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Bernie Sanders Admits Socialist Venezuela in ‘Serious Humanitarian Crisis’

Bernie Sanders Admits Socialist Venezuela in ‘Serious Humanitarian Crisis’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has admitted that the socialist country of Venezuela is experiencing a “serious humanitarian crisis” and has called on the Maduro regime to stop using violence against those attempting to bring aid into the country. Over recent days, leading Florida Democrats have been criticizing Sanders’ more sympathetic stance toward the far-left regime after…
Two Killed, 18 Injured in Venezuela Border Clashes

Two Killed, 18 Injured in Venezuela Border Clashes

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3 p.m. An emergency doctor says two protesters have been killed and another 18 have been injured during clashes between soldiers and residents of the southeastern Venezuelan town of Santa Elena de Uairen, near the border with Brazil. Earlier, a…
George W. Bush Center Slams Trump’s Plan to Boost Jobs for U.S. Graduates

George W. Bush Center Slams Trump's Plan to Boost Jobs for U.S. Graduates

President George W. Bush’s presidential center and other business groups are denouncing a pending regulation by President Donald Trump that would open tens of thousands of U.S. jobs to young American graduates. Trump’s reform will hurt “employers that have benefited … for the last few years,” complained Laura Collins, the director of the economic growth program at the George…
Nebraska Lawmaker Calls American Flag ‘a Rag,’ Compares It to Swastika

Nebraska Lawmaker Calls American Flag ‘a Rag,’ Compares It to Swastika

Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) referred to the American flag as “a rag” and compared it to a swastika during a Tuesday speech on the floor of the state legislative chamber. Chambers made the comments during a floor speech where he was criticizing a bill, LB 399, which would update civics requirements in the state’s…
Yellow Vests Take to Streets Against Macron for 15th Straight Week

Yellow Vests Take to Streets Against Macron for 15th Straight Week

PARIS (AP) – Thousands of Yellow Vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energise supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks. Among the many rallies around Paris and in other French cities, hundreds gathered at the Arc…
Kamala Harris breaks silence on Jussie Smollett: ‘Sad, frustrated, and disappointed’

Kamala Harris breaks silence on Jussie Smollett: 'Sad, frustrated, and disappointed'

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Democratic presidential contender Kamala D. Harris broker her silence Thursday on the Jussie Smollett case, calling the apparent hoax disappointing and a distraction from fighting racism and homophobia.
Osundairo brothers in Jussie Smollett case not charged so far

Osundairo brothers in Jussie Smollett case not charged so far

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Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.
New York Times labels William Happer, Princeton physicist, a ‘climate denialist,’ faces backlash

New York Times labels William Happer, Princeton physicist, a 'climate denialist,' faces backlash

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Princeton professor emeritus William Happer's role in forming a White House climate security committee didn't sit well with a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, which called the eminent physicist a "denialist."
Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

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Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died. He was 77.
Cashing in on Wokeness, Anthony Burgess’s Obscure Novels, and the DNA of Old Books

Cashing in on Wokeness, Anthony Burgess’s Obscure Novels, and the DNA of Old Books

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Tom Murphy VII via Wikimedia Commons. You know, I give opportunistic artists and writers a tough time occasionally in this column, but let me be quick to admit that it’s not always easy to cash in on wokeness—especially when you are pitted against an investment firm or corporation that is also trying to cash in.…