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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Another unqualified cabinet pick, 'pizzagate' and more 6.12.2016 Daily Kos
We begin today’s roundup with Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast and his take on Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees: By my count, Ben Carson, nominated by Donald Trump to be his HUD secretary , makes the fourth designee who seems to oppose the very mission of the department he’s about to take over. There’s Jeff Sessions at Justice , who isn’t likely to be enforcing many civil rights cases or pursuing many antitrust violations. Tom Price at Health and Human Services , who wants to dismantle the same Obamacare that it’s HHS’s job to implement and who more broadly will bring a ferociously anti-statist world view to an agency that embodies the state’s concern for its citizens’ health and well being—especially its female citizens, who have extra reasons to worry about Dr. Price. And finally there’s billionaire Betsy De Vos for Education, who’s basically against, y’know, public education. Critics of the Carson choice complain that he’s totally unqualified because he has no background whatsoever in housing. Well, ...
Hundreds of women and children are released from Texas immigration detention facilities 6.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

More than 400 women and children have been freed from two Texas immigration detention facilities after a federal judge found the sites unsuitable for holding children, sending families into a wet, frigid December night while migrant advocates scrambled to provide shelter, food and emergency care.

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Microsoft researchers sound off on the next decade in tech 6.12.2016 TechCrunch
 It’s Computer Science Education Week, in case you didn’t know, and in honor of this hallowed period Microsoft is publishing the thoughts of a few of its scientists and engineers on what will change in the tech world over the next decade. Read ...
News roundup: Democrats may slow-walk Trump's nominees, Garland style 5.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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How Pearl Harbor touched lives — and Colorado — in ways that will never be forgotten 4.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Dwindling Colorado survivors mark 75 years since the Pearl Harbor attack that that left 2,403 military and civilian personnel dead , 1,178 wounded and pulled U.S. into war.
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From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba 4.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television. 

He even changed the nation's lightbulbs, launching a nationwide campaign to replace incandescent...

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How and why Boko Haram targets teachers and schools in Nigeria 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. 

At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology.

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In Nigeria, schoolboys turned killers and came after their ex-teachers and students 3.12.2016 L.A. Times - World News

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. 

At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology.

The...

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The increasingly popular way to aid the needy in war-torn nations: Give cash 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Donations of food, tents and blankets have always been a staple of international aid, the feel-good solution that everyone could take part in to help stem the tide of international misery.

But for years, the lesser-known story of those donations has been how often they fail to help.  After the...

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Winning 2.12.2016 Le Monde Diplomatique

President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after winning the election. Trump: “We have some great generals. We have great generals.” Lesley Stahl: “You said you knew more than the generals about ISIS.” Trump: “Well, I'll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they've done. OK, look at the job they've done. They haven't done the job.” In reality, Trump, the former reality show (...)

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UNESCO deems Belgium's beer culture a treasure of humanity 1.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The agency noted Belgium's beer experts -- zythologists -- who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.
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Hundreds of Students Report Bullying, Threats and Attacks in Weeks After the Election 1.12.2016 Truthout.com
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) Now that Trump is the president-elect, students across the country are experiencing intensified racist and anti-immigrant bullying and attacks in their schools. In a new survey of 10,000 educators, 90 percent said the election had a negative impact on their schools' environments. (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) Tayz Enriquez, a senior at a high school in Greeley, Colorado, convinced herself that the day after the 2016 election would be a normal one. But that morning, as she walked through the school's hallways, she heard students asking others, "You're still here?" "To be fair, I'm not sure if they were joking," she told Truthout. "But it's still not OK to say." None of the comments were directed at Enriquez, whose parents are originally from Mexico, but she felt the tension in the air. Then came the last class of the day. Enriquez was already in her seat when another student, a white boy, walked in and loudly said, "Trump 2016! Build the wall!" Enriquez chose to ...
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Trump Is Unlikely to "Drain the Swamp" of War 30.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after winning the election. Trump: "We have some great generals. We have great generals." Lesley Stahl: "You said you knew more than the generals about ISIS." Trump: "Well, I'll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they've done. OK, look at the job they've done. They haven't done the job." In reality, Trump, the former reality show host, knows next to nothing about ISIS, one of many gaps in his education that his impending encounter with actual reality is likely to fill.  Yet when it comes to America's generals, our president-to-be is onto something.  No doubt our three- and four-star officers qualify as "great" in the sense that they mean well, work hard, and are altogether fine men and women. That they have not "done the job," however, is indisputable -- at least if their job is to bring America's wars to a timely and successful ...
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From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba 29.11.2016 AP Top News
HAVANA (AP) -- Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast....
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'Diverse' puts a positive spin on Donald Trump's disastrous cabinet picks 28.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: That two of President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent cabinet appointments are women from the “mainstream” is the least significant thing about them. (“Trump reaches beyond loyalists and adds diversity with latest Cabinet picks,” Nov. 23)

Billionaire Betsy DeVos, appointed to head...

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Data show that a 'whitelash' did not elect Trump; It was—like always—about the economy 27.11.2016 Daily Kos
The morning after the election, Van Jones offered his thoughts on the outcome: "This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was whitelash against a black president in part. And that's the part where the pain comes." Jones spoke honestly, from a place of sincere emotion, and I have a great deal of respect for that. His thesis certainly appealed to a lot of people. Given that Trump began his campaign with racist rhetoric and never really stopped, it also makes quite a bit of sense on the surface. There’s one problem: The numbers say it doesn’t hold water. Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a margin now approaching two million. That’s very important to remember going forward, but not especially helpful in terms of exploring why Trump did as well as he did. Let’s also leave aside the impact of James Comey’s completely inappropriate actions. Even if, as it appears true, Comey was enough to swing the election to Trump because of the tight margins in three key states, it doesn’t change what we ...
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Trudeau expresses 'deep sorrow' over Castro's death 26.11.2016 The Hill
"I know my father was very proud to call him a friend," Trudeau said.
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Donald Trump names KT McFarland, Don McGahn to White House posts 26.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Trump names first women to Cabinet with Haley for U.N., DeVos at Education Nov. 25, 2016, 11:19 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening right now: Trump tweaks his views on a trio of major issues, complicating...
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Two Women And One Man Does Not Suggest A Diverse Cabinet 25.11.2016 Crooks Liars
Donald Trump has selected two women for his cabinet: Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and Nikki Haley, as Ambassador to the United Nations. Rumors have it that he's selected Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development or as Health and Human Services Secretary. The media has hailed Trump's recent appointees as a move towards diversity . It is still early in Trump's cabinet and senior level picks. We can appreciate him appointing two women and two people of color, but if these selections are the sum and total of his diverse appointments than no, he can't be congratulated. And diversity is more than numbers: we'll need to look at who he has selected for what position in order to truly judge Trump's outreach. We know that a main Trump focus is on immigration, the military, and national security. These would encompass the Attorney General, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Ambassador to the UN, Director of the FBI, CIA Director, Directory of ...
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Ensuring the Right to Reproductive Health: The American Public Health Association Takes a Stand With Planned Parenthood 25.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
It is imperative that we approach women's health and human rights with the understanding that access will continue to be key. (Photo: dogra / Flickr ) On October 30, I walked along 14th Street in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado, a notably progressive city, heading to hear the opening address of the 144th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference; and out of the many years of this organization's operations, this proved to be one of the most controversial opening sessions. Before reaching the convention center, I was bombarded by protestors who were yelling, shouting through bullhorns, attempting to shove flyers into my hand, and also standing next to quite large placards with graphic images on them. One of the protestors who reached out to me, couldn't have been more than 7 or 8 years old. They all had assembled to protest the invitation of keynote speakers, Cecile Richards, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood; and I was of course on my way, along with many other public ...
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