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This is a Moment When Many People May Want Nothing More Than a Return to Normalcy

Tim Cook, in a memo to Apple employees in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, 25 May 2020, which understandably sparked demonstrations, some of which turned violent, across the nation: Team, Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation […]

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George Carlin’s Birthday

George Carlin was born on this day in 1937. He is sorely missed. Carlin on religion: Because folks, I gotta tell ya, when it comes to bullshit, truly major-league bullshit, you have to stand back in awe — in awe of the all time heavyweight champion of false promises and exaggerated claims — religion — […]

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Bill Gates: There’s no Question

There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel #coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact. https://t.co/mAa2XWwBIB — Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 2, 2020

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Borowitz: CDC Director Says Coronavirus Effort Could Be Helped By Quarantining Pence

Borowitz Report: Speaking to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the C.D.C. director said that, given Pence’s record as a science denier who mishandled an aids outbreak while he was the governor of Indiana, an immediate quarantine of the Vice-President was “an essential first step.” “Mike Pence should be sealed off in a secure area, where he […]

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Some Catholics Are Eating Plant-Based Burgers to Avoid Eating “Meat” on Fridays

Friendly Athiest: For Catholics who celebrated Lent yesterday, they’re also supposed to abstain from eating meat on Fridays until Easter. (Hey, don’t ask me to explain religious logic.) But that rule raises an interesting question: What if a practicing Catholic eats a plant-based burger? I love the tag for this article: “Give them credit. They […]

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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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