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Positivity: Photo of roofers standing for the national anthem goes viral

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:48:14 +0000

NFL, take note:



Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101817)

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:07 +0000

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NY Times High Priest Dean Baquet Attacks O’Keefe For ‘Mortal Sin’ Against Journalism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:05:17 +0000

Last week, the first two videos released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposed how a now apparently former New York Times employee colluded with the biggest players in social media and online video to favor its content over others. The videos drove a furious Dean Baquet, the paper’s executive editor, to criticize that employee and O’Keefe [...]



Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101717)

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:07 +0000

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Positivity: Coal Miner Sings National Anthem Before Going Underground

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:40:45 +0000

From Mammoth, West Virginia: Excerpt: A West Virginia coal miner is going viral for his powerful rendition of the national anthem. Shane Wriston posted on Facebook a video of his fellow miner Josh Stowers singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for his coworkers before they headed underground for the day. “There is no kneeling in this bath [...]



Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101617)

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:07 +0000

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AP and Others in Media Ignore Illegality of Now-Halted Obamacare Subsidy Payments

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:02:55 +0000

There’s a lot of competition for this dubious distinction, but the media’s treatment of President Donald Trump’s decision to end certain Obamacare subsidy payments to insurance companies is perhaps the most blatant example of comprehensive bias on a single topic seen during the past week. Apparently, the press realizes that acknowledging how Trump’s justification for [...]



Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101517)

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:00:06 +0000

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Positivity: Pope John XXIII a testimony to ‘the strength of goodness’

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:55:31 +0000

From Vatican City: Oct 11, 2017 / 03:18 am The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint’s deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others, said a cardinal who knew him well. “If in John Paul II the key word is courage of the faith, in John XXIII the key word [...]



Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101417)

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00:06 +0000

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Positivity: Six years ago, this Catholic college was the first to sue over the HHS mandate

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:55:02 +0000

From Charlotte, North Carolina: Oct 11, 2017 / 03:59 pm It has been six years since Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina, filed the first lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate. “It’s hard to believe it’s gone on for this long,” college president William Thierfelder told CNA Oct. 9. [...]



Chicago-Cook County Soda Tax Repeal Brings Out Tired, Dishonest ‘Big Soda’ Label

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:32:29 +0000

On Wednesday, “the Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners repealed the penny-an-ounce levy on sweetened beverages it passed last November.” The inflammatory “Big Soda” label appears frequently in press coverage of this reversal of what the government-always-knows-best crowd had thought was a major nanny-state victory, and reflects the fact that many in the media are quite [...]



Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101317)

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:06 +0000

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Positivity: Iowa district judge praised for upholding three-day wait for abortions

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:55:47 +0000

From Des Moines, Iowa: Oct 12, 2017 / 02:23 pm An Iowa judge upheld the state’s three-day waiting period for abortions last week, drawing praise from local pro-life organizations such as the Iowa Catholic Conference, who called the ruling a “positive move.” “We are very pleased by the decision, because we think to allow women [...]



Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101217)

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:06 +0000

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