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  • The Covfefe Act Has A Silly Name — But It Addresses A Real Quandary

    06/12/2017 8:39:26 PM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 June 2017 6:13pm | Laurel Wamsley
    In name and in aim, it's a bill for our political moment. Ladies and gentlemen, Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois presents: the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement, or COVFEFE Act. As Congress has taught us time and again, any legislative priority can be pretzeled into an acronym if you simply toss away the conventions of standard American English. But like the best legislative acronyms, the Covfefe Act's title points to its content. If you've forgotten, or you called in sick to the national conversation on May 31, President Trump tweeted simply, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe", which...
  • The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away

    02/21/2016 1:05:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Blake
    Beyoncé didn't bring back the Black Panthers when she and an Afro-frizzed dance team donned black leather jackets and berets during Super Bowl 50's halftime show. That's because the Black Panthers never actually left. The Panthers were more than militants; they were pioneers in American pop and political culture. The Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of social media, music and sports, even Donald Trump -- all were shaped by the Panthers in some way, historians and ex-Panthers say. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, people are taking a second look at the group....
  • Watch Hillary Clinton speak on anti-terrorism strategy

    12/16/2015 7:51:48 PM PST · by MNnice · 15 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 12/16/2015 | MNnice
    Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spoke Tuesday at the University of Minnesota to outline her strategy for keeping the United States safe and preventing future terror attacks. Thumbs up or thumbs down.
  • New Clinton Spanish Posters: Hillary Or Evita?

    10/16/2015 5:24:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2015
    New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her "high flying, adored" with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR's Tamara Keith, the campaign says they don't know where the likeness came from. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and t-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinean history or musical theater — specifically Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita." The 1978 musical told the story of Eva...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...
  • On 'Finding Your Roots,' Ben Affleck Missed An Opportunity For Advocacy

    06/25/2015 9:23:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Madeline Berg
    PBS revealed yesterday that it would be postponing the third season of Finding Your Roots after it was discovered that producers succumbed to pressure from Ben Affleck last year to leave out details of his slave-owning ancestors. According to emails released in the Sony hack by WikiLeaks, Affleck urged producers and host Henry Louis Gates not to include these relatives in his episode of the show, which traces back the ancestry of celebrities. While Mr. Gates claimed, after WikiLeaks, that these ancestors were only left out to make room to include more interesting ones—a Revolutionary War soldier and a mystic—most...
  • NYT: ‘Jealous,’ ‘Hoarding’ Americans Should Let in 11 Million Immigrants—Annually

    03/24/2015 7:06:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2015 | Katie McHugh
    The United States should absorb as many as 11 million immigrants each year into its economy, NPR “Planet Money” founder Adam Davidson writes in The New York Times Magazine. “Few of us are calling for the thing that basic economic analysis shows would benefit nearly all of us: radically open borders,” he writes.His proposal would double the current U.S. population in only 29 years to over 637 million people.
  • Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

    01/10/2015 6:52:31 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    npr ^ | 1-10-2014 | NEDA ULABY
    "Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected killers obviously reflect a tiny minority of extreme religious fanatics, but the question made us wonder: What is the role of satire in the Muslim world? First let's establish that saying "the Muslim world" is like saying "the Christian world" or Africa: We're talking one and a half billion people all over the globe — of different races, ethnicities and languages — who believe different things. That said,...
  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    npr.org ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists — two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other — partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble

    12/22/2014 8:06:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    pbs ^ | 12-22-2014 | EDWARD FISCHER 
    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, there has been much debate among economists and policy makers on how best to prevent systemic collapses. Yet there is little data to go on: these are unprecedented times of sustained unemployment, fiscal stimulus, and price-earnings ratios. Perhaps, as Alan Greenspan recently suggested, we need to look to anthropology to see the really long-term trends. With this in mind, I interviewed one of the world’s leading archaeologists, Arthur Demarest, who studies the collapse of ancient civilizations, from Greece and Rome to the Maya and Aztecs. Demarest, the Ingram Professor of Anthropology at...
  • Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

    12/12/2014 1:06:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | 12-12-2014 | Eric Deggans
    Consider this warning that recently greeted viewers of ABC's political soap opera, Scandal: "The following drama contains adult content. Viewer discretion is advised." That label was slapped on the episode because of scenes like the moment when trained torturer Huck prepared to ply his trade on colleague (and soon-to-be girlfriend) Quinn Perkins. "Normally, I'd start with the drill or a scalpel," he told Perkins, who was bound and gagged, looking on in terror. "Peeling off the skin can be beautiful. Or removing fingers, toes; I like the feeling of a toe being separated from a foot. ... I'm so sorry,...
  • Have You No Sense of Decency, PBS?

    09/05/2014 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    PBS, who operates partly on the dime of the U.S. taxpayer, just ran a one-hour special on the terror-sponsoring dictator who shrieked that “war with the U.S. is my true destiny!” and who came within a hair of nuking millions of PBS’ involuntary donors during the gravest military threat against the United States in modern history.PBS, who bills itself as America’s “most-trusted source for news and public affairs programs,” aimed their documentary on the “turbulent life” of the “controversial Cuban leader” at a U.S. audience and titled it, The Fidel Castro Tapes. But PBS pulled off its documentary without mentioningthe...
  • Late-Term Abortionist on Pro-Lifers: “These are the Same People Who Think the Earth is Flat”

    09/04/2014 5:58:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/3/14 | Cortney O'Brien
    On Monday, PBS aired the controversial documentary “After Tiller,” a film that sympathizes with the four remaining late-term abortionists in the country. Pro-life groups immediately filed petitions urging the station to remove the film from its lineup, to no avail. Today, the documentary’s filmmakers and Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the abortionists featured in the film, participated in a Google Chat to field viewers’ questions. Their “answers” were misleading, accusatory, and, at times, outright lies.“What is the hardest part of your job?,” one Google participant asked Dr. Robinson: “Listening to the desperate, sad stories and not taking it on as...
  • PBS Doubles Down, Hosts Video Chat With Producers of Film “Humanizing” Late-Term Abortions

    09/01/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of pro-life people may be up in arms about a pro-abortion film PBS will air this evening that “humanizes” late-term abortions, but the taxpayer-funded network doesn’t seem to care. Instead, it’s announced it is hosting a live video chat with the producers of the film, “After Tiller,” that glorifies late-term abortion practitioners. PBS posted a promotional for the chat on Saturday. Some pro-life groups are already encouraging pro-life advocates to be involved so the chat is not a one-sided affair in favor of abortion. RSVP and join the conversation on Google+ » pbsOn Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 1...
  • NPR Shills for Socialism

    06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.” NPR’s brand of journalism came under fire most recently when Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn sponsored a bill in 2011 to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. “Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds programming for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service, has received...
  • Move Over Benghazi; Here Comes Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | Frank James
    Just when it seemed like the outrage on the political right over Benghazi had subsided to the point where only the announcement of House hearings put it back in the headlines, the exchange of captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay came along. Now President Obama finds himself amid another foreign policy and national security controversy with fresh legs that even features Susan Rice — the White House official who played a prominent early role in the Benghazi controversy — making an encore. While it's still too soon to know whether the trade for...
  • Race Alone Doesn't Explain Hatred Of Obama, But It's Part Of The Mix (NPR)

    05/13/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Drango · 81 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/13/14 | Allen Greenblatt
    It's a fact of American life that a good share of the electorate is , and even of President Obama. What's less certain are the reasons why. For some Democrats, the explanation is simple: race. In recent weeks, West Virginia Sen. , Mississippi Rep. and former Florida Gov. have all said racism is the driving force behind Republican resistance to the president. Republicans, unsurprisingly, say their disdain for Obama is based not on the color of his skin, but on the content of his policies. "If any white Democrat had pushed through a billion-dollar stimulus plan and a takeover of...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH. The $445 million the Treasury...