From Pew: This is a Very Big Deal

February 19, 2017

Here’s the headline:

Biggest share of whites in U.S. are Boomers, but for minority groups it’s Millennials or younger

Here’s the story.

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50 Years Ago Today, Lady Soul Recorded Her Cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect”

February 14, 2017

She took a cookin’ song and turned it into an anthem. And the rest, as they say . . .

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Cardinal Pitchers and Catchers Report Monday!

February 11, 2017

wainwrightJul 14, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica (44) is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina (4) for a victory against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

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The Redoubtable Charles Pierce Talks w/the Senator Elizabeth Warren

February 11, 2017

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a53017/elizabeth-warren-silencing-reaction/?post_id=10201465653441396_10202657721722358#_=_

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Suffering Social Media Overload? Take Two Arias and Call Me in the Morning

February 11, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/how-to-survive-the-next-four-years-on-social-media-opera-can-help/2017/02/10/8e5915bc-ed4d-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html?tid=sm_Fb&utm_term=.e8ad211e2bc6

If you’re lucky, it might even turn up when you’re out shopping:

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No, We’re Not Soaking the Rich; They Hardly Get Damp

February 11, 2017

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The Center for Economic Policy and Research has a paper out, examining the U.S. tax structure that reaches the same conclusions ace journalists Don Barlett and Jim Steele did 25 years ago in their series/book, “America: What Went Wrong.”

This is important stuff; hence it will probably get very little attention.

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The World Would be a Better Place if More of Us Were Like Tom Hiddleston

February 11, 2017

I do not make a habit of reading GQ, but this profile of a terrific actor and truly decent guy is worth your time.

What I really want to see is a movie with Tom Hiddleston as the decent, dogged-if-not-brilliant good guy paired against Benedict Cumberbatch as the scheming villain. Hiddleston did a a very good turn with this story line in The Night Manager (the rest of the cast was pretty ace, as well), but him v. Cumberbatch could also have some wicked humor.

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