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[21 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Chase Bank De-Platforms Conservative Performance Artist Martina Markota https://t.co/xzw4cWFjBT— zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 21, 2019

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[21 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Scoop: A well-placed source familiar with his comp tells me @JussieSmollett was being paid $65,000 per episode for his co-starring role on Empire. Average season has 18 episodes. Police say his dissatisfaction with his salary let him to stage this hoax. https://t.co/FuDas9AcN8

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 21, 2019

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Geneva to ban religious symbols on public employeeshttps://t.co/HPSrLPW9sP

— Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) February 14, 2019

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX? – AEI https://t.co/TcIQiXTsE5 @Chsommers @jordanbpeterson @Kursat_C_Pekgoz @AsheSchow @janicefiamengo— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Pe…

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

The U.S. budget deficit totaled $318.9 billion in the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, a 41.8% increase from the same period last year, according to Treasury Department datahttps://t.co/eQl6X6QlD6— Axios (@axios) February 14, 2019

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Diocese report sides with MAGA hat-wearing Covington Catholic students after standoff with Native American man https://t.co/ViavJHWCj7 pic.twitter.com/2Tj0Dc7uue— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 14, 2019

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[13 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

The blackface scandal enveloping two Virginia Democrats calls to mind the fact that the most popular, imitated and revered entertainer of the first half of the 20th Century began his career in 1904 as “The blackface with the grand opera voice.”

   Al Jolson’s voice may not have actually been grand-operatic, but it was distinctive and as instantly recognizable as his energetic, gesticulating delivery. He was an inspiration to many later vocalists, including Tony Bennett–obviously minus  blackface.

    Born in 1884 in Russia as Asa Yoelson, he  joined a minstrel act in 1905–as did George M. …

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[13 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Originally posted on Dominus Vobiscum: Novus Ordo (re)considered:
Too much too soon, contra-Vatican 2, “malleable”: Disagreement over how the faithful should conduct their liturgy, or public worship, has dogged the Catholic Church for the past 50 years. The reasons are many, but three are especially salient: -The liturgical changes that were introduced after the…

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[13 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Consider Illinois marijuana producers’ campaign for government aid. As my colleague Brigid Sweeney reported in this week’s issue of Crain’s, companies holding 21 licenses to produce medicinal marijuana want legislation legalizing recreational use to include a moratorium on new state licenses for commercial-scale production.

In other words, they want a government-mandated oligopoly on a recreational-use market worth an estimated $1.6 billion annually. The moratorium likely would last a year or more, plenty of time for incumbents to build the brand recognition, commercial relationships and scale economies to ward off new competitors.
They’ve apparently found …