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  • Heroes of the Fourth Turning: A Play about a Growing Populist Divide

    12/11/2019 3:07:19 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov 2019 | Nora Kenney
    Trump voters in the flyover states are often referred to as “the forgotten” — the men and women whom the media and other presidential candidates failed to understand. An entire cottage industry has materialized around them, intending to “humanize” them, or explain their perspective to a baffled coastal audience. J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, is typically seen as the prototype of this group. But Will Arbery’s riveting off-Broadway play, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, dramatizes an even more obscure group, a forgotten sub-category within “the forgotten” — a group Rod Dreher, whose influence weighs heavily on the play,...
  • Man jailed for saying AOC ‘should be shot’ tells police he’s ‘very proud’ he did it

    08/11/2019 5:10:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/10 | Michael Brice-Saddler
    An Ohio man charged after writing on Facebook that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "should be shot" told police he was "very proud" that he did it. Timothy James Ireland, 41, was indicted in Toledo for making interstate threats against AOC in addition to separate counts of being felon and fugitive in possession of a firearm, the US attorney's office in Ohio announced on Friday. Officials say a concerned citizen reached out to U.S. Capitol Police on July 23 to warn of the threatening Facebook post, which they later confirmed was written by Ireland. "She should be shot. Can't fire me, my employer...
  • Robert Parker: Farewell to the Emperor

    05/22/2019 12:12:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    wine-searcher ^ | 5/18/19 | W. Blake Gray
    Robert Parker: Farewell to the Emperor © The Wine Advocate | Robert Parker has finally hung up his tasting glass and pen.Wine's most influential writer of the past 40 years has retired. W. Blake Gray pays tribute to a legend. Posted Saturday, 18-May-2019 I come to praise Robert Parker, not to bury him, because this is not quite an obit.The most important critic in the history of the world officially retired this week, leaving yours truly as the best-known active wine writer from the Baltimore area. (Thanks Bob, and go Orioles!) Related stories: Robert Parker: The Man Becomes the Brand...
  • NBC Was Fuming Mad After Their Employee Lost His Security Clearance

    08/16/2018 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies ^ | August 15, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As would be expected, the loss of Brennan’s security clearance was the first thing anchor Lester Holt got to during NBC Nightly News. “It looks a lot like payback tonight for some former senior government officials who have spoken out against President Trump,” he bitterly declared. “The President yanking the security clearance for former CIA boss John Brennan today accusing him of using his access to ‘sow division and chaos’ at the White House.” “Unprecedented,” White House correspondent Kristen Welker proclaimed at the start of her report. “President Trump tonight revoking the security clearance of one of his harshest critics,...
  • Jemele Hill named 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year

    05/22/2018 9:18:26 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 22 replies
    NABJ website ^ | 5/18/18 | James Durrah
    Jemele Hill has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and significance to the people of the African Diaspora. Known for her provocative commentary on what’s happening in sports and in the news, Hill is a senior correspondent and columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated. She uses her platform to address national, social and cultural issues, in addition to sports. Hill nearly broke the internet last year when she criticized President Donald...
  • Joseph Rago, Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer, Dies at 34

    07/22/2017 4:54:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/22/17
    Pulitzer Prize winner was known for his well-reported pieces and policy influence Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer at The Wall Street Journal who was known for his richly reported pieces and influence on policy makers, was found dead Thursday evening at his home in Manhattan. He was 34 years old. “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the death of Joseph Rago, a splendid journalist and beloved friend,” Mr. Gigot said in a statement. “Joe and his family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will be celebrating his work in Saturday’s paper.” Mr....
  • Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

    02/20/2017 9:20:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.” He wrote...
  • Theodore Roosevelt quote from Paris Sorbonne 1910

    08/28/2016 1:48:27 PM PDT · by Slip18 · 34 replies
    Theodore Roosevelt | April 1910 | Theodore Roosevelt 1910
    "It is not the who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes back short and short again; who knows the great enthusiasms,the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause;who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring...
  • Film Critic Tells Fans Why He Won’t Review ‘War Room’: "I Hate Preachy Movies"

    09/09/2015 8:06:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/09/2015 | Walter Hudson
    John Campea labors as the senior producer of Collider Video and headlines the daily webcast Collider Movie Talk. Each week, at the start of the week, Campea and his crew break down the weekend box office and offer insight into what those numbers mean.Since the release of War Room two weeks ago, the box office segments have been a little awkward. On Fridays, the crew predicts which films they believe will be in the top five. Nobody predicted War Room’s number-two opening weekend. In fact, no one on Collider Movie Talk thought War Room would be in the top...
  • Obama’s America: Liberal Judge Orders Obama Critic to Psychological Counseling

    07/14/2015 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    2016: Obama’s America was a movie directed by Dinesh D’Souza. The movie is the second most popular documentary in history. This week a Democratic judge ordered Dinesh D’Souza to seek psychological counseling. Judge Richard Berman also ruled D’Souza must continue community service for four more years. World Net Daily reported: At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel...
  • Charles Champlin dies at 88; former L.A. Times arts editor, critic

    11/17/2014 7:43:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    Charles Champlin, the former Los Angeles Times arts editor, film critic and columnist whose insightful, elegantly written reviews and columns informed and entertained readers for decades, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 88. The cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease, said his son, Charles Champlin Jr. The Harvard-educated Champlin had worked 17 years at Life and Time magazines before joining The Times as entertainment editor and three-times-a-week columnist in 1965.
  • UN Taps Israel Critic for Top Human Rights Post Experts concerned about continued anti-Israel

    06/09/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/9/14 | Adam Kredo
    The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced over the weekend that he has nominated Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, a member of Jordan’s royal family and its current UN ambassador, as the next high commissioner, a senior official who monitors human rights across the globe. The post has been used in the past as a bully pulpit to target Israel for criticism over its...
  • Brandeis U. decides against honor for Islam critic

    04/09/2014 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | PAIGE SUTHERLAND
    BOSTON (AP) — After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement. Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006, has been quoted as making comments critical of Islam. That includes a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine in which she...
  • D. J. R. Bruckner, Columnist and Critic, Dies at 79

    09/22/2013 11:58:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    D. J. R. Bruckner, a retired book and theater critic for The New York Times who was previously a nationally syndicated political columnist for The Los Angeles Times, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 79.
  • Critic: NSA Snooping Violates 'Soul of America'

    06/09/2013 11:00:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 6/9/13 | George Thomas
    The Obama administration is secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Americans -- and it's been going on for years. "It is sweeping, it is not what I would expect from the United States," Mark Rumold, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said. In a secret program code-named PRISM, major Internet companies like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are allowing the NSA and FBI to tap into their central servers to track people. This latest revelation comes on the heels of a discovery by Britain's The Guardian newspaper that the NSA is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon...
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • State Stands by its Man Update: Israel critic and terrorist sympathizer ‘valued and highly

    10/06/2012 8:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/4/12 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department defended its selection of a controversial anti-Israel activist to participate in a human rights forum in Poland, praising the longtime Israel critic as “valued and highly credible.” Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was selected by the Obama administration to participate in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM). Al-Marayati has been a vociferous critic of Israel, once suggesting that Israel should be put “on the suspect list” for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. His organization, MPAC, has requested...
  • Harsh Foreclosure Critic Elizabeth Warren Reportedly Made a Fortune…'Flipping' Foreclosed Homes

    06/03/2012 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/2/12 | Erica Ritz
    Elizabeth Warren has been plagued throughout her campaign for a Massachusetts Senate seat by what appear to fibs of her own creation. It began when claimed to be Cherokee, because her “Papa” (pronounced “Papauw”) had high cheekbones, and there was “family lore.” She reportedly rode that claim all the way to Harvard, where she was pronounced a “minority professor,” when in reality, a genealogist found she is a scant 1/32 Cherokee. Now, the woman who claims to have created the “intellectual foundation” for Occupy Wall Street– notorious for its anti-foreclosure actions– is revealed to have made a small fortune flipping...
  • Leading Obama critic named archbishop of Baltimore

    03/20/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/20/12 | Alex Dominguez
    Baltimore - The leading voice of Roman Catholic bishops opposing a contraception mandate in the Obama administration's health care law was named Tuesday as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore, the nation's first diocese. Bishop William E. Lori, 60, comes from the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., and has testified before Congress several times in the past few months on a proposed measure to make religious employers cover contraception for their employees. The White House later backed off the rule, making insurers pay for the coverage, though many critics are still not satisfied. In one instance
  • In Jerusalem, scholars trace Bible's evolution (Liberal Critics Slam Old Testament)

    08/15/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    the monitor ^ | 12 Aug 11
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: the sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies -...