best pieces of modern architecture I’ve seen lately, and this month’s selection for our series The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries .
  • Calatrava, however, showing how clever he can be, took a look at that long history of library design and said, Nah. But what he did instead works beautifully.
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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling

By Tirhakah Love
  • Telfar is the latest in a wave of channels, like Black Network Channel and smaller joints like Epitome Media Group and Black Power Media, leaping out of the abyss of white-owned television and seeking to create a new pantheon of Black independent companies filling the void left by white corporate interests in tech and digital media.
  • “Many people are like, why would you get into linear TV, that’s dead,” Jasmine LA Jones, CEO of Epitome Media Group tells The Daily Beast.
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Why Are There Christian Crosses in Jewish Graves From Ancient Rome?

By Candida Moss
  • Giancarlo Lacerenza, professor of biblical and medieval Hebrew at L’Orientale University and leader of the Venusia Judaica research project, told me that the catacombs can provide us with valuable information about late antique and early medieval Italian Jews.
  • The burial grounds in question are the Santa Rufina catacombs, part of a network of subterranean galleries set into a hillside on the outskirts of Venosa, a quiet farming town that was once an important urban center and was the birthplace of the Roman poet Horace.
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The Green New Deal Activists Spreading Deadly Vaccine Lies

By William Bredderman
  • “The Organic Consumers Association is designed to draw in people by appearing on its surface to have this cuddly name: everybody likes ‘organic foods,’” warned Imran Ahmed, founder of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a nonprofit that has studied the anti-vaccine movement and its tactics.
  • The last elected official is especially remarkable because she hails from the same Twin Cities Somali community that Minnesota authorities say the OCA infected with anti-vaccine misinformation before the COVID-19 pandemic, triggering the state’s largest measles outbreak in decades.
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