Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

#DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial | Opening Statements

The judge in the Dylann Roof federal death penalty trial has denied a motion by attorneys to delay the trial. Roof’s attorneys wanted to delay the trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former police officer’s case. Roof’s lawyers … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Songs, Current Events, Music, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments