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The Unethical Appeal may be used to lie, rile, and show contempt for the very reaction it seeks. It longs to drink “Liberal tears.” Recent, though hardly unfamiliar, the Unethical Appeal is the primary rhetorical style of the new administration....
From: The Millions | By: M.C. Mah | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Next month, concert promoter The Bowery Presents opens its latest venue, Brooklyn Steel — and the concert hall announced Tuesday that revered New York dance-rockers LCD Soundsystem will play five consecutive concerts to kick off the space’s programming....
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Eric Renner Brown | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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While many rejoiced over news of TheBlaze network firing polarizing hostess Tomi Lahren, the schadenfreude could be both short-lived and premature. There’s so much conflicting information on this topic right now that it’s still TBD how exactly Tomi...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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He was going to investigate voter fraud, end crime in Chicago and crush ISIS. Oh yeah — there was also health care
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The second year of the Legacy wing features a batch of stars from a bygone era that you may not be familiar with. We're here to help.
From: With Leather | By: billhanstock | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law.  Which the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution mandates – but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide...
From: Red State | By: Seton Motley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Trump International Hotel and Tower was met with a warm reception when it was completed in 2008. But six years later, a modification from Donald J. Trump ruffled feathers in Chicago.
From: New York Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The president has often bemoaned Chicago’s rising street violence. But residents say his long, tangled relationship with the city explains a lot.
From: New York Times | By: JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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We're only three quarters of the way through the US's violent century and there's more to come. (Photo: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward / US Air Force) This essay is adapted from "Measuring Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Do you think Chicago's happy to see German international star Bastian Schweinsteiger? We'd say so! The Chicago Fire's new signing arrived at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday and was promptly swept up by a jubilant mob eager to give him a proper...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN Staff | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Andrew Freeman has joined H.I.G. Middle Market, the middle market affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, as a managing director. Freeman is a former partner at Paine & Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The websites screen out older job seekers by limiting the dates you can fill in forms, an investigation by the Illinois attorney general found. But other sites say they make a point of fairness.
From: NPR | By: Ina Jaffe | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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After being snubbed by the team’s new manager, Schweinsteiger, a German midfielder, stayed positive. His persistence paid off, and he landed with the Chicago Fire of M.L.S.
From: New York Times | By: RORY SMITH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A former Illinois congressman charged in a federal spending scandal claims a staffer in his office secretly recorded him, stole thousands of emails and pilfered travel receipts -- all to help the FBI build its criminal case last year, according to court...
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Mariza Ruelas currently faces up to two years in jail in California for the crime of selling ceviche through a Facebook food group. Welcome to the mad world of American food regulation. In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Baylen Linnekin looks closely...
From: New Geography | By: Aaron M. Renn | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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For women in professions that require advanced degrees, such as dentists and physicians, discrepancies in pay are becoming harder to explain.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is One weird trick for dealing with government-bashers: An Activists’ Calendar of Resistance Events • Senator wants Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Lego movie comments reviewed: The top Democrat on the Senate Finance...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald Trump would surely be one of the best pitchers among all presidents, but won't let us see for ourselves
From: Salon.com | By: Jeremy Binckes | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The most popular politician in America is, not surprisingly, going to star at the June progressive rally
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Nearly a year after the final contest in the Democratic primaries kicked off his "political revolution," Sen. Bernie Sanders will headline the second annual People's Summit, a three-day gathering of progressive activists and organizations beginning on...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Chicago region is one of the most segregated in the country, according to a new study from the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute.
From: NPR | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Fox News host dismissed an important point by Maxine Waters, instead toeing the line between humor and racism
From: Salon.com | By: Rachel Leah | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The rule invoked is about communication and doesn’t require cities detain or help deport immigrants.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Need a restaurant for Chicago, for dinner, this Thursday, for 7. Must have: good cocktails, at least one vegetarian option that is not pasta. Not be south of Congress, not be north of Montrose. Budget is pretty flexible, looking for nicer or something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crush | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China just registered 14 million people that before this, had never officially existed on record. That's a population size bigger than the state of Illinois, or Pennsylvania. SEE ALSO: China releases surprisingly progressive sex education textbook supporting...
From: Mashable | By: Yi Shu Ng | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany apologized Tuesday for a comment she made about Daniel Pearl and former President Barack Obama. McEnany’s Monday appearance on a CNN live broadcast went viral after she claimed Obama was president when Pearl, an American...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nick Maslow | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump set to unveil his climate plan, mid-term election planning has begun, and EVERYONE hates Devin Nunes.
From: Wonkette | By: Dominic Gwinn | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Enjoy this simple and surprising tale from The Games Room Company, who were tasked with restoring a roulette table operated in Chicago throughout the 1930s: "we found that it had been completely rigged to defraud people and increase the odds of the house...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Giants have informed 38-year-old shortstop Jimmy Rollins that he won’t make their roster, Andrew Baggarly of the East Bay Times was among those to report. San Francisco is now awaiting word on whether the longtime Phillie and 2007 NL MVP will accept...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Connor Byrne | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Donald Trump likes libel lawsuits. He has filed seven in his lifetime (losing or settling six) and said as a candidate that he wants to “open up” libel laws to make news outlets easier to sue. But now that he’s in the White House, he claims...
From: The Wrap | By: Susan Seager | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I had a great time at the Hollywood Celebrity Show over the weekend.I sold a shitload of books (I'm Not Garbo, and one of my essay books).People seemed very glad to see me, and me them.I had a table next to Ed Asner and we hit it off immediately.He has...
From: Mark Rothman | By: mark rothman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless...
From: Japan Times | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Led by reproductive scientist Teresa Woodruff, a team of researchers at Illinois' Northwestern University has developed what's been described as "the female menstrual cycle in a dish." Known as Evatar, the system contains actual human tissue obtained...
From: Gizmag | By: Ben Coxworth | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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With the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. may have to sell their TV services nationwide to fend off online rivals, creating "mayhem" in a cable industry without head-to-head competition, Discovery Communications Inc.'s chief executive said.Online-only...
From: Ad Age | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Most high-income investors last were likely a little bummed last week when the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act failed. It didn't have anything to do with their personal opinions on Obamacare or health care in general. It meant...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, was joined by five other...
From: Free Republic | By: chicagotribune | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The second installment of Michael Grant's Front Lines series; a debut about a 17-year-old who can't feel pain; and the conclusion to Kevin Waltman's D-Bow’s High School Hoops series
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Just call him Chance the Employer. Who needs LinkedIn or Monster when Chance the Rapper is hiring on Twitter? On Monday, the Grammy winner went to social media looking for an intern who can help him put together decks and write proposals. Even though...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Derek Lawrence | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Shareholders of telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications and FairPoint Communications voted on Tuesday to approve a proposed merger. Consolidated announced in December it was buying FairPoint for $1.5 billion,...
From: Seattle Times | By: PATRICK WHITTLE | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Alex Rodriguez isn’t well-liked in Boston, but that didn’t stop the former major league slugger from picking the Red Sox... Read More »...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A nude photo of Jay Cutler was posted online Tuesday by his own wife, Kristin Cavallari. If so inclined, check out the naked picture here.
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yu Darvish is primed to win the Cy Young (Getty Images) American League East Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays (Wild Card) New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles Tampa Bay Rays Comments/Fantasy Predictions: In a tough AL East, the Red Sox remain the class...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dalton Del Don | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s no secret that we’re going to struggle to feed the rapidly expanding global population. New genome editing technologies could hold the answer, according to scientists. The number of humans on this planet is expected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, and...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Edd Gent | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
From: NPR | By: Jessica Taylor | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Cision, a portfolio company of GTCR, which recently merged with blank-check company Capital Acquisition Corp III, has acquired Bulletin Intelligence, a provider of executive briefings for CEOs. No financial terms were disclosed. Portico Capital Securities...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Investment bank Baker Tilly Capital LLC has hired Troy Nehring for its EB-5 services practice. Nehring is based in Seattle. Baker Tilly is a a subsidiary of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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