Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Question – February 22, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today the Washington Post unveiled their new tagline: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Also, Greg Sargent reviewed how the God-King’s toxicity and demographic changes may help Democrats take the U.S. House in 2018 and Aaron Blake reported that the God-King is losing his war with media, while James Hohmann found House Republicans desperate for cover in their quest to screw working Americans repeal and replace repair Obamacare. And Pacific Standard’s Laurie Penny offers a wonderfully-written, well-researched look at the fall of Milo Yiannopoulos and his ‘lost boys’ circle of sycophants. Are the wheels...

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Campus Chatter – February 22, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Empress Wu Zetian abdicated, restoring China’s Tang Dynasty today (705). Also, Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published (1632), 15,000 people died as the St. Peter’s Flood struck Germany (1651), France attempted the Last Invasion of Britain (1797), with the signing of the Adams-Onis Treaty, Spain sold Florida to the U.S. for $5 million (1819), the European Revolutions spread to France with the start of the February Revolution that would establish the Second Republic (1848), Washington University of St. Louis was founded as Eliot Seminary (1853), as...

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Campus Question – February 21, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued sweeping memos to round up undocumented immigrants, including a provision that authorizes ICE agents and local police to “prioritize anyone they feel is a ‘risk to public safety or national security’ even if they haven’t [committed any crime] – which is to say, anyone immigration agents want to deport.” Also, The Daily Beast’s Ben Collins revealed that Tucker Carlson booked an actor to impersonate a #NotMyPresidentsDay organizer when the real organizers refused to appear on Carlson’s Fox News show and Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren...

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Ya-a-a-a-awn

“… a synergistic vertical and horizontal market integration that will,” Greg paused. “Are we boring you, Hanna?” “Should I be honest?” Hanna asked. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Welcome back to Tuesday’s Tale, a weekly feature where we collaborate to write a story. Previous Tuesday’s Tales include Ver-ry Slee-eepy and Squatchentine’s Day. We follow the basic rules of the “Yes, And” improvisational game – accept everything written so far as part of the story, and add your own paragraph (or so) where the last...

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Campus Chatter – February 21, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) In opposition to the arbitrary rule of the Teutonic Knights, 53 nobles and clergy in 19 cities formed the Prussian Confederation today (1440). Also, the election of Tsar Mikhail I began Russia’s Romanov Dynasty (1613), the first steam locomotive emerged from Wales’ Pen-y-Darren Ironworks (1804), the Cherokee Phoenix premiered as the first Native American language newspaper in the U.S. (1828), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto (1848), the first edition of the Oakland Daily Tribune was published (1874), as was the first telephone book, in New Haven,...

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