Posts Tagged ‘ NPR ’

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Today is a somber, nationwide day of reflection. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was intended to honor the sacrifices made by the Union war dead-the South has its own traditions-but is now a commemoration of the lives of all American servicemen and women who’ve fallen in battle.
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EgyptAir Flight 804

EgyptAir Flight 804

Update: Human remains found.  Quelle Surprise!  What we know about Flight 804, courtesy of The Takeaway.  Some interesting possibilities explored by John Batchelor.  More details about the moments preceding Flight 804′s crash. 
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Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

Ignore the misleading headline; the actual institutions “tackling” the purported scourge of merchandise unapproved by the National Football League are local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security. That’s right, the cabinet-level, taxpayer-funded agency designed to ensure the safety of American citizens is acting as the Pinkerton (agency) for Roger Goodell’s incredibly flush, tax-exempt,...
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Immigration Reform Theater

Immigration Reform Theater

Marketwatch clues us in.  It’s unequivocally good news for investors: More immigration equals cheaper labor, whether that’s provided for picking corn or processing computer code, with a possible rise in aggregate demand to boot.  It’s likely good for the broader economy, though the benefits flow mostly to the rich. In a study that the White...
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Obama’s Machinations

Obama’s Machinations

Lest you think the grand diplomatic bargain reached in Geneva has deterred the Obama administration from the pursuit of its chief domestic priority, here is some unpleasant news, courtesy of National Public Radio. Whether the President will enact a wholesale amnesty through yet another unconstitutional presidential edict, or manage to persuade the already receptive...
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Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

While most of us would see intense wealth stratification, large pockets of third world poverty, and cratering academic achievement as poor indicators of future prosperity, the governor of the nation’s largest state begs to differ.  Asked on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about two negative indicators — the state’s nation-high poverty rate and the large...
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Picking Up The Slack

Picking Up The Slack

One of the mainstays of this administration’s immigration policy is non-enforcement, coupled with an overwhelming tendency to deceive the public about what it is doing. Of course, its lapdogs in the mainstream media have been more than willing to facilitate this deception, so long as it bolsters the President’s chances of enacting an even...
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Resist

  As most of you know by now, the brain trust in the United States Senate has released its blueprint for strip-mining what remains of the body politic. If it looks drearily familiar to you, there’s probably a good reason why that’s so. Namely, it is identical to nearly every other proposal for mass...
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Feet In Two Worlds

Feet In Two Worlds

One of the themes we’ve emphasized on American Rattlesnake this year is the damage inflicted upon American society by ill-conceived policies of refugee resettlement carried out by the federal government. Unlike past generations of refugees who came here from nations behind the Iron Curtain, Cuba, or other Communist states, the ones transplanted to the...
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