Posts Tagged ‘video’

Liz & The Party of Lincoln

August 18, 2022

Rep. Elizabeth Cheney (R, WY) lost her primary election to the Big Lie, as the Party of Lincoln has clearly become the Party of Trump. Unlike the last president, she didn’t claim the election was stolen just because she lost, and conceded to her election-denying opponent. Ms. Cheney’s concession speech (18 min) is worth hearing in full.

More:

“Cheney strikes defiant tone in concession speech: ‘Now the real work begins,’” Caroline Vakil, The Hill

“Liz Cheney: Trump critic blasts Republican ‘personality cult’ after defeat,” Gareth Evans, BBC News

“Liz Cheney lost her election battle. She’s still in a war on Trumpism,” Ben Jacobs, Vox

“Liz Cheney and the Demise of Anti-Trump Republicanism,” Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

“Liz Cheney was purged by the cult of Trumpism. Who is next?” Richard Wolffe, The Guardian

“With Cheney’s Loss, Just 2 House Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump Are On The Ballot In November,” Geoffrey Skelley, FiveThirtyEight

“Cheney defeated in Wyoming primary, looks forward,” Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

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Living in the Coldest Place on Earth

January 25, 2022

Yakutsk in Siberia known for having some of the coldest weather on Earth. It get get down to -96°F (-71°C). Kiun B explains how people live there.

Update:

“World’s coldest marathon at blistering minus 53C is complete in Yakutia,” The Siberian Times

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The 12 Days of Waffle House Christmas

December 27, 2021

“The 12 Days of Waffle House Christmas,” served up by Sons-N- Britches from round ’bout Kennesaw, Georgia. That’s Christmas in the South, buddy.

Menu (mmm … cheese grits)

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‘I’m Just a Bill, 2021’

October 6, 2021

Politico updates Schoolhouse Rock‘s 1976 explanation of the march of federal legislation. No wonder schools don’t teach Civics anymore.

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Overview

July 30, 2021

“Overview,” excerpt of a 2012 film by Planetary Collective. Directed by Guy Reid; edited by Steve Kennedy. Music by Human Suits.

Astronauts who have seen the Earth from space often describe the ‘Overview Effect’, an experience that has transformed their perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it, our shared home, without boundaries between nations or species.

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4 Cellists, 1 Cello

June 2, 2021

 The Wiener Celloensemble 5 + 1, founded by the Vienna Philharmonic‘s Gerhard Kaufmann, performs Ravel’s “Bolero.”

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The 12 Days of Waffle House Christmas

December 20, 2020

“The 12 Days of Waffle House Christmas,” served up by Sons-N- Britches from round ’bout Kennesaw, Georgia. That’s Christmas in the South, buddy.

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A Coronavirus Prayer

September 24, 2020

“A Coronavirus Prayer,” by James Parker. Read it here.

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The Art of Binding at the GPO

July 10, 2020

In the age of online documents it’s now called the Government Publishing Office, but many still think of the GPO as the Government Printing Office (founded 1861). The GPO publishes and prints the workaday documents of the federal government, but its hand binders still edge-marble some publications. A CQ Roll Call video.

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Stay Home, Save Lives

April 14, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: “Stay Home, Save Lives.”

More:

“Playing against type, Chicago mayor deploys humor in coronavirus fight,” Mark Guarino, Washington Post

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