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Colin Kaepernick to publish memoir

Variety: The activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced plans to release the book through Kaepernick Publishing, his own newly launched publishing company that is meant to “reinforce the importance of Black ownership” and “give power to Black and Brown voices globally, offering unprecedented ownership options to collaborators and bringing greater diversity and representation […]

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TheOnion: Rush Limbaugh Admits Presidential Medal Of Freedom Less Of An Honor Knowing That Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou Also Received It

News in Brief, from The Onion: WASHINGTON—Saying his initial enthusiasm had faded after learning about the award’s history, conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh conceded Wednesday that receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom was less of an honor knowing it had been bestowed upon Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou, too.

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Conservative view: Tennessee death penalty needs comprehensive review

Davis Turner in a guest column at The Tennessean: Davis Turner is a lifelong Republican, Nashville attorney, and surviving family member of a murder victim. As a conservative, I believe in fiscal responsibility and limited government. And, as a surviving family member of a murder victim, I know firsthand the trauma of losing a loved […]

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Reason: Mutual Hatred Is All Democrats and Republicans Have to Offer

J.D. Tuccille writing at Reason.com: What defines a Republican, these days? How about a Democrat? That’s a difficult question to answer. After years of shifting priorities and ideologies, the beliefs of Republicans of today bear little resemblance to those of somebody of that affiliation from a decade ago, and the modern Democrat is just as […]

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Times: Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense

Alexander Burns writing in the paper of record: The politics of American gun violence follow a predictable pattern in most cases: outraged calls for action from the left, somber gestures of sympathy from the right, a subdued presidential statement delivered from a prepared text — and then, in a matter of days or even hours, […]

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Remembering the Great Nashville Flood of 2010

Nine years ago today began what has come to be known as “the Great Nashville Flood,” an unexpected weather event which the Army Corps of Engineers described as a “1000-year flood.” In Nashville, the city saw over 13 inches of rain in 36 hours, and the two-day rain totals were nearly 20 inches — more […]

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Measles Case Confirmed in Tennessee, Risk Grows

The Lebanon Democrat: Dr. Tim Jones, the state’s epidemiologist, said even with just one known measles case, the Tennessee Health Department is taking a proactive approach to curtail the spread of the highly contagious, airborne disease. “So far, we’ve only identified one case,” he said. “I will say that I will be shocked if we […]

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NextDraft: Fallible

Dave Pell at NextDraft on the Chicago Tribune’s report that over 500 Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse have yet to be publicly identified by the Catholic Church: We’ve become desensitized by the vast number of these stories. But keep in mind, we’re talking about the number of perpetrators. The number of victims is much, […]

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Quote of the Day

John Gruber at DaringFireball.net: Facebook is to privacy what Enron was to accounting. Ouch.

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If I Leave Here Tomorrow: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant on Gun Control

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (Passion Pictures/Showtime 2018) at 51:21: Interviewer: ‘Saturday Night Special’ is a song that deals with a very real and dangerous subject in today’s America. Our interview of Lynyrd Skynyrd focuses on this now. Ronnie Van Zant: ‘Saturday Night Special’, we’d just known some friends, that, […]

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