How far will the left go to revise history?: Walter Williams

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from Soviet history by renaming cities — […]

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Nonprofits offer teachable moments for economic recovery during COVID-19

“Disruption” and “disruptive technologies” have become popular terms in recent years to describe the application of new models to long-established business methods.  Think Uber and Lyft and the rise of the ride-sharing culture, Airbnb and the vacation rental marketplace, or how e-commerce turned brick-and-mortar retailing into rubble. Ironically, it is the COVID-19 pandemic that has […]

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Catalytic converters stolen in West Ridge, Rogers Park

Three catalytic converters were stolen between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 2020, in West Ridge and Rogers Park. | Adobe Stock Photo Police did not provide a description of any suspects, but warned residents to look out for double-parked cars that are kept running and people with power tools hanging out near vehicles. Police are […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The twin executive orders issued Thursday — one for each app — take effect in […]

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at University of Georgia over plans for in-person classes as an apparent photo from the school of plexiglass being held up by painter’s tape on a desk spreads on social media

Protesters staged a “die-in” Thursday at the University of Georgia over plans to resume in-person instruction. The protesters delivered an open letter calling for “face-to-face instruction” to be made optional for teachers, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. On social media, photos circulated of a plexiglass window on a teachers’ desk held up by painter’s tape. Colette […]

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at University of Georgia over plans for in-person classes as an apparent photo from the school of plexiglass being held up by painter’s tape on a desk spreads on social media

Protesters staged a “die-in” Thursday at the University of Georgia over plans to resume in-person instruction. The protesters delivered an open letter calling for “face-to-face instruction” to be made optional for teachers, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. On social media, photos circulated of a plexiglass window on a teachers’ desk held up by painter’s tape. Colette […]

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No sugarcoating this loss: White Sox lose to Brewers, and it wasn’t pretty

White Sox starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, right, looks down as Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich walks to firs4 during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) | AP Photos Yelich inside the park homer past Jimenez leads to secod straight defeat Rick Renteria summarized it well. […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 7 Aug 2020

Second wave NHS shutdown risks thousands of deaths Tens of thousands of patients will suffer pain and the risk of death if the NHS again shuts down normal care during a second wave of Covid-19 this winter, medics are warning. “The NHS must never again be a Covid-only service,” said Professor Neil Mortensen, president of […]

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More protests on tap in Portland as mayor decries violence

Violent clashes between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, this week have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm. And more demonstrations were planned overnight Thursday, hours after the city’s mayor decried the unrest that has roiled Portland since George Floyd was killed. […]

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The twin executive orders — one for each app — take effect in 45 […]

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Trump’s attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert

Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns. In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks. But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are “likely […]

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Trump’s attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert

Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns. In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks. But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are “likely […]

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Trump’s attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert

Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns. In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks. But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are “likely […]

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