Category: News

Farewell, Pocket Fisherman

I remember the ads, but I never knew the full story of Ron Popeil. I love how the obituary links to Dan Akryod’s Bass-O-Matic sketch. It also doesn’t seem out of place to read about his stepmother taking out a contract on her husband and later remarrying him. Inventor, TV pitchman and salesman extraordinaire Ron Popeil became a familiar presence...

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Facebook to block news sharing in Australia if new law is passed

Let’s get every country to do this so we can significantly reduce the amount of misinformation on Facebook … and help publishers survive. It is often said how social media has become the new way news spreads, sometimes even more quickly, but few actually consider the money involved there. From clicks to page views to ads, companies like Facebook and...

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Cinco de Mayo, explained: how a Mexican battle cry became an American holiday

It’s certainly worth celebrating how Cinco de Mayo relates to the defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War. On Saturday, many Americans are celebrating a holiday they likely know almost nothing about. I’m speaking, of course, of Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for May 5. Read the full article at www.vox.com.

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This is why Pence’s sickening embrace of Arpaio is so important

An opinion from Jennifer Rubin. Look her up. Vice President Pence’s recent welcome for the convicted and pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio, now a Senate candidate, was a new low in the sorry tale of Pence’s self-debasement. He declared at an event for America First Policies (more about that outfit in a moment): “A great friend of this president. Read...

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NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

R.I.P. Carl Kassell. Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait… Read the...

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