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The National Basketball Association announced on Friday the list of “approved messages” that players will be allowed to display on the back of their jerseys when the season resumes play later this month. According to ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Player’s Association, the league’s player union, agreed to 29 words and phrases that can
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A major plotline for season 3 of Showtime’s The Chi involves the disappearance of 18-year-old Kiesha Williams (Birgundi Baker). July 5’s episode “Buss Down” further explores the consequences of the disappearance, specifically the perception of the need for (or lack thereof) police in the black community of Chicago. According to show creator Lena Waithe, as
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Health officials from a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a bubonic plague warning on Sunday after a suspected case of the highly infectious disease known as the “Black Death” was revealed. The health committee of the city of Bayannur issued a third-level alert, the second-lowest category in a four-level system. The
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A “Defund the Police” mural painted outside the Milwaukee City Hall received a makeover from law enforcement supporters last week that completely changed the painting’s message. According to WITI-TV, the words “Defund the Police” were painted onto the street outside Milwaukee City Hall last Wednesday. Other cities across the country have taken similar action to
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The circular firing squad of progressivism has taken aim on one of its former darlings. Leftists loved the musical “Hamilton” when it hit Broadway in January 2015. Democratic leaders, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Obama family, flocked to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical over the years. The musical is based on founding
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There are certain traditions we all love about the Fourth of July. Cookouts, beer, ballgames, and fireworks, among a few. There are other traditions as well, although not so beloved. Protesters burning the American flag has become a staple of Independence Day activities and as predictable as a summer thunderstorm in Washington, D.C. Aside from
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The front page of the New York Times’ local edition Sunday took another bite out of Trump’s Independence Day weekend speeches in “As Virus Rages and Poll Numbers Slip, ‘American Carnage’ Redux.” (That’s a reference to Trump’s inaugural address, which remains notorious among the liberal press) The text box underlined an imaginary racist angle to
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Far-left protesters celebrated American independence outside the White House on Saturday by burning and stomping on the American flag. Video taken from outside the White House following President Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech showed protesters defiling Old Glory while shouting, “America was never great!” “Know what this f***king flag represents,” one protester says, before leading
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Is there anything sillier than The New York Times in these Trump years calling anyone else’s tone “dark and divisive”?  They’re too self-importantly partisan to have any shame. The paper’s lead story on Independence Day by White House correspondent Annie Karni carried the online headline: “Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War
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On the eve of the Fourth of July, Virginia’s state government ordered a contractor to remove a massive American flag from the side of a new office building the contractor is erecting in Richmond. The state government expressed concerns about the “safety” of workers because “protesters” might view the American flag as a “target.” An
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People magazine’s July 4 double issue promised their list of “100 Reasons to Love America.” But they ended up making a list of leftist-media talking points. Number one was “Peaceful Protests” against police officers. Protests are American, but these journalists only celebrate leftist protests, and they left out any mention of looting, rioting and police being
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America is the greatest country on earth. Until recently, this statement was essentially a jingoistic platitude. Maybe it was accurate, but it was so commonly repeated that it had become meaningless. Yet, as we approach our Independence Day, it’s worth asking, is it true? Is it still true? Was it ever true? To quote America’s
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