Category Archives: Current Events

Glen Campbell ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer dead at 81

Glen Campbell — legendary country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy” — has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s … TMZ has learned. Campbell died Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Meet the lawyers Robert Mueller has hired for the Russia investigation

As the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia gains traction, special counsel Robert Mueller has begun quietly assembling a formidable team of top lawyers and investigators. Mueller has so far hired 16 people and intends to bring … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Illinois makes ‘Barack Obama Day’ a state holiday

Former President Obama is being honored with a new state holiday in his former state of Illinois. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a measure Friday to make Aug. 4 “Barack Obama Day” in the state, according to NBC Chicago. … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

Have a Blessed Sunday, Everyone.

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Saturday Open Thread

Enjoy your weekend with family and friends! MUST READ I will not let your affirmative action ignorance belittle my daughter’s achievements By Jonita Davis “Let me set the record straight … ” is how I began a Facebook post on the … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA! Yes, I said it.

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Thursday Open Thread

The Axes of American Politics Seven Ideologies Underpinning Today’s Politics It is a fact universally acknowledged that every time a member of a political party is criticized by members of their own party, the Internet will get very excited and angry. Don’t they … Continue reading

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