November 15, 2019

Mid century modern designer

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A Mid Century Modern Designer Whose Name You Should Know: Mel Smilow By Rain Noe From Core77 How a kid from the Bronx dropped out of Pratt and achieved entrepreneurial design success If I asked you to rattle off some famous Mid Century Modern designers, I already know which names you’d say. Chances are it […]

Multiple witnesses and friends contradict new Kavanaugh accuser

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From Newsmax The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative group that has supported Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the Supreme Court, issued a statement criticizing the New Yorker magazine for its report Sunday that a second woman has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. According to JCN, multiple friends and witnesses have strongly denied claims made by Deborah […]

America desperately needs a healthy conservatism

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By Andrew Sullivan From NY Mag In these fetid times, it’s easy to know what you’re against. And I’ve spent many diaries assailing the dueling Trump and “social justice” cults on the illiberal right and left these past several months. But what am I for? That’s a harder question but a useful one to ask […]

Trump’s disastrous Putin Summit could have been even worse

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By Jonah Shepp From New York Mag President Donald Trump’s performance at Monday’s press conference following his summit meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin was by most accounts disastrous. Trump failed to press Putin on one single point of policy, rattled off some right-wing conspiracy theories, and most disturbingly, declared that he believes […]

UN financing forum sees focus on debt relief for vulnerable Caribbean nations

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By Amy Lieberman From devex UNITED NATIONS — Concern over debt vulnerability and risks for small island developing states in the Caribbean, likely set to face another strong hurricane season this year, guided an emerging consensus for action at the United Nations Forum on Financing for Development last week, according to the head of a […]

NBC refused to report Weinstein story

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By Jeffery Rodack From Newsmax NBC News originally refused to run an explosive story detailing sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Ronan Farrow, who works as a reporter for NBC News, confirmed he had started the story under the auspices of the network news, but ended up having it published in New Yorker […]

Why nursing homes are the worst places for our elderly

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By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider If you’re thinking about sending your parent to a nursing home, it’s time to seriously reconsider. Facilities for the elderly, originally created as a by-product of an effort to free up hospital beds, haven’t improved much since then. Behind their beige-colored, soup-smelling facades lurks an even nastier problem: Our […]