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On Baseball: After Hitting Rock Bottom, the Orioles Turn to Data, and a New G.M.

On Baseball: After Hitting Rock Bottom, the Orioles Turn to Data, and a New G.M.After a 47-115 disaster last season, the Orioles hired Mike Elias from the Astros for a complete rebuild. First step: embracing analytics. ….. Read More.THE NEW YORK TIMES – Sports | Sports & RecreationFri, February 22, 20191 day ago


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Lou Dobbs promises to call Trump and tell him to release sealed FBI and DOJ documents 

Lou Dobbs promises to call Trump and tell him to release sealed FBI and DOJ documents LOU DOBBS (HOST): I’m tired of the FBI and the Justice Department. It’s a place where truth goes to die, where if you want to hide the truth you start an FBI investigation. You don’t hear about Benghazi, you don’t hear what’s happened to all these people that, you know, committed crimes who were guilty of outright political corruption.  ANDREW MCCARTHY (GUEST): Lou, at any moment, the president could unseal all this stuff and put it out publicly. He’s chosen not to do that.  DOBBS: Well, that time in my judgment, Andy, has arrived. It’s arrived some time ago as a matter of fact — But the idea of another lengthy investigation — MCCARTHY: Lou, I hear he takes your calls.  DOBBS: Well, he — I don’t know that he does take my calls, you know, that often….


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Recent Venezuela Coverage Tells Familiar Lies

Recent Venezuela Coverage Tells Familiar LiesI was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine (5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: “Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found.” I walked out of the apartment to the nearest pharmacy, four blocks away, where I found plenty of aspirin, as well as acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic Advil), in a well-stocked pharmacy with a knowledgeable professional staff that would be the envy of any US drugstore. A few days after the Time story, CNBC (6/22/16) carried a claim that there was no acetaminophen to be found anywhere, either: “Basic things like Tylenol aren’t even available.” That must have taken the Pfizer Corporation by surprise, since it was their Venezuelan subsidiary, Pfizer Venezuela SA, which produced the acetaminophen I purchased. (Neither Time writer Ian Bremer nor CNBC commentator Richard…


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The more Cory Spangenberg can do for the Brewers, the better

The more Cory Spangenberg can do for the Brewers, the betterAfter Mike Moustakas was signed, the 27-year-old will need to show the ability to play positions other than second base in order to make the team.         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – Sports | Sports & RecreationFri, February 22, 201924 hours ago


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Insisting on Resistance in an Age of Ignorance

Insisting on Resistance in an Age of IgnoranceEditor’s note: This article was originally published on Truthout.  Ignorance now rules the U.S. Not the simple, if somewhat innocent ignorance that comes from an absence of knowledge, but a malicious ignorance forged in the arrogance of refusing to think hard about an issue. We most recently saw this exemplified in Donald Trump’s disingenuousness 2019 State of the Union address in which he lied about the amount of drugs streaming across the southern border, demonized the immigrant community with racist attacks, misrepresented the facts regarding the degree of violence at the border, and employed an antiwar rhetoric while he has repeatedly threatened war with Iran and Venezuela. Willful ignorance reached a new low when Trump — after two years of malicious tweets aimed at his critics — spoke of the need for political unity. Willful ignorance often hides behind the rhetoric of humiliation,…


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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cleanup in District 9

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cleanup in District 9What We’re Following TodayIt’s Thursday, February 21.North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously voted to redo the election in the state’s Ninth Congressional District. The Republican Mark Harris, whose campaign was accused of election fraud, defeated the Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in November, but the state board has twice declined to certify a winner.Life in a Bubble: Upwards of 20 percent of Americans seldom or never meet people of another race, political party, or religion, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic. The responses seem to suggest that many Americans are ambivalent about the role of diversity in their families, friendships, and civic communities. The survey also found that white, black, and Hispanic people hold differing views on American identity and values.Revolving-Door Politics as Usual: Former Representative Joe Crowley of New York, who…


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