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- The National Death Wish February 24, 2017Two senators with a recipe for American stagnation.
- This Century Is Broken February 21, 2017The decline of economic growth is at the bottom of ethnic nationalism’s rise, faith in democracy’s fall and world order’s dissipation.
- What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like February 17, 2017Without grown-ups in charge, the government could stop working.
- Trump and North Korea: A Looming Foreign Policy Crisis February 15, 2017The recent missile test was only the first in a series of nuclear weapon provocations.
- Harvard Student: ‘I Worry If I Leave, I Won’t Be Let Back In’ February 2, 2017Donald Trump's ban hurts universities and students across the U.S.
- Enter My Donald Trump Poetry Contest! January 23, 2017Write a poem about our new president and your hopes or fears.
- A Dissolving Age March 1, 2017We live in a dissolving age. Institutions, social forms, and traditional authorities recede. To the extent that they endure, they do so under the sign of choice, often reconfigured as economic or therapeutic projects. Man the entrepreneur and consumer is ascendant—or man the wounded, the victim of trauma or injustice. The old idea that we’re […]
- The Party Theorist March 1, 2017Russia has annexed part of Crimea, has usurped America’s role as arbiter of winners and losers in the Middle East, and makes trouble in Ukraine. Putin is increasingly popular as the patron of anti-E.U. populism in Europe, and Moscow tried to influence the recent American presidential election. Once again, the Kremlin is in its old […]
- While We’re at It March 1, 2017♦ “The modern economy privileges the well-educated and highly-skilled while giving them an excuse to denigrate people at the bottom (both white and non-white) as lazy, untalented, uneducated, and unsophisticated,” writes Victor Tan Chen in The Atlantic (“ The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy ”). The problem isn’t just that successful people have more […]
First Things Podcast Post-election roundtable
February 25, 2017, 6:00am EST
The blind Islamic sheikh whose fiery sermons blessed the assassination of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat and a 1993 plot to bomb & kill in New ...
February 24, 2017, 6:00am EST
The honking of cars and sirens of street traffic is faintly heard beyond the gates of the Cemetery of the Evergreens
BILLBOARDS — Clergy tour of early free African American village, Weeksville, Brooklyn. Breakfast included
February 21, 2017, 11:00am EST
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Bishop Lonnie Stocks of The Jesus Saves Ministry Deliverance Center, 529 Evergreen Avenue
February 6, 2017, 6:00am EST
Fourth in our series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”
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- Manhattan Sojourn -- Tapping, "Good night!"
- #BedfordStuyvesant Sojourn -- Amziah James at Brighter Way Baptist Church #Brooklyn
- Flushing, Queens Sojourn -- Religious view on the streets in October
- Bedford Stuyvesant Sojourn -- Artist Jerome Pogue
- Thanksgiving SOJOURN on Eldridge Street God's Row, Lower East Side, Manhattan
- Bushwick, Brooklyn SOJOURN -- At the time, I didn't like whites.
- Bedford-Stuyvesant Sojourn -- Willie Campbell at Friendship Baptist Church
- Manhattan Sojourn is a dance tap
An Ecstatic Crowd Greets Obama At NYC Starbucks
Barack Obama may no longer be the U.S. president, but it appears he can still attract a large crowd. […]
6 charged in death of UConn student run over after party
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Six University of Connecticut students were charged Friday with alcohol-related offenses connected to the death of a student who was run over by a fire department vehicle after leaving a party last fall. […]
White House bars some news organizations from briefing
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday. Spicer's off-camera briefing, or "gaggle," replaced the usual televised daily news briefing in the White House briefing room. Reuters was included in the session, along with about 10 other news organizations, including Bloomberg and CBS. […]
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial. […]
Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show. […]
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback. […]
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera. […]
Verizon’s unlimited advertising is confusing everyong
Verizon has rolled out a thorough ad campaign to go with its new unlimited data plan. As is normal these days, the ads focus on the pricing per line when you have four lines, which works out to $45 per line, plus taxes and fees. Unfortunately for sales reps working in Verzion's stores, wannabe customers don't read the fine print. Several Verizon retail sources have told BGR that customers are coming in "every hour" asking for "that $45 Unlimited plan," just to be told that actually, it's $80 plus taxes for the plan if there's just one of you. I'm sure Verizon is happy that customers are excited by the pricing of its unlimited plan, but people wanting one line for $45 per month seems to be causing serious problems for the retail outlets. One employee said that "if I have to explain the bad math to one more customer, I'm going to go [around the city] and write '$80' on every Verizon ad I can find." A poster on the Verizon subreddit echoed the comments: "I swear man, if another customer comes in and asks for our new $45 UDP, I'm gonna rip the posters off the walls. I'm not even cushioning my response to customers anymore. I just tell them it's gimmicky marketing math meant to get them in store. Anyone else having a lot of push back from frustrated customers on this phrasing?" Verizon is definitely not the first wireless network to focus on the per-line unlimited cost, rather than being more upfront about the pricing. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have all used per-line pricing in the past, despite the fact that most people don't actually have four lines per account. Still, it seems like people have been waiting so long for a Verizon unlimited plan that this ad campaign has sparked more interest than usual. […]
Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone. […]
Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions
President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. “And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said. […]
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