Wolf! Wolf!

August 1, 2020

“Wolf! Wolf!” a 1944 Terrytoons theatrical cartoon featuring Mighty Mouse, directed by Mannie Davis, with music by Philip A. Scheib. Voice actor: Tom Morrison.

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Washington DC isn’t a state. Why not?

July 31, 2020

Despite America’s founding principles, politics perpetuates taxation without representation in the United States. Kimberly Mas and Madeline Marshall explore why Washington DC is not a state in this Vox video.

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New York City: Empire in Decline?

July 30, 2020

 

Even before the rich fled New York City during the pandemic, native New Yorker Mara Gay asked if the Big Apple has run out of big ideas. A New York Times video Op-Ed.

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Why U.S. Policemen Look Like Soldiers

July 29, 2020

Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to political protests? Where did they get them? A Vox video by Madeline Marshall, Adam Freelander, and Dion Lee.

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Annie Ross, 1930 — 2020

July 29, 2020

Jazz singer Annie Ross died last week at the age of 89. In 1952, as a member of vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, she set words to saxophonist Wardell Gray’s composition “Twisted” and performed it in a classic recording. The National Endowment for the Arts named her an NEA Jazz Master in 2010.

More:

“Annie Ross, mainstay of ‘the greatest jazz vocal group that ever was,’ dies at 89,” Matt Schudel, Washington Post

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The Bible-ish Belief Behind Trump’s Foreign Policy

July 28, 2020

Evangelical Christian Zionists, once a religious right fringe group, are now influencing Republican politics and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Under Mike Pompeo, Quasi-Biblical prophecy has become State Department doctrine. A Vox video by Danush Parvaneh and Liz Scheltens.

More:

“The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Beliefs and Policy,” New York Times

“Pompeo Aligns U.S. Foreign Policy With Christian Zionists,” Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

“The Evangelicals Who Pray for War With Iran,” Sarah Posner, The New Republic

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Dr. Trump’s Terrifying Timeline of COVID-19 Diagnoses

July 27, 2020

Dr. Trump's Terrifying Timeline of COVID-19 Diagnoses

Have you followed President Trump’s Coronavirus policies over the past six months? The Lincoln Project has:

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To Know Him Is To Love Him

July 26, 2020

“To Know Him Is To Love Him,” written by Phil Spector (inspired by his father’s epitaph), recorded by Amy Winehouse, 2007.

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Goodbye Kiss

July 26, 2020

“Goodbye Kiss,” written by Grace Potter, performed by Grace Potter with Daryl Hall and friends, 2011. From an episode of the web series Live From Daryl’s House.

Grace Potter website

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Pop Popcorn Children

July 26, 2020

“Pop Popcorn Children,” written and recorded by Eldridge Holmes, 1969.

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