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  • The Death of a Local Newspaper Rocks America to Its Core

    08/13/2019 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2019 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When the press stops rolling at The Vindicator this month, a lingering question will once again taunt the residents of the Mahoning Valley: How much collapse can one region take? The family-owned newspaper announced in June -- just days after celebrating its 150th anniversary -- that it is permanently ceasing production on Aug. 31. Started in 1869 just months after Ulysses S. Grant was sworn into office, it has been run by the descendants of William F. Maag ever since he purchased it midway through Grover Cleveland's first term. The closure will cost 144 employees and 250...
  • Mad Magazine Is Dead

    07/06/2019 3:05:34 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 52 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | 7.4.2019 1:15 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    The comic magazine's ability to rib culture, politics, and business shaped the boomer mentality, and we should be grateful.The comics community is abuzz with the news that Mad magazine will, after two more issues, cease publication of original material and abandon newsstand distribution, becoming a reprint title available only in comic book shops (with the exception, Hollywood Reporter reports, of one special issue a year of new content). Mad began life as a comic book in 1952, the brainchild of then-obscure New York cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, published by William Gaines' E.C. Comics. Through his work in Mad's formative years and...
  • What comes next after the United States?

    06/15/2019 9:05:40 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2019 | Eric Utter
    As Washington was the "one indispensable man," the U.S. is the one indispensable nation. The less its leaders and its citizens believe that, the more it is proven to be true, as the world situation deteriorates. Yet many Americans are experiencing a crisis of faith, deeper and more sinister than the "malaise" with which Jimmy Carter said we were afflicted in the late 1970s. Truth be told, the United States has been in the midst of a "Cold Culture War" for several decades. That war is essentially over. The progressives won. In 1993, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) coined the phrase...
  • Trump: Fighting the US Will Be 'Official End of Iran' In-Depth Coverage

    05/20/2019 8:04:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 19, 2019
    Trump: Fighting the US Will Be 'Official End of Iran' In-Depth Coverage By VOA News May 19, 2019 President Donald Trump has given a strong warning to Iran, threatening its destruction if it attacks the United States or U.S. interests. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Never threaten the United States again!" Just three days earlier, Trump appeared to be backing away from his apparently hawkish stance against Iran, saying he would be willing to talk with Tehran. When asked by a reporter at the White House if the U.S....
  • LifeWay store closures lamented as 'a great loss'

    03/25/2019 3:52:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Monday, March 25, 2019 | David Roach,
    LifeWay store closures lamented as 'a great loss' by David Roach The closure of all 170 LifeWay Christian Stores will be “a great loss,” said LifeWay customer Sarah Beth Van Dyke of Gallatin, Tenn. NASHVILLE (BP) -- Sarah Beth Van Dyke shopped at LifeWay Christian Stores during her childhood when they were called Baptist Bookstores. She worked in a LifeWay store in graduate school, and now she takes her two children to LifeWay to spend their allowance money. Generally, she shops at a LifeWay store multiple times every month. With all 170 LifeWay stores set to close this year, Van...
  • The end of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case comes with a whimper

    03/15/2019 11:42:01 AM PDT · by fwdude · 34 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | March 13, 2019 | Mark Silk
    (RNS) — Last week, to little notice, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case ended with a whimper. Nine months after the Supreme Court found that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had acted prejudicially in upholding the complaint of a gay couple who were refused a wedding cake by baker Jack Phillips, the two sides agreed to stop fighting. Specifically, the commission withdrew its proceedings against Phillips for discrimination and Phillips withdrew his case against the commission for harassment. Which is to say that Phillips can keep refusing to customize cakes that, as he put it, “celebrate events or express messages that conflict...
  • The Last Godfather Is Dead, And So Is The Myth And Magic Of The Mafia

    03/15/2019 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/15/2019 | David Marcus
    The Colombo family boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico died last week. The last tie to the 'Golden Age' of the mafia is gone. And maybe so is the Italian mob's stranglehold on the American imagination. “Michael Corleone says hello.” That line from an iconic scene in “The Godfather 2” is uttered just before an attempted hit on the character Frank Pantageli. The garroting in a bar is broken up by a beat cop who just happens to walk in. The incident is not entirely fiction. In August 1961, Carmine “the Snake” Persico tried to take out Larry Gallo in a...
  • Is This The End of Recycling?

    03/05/2019 2:18:45 PM PST · by grundle · 127 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 5, 2019 | Alana Semuels
    Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash. After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, you can be fined if inspectors discover you haven’t recycled appropriately. But now, much of that carefully sorted recycling is ending up in the trash. For decades, we were sending the bulk of our recycling to China—tons and tons of it, sent over on ships...
  • The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    12/14/2018 11:23:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Olivder Darcy
    New York (CNN Business)The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will publish its final issue on December 17. * * * Employees were told at an all staff meeting, which CNN obtained an audio recording of, that they would be paid through the end of the year, and that afterward they would receive severance which would range in scale depending on factors like seniority. To receive severance, however, employees would need to sign...
  • The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    12/14/2018 8:20:23 AM PST · by sitetest · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2018 | Oliver Darcy
    New York (CNN Business)The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, Clarity Media Group, the owner of its publisher announced Friday morning. It will publish its final issue on December 17. The announcement came after the magazine's editor-in-chief, Stephen Hayes, met privately with Ryan McKibben, the chairman of The Weekly Standard's publisher, MediaDC. "For more than twenty years The Weekly Standard has provided a valued and important perspective on political, literary and cultural issues of the day," McKibben said in a press release. "The...
  • Rolling Thunder comes to an end; 2019 will be last ride

    12/13/2018 10:08:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | December 13, 2018 12:23 pm | William Vitka | @vitkaWTOP
    The key issues cited by the group are costs and communication problems with the Pentagon Police Department. WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s most iconic displays of support for military veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war is coming to an end. The annual Rolling Thunder ride — which has brought thousands of bikers to the D.C. area for decades — is putting the brakes on. They won’t be riding after their May 2019 run, group officials confirmed to WTOP. The key issues cited by the group are costs and communication problems with the Pentagon Police Department. “We...
  • A Stooge Leaves Congress: Paul Ryan's Career In Perspective

    12/10/2018 11:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2018 | Gavin wax
    On Jan. 3 2019, current House Speaker Paul Ryan gets to retire at the ripe old age of 48, but don't worry, as an entrenched Washington D.C. politician, we won't be done with him at that point. He has many years of lobbying for six or seven figure salaries ahead of him until he is inevitably recycled by the GOP establishment to do what he does best: undermine and sabotage the 'America First' agenda of President Donald Trump. Ryan has done such a poor job that it has become impossible for even the paid sycophants of Conservative Inc. to whitewash...
  • Looney Michael Moore Claims Trump Could Be The Last President

    09/14/2018 7:31:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    The Patriot Chronicles ^ | 9/14/18 | Simon Daily
    Michael Moore the Liberal blowhard, is at it again, he has come up with some more ridiculous claims to feed to the left. Moore was recently on the news promoting his latest political film, Fahrenheit 11/9, a play on his last movie’s title. This time focusing on the Trump presidency from of course a left bias. Moore appeared on MSNBC where he was interviewed by Chris Hayes. He spared no time before making some digs at Trump. Hayes asked Moore if he actually believed that Trump was America’s last president. “I think it’s possible, absolutely. I think that we have...
  • New York's iconic Village Voice folds after more than 60 years (Another one bites the dust)

    08/31/2018 2:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Joe Concha
    The Village Voice, a New York journalism staple and the country's first alternative newspaper, announced Friday it will no longer continue to publish stories after more than 60 years. "This is a sad day for The Village Voice and for millions of readers. The Voice has been a key element of New York City journalism and is read around the world," said the Voice's owner, Peter Barbey, in a statement. "As the first modern alternative newspaper, it literally defined a new genre of publishing." "Although the Voice will not continue publishing, we are dedicated to ensuring that its legacy will...
  • CompUSA is sold

    12/08/2007 9:04:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 56 replies · 198+ views
    Consumer electronics retailer CompUSA says it will close its stores after the holidays. CompUSA closed more than half its stores this spring.
  • Necco factory closed and people are freaking out

    07/26/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 83 replies
    msn ^ | July 26, 2018 | Lyn Mettler
    Panicked Twinkies lovers lost their minds when Hostess shut down in 2012. Thankfully, the company made a swift and sweet comeback, with an assist by TODAY's Al Roker, in 2013. But now another classic sweets factory has shuttered — and it's unclear whether it will be bouncing back anytime soon. Necco, the maker of divisive, chalky treats, has bitten the dust and closed its factory on Tuesday. This week, devoted fans of all of the company's sweets are scrambling to find their favorite treats amid the sudden closure
  • This marks the end of gun control

    07/20/2018 8:28:19 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
  • The end of an era for photography as Canon kills off its last film camera - 82 years [tr]

    06/01/2018 6:21:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2018 | Mark Prigg
    One of the giants of the photography world has killed off its last film camera. Canon has revealed it is ending sale of the EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company sells. The Japanese giant began commercial sales of its first film camera, known as the Hansa Canon, in 1936. The news comes days after Leica revealed it was stopping sales of its M7, a hugely popular film camera - although it still sells two other models.
  • Transgender: AG Sessions Ends Obama’s Mixed-Sex Prison Policy

    05/14/2018 8:07:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ deputies are ending President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose the transgender ideology in federal prisons. Obama’s January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women’s prisons if the men claim a female “gender identity.” Sessions’ revised policy says officials “will use biological sex as the initial determination” when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy document published May 11 by Buzzfeed. Critics said Obama’s transgender policy would have created huge risks of rape because few people who say they are transgender have undergone genital cosmetic...
  • Game Over For Toys R Us: Chain Going Out Of Business

    03/14/2018 4:58:16 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 84 replies
    The chain — whose history traces back to a post-World War II baby furniture store — has spent many decades as the country's largest dedicated toy emporium. Today's parents are the millennial generation who grew up with the Internet and approach purchasing decisions and time they spend with children differently from baby boomers. Generally, foot traffic is falling at brick-and-mortar stores. And children are playing differently than they used to decades ago.