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BREAKING: Reuters: Tillerson to skip NATO meeting, will travel to Russia

Reuters posted its story at 9:53 p.m. EDT. It notes that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to … Continue reading

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Dad (Trump): Buy American. Daughter (Ivanka): Uh, no.

The Huffington Post examines the evidence that while her father promotes a buy-American philosophy, Ivanka Trump is dealing in China. More than 53.5 metric tons of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, bags, and clothes were sailing to American ports in eight shipments … Continue reading

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The Columbia Journalism Review sizes up Rachel Maddow’s big (or not) night

A lengthy excerpt here from this morning’s “The Media Today” newsletter, which is published by the Columbia Journalism Review: A media frenzy began with a single tweet, and for once it didn’t come from the president. Last night, MSNBC host … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow’s destruction of journalism in lusting after Trump’s tax information

It took Rachel Maddow 19 minutes… 19 MINUTES…to stop ranting, to stop asking questions she could not answer, to stop using words such as “if,” “may,” and “potentially” to finally get to the news she promised. And she didn’t deliver. … Continue reading

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NY federal prosecutor gets canned, complains (without a good reason)

It’s standard procedure — new presidential administrations request that federal prosecutors resign. Whether that’s smart policy or petty politics is not the point — it’s the way things are done. The Trump administration cleaned house, but one prosecutor said he … Continue reading

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The public scrutiny of Baylor is wearing some people down

Let’s put a couple cards on the table: Sexual assault is always wrong Covering up sexual assault is always wrong When sexual assaults occur at universities (and sadly they do far too often), it is incumbent on the institution’s leaders … Continue reading

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He loved his son. He pushed his son to play sports. He nearly killed his son.

If you are a parent and your kid plays sports, then you really want to read this cautionary story in today’s Los Angeles Times. “I pushed too far, did too much, helped break up my family and actually put my … Continue reading

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