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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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Will Bolton Get To Testify Against Trump? All Signs Point to Yes.

Reason Roundup: Firing Bolton may be the best idea Trump has had in office, and we’re all safer and better off because of it. (It would have been nicer if he had never hired Bolton in the first place, but let’s call that water under the bridge for now.) Bolton turning on Trump once fired […]

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Trade Wars are Neither Good Nor Easy to Win

PETER SUDERMAN at Reason.com, “Trump Campaigned on Saving Factory Jobs, but U.S. Manufacturing Just Went Through a Year-Long Recession”: Manufacturers have a clear culprit in mind for the sector’s poor performance. As The Washington Post notes in a report on the Federal Reserve data, the uncertainty and increased costs surrounding Trump’s trade war, which was […]

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Trump: Wag, wag, wag…

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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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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump’s Negligence

Jonathan Blitzer, in The New Yorker: Last week, on the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the D.H.S. Inspector General quietly issued another report with still more revelations. In early May, 2018, just as the zero-tolerance policy was taking effect, D.H.S. shared an estimate with the White House that more than twenty-six thousand migrant children would be separated […]

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Reason: Trump’s Shameful Pardons for War Criminals Undermine America’s Moral Authority

Steven Greenhut, writing at Reason: Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pardoned a former Army lieutenant who was convicted of ordering his troops to fire on unarmed civilians. He granted a pardon to an Army major who had been awaiting trial for killing an Afghan man. Trump reversed the demotion of another officer, who had […]

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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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Trump Administration Rule Allowing Refusals in Health Care Struck Down

American Civil Liberties Union: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down the Trump administration’s rule that allows health care institutions and providers to deny patients information and treatment based on personal religious or moral beliefs. That’s good to hear. I know people who are afraid of change, generally, and […]

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