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October 11, 2017

More institutions are naming multiple valedictorians—or none at all Ryan Walters has loaded up on advanced classes, studied until the wee hours and composed possible graduation speeches in his head as the high-school junior worked to be valedictorian at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, N.C. But neither he nor any of his classmates will hold the title. The Wake…

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September 25, 2017

Everybody loses in the Trump-NFL brawl over the national anthem. Healthy democracies have ample room for politics but leave a larger space for civil society and culture that unites more than divides. With the politicization of the National Football League and the national anthem, the Divided States of America are exhibiting a very unhealthy level of polarization and mistrust. The…

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September 13, 2017

Since it was introduced 10 years ago, the iPhone has been a great disrupter, heralding an end to everything from paper maps to small talk. Here’s a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at all the things this ubiquitous gadget has laid to waste. Source: Drew Jordan and A.J. Chavar, nytimes.com

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September 13, 2017

Hollywood got a much-needed jolt after a disappointing summer thanks to two letters: “It.” The adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel broke several box office records as it opened to a massive $117.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates. “It” more than doubled the prior highest September opening, $48.5 million for “Hotel Transylvania 2” in 2015,…

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September 13, 2017

Hollywood got a much-needed jolt after a disappointing summer thanks to two letters: “It.” The adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel broke several box office records as it opened to a massive $117.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates. “It” more than doubled the prior highest September opening, $48.5 million for “Hotel Transylvania 2” in 2015,…

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September 13, 2017

Earlier generations, which were formed by families that had lived through the Great Depression, have had a different approach to work than millennials today. A scarcity mindset in previous generations drove employees to be satisfied with a job that paid their bills. Today, some millennials are often more likely to prefer a lower income and career satisfaction than a high…

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September 1, 2017
Praying

  By: Kelly Shackelford and James C. Ho – thehill.com – September 1, 2017 The day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended its 2015-2016 term, three justices issued a troubling statement. It was four months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Court had just fallen one vote short of taking a significant religious freedom case. In response, Justice…

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September 1, 2017
John McCain

Getting the Senate back to work doesn’t require changing its rules. Republicans have all the tools they need to curb Democrats’ ability to obstruct. By: James Wallner – thefederalist.com Democrats have threatened to filibuster Republican efforts to debate important legislation on the Senate floor. But this is nothing new. The filibuster has been used in the past to frustrate both Democratic…

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September 1, 2017
Harvey Victims

By: Matt Vespa – townhall.com – August 31, 2017 Okay—well, if you want contrarianism, Salon and the Washington Post-affiliated Slate are your go-to places. Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas’ gulf Coast with wind, rain, and flooding, which has left at least 18 dead. Around 11 trillion gallons of water was poured into the Houston area. Yet, the Louisiana-based Cajun Navy and…

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September 1, 2017
Evacuees ride in a Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued due to Tropical Storm Harvey flood waters in Beaumont

by Kyle Smith – nationalreview.com – August 31, 2017 The piece’s problems didn’t end with the title. ‘Houston,” declared a Slate headline, “Doesn’t Showcase ‘America at Its Best.’” When a tweet promoting the article from the site’s official account went viral, and not in a good way, the editors reconsidered the wisdom of trolling a suffering city, deleted the tweet,…

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September 1, 2017
Better Side of Divided America

By: Jonah Goldberg – townhall.com – August 30, 2017 Even hurricanes have a silver lining: The downpour washes away a lot of bull. Don’t get me wrong. This is a tragedy for untold thousands of people. And no upside could possibly balance the scale against the downside. The full human toll of Harvey, now a tropical storm, remains to be…

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