Month: February 2021

The Useful Idiot: Why We’re Not Done With Trump Yet

The following is excerpted from “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed the Republican Party with Racism, the Rest of Us with Coronavirus, And Why We Aren’t Done With Him Yet,” by S.V. Dáte. The president of the United States…

/ February 28, 2021
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CPAC designed as a Trump coronation, former head of American Conservative Union says

The former head of the organization that oversees CPAC on Sunday called this year's ongoing event a coronation of Donald Trump. .cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}.cms-magazineStyles-smallCaps{font-variant:small-caps;}Cardenas was the head of the American Conservative Union from 2011 to 2014. The organization runs the annual Conservative…

/ February 28, 2021
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Scammers seize on COVID confusion

Scamming has skyrocketed in the past year, and much of the increase is attributed to COVID-related scams, more recently around vaccines. Why it matters: The pandemic has created a prime opportunity for scammers to target people who are already confused…

/ February 28, 2021
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View from The Hill: No satisfactory way to resolve historical rape allegation against minister

Scott Morrison has received a great deal of criticism over the government’s handling of then Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ allegation she was raped by a colleague in a minister’s office. Now, if it’s possible, he faces an even worse situation,…

/ February 28, 2021
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The Secret Early History of Queer Foster Families

When Don Ward was a child, in Seattle, in the nineteen-sixties, his mother, each December, would hand him the Sears catalogue and ask him to pick Christmas gifts. By the time his parents filed for divorce, the catalogue had become…

/ February 28, 2021
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A Deportation Nightmare in the Bronx

On the corner of Alexander Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, in the Bronx, there’s a piano factory, a new barbecue restaurant called Hudson Smokehouse, and a Black Lives Matter mural painted recently enough that the clear-eyed, fist-raised protesters it depicts are…

/ February 28, 2021
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Bruce McAvaney calls time on ‘special’ AFL commentary career – The Age

“I’m going to have to move on and just be a fan like everybody else.”Seven said McAvaney, known and loved for his superlatives, knowledge and passion for the sports he covers, had called more than a thousand games of Australian…

/ February 28, 2021
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Report: Asia’s Cryptocurrency Landscape the Most Active, Most Populous Region ‘Has an Outsize Role’

Recently, Messari Crypto Researcher, Mira Christanto published a report that looks into Asia’s cryptocurrency landscape in-depth, as 60% of the world’s population resides in the region. Christanto’s study shows that six out of the top ten largest cryptocurrency unicorns are…

/ February 28, 2021
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Biden explains justification for Syria strike in letter to congressional leadership

President Biden told congressional leadership in a letter Saturday that this week's airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to Iranian-backed militia groups was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense.Why it matters: Some Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and…

/ February 28, 2021
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Noem slams Covid shutdowns, defends South Dakota’s record at CPAC

Noem is staking herself firmly to the staunch pro-Trump lane among potential 2024 GOP contenders, many of whom have spoken at CPAC. She is meeting with donors in March at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a fundraiser…

/ February 27, 2021
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Law Enforcement and the Problem of White Supremacy

Joe Biden said that he decided to run for President yet again when he heard Donald Trump say, in August, 2017, after a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the clash there…

/ February 27, 2021
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“Dear Comrades!” Is the Story of Two Russian Families and a Century of Terror

Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Dear Comrades!,” Russia’s entry this year for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (streaming on Hulu), opens with the chords of the Russian national anthem. The director was five or six years old when his father,…

/ February 27, 2021
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Three Men Lost in Space – The Apollo 13 Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OLtteIwwNsLink to a free 3 month trial of Skillshare premium membership: https://skl.sh/coldfusion11201 --- About ColdFusion ---ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Aaide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in…

/ February 27, 2021
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House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.The big picture: The vote was a critical first…

/ February 27, 2021