June 4, 2016

Ali, my take

(Paul Mirengoff) I wasn't going to write about Muhammad Ali so soon after his death because I don't have much nice to say about him. But I changed my mind because of (1) the non-stop lionization of him in the media and (2) the posts on the subject by Steve and John. I agree with Steve that Ali was Donald Trump before there was Donald Trump. Beyond that, I'll simply offer what

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WaPo Race Discrimination Charges Purged From Bezos Wiki Page

Is quoting black employee about white boss shrieking at her 'vandalsim?'

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Tor Project developer steps down amid sexual mistreatment allegations

Tor browser The Tor Project confirmed today that one of its prominent developers, Jacob Appelbaum, stepped down in response to what it called "public allegations of sexual mistreatment." The Tor Project, which develops the Tor browser and network, had previously only acknowledged Appelbaum's departure in a one-sentence statement Thursday afternoon, but went into further detail about… Read More

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A Once White Arctic Is Turning Green

'The greening trend was unmistakable'

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Innovations in 3D printing

Sant Cugat del Vall├Ęs. Former monastery. Rose window. Ten miles north of Barcelona lies a centuries-old hotbed for ink technology. Founded in the 9th century, the Monastery of Sant Cugat ushered in Spain's era of ink and scrolls. Nearby, a 21st century HP facility perfected the art through bus-sized printers capable of precisely depositing a picoliter of ink as massive reams of paper whizz by. Read More

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Sanders Says Clinton Can't Claim Democratic Win on Tuesday

Get ready for a contested convention in Philadelphia, Senator tells Democratic Party

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Looking Back at Ali

(Steven Hayward) I remember listening to the first Ali-Frazier fight in 1971 on the radio—they didn't have easily accessed pay-per-view TV back then (there was some kind of closed-circuit broadcast, probably in Las Vegas casinos), and I don't know why it wasn't broadcast on one of the networks, but even so it was dramatic listening especially to the late rounds. And the famous photo of him glowering triumphantly over Sony Liston has

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Ali found icon status in blending politics, activism, sports

NEW YORK (AP) - During the Beatles' first visit to the United States in 1964, clever publicity agents arranged a meeting with Cassius Clay, then training for the bout that would make him heavyweight champion. The result was a memorable photo of a whooping Clay, who later changed his name ...

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FLASHBACK: Muhammad Ali Endorsed Reagan — 'He's Keeping God In Schools And That's Enough'

Switched from Democrats to support the Gipper in 1984

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How chief information officers become chief innovation officers

polygon clouds and balloon In the early 1900s, large organizations needed another type of CEO: Chief Electricity Officer. Before there was an accessible and reliable power grid to plug into, organizations that needed electricity employed a CEO to make sure they had steady and cheap access to this vital commodity. Given the aging data center architecture, it's now the Chief Innovation Officer who is increasingly… Read More

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Gary Johnson Says Most Americans Libertarian But Don't Know It

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said he can pull votes away from both the Democrat and Republican contenders in the U.S. presidential election once more Americans realize they agree with many of his views.

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Weldon Angelos finally released from prison; why did Obama leave him there so long?

(Paul Mirengoff) Weldon Angelos was the poster prisoner for opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing and those who want the minimums reduced. And for good reason. Angelos was unjustly sentenced under the mandatory minimums to 55 years in prison after being convicted for selling marijuana. Are there other instances of unjust sentences under the minimums? Almost certainly. Yet, advocates of sentencing leniency seem hard-pressed to find them. Of the cases cited in the

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Former Marine Fired For Lowering Flag On Memorial Day

Charlotte Marine veteran Allen Thornwell, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was fired by Time Warner Cable for lowering the company's flag to half-staff on Memorial day.

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Clinton Confident Top Court Will Rule for Obama Immigration Law

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton notes that the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on President Barack Obama's deferred action immigration policies and expects the justices to say it's constitutional. "Immigration is at the center of this presidential campaign," Clinton says "When Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million ... he's talking about ripping apart families," she says Clinton was campaigning in Sylmar, Calif., ahead of the state's primary election on Tuesday

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Music producer whose long sentence drew outcry is free early

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah music producer who was ordered to 55 years behind bars for bringing guns to marijuana deals has been set free, after 12 years in prison and national outcry over the mandatory minimum sentencing laws that forced a federal judge to impose the lengthy ...

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Roger Stone Addresses 'Reports That Donald Trump Is Gay' [VIDEO]

Claims Washington Post to publish story on Trump sex scandals

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Muhammad Ali, Through The Ages [SLIDESHOW]

'He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.'

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Manhattan CRE prices spark a mass exodus of startups to Brooklyn

shutterstock_270402566 Manhattan, once the mecca for technology and innovation on the east coast, is now losing ground to the Outer Boroughs. Massive growth has led to high rents and lack of space for burgeoning businesses. Demand for office space by tech companies increased 177 percent from 2002-2012, representing 25 percent of New York City leases. To that end, the vacancy rate in NYC is just 9 percent,… Read More

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Blair, Brown Lead Labour Leaders in Backing U.K. Remain Campaign

Six former U.K. Labour Party leaders including former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown on Saturday urged the British to vote in favor of remaining in the European Union in the June 23 referendum.

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Scrubbing texts is nothing new for Team Obama

(Paul Mirengoff) In a post called "On the Iran deal, lies upon lies," I discussed the deletion by the State Department from an archived video of an exchange in which spokeswoman Jen Psaki effectively admitted that the administration lied about its nuclear negotiations with Iran. Summarizing the situation better than I did in my post, Jake Tapper explains: There was a first lie told to us about the secret talks between Iran

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Chinese Hackers Launch HUGE Campaign On US Tiananmen Square Rememberance Event

'Very, very vigorous high tech attempts to stop us'

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Russia's Anti-ISIS Strategy May Be Backfiring

Russia's aggressive counter-terrorism strategy may be backfiring in the northern Caucasian region. Russia has long had an issue with Islamic Extremists in the caucuses and its aggressive suppression tactics may be making the situation worse.

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Gillmor Gang: Hold the Lettuce

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Rob DeSisto, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Thursday, June 2, 2016. Salesforce writes a big check, Bezos shows teeth as Trump attacks the press, and Twitter (so far) says no to Medium. Plus, the latest G3: Halley Suitt Tucker, Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Tina Chase Gillmor @stevegillmor, @RobDesisto, @kevinmarks,… Read More

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Bill Maher: Trump enabled by 'vapid ratings whores' in broadcast journalism

Broadcast journalists who have given Donald Trump free publicity are "vapid ratings whores" and "traitors to journalism," according to Bill Maher.

The liberal comedian went on a tear denouncing the broadcast news media on his Friday HBO "Real Time" program, The Daily Beast reported Saturday morning.

Mr. Maher made clear ...

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DC Residents Want Answers As Rising Violence, Shootings Plague The District

'There's a revolving door for violent offenders'

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Cheryl Mills would prefer not to

(Scott Johnson) Kim Strassel has read the transcript of the deposition of Cheryl Mills in the case brought by Judicial Watch against the State Department under the Freedom of Information Act. Although the transcript runs to 270 pages, it can't have taken long to review. It also can't have been a pleasant experience. Strassel reports: The entire 270-page transcript of the deposition, which Judicial Watch released Tuesday, has an almost eye-glazing repetition

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Rhode Island lawmakers look for gun control compromise

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island legislation to remove guns from the hands of domestic abusers is getting traction in the General Assembly, but the proposed restrictions aren't as tough as some gun control advocates would like.

A compromise bill is moving forward in the state Senate that would order ...

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Muhammad Ali In 1977: I Will Use Retirement To 'Get Myself Ready To Meet God' [VIDEO]

'What am I going to do when I'm through fighting? Get myself ready to meet God and go to the best place'

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White House Omits Another Damaging Line About Iran Deal From Briefing Transcript

The White House omitted a potentially damaging line from the official transcript of a press briefing by spokesman Josh Earnest last month, ABC News reported Thursday evening.

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Warts and all, France will be tested by Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) - As with all modern sporting mega-events and their hosts, Euro 2016 will be a mirror for contemporary France: The reflection could be beautiful, ugly, or - most likely - a mix of both.

Befitting the world's sixth-largest economy, the bricks and mortar for a successful tournament have ...

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Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

colorful brain By now everyone has heard of Google's RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. Read More

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The Week in Pictures: Big Gorilla Edition

(Steven Hayward) Thought experiment: just suppose that the gorilla in the Cincinnati zoo was named "Trump" instead of "Harambe?" Wonder if the reaction would have been the same? Just say "Trump" around liberals these days, and see how high they jump. You don't even need to ask how high. At least there wasn't a Minnesota dentist involved this time. Meanwhile, we're down to the last primary week of this election cycle, and

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Remembering The Miracle – The Battle Of Midway Turned The Tide

June 4-7, 1942, two US Carriers fought an epic battle against the Imperial Japanese Navy

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Ali's death rekindles memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" fight between him and Joe Frazier.

"We lost a giant today," Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing ...

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In a Law School Far, Far Away

A long time ago in a movie studio far, far away, a man named George Lucas assembled a giant cake called Star Wars—a rickety thing, looking as though at any moment its three tiers would collapse upon themselves. Tasty, though: You had to give him that. And maybe sturdier than it originally looked, since the foundation survived, more or less intact, Lucas's attempts to stack three more layers on top, 20 years later.

While the Star Wars movies were making their long, $30 billion run at the top of popular American entertainment, a man named Cass Sunstein was off at the University of Chicago and Harvard, teaching and gathering wisdom in a kind of law professor's version of Yoda in the distant Dagobah system.

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Donald Trump Pays His Respects To Muhammad Ali

The boxing legend is dead at 74

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Obama cuts prison sentences for 42 drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has shortened the sentences of 42 people serving time for drug-related offenses, continuing a push for clemency that has ramped up in the final year of his administration.

Roughly half of the 42 receiving commutations Friday were serving life sentences. Most are nonviolent offenders, ...

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United it stands

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Situated in the heart of Post Falls is a special building that has withstood the test of time.

The lingering tintinnabulation of its old church bell can sometimes be heard in the breeze, transporting those who hear it back to the simpler times of a ...

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The Greatest: Muhammad Ali Dies At Age 74 [VIDEO]

WATCH all of his greatest fights

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Father's Day Gift Guide [VIDEO]

If the sharks like it...

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