Monthly Archives: June 2017

At the Rainbow Bridge…

…a reminder of two nations, strong in friendship with far more to bind them than to separate them. Happy 150th, Canada; and Happy 241st, America. Advertisements

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WATCH: Dog walks on stage during outdoor classical music concert

I think the dog looked right at home! Dog crashes outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey. https://t.co/O0pXTKDQ3y pic.twitter.com/Mjn8VdVQu1 — ABC News (@ABC) June 29, 2017

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Catholic school refuses to readmit two girls because one of them wanted to play on the boys hoops team

The Associated Press reports that a New Jersey Catholic school is refusing to re-admit two sisters because one of them insists that she wants to play on the boys basketball team. The girls were expelled this year after their family … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump, have you no shame

Dear Mr. President, Stop. Just stop. The insulting tweets that you continue to send about journalists and other people are beneath the president of the United States. You embarrass yourself and the country. If you have no dignity within you, … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei won’t go away

AFP reports that human rights activist Ai Weiwei is making his latest political statement in Washington, D.C. Several of the “prisoners of conscience” chosen by Ai — himself held under house arrest without charge for three months in 2011 and … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Trump administration considering total ban on laptops on U.S.-bound planes

Politico sent this news alert at 3:45 p.m. EDT: The Trump administration is threatening to expand its laptop ban to all U.S.-bound flights from anywhere in the world for airlines that fail to take additional security measures against concealed explosives, … Continue reading

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Criticize Turkey’s Erdogan? For some in the U.S., that’s a difficult choice

The Chronicle of Higher Ed explores why choosing to criticize Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not easy for some people. On the one hand, they feel a sense of obligation to speak candidly about what they see as the … Continue reading

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