Archive for October 17th, 2017

NYMag’s Helen Rosen Ladysplains How Men Can Be Better Feminists

on October 17, 2017, 9:16 AM / in Opinion

New Yorker writer Helen Rosen took to Twitter on Monday to ladysplain to you dumb, helpless dudes how you can be better feminists and better support the women in your lives. Hey, men of America – let’s break down your “awakening” point by point…I’ll help. If you’re a man unsure of what to do to support women right now in […]

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PRUITT TAKES ON ‘SUE AND SETTLE’ LITIGATION

on October 17, 2017, 9:00 AM / in National News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt is cracking down on settlements with environmental groups. Pruitt rolled out a new policy Monday meant to add transparency and stakeholder input in the settlement process. He accused the Obama administration of using settlements on regulatory matters to collude with environmentalists and obligate the agency to write rules, thus thwarting the usual regulatory […]

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Trump Explains his Delay in Talking to the Families of Fallen Soldiers

on October 17, 2017, 8:57 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday defended his delay in responding to the recent Army Green Beret deaths in Niger — and also claimed that former President Obama and other past presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers. Trump made the remark at an impromptu press conference in the White House Rose Garden after being asked why he had not yet […]

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How Scouting Has Been Altered …..

How Scouting Has Been Altered …..

on October 17, 2017, 8:54 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Pardon Power

on October 17, 2017, 8:49 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A few discerning readers noticed that the two events I cited in yesterday’s note (the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an 1823 letter from James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson) actually occurred on today’s date, not October 16. Forgive me of that lapse. I was in San Francisco for the 1989 “Bay Bridge” World […]

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Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

on October 17, 2017, 8:44 AM / in Opinion

With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran. Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the shooting starts. After “de-certifying” the nuclear agreement, signed by […]

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Pitino fired, but not done

on October 17, 2017, 8:42 AM / in Basketball

By JARED PECK Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville Athletics Association voted unanimously to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause Monday afternoon following revelations from an FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball. The determination came after Pitino’s lawyers presented their case for why he should not be fired for cause during a lengthy […]

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Federal Judge Reaffirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

on October 17, 2017, 8:37 AM / in National News

Written by  Dave Bohon A federal judge has reaffirmed the constitutionality of prayer in the U.S. Congress, ruling that Supreme Court precedent undergirds the long tradition of prayer opening each congressional session, along with the House rules that govern the practice. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Daniel Barker, president of the atheist group Freedom from Religion […]

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Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, Rightly Throwing It to Congress

on October 17, 2017, 8:35 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas In 2015, the United States and several other nations cut a deal with Iran, easing sanctions on the regime in exchange for increased monitoring of its nuclear development activities. The agreement was sold by the Obama administration as reducing the amount of nuclear fuel Iran could keep. It also extended the “breakout time” considered necessary for the […]

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Investigative journalist killed in Malta

Investigative journalist killed in Malta

on October 17, 2017, 8:34 AM / in International News

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who used the leaked Panama Papers to expose links between Malta and offshore tax havens, was killed in a car bombing in Malta on Monday. Her final post on her popular blog, published a half-hour before her death, accused her island’s prime minister’s staff of corruption. Caruana Galizia helped set off a political crisis with […]

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McCain warns against rise of ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

McCain warns against rise of ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

on October 17, 2017, 8:26 AM / in International News, National News

The War Hawk speaks Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday warned against the rise of “half-baked, spurious nationalism” and called for strong American leadership on the world stage. McCain said that abandoning “the ideals we have advanced around the globe” and shirking from “our duty to remain ‘the last, best hope of Earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious […]

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Trump vows to ‘look into’ drug czar nominee after report

on October 17, 2017, 8:23 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday said he would look into a Washington Post/60 Minutes report that his drug czar nominee, Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), helped pass a bill weakening federal authority to prevent companies from distributing opioids. Trump said he would “make a change” if he discovers anything that is “1 percent negative to doing what we want to do,” suggesting he […]

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Iraq retakes Kurdish areas to quell separatists

Iraq retakes Kurdish areas to quell separatists

on October 17, 2017, 8:17 AM / in International News

Iraqi government troops on Monday seized the northern city of Kirkuk, surrounding oil fields, and other areas from Kurdish forces, almost without a fight. Kurds had controlled the vital oil-rich city for three years as they solidified their control of northern Iraq, where they hope to establish an independent state. The Iraqi government launched a military operation aiming to take […]

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Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of alt-right event

Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of alt-right event

on October 17, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Monday declared a state of emergency for Alachua County ahead of a Thursday appearance at the University of Florida by alt-right leader Richard Spencer. The declaration clears the way to put the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state Division of Emergency Management in charge of keeping order, with local police and other […]

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Trump urges bipartisan health-care deal

Trump urges bipartisan health-care deal

on October 17, 2017, 8:08 AM / in National News, Opinion

This is the one item we will never agree on…. The President did seek to replace but it was not something he was actively seeking…. Congress did not campaign on remove and replace, only remove. So remove the damn thing. President Trump this week urged Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to push a short-term ObamaCare fix, although he insisted that the […]

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

on October 17, 2017, 8:02 AM / in National News

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. He was released in 2014 in a swap for five Taliban prisoners who were being held at Guantanamo Bay. Former President Barack Obama approved […]

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Trump and McConnell meet in bid to end feuding

Trump and McConnell meet in bid to end feuding

on October 17, 2017, 8:00 AM / in National News

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) met in a private lunch at the White House on Monday in a bid to end months of feuding. In a show of unity afterwards, Trump said, “The relationship is good. We’re fighting for the same thing.” He cited tax cuts as a shared priority. McConnell, whom Trump has criticized over […]

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Active Worship

Active Worship

on October 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. — Psalm 100:4  In his book Folk Psalms of Faith, Pastor Ray Stedman says he wishes that all church goers could stand in the pulpit on a Sunday morning and watch the faces in the congregation during the sermon. Although most people seem to give the minister their […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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October 17th in History

October 17th in History

on October 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew of Crete Catervus François-Isidore Gagelin (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) Ignatius of Antioch Marguerite Marie Alacoque (formerly) Rule of Andrew Richard Gwyn October 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National […]

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