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Photograph Source U.S. Customs and Border Protection Robert Frost was clearly on to something when he declared a liberal to be a “man” (sic) too broadminded to take his own side in an argument.” There is much to be said too for “good fences make good neighbors,” a wise, avuncular pronouncement, not at all mean-spirited. […]

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I’m Lauren, and I’m here to share some tips for how to take your own headshot. By following my advice you’ll be able to come away with a headshot that authentically represents your personality, and also feels well-lit and tightly composed. — Lauren Renner, Kickstarter’s Associate Art Director for Photo & Video Get prepared: First […]

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Trump, Kim Begin Talks With One-on-One Meeting

February 27, 2019           |                                       

HANOI, Vietnam — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump and Kim met Thursday, the morning after they opened the summit in Vietnam. Trump told reporters that “a lot of great ideas” are “being thrown about.” He […]

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As February draws to an end, rumors abound that we’re about to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Or at least that someone — namely, newly confirmed US Attorney General William Barr — is about to see that report. The rest of us, maybe not so […]

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I was born in 1981, and some of my earliest political memories are of the 1992 presidential campaign—in particular of the diminutive, eccentric rich man with the goofy drawl who stood on the debate stage between a clipped, patrician incumbent and an upstart governor with a more opportunistic drawl, lamenting the evils of international labor […]

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Image: Protest outside last week’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space annual black tie dinner in London’s Park Lane. Credit: Lydia Noon. While Brits have grown accustomed to turbulence in political fairyland, last week the action has moved from Whitehall to hotels, and the subject matter has been the UK’s future as cheerleader for free trade. […]

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The Government Shutdown Makes You Think About Socialism

January 14, 2019           |                                       

Many people are cynical about government, with good reason. They see leaders who don’t care about getting a job done, who just maneuver and finger-point and yell to puff themselves up and put someone else down. They read about tunnels and transportation terminals that cost three times what they were supposed to, are opened for […]

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Adam McKay’s movie may be flawed, but it’s still must-see for his depiction of how Cheney amassed power by exploiting Watergate, an inexperienced president and 9/11, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio Special to Consortium News In 2015, director Adam McKay did something unusual in Hollywood. He made a good film out of a good […]

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Journalist and editor Nick Quah on turning his podcast newsletter into a full-time enterprise, why being a writer can be excruciating, and how sticking to a routine keeps you going. You write, edit, and publish Hot Pod, a newsletter about the podcasting industry. How did that come about? I started it in November of 2014, […]

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Say What? How Reporters Gather and Use Quotations

January 8, 2019           |                                       

Reporters use smartphones and recorders as they interview Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill on Jan. 2. (Susan Walsh/AP) Quotations are especially good for memorializing promises and statements from public officials. That’s why so many stories about the government shutdown have included President Donald Trump’s boast, made in a meeting with congressional Democrats, […]

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[embedded content]Apparently the ignorant bigot Trumpalos set things a little bit of Footloose is now some kind of slam on AOC. But it it is not. It is just stupid. Seriously, what kind of bigots go there? AOC is bigger and better than that, why are her detractors not? As Ray Davies and the Kinks […]

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