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  • Defense Bill Would End Gender Segregation at Marine Corps Boot Camp

    01/06/2020 11:48:12 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 85 replies ^ | 9 Dec 2019 | | By Hope Hodge Seck
    Marine Corps senior leaders have begun to express cautious openness to the idea of making the service's boot camps fully co-ed. But if Congress has its way, the service may be pushed toward full integration sooner than expected. The final conference version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would require the service to integrate both its East Coast and West Coast entry-level training facilities within the next eight years.
  • Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

    10/17/2019 3:37:37 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies
    Reuteurs ^ | Greg Torode, Michael Martina
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced
  • Washington Post Express Is Shutting Down

    09/13/2019 9:53:59 AM PDT · by KC_Conspirator · 17 replies
    DCist ^ | SEP 11, 2019 | Rachel Kurzius
    The Washington Post is closing down its free daily commuter paper, Express, this week. The final edition of Express will be published on Thursday. The staff learned of the news at a meeting at noon on Wednesday. In a post on its public relations blog, WaPo said that the growth of WiFi in D.C.s Metro is partially the cause for the closure: More and more readers are consuming The Posts content digitally, and The Post will continue to serve those who commute via Metro with digital products, including its mobile site, apps, newsletters, and podcasts. (Earlier this year, WaPo partnered...
  • ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down

    09/06/2019 10:46:40 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/6/2019 | Sam Stein Politics, Gideon Resnick Political
    ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down. The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress, will stop current operations on Friday
  • Trump Kills White House Press Briefing, 50 Years After It Was Born

    09/04/2019 10:37:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/04/19 | Rob Crilly
    The White House briefing room has many functions: a storage space for tripods and camera gear, a backdrop for visitor photos, a temporary workspace for journalists without a desk.What it is not, at least since March 11, is a venue for President Trump’s press secretary to brief reporters on administration policies. Next week will mark six months since the last White House “daily” briefing, another erosion of transparency and democracy under Trump or a sad indictment of the “fake news” media’s incivility, depending on your view."The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore is that the...
  • The Death of a Local Newspaper Rocks America to Its Core

    08/13/2019 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies ^ | 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 wont take our papers and plastics, theyre 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 havent 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 Chinatons 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 nations 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 wont 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 movies 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 Americas last president. I think its 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.