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once lost, liberal journalists' mission suddenly found in time of trump


what happened to liberal democrats, and their concerns about civil liberties and government surveillance of american citizens?liberals once hated the cia. and they loved the russians. yeah, you can look it up.and their liberal friends in liberal hollywood made movie after movie about the dangers... (john kass)






why liberal dutch are turning to the right


with just over two weeks to go before the dutch election, anti-islam politician geert wilders is still leading the polls.why do so many people in this usually liberal country support him?






alan colmes, a liberal voice on fox news, dead at 66


alan colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right sean hannity on the fox news channel, has died.fox spokeswoman dana klinghoffer confirmed his death thursday. fox also aired a statement from his family saying that he died thursday morning after "a brief illness." colmes was 66 and is survived by his wife, jocelyn elise crowley.colmes was a new york city native who worked for years in radio and standup comedy before joining fox in 1996. that same year he and the conservative hannity began a 12-year run as co-hosts of the popular "hannity & colmes" program. colmes also was an author, his books including "thank the liberals" and "red, white & liberal."






proof that liberal protesters are paid


republican lawmakers across the country have grown wary of holding town hall meetings with constituents.what's scaring these brave public servants? paid protesters.specifically, paid liberal protesters. (it's a well-known fact that all conservative protesters are volunteer and have legitimate gripes that must be heard.)most in the fake news media will claim there's no such things as a paid liberal protester. they'll say people are simply turning out to express frustration over gop policies and because they don't want to lose their health care and die.but i'm here to tell you otherwise: paid liberal protesters totally exist; it's an excellent career choice with surprisingly good benefits; and each protester earns $1,500 a week.i know that last fact thanks to wayne lapierre, executive vice p






proof that liberal protesters are paid


republican lawmakers across the country have grown wary of holding town hall meetings with constituents.what's scaring these brave public servants? paid protesters.specifically, paid liberal protesters. (it's a well-known fact that all conservative protesters are volunteer and have legitimate gripes that must be heard.)most in the fake news media will claim there's no such things as a paid liberal protester. they'll say people are simply turning out to express frustration over gop policies and because they don't want to lose their health care and die.but i'm here to tell you otherwise: paid liberal protesters totally exist; it's an excellent career choice with surprisingly good benefits; and each protester earns $1,500 a week.i know that last fact thanks to wayne lapierre, executive vice p






proof that liberal protesters are paid


republican lawmakers across the country have grown wary of holding town hall meetings with constituents.what's scaring these brave public servants? paid protesters.specifically, paid liberal protesters. (it's a well-known fact that all conservative protesters are volunteer and have legitimate gripes that must be heard.)most in the fake news media will claim there's no such things as a paid liberal protester. they'll say people are simply turning out to express frustration over gop policies and because they don't want to lose their health care and die.but i'm here to tell you otherwise: paid liberal protesters totally exist; it's an excellent career choice with surprisingly good benefits; and each protester earns $1,500 a week.i know that last fact thanks to wayne lapierre, executive vice p






proof that liberal protesters are paid


republican lawmakers across the country have grown wary of holding town hall meetings with constituents.what's scaring these brave public servants? paid protesters.specifically, paid liberal protesters. (it's a well-known fact that all conservative protesters are volunteer and have legitimate gripes that must be heard.)most in the fake news media will claim there's no such things as a paid liberal protester. they'll say people are simply turning out to express frustration over gop policies and because they don't want to lose their health care and die.but i'm here to tell you otherwise: paid liberal protesters totally exist; it's an excellent career choice with surprisingly good benefits; and each protester earns $1,500 a week.i know that last fact thanks to wayne lapierre, executive vice p






mn sen. david osmek uses colorful language in email to describe southwest light


after a minnesotan emailed sen. david osmek imploring him to support the southwest light-rail project, the mound republican replied from his senate email address: “happy to do everything to stop your liberal wet dream.”“dream” was misspelled in the email.asked about the exchange after a senate floor session wednesday, osmek said, “i think light rail is a liberal wet dream. it’s trying to pack people into a rail corridor, creating density. it is a liberal dream.”the southwest light rail line, which would run from minneapolis to eden prairie, would be the third light rail segment in the metro region, following the blue line from minneapolis to the airport and the green line from minneapolis to st. paul.the southwest line has been a source of controversy, both for residents along the line and






mn sen. david osmek uses colorful language in email to describe southwest light


after a minnesotan emailed sen. david osmek imploring him to support the southwest light-rail project, the mound republican replied from his senate email address: “happy to do everything to stop your liberal wet dream.”“dream” was misspelled in the email.asked about the exchange after a senate floor session wednesday, osmek said, “i think light rail is a liberal wet dream. it’s trying to pack people into a rail corridor, creating density. it is a liberal dream.”the southwest light rail line, which would run from minneapolis to eden prairie, would be the third light rail segment in the metro region, following the blue line from minneapolis to the mall of america and the green line from minneapolis to st. paul.the southwest line has been a source of controversy, both for residents along the






fox news' swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching


alan colmes, a liberal voice on fox news, dead at 66cynthia littletonalan colmes, a host and commentator who had been a mainstay of fox news since its inception, died thursday after a brief illness. he was 66. colmes was the liberal co-host counterpart to conservative sean hannity on the long-running "hannity and colmes" program that was part of the inaugural launch...alan colmes, a host and commentator who had been a mainstay of fox news since its inception, died thursday after a brief illness. he was 66. colmes was the liberal co-host counterpart to conservative sean hannity on the long-running "hannity and colmes" program that was part of the inaugural launch... (cynthia littleton)






are town hall crowds stirring up a liberal tea party?


i get a kick out of the republican members of congress who claim the angry constituents at their town hall meetings are paid agitators. i remember how democrats tried to dismiss noisy tea party protesters the same way in 2009.not surprisingly, president donald trump doesn't see it that way."the so-called angry crowds in home districts of some republicans," trump tweeted tuesday, "are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. sad!"gee, imagine that: angry liberals are strategically encouraging people to come out and let their lawmakers know what's on their minds. liberals are calling it grass-roots politics while some conservatives are calling it "astroturf politics."but that's what a lot of liberals called it when the conservative tea party movement erupted in 2009. no






alan colmes, liberal voice at fox news, dead at 66


new york -- alan colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right sean hannity on the fox news channel, has died.fox spokeswoman dana klinghoffer confirmed his death thursday. fox also aired a statement from his family saying that he died thursday morning after “a brief illness.” colmes was 66 and is survived by his wife, jocelyn elise crowley.“he was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral,” the family statement said. “he was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with jocelyn. he will be missed.”colmes was a new york city native who worked for years in radio and standup comedy before joining fox in 1996. that same year he and the conservative hannity began a 12-year run as co-hosts of






trump goes after 'so-called angry crowds' in gop districts


closeskip in skipxembedxshare senator chuck grassley met with an overflow crowd at an iowa town hall who pointedly questioned him about president donald trump's action during his first month in office and other issues. (feb. 21) appresident trump took to twitter tuesday to give his take on the unrest seen at town hall events across the u.s., citing "so-called angry crowds" that he said are, in many cases, "planned out by liberal activists.""the so-called angry crowds in home districts of some republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. sad!" trump tweeted.angry constituents swarmed town halls expressing concerns about the administration's policies on everything from immigration and health care to public lands.fox news aired a segment on its 6 p.m. show sp






trump goes after 'so-called angry crowds' in gop districts


closeskip in skipxembedxshare senator chuck grassley met with an overflow crowd at an iowa town hall who pointedly questioned him about president donald trump's action during his first month in office and other issues. (feb. 21) appresident trump took to twitter tuesday to give his take on the unrest seen at town hall events across the u.s., citing "so-called angry crowds" that he said are, in many cases, "planned out by liberal activists.""the so-called angry crowds in home districts of some republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. sad!" trump tweeted.angry constituents swarmed town halls expressing concerns about the administration's policies on everything from immigration and health care to public lands.fox news aired a segment on its 6 p.m. show sp






trump goes after 'so-called angry crowds' in gop districts


closeskip in skipxembedxshare senator chuck grassley met with an overflow crowd at an iowa town hall who pointedly questioned him about president donald trump's action during his first month in office and other issues. (feb. 21) appresident trump took to twitter tuesday to give his take on the unrest seen at town hall events across the u.s., citing "so-called angry crowds" that he said are, in many cases, "planned out by liberal activists.""the so-called angry crowds in home districts of some republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. sad!" trump tweeted.angry constituents swarmed town halls expressing concerns about the administration's policies on everything from immigration and health care to public lands.fox news aired a segment on its 6 p.m. show sp






mike pence claims ‘liberal activists’ are infiltrating gop town halls in speech


civil unrest has taken over the country since president donald trump’s election victory and republican lawmakers have been hearing from angry voters at their town halls this past week.but some republicans, including vice president mike pence, are convinced that the constituents — angry about losing their health insurance and making it known to their representatives — are just “liberal activists.” that’s what pence said during his address at the conservative political action conference (cpac) in maryland on thursday.“despite the best efforts of liberal activists at town halls around the country, the american people know better,” pence told cpac attendees. “obamacare has failed and obamacare must go.”he added that the “failed law” that is obamacare is “crippling the american economy and crus






liberal activists, new dnc chief face a trump-era reckoning


atlanta — when tom perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. minnesota rep. keith ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention.members of the democratic national committee cheered wildly at their gathering in atlanta on saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party. they picked perez, a former labor secretary backed by former president barack obama, over ellison, the liberal minnesota congressman backed by liberal icon bernie sanders.yet piercing the cheers were the boos, yells and expletives from more






liberal activists, new dnc chief face a trump-era reckoning


atlanta (ap) — when tom perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. minnesota rep. keith ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention.members of the democratic national committee cheered wildly at their gathering in atlanta on saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party. they picked perez, a former labor secretary backed by former president barack obama, over ellison, the liberal minnesota congressman backed by liberal icon bernie sanders.yet piercing the cheers were the boos, yells and expletives from






alan colmes of fox news' 'hannity and colmes' dies at 66


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);alan colmes, the liberal foil to sean hannity for more than a decade on fox news, has passed away at the age of 66.fox spokeswoman dana klinghoffer confirmed his death on thursday to cbs. fox aired a tribute to colmes, narrated by hannity, and a statement from colmes’ family saying he died thursday morning after “a brief illness.”colmes is survived by his wife, jocelyn elise crowley, who is the sister of longtime fox contributor monica crowley.“he was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral,” the family said, in a statement. “he was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with jocelyn. he will be missed.”hannity called colmes “one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people” in a statement.a new y






university of minnesota encourages medical school path


minneapolis — ten incoming college freshmen will be chosen to participate in a seven-year program that guarantees acceptance into the university of minnesota medical school.the minnesota daily (http://bit.ly/2l00awi) reports that school leaders started the new program to ensure that students work as physicians in the state after graduation.a panel from the university's liberal arts college and medical school conducted interviews with 20 applicants last week and are in the selection process.minnesota high school students who have been accepted in the liberal arts college and express an interest in medical careers are invited to apply after being reviewed for experience in leadership and medicine. grades are also a factor.students in the program must declare undergraduate majors in biology,






alan colmes, a liberal voice on fox news, dead at 66


alan colmes, a host and commentator who had been a mainstay of fox news since its inception, died thursday after a brief illness. he was 66. colmes was the liberal co-host counterpart to conservative sean hannity on the long-running "hannity and colmes" program that was part of the inaugural launch slate of fox news channel in october 1996. "i'm truly heartbroken at the loss of a dear friend," hannity said in a statement. he called colmes "one of life's most decent, kind and wonderful people you'd ever want to meet." a new york native, colmes got his start in the industry as a standup comic after graduating from hofstra university in 1971. he moved into talk radio in 1984 when he landed a plum drive-time slot on new york's wabc radio. three years later he moved to wnbc radio, but the divis






alan colmes, fox news host and commentator, dies at 66


alan colmes, the feisty liberal foil to conservative sean hannity, half of one of the most successful programs in fox news channel’s history, died thursday morning. he was 66.most popularcolmes’ wife, jocelyn crowley — sister of longtime fox contributor monica crowley — said in an interview with newsday thursday morning that colmes had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma at memorial sloan kettering cancer center.“he was a wonderful person with a wonderful heart,” she said. “he had an incredible sense of humor and made my life just so much better,”colmes left “hannity & colmes” in 2008 — of his own volition, he had long insisted — but has remained an active presence on the network, and on radio, and maintained a friendship with hannity. in a statement, the conservative commentator called






alan colmes, fox news host and commentator, dies at 66


alan colmes, the feisty liberal foil to conservative sean hannity, half of one of the most successful programs in fox news channel’s history, died thursday morning. he was 66.colmes’ wife, jocelyn crowley — sister of longtime fox contributor monica crowley — said in an interview with newsday thursday morning that colmes had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma at memorial sloan kettering cancer center.most popular“he was a wonderful person with a wonderful heart,” she said. “he had an incredible sense of humor and made my life just so much better,”colmes left “hannity & colmes” in 2008 — of his own volition, he had long insisted — but has remained an active presence on the network, and on radio, and maintained a friendship with hannity. in a statement, the conservative commentator called






alan colmes, fox news host and commentator, dies at 66


alan colmes, the feisty liberal foil to conservative sean hannity, half of one of the most successful programs in fox news channel’s history, died thursday morning. he was 66. most popularcolmes’ wife, jocelyn crowley — sister of longtime fox contributor monica crowley — said in an interview with newsday thursday morning that colmes had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma at memorial sloan kettering cancer center. “he was a wonderful person with a wonderful heart,” she said. “he had an incredible sense of humor and made my life just so much better,” colmes left “hannity & colmes” in 2008 — of his own volition, he had long insisted — but has remained an active presence on the network, and on radio, and maintained a friendship with hannity. in a statement, the conservative commentator cal






liberal activists, new dnc chief face a trump-era reckoning


atlanta — when tom perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman.minnesota rep. keith ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention.members of the democratic national committee cheered wildly at their gathering in atlanta on saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party. they picked perez, a former labor secretary backed by former president barack obama, over ellison, backed by liberal sen. bernie sanders of vermont.yet piercing the cheers were boos, yells and expletives from more than a few young ellison sup






liberal group asks for investigation of school candidate


madison, wis. — a liberal advocacy group has asked the district attorneys in milwaukee and rock counties to investigate state superintendent candidate lowell holtz for allegedly misusing public resources.one wisconsin now on tuesday submitted letters asking for investigations. the request is in reaction to campaign-related emails holtz sent from his whitnall public school email account when he was superintendent there.it is against state law to use government resources for campaign work.one wisconsin now cites three holtz emails it obtained through an open records request. the group says the emails are part of a pattern of disregard for the law.holtz is challenging incumbent superintendent tony evers in the race this year. evers in 2009 paid a $250 fine for soliciting campaign donations du






why is geert wilders so popular?


with just over two weeks to go before the dutch election, anti-islam politician geert wilders is still leading the polls.why do so many people in this usually liberal country support him?






village roadshow triples political donations to surp au$600k


one of australia's most unapologetic and enthusiastic backers of legal mechanisms to prevent copyright infrin ent has returned the political donation big time, as village roadshow parted with more than au$600,000 in donations to australia's two largest political parties.annual returns for 2015-16, released by the australian electoral commission (aec) on wednesday, showed village roadshow donations skewed slightly in favour of the ruling liberal party, with au$357,000 donated in comparison to au$279,200 to the australian labor party.within that number for labor, village roadshow gave au$20,000 on april 14 last year to the alp in the seat of shadow attorney-general mark dreyfus. under a potential labor government, dreyfus would be responsible for overseeing many of the regulations and laws t






‘the liberal redneck’ tears into trump’s muslim ban


standup comedian and self-described “liberal redneck” trae crowder on monday railed into donald trump’s decision to restrict travel from several predominantly muslim countries, comparing supporters of the ban to the radical terrorists the ban seeks to bar.“speaking of ty emperors he did it, he f*cking did it. he banned muslims,” crowder said on a youtube video. “to be more exact, he banned muslims from a very specific set of countries, none of which pose any real or immediate threat while leaving known producers of terrorist … off the list.”“do you know how f*cking stupid this is,” crowder asked. “we shouldn’t be banning people based on their nationality, period.”“it’s so pointless—ll it does is literally ruin the lives of a bunch of good people and figuratively call the statue of liberty






this 16-year-old canadian girl is responsible for the epic takedown of milo yian


milo yiannopoulos suffered a very public downfall this week when a clip surfaced of the conservative justifying pedophilia. behind it all was a 16-year-old canadian girl. “i see milo as this embodiment of the awfulness you see over the past few years with the general tilt of millennial conservatism,” she said in an interview with german lopez. she seems him as “more accurately described as anti-liberal than he would be conservative.”she heard yiannopoulos had been asked to speak at the conservative political action conference (cpac) outside of washington, d.c. this week, and she didn’t want to see the conservative movement turn to the anti-women, anti-muslim ideology she feels yiannopoulos embodies. it only took a few days once the clip surfaced for yiannopoulos to lose his job at breitbar






this 16-year-old canadian girl is responsible for the epic takedown of milo yian


milo yiannopoulos suffered a very public downfall this week when a clip surfaced of the conservative justifying pedophilia. behind it all was a 16-year-old canadian girl. “i see milo as this embodiment of the awfulness you see over the past few years with the general tilt of millennial conservatism,” she said in an interview with german lopez. she seems him as “more accurately described as anti-liberal than he would be conservative.”she heard yiannopoulos had been asked to speak at the conservative political action conference (cpac) outside of washington, d.c. this week, and she didn’t want to see the conservative movement turn to the anti-women, anti-muslim ideology she feels yiannopoulos embodies. it only took a few days once the clip surfaced for yiannopoulos to lose his job at breitbar






clarification for feb. 9, 2017


wisconsin gov. scott walker, a conservative republican, put forward a surprisingly liberal budget wednesday that includes a huge boost in funding for schools, sizable tuition cuts for college students and increased tax breaks for the working poor.






officials: women’s college raises record-high $486 million


northampton, mass. (ap) — a private liberal arts college for women says the massachusetts school has raised a record-high $486 million.the boston globe reports (http://bit.ly/2kgnrlf ) smith college in northampton announced on monday its “women for the world” campaign significantly surpassed its goal of raising $450 million. the campaign launched in the fall of 2012. the school says it’s the “largest and most successful” campaign a women’s college has ever undertaken.the college’s “reimagining the liberal arts” initiative will use $184 million on new professorships, majors and facilities, including the jill ker conway innovation and entrepreneurship center.the school says $181 million will go toward yearly operating costs and other initiatives.most read storiessave 75% on digital access to






village roadshow triples political donations to surp au$600k


one of australia's most unapologetic and enthusiastic backers of legal mechanisms to prevent copyright infrin ent has returned the political donation big time, as village roadshow parted with more than au$600,000 in donations to australia's two largest political parties.annual returns for 2015-16, released by the australian electoral commission (aec) on wednesday, showed village roadshow donations skewed slightly in favour of the ruling liberal party, with au$357,000 donated in comparison to au$279,200 to the australian labor party.within that number for labor, village roadshow gave au$20,000 on april 14 last year to the alp in the seat of shadow attorney-general mark dreyfus. under a potential labor government, dreyfus would be responsible for overseeing many of the regulations and laws t






congress shouldn't duck the public


are some republicans in congress hiding from constituents by refusing to hold town hall meetings on such vitally important topics as the future of the affordable care act or immigration  enforcement?or are these busy elected officials simply resisting calls from a small group of what president trump called “sad”  liberal  activists looking for an opportunity to publicly excoriate them, and opting for more productive — and controlled — methods of constituent engagement?probably it’s a little of both. after hundreds of angry people showed up for the town halls held this month by two republican congressman — reps. tom mcclintock (r-elk grove) and jason chaffetz (r-utah) — critics have made a lot of hay over the fact that few gop members are planning to hold town halls or other public meetings






democrats elect tom perez as party chairman


by bill barrowatlanta (ap) — democrats elected former labor secretary tom perez as their new national chairman saturday over a liberal minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to president donald trump.perez, the first latino to hold the post, edged rep. keith ellison in the second round of voting by democratic national committee members gathered in atlanta. the new chairman must rebuild a party that in the last decade has lost about 1,000 elected posts from the white house to congress to the 50 statehouses, a power deficit democrats have not seen nationally in 90 years.in a nod to his winning margin of 35 votes out of 435 cast, to say nothing of the lingering friction between old-gu






democrats elect tom perez as party chairman


by bill barrowatlanta (ap) — democrats elected former labor secretary tom perez as their new national chairman saturday over a liberal minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to president donald trump.perez, the first latino to hold the post, edged rep. keith ellison in the second round of voting by democratic national committee members gathered in atlanta. the new chairman must rebuild a party that in the last decade has lost about 1,000 elected posts from the white house to congress to the 50 statehouses, a power deficit democrats have not seen nationally in 90 years.in a nod to his winning margin of 35 votes out of 435 cast, to say nothing of the lingering friction between old-gu






out of power, democrats hope to harness trump resistance


atlanta — out of power and looking for a way forward, democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since president donald trump took office.the ideal for the party is to use a disparate network of liberal and progressive groups — like the facebook sensation that led to worldwide women's marches the day after trump's inauguration — to drive voters to the polls in gubernatorial and special house elections this year and congressional midterms next year. the enthusiastic throngs would then watch newly elected democrats enact policies the movement wants.as democrats gathered in this southern city for their three-day annual meeting, political reality hit hard. republicans control the white house, congress, 33 governorships and, if trump's supreme court






‘i have no patience for liberal talk of reaching out to trump voters’


new york times columnist charles blow this week pushed back against calls for liberals to reach out to president donald trump’s supporters. in his column on thursday, blow responds to people like new york times writer nicholas kristof who have cautioned against vilifying trump voters. blow reminds his readers that democrats were in a similar position after president ronald reagan’s re-election in 1984. “democrats were whining and moaning, shuffling their feet and scratching their heads,” he writes. “but just like donald trump’s path to victory, reagan’s was strewn with racial hostilities and prejudicial lies.”“so, then as now, economic anxiety and throbbing xenophobia were convenient shields behind which brewing racial animus could hide,” blow notes. “and yet, democrats in 1984 were quick






out of power, democrats hope to harness trump resisters


atlanta (ap) — out of power and looking for a way forward, democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since president donald trump took office.the ideal for the party is to use a disparate network of liberal and progressive groups — like the facebook sensation that led to worldwide women’s marches the day after trump’s inauguration — to drive voters to the polls in gubernatorial and special house elections this year and congressional midterms next year. the enthusiastic throngs would then watch newly elected democrats enact policies the movement wants.as democrats gathered in this southern city for their three-day annual meeting, political reality hit hard. republicans control the white house, congress, 33 governorships and, if trump’s supreme






5 ways the oscars can become great again by emulating donald trump


the 89th academy awards proved two things last night. first, it proved this is trump’s america now. jimmy kimmel tweeted at the president during the ceremony. best foreign language film winner asghar farhadi criticized the commander in chief in an acceptance speech for an award he can pretty much thank trump for giving him.gael garcia bernal shoehorned an anti-border-wall speech into his presentation of the trophy for an award that i think was called “best live action costume sewing or whatever, who cares, the point is this award has nothing to do with american foreign policy.” donald trump, it appears, owns more real estate in hollywood’s collective mind than he does on the eastern seaboard.second, the academy awards proved it’s still committed to being terrible—overlong, mostly unfunny (






chapman university will get an engineering school, thanks to historic gift by de


for more than a decade, chapman university’s leaders have wanted to further expand the campus beyond its liberal arts origins by opening an engineering school.now, with a $100-million commitment from a local alumnus, the new school could be accepting students as early as 2020.dale e. fowler, who graduated in 1958, and wife sarah ann donated $55 million in 2013 to endow the university’s law school. an additional $45 million for engineering was announced this month.the fowlers’ gifts are the largest chapman has ever received from an individual family, university officials said.“this has been a dream for a long time,” said daniele struppa, president of the 8,000-student university in orange. “in california, even though we have several engineering schools, the number of students applying is mu






st. paul's new recycling system leaves some residents frustrated


as a light snow fell on st. paul’s east side, michael richie still was waiting for a eureka recycling truck to come empty his overflowing cart. two weeks, he said, no truck.“maybe they skipped me,” he said, hoping that this week would be different. “i’m running out of room.”eureka and st. paul city officials estimate that richie has had plenty of company during the past two weeks, which saw the first runs for eureka’s new automated recycling trucks with nearly 80,000 new recycling bins. then add in the new recycling days and alley pickup. for at least several hundred customers, the new system has been frustrating.“a lot has changed,” said lynn hoffman, eureka co-president. “we’re seeing normalization in sight, but it’s going to take a while.”on jan. 16, st. paul and eureka moved to a new r