Informed Comment
23 minutes
Trump and his circle associate Blackness with crime and inner cities burning, accounting for Trump's bizarre tweets at Civil Rights legend John Lewis . Trump is bringing Steve Bannon, the CEO of the neo-Nazi trash Breitbart, into the White House. There is a reason for which white supremacists rejoiced at that appointment. He is also trying to make Jeff Sessions attorney general, who is alleged to have branded the NAACP, an advocacy group for African-Americans, un-American. Aren't we beginning to see a pattern here? The Trump cabinet and hangers-on think people of northern European descent are the real Americans (though mind you, in the early twentieth century European groups like the Irish, Poles, and even Greeks were not seen as white.) In his high appointments, Trump has not completely excluded minorities.
Informed Comment
24 minutes
The gloves are off; Trump and his collaborators intend to implement draconian change. Official Democrats are therefore cautiously hopeful for the 2018 midterms, and will keep on bragging and raking in the donations. But this moment should be downright exhilarating for those of us who are more committed to building real democracy in this country, than the existing Party has ever been. The audacity to grab our moment was modeled by Bernie Sanders, the more than 100,000 young & old volunteers who made his campaign, and the 12,000,000 citizens who voted for him in the primaries. They salvaged the once-respectable American wordsocialism” from the trashcan into which was thrown by anti-Communist hysteria a century ago; and they spoke it out loud in the public square. Theirs was neither a Stalinist nor even a Scandinavian socialism. It was the dream of a flat-out American social democracy the genuinely egalitarian, widely participatory (and for that reason incorruptible) real democracy to which Americans have forever aspired.
BBC News 24
27 minutes
Lots more coming up on the World Business Report in 20 minutes. We are also in China, where official growth figures have come out in the last few hours. They have confirmed that last year, China's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than a quarter of a century.
South China Morning Post
2 hours
Comeback man Yuvraj Singh rated the 150 against England as his best knock after he combined forces with Mahendra Singh Dhoni to set up Indias series clinching 15-run win in Cuttack on Thursday. The 35-year-old Yuvraj and former captain Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381-6 after being put into bat. The hosts restricted England to 366-8 despite a breathtaking century by skipper Eoin Morgan, who smashed 102 off 81 balls. India took an...
CNET News
5 hours
The big alien lumbered after Captain Kirk a whole half-century ago, and he's since become a sci-fi icon.
Sputnik International
5 hours
Deadline
5 hours
Among the achievements of the American theater over the last century, August Wilson 's work ranks comfortably with the best. Any one of the plays he wrote one for each decade of the 1900s would put him there; taken together they aren't just an unparalleled series; they're the paradigm of lyric realism, tours of experience whose unblinking record of the lives of African-Americans is suffused with poetic imagery, flights of fancy and spiritual reverberation. Everyone has...
ESPN Cricinfo - New Zealand
5 hours
Summoned back into an injury-torn line-up and opening the batting for the first time in Tests, Soumya Sarkar scored his maiden half-century as Bangladesh moved to 128 for 2 after a fast-scoring first session at the Hagley Oval
BBC News 24
6 hours
Very popular in the First World War, accounts of the true condition of life in the trenches and so on. And I think his life's work in a way was crystallised by his work on the Declaration of the Rights of Man, his work on that influenced what came after. He was a famous idealist but in his great science fiction books, The Time Machine, War Of The Worlds, which was published just before the turn of the century in the 1890s, he was doing something that really hadn't been done before.
Sky News
6 hours
If we look positively, this could be America set to embark on a new relationship with Russia that is positive. This phrase, the end of the American century, I think is probably right about Trump and America. Starting in 1916, America joins the first World War, and thereafter is the predominant country in all world affairs.
21stCenturyWire
6 hours
21st Century Wire says… Earlier this week the media lit up with reports of a political activist group that was advertising across the nation to pay protesters to come out and demonstrate against the inauguration of Donald Trump. It would come as no surprise to 21WIRE if there were cases of protestors being rallied and potentially compensated by George Soros related foundations. It would easily fall under the heading of professional activists' and it is very real. Whether its the Revolution Business deployed for the Arab Spring, or Ad Busters marketing for Occupy Wall Street , left-wing activism has become a bona fide global business. UPDATE: But is that what we are witnessing here with this Washington Times article that Zero Hedge analyzed? It appears NOT! What we have here, exposed by Tucker Carlson, seems to be yet another example of the Washington Times being involved in posting what seems to be a report about a political entity that was not well vetted or even worse possibly planted.
Sky News
7 hours
What we might now see is the next American century where it looks inrd want. Its protectionist, about America, and it ceases argument, under this champion, who isn't a great statesman, by any stretch of the imagination, it will retreat again probably.
Sky News
7 hours
There is a notion that is correct with him, the end of the American century. This has been the century of America, the long century, going back to the fist world war, century where they intervened, set up all of major global powers they got involved if two World War, the century in which America dominated global politics, it tried to shape the world in its own image.
Core77
7 hours
No matter how you feel about Trump, you have to admit these Protest Pins from Sagmeister Walsh are a cute way to voice political concern. If things don't run smoothly, we could see these lil' guys pop up again in the future. Lighting Theodore Roosevelt Lamp, 1912 Do you think the hair blows in the breeze? The Trump Scented Candle is more abstract and interactive take on the concept of a presidential lantern. The designers encourage you to, 'relieve stress at work by running your fingers through Trump's hair.' Relaxing, colorful and fun! There is potential here. Novelty Items William Howard Taft Campaign Tray, 1908 Red Cap Collectible Ornament Bringing politics into the home is a bold statement, but this $99 ornament made of brass and finished with 24 karat gold takes dedication to the next level. Trump supporters can now adorn their homes with luxury, similar to the ornate William Howard Taft campaign tray from the early 20th century.
CNN Entertainment
7 hours
This weekend, a trip to the movies could do some good for Planned Parenthood.
BBC One Oxford
7 hours
He would turn up for work on time, I always thought he was a little bit scruffy, but nothing, you know, he was working in a warehouse, picking and packing. It was shame... And then upset, really, I guess was the underlying emotion. How can this be? Not in the 21st century.
TIME - Top Stories
7 hours
Thats why Girl Scouts has been the preeminent girl leadership organization for over a century. This Friday, approximately 75 Girl Scouts will march in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade something they have planned for and worked toward since September, and something Girl Scouts have done throughout history for presidents from both parties. As a nonpartisan organization, Girl Scouts takes no position on political matters; yet, perhaps not surprisingly, many people have reacted with shock and even anger over the fact that Girl Scouts will march in this particular inaugural parade. Throughout our history, the Girl Scout movement has been used as a political sounding board for people and groups trying to make political statements. Our organization is widely cherished as a piece of Americana, and, as such, people can feel a certain kinship with our brand.
21stCenturyWire
7 hours
21st Century Wire says… Earlier this week the media lit up with reports of a political activist group that was advertising across the nation to pay protesters to come out and demonstrate against the inauguration of Donald Trump. It would come as no surprise to 21WIRE if there were cases of protestors being rallied and potentially compensated by George Soros related foundations. It would easily fall under the heading of professional activists' and it is very real. Whether its the Revolution Business deployed for the Arab Spring, or Ad Busters marketing for Occupy Wall Street , left-wing activism has become a bona fide global business. But is that what we are witnessing here with this Washington Times article that Zero Hedge analyzed? It appears NOT! What we have here, exposed by Tucker Carlson, seems to be yet another example of the Washington Times being involved in planting a fake story.
Daily Express - Sports
7 hours
EOIN MORGAN was left frustrated and disappointed after England’s 15-run loss which conceded the one-day series to India with one match to play.
The Huffington Post
8 hours
Or perhaps Spicer just meant the "diversity" of both millionaires and billionaires. Any notion that the private healthcare market, which has long prioritized its profiteering above any guarantees of access, cost, or quality, will somehow do a better job of assuring "every person the financial feasibility to purchase the coverage they want" requires a suspension of disbelief that is truly Orwellian. Probably the best evidence of the failure of the market-driven system - which saw the U.S. fall to 37th in the world according to a World Health Organization ranking early in this century - is the decades long push for major healthcare reform. The Affordable Care Act was a step forward, especially in access, through the expansion of Medicaid for many low and moderate income adults, and a ban on some of the worst insurance abuses that permitted more people to buy insurance plans through the ACA market exchanges.
BBC News 24
8 hours
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE So, my friends, let us rejoice in knowing that from this time on, we will see a renewed America. The spirit of America is perhaps best captured by one of our country's most beloved patriotic songs, written over a century ago.
Evening Standard - Sport
9 hours
England captain Eoin Morgan took no pleasure from his first century in 18 months after his efforts failed to prevent India sealing the one-day series in Cuttack.
Washington Free Beacon
9 hours
After winning both houses of the Kentucky legislature for the first time in almost a century, Kentucky passed right to work in the Senate on Jan. 7 , two days after it passed the House . In Missouri, newly-elected Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has pledged to sign a right to work bill, which passed the legislature in 2015 before being vetoed by his Democratic predecessor Jay Nixon. The New Hampshire bill will now head to the state's House of Representative, which Republicans control by a 226-174 margin. Newly elected Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has pledged to sign the bill if it passes. The post Right to Work Spreads to New England appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
The Huffington Post
9 hours
m., 6:55 p.m., etc.) and, my God, the lethal bullet's entry location on each victim's body. Thus we learn that there were two chest wounds, a head wound, head and chest wounds, abdomen and face wounds, and three multiple gunshot wounds. That's it. No larger understanding is conveyed, no outrage, no despair. What's the point? The story ends: "Nine people were shot in Chicago last weekend." This is no fantasy dystopia but the world we actually live in -- the "tomorrow" of King's passionate warning cry half a century ago: "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy," he wrote in his 1967 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? "Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it." We're watching his prescience come to life, even as we honor him -- and in the process, ignore him.