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  • Kansas City Fans Were Right to Boo at Chiefs’ Opening Game

    Kansas City Fans Were Right to Boo at Chiefs’ Opening Game0

    The media in its “reporting” of NFL fans’ reaction to wokeness on the football field lets us know what “good people” should think. Just take a look at a few headlines: From NBC News: K.C. Chiefs fans’ booing moment of unity for ‘ongoing fight for equality’ mars NFL home opener The Kansas City Star: After shameful boos

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  • Why Fox News Loves Trump’s Depressing Poll Numbers

    Why Fox News Loves Trump’s Depressing Poll Numbers0

    Lately I’ve been watching Donald Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, and deputy press secretary, Hogan Gidley, argue with Fox News anchors who insist that Trump is trailing Biden in the presidential race by at least seven points – perhaps more – and is likely to be whipped in all the battleground states.  Fox News celebrities

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  • Perfection Comes at a Price in Latest Adaptation of Austen’s ‘Emma’

    Perfection Comes at a Price in Latest Adaptation of Austen’s ‘Emma’0

    The latest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic “Emma” is a visual feast of color, pattern and texture. It’s also a bit too perfect. The colors are too vibrant, the skin too clear, the homes too opulent, the landscapes too gorgeous, the fabrics without any stain or wear. Every frame of director Autumn de Wilde’s

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  • Lost Innocence: Let’s Give Children a Childhood

    Lost Innocence: Let’s Give Children a Childhood0

    Back when I used to own a bookstore in Waynesville, North Carolina, a grandmother with two adolescent grandchildren visited our shop. The kids were soon sitting on the floor, absorbed in books, and the grandmother engaged me in conversation, telling me, as so many grandparents did, how much they loved reading. Then she said, “I

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  • ‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

    ‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History0

    The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight and, indeed, 20th-century history, namely, astronaut Armstrong’s planting the American flag on the moon. The reason: We mustn’t be “jingoistic.” What’s next? Omitting the

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  • Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here’s How

    Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here’s How0

    What would ye twa cotters ken o’ battle, eh? I bet ye Lallybroch tumshies will turn arse and run at first blast o’ cannon fire… Pithy Scots brogue and throwaway insults punctuate Outlander, the phenomenally successful TV series that explores the final great Jacobite uprising of 1745 – the rebellion against King George II led

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