Graham’s basically reminding older Republican-appointed judges that there’s no time like the present for them to strap on the party harness and do one more solid for the GOP. If it produces a few more appointments and confirmations that are bankable even if Biden wins the White House and Democrats take away the Senate, it will have been worth the effort. … [Read more...] about Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace Them
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In May 2013, protesters gathered in Istanbul's Gezi Park to stop a development project that threatened to pave over one of the few remaining green spaces in the city. Riot police fired tear gas, and one protester, in a red dress, was photographed at the front of the line. Her "vulnerability in this tense context," as the Guardian reported, helped the picture go viral and the woman become a symbol of defiance against greed and the rising authoritarianism of the Turkish government. National Book Award finalist and Washington D.C. native Elliot Ackerman lived in Istanbul during the aftermath, and the events at Gezi Park form the linchpin of his shrewd, intricately plotted fourth novel, "Red Dress in Black and White." … [Read more...] about Book World: In Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Red Dress in Black and White,’ a viral photo at a Turkish protest sets a plot in motion
The swap will also include reusable bags. Items not taken at the swap – which will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salem Senior Center on Broad Street – will be reused or recycled. … [Read more...] about SalemRecycles Free Book Swap On Saturday
Simón is dependable, prudent and reflective but seemingly without passion or imagination. Inés comes across as a fussy nag, devoted to David, but lacking an interior life. Joined in a sexless union, they do their best to raise the precocious, headstrong and frequently insufferable child. When David's teachers threaten to place him in a "special school," for insubordinate children, the family flees to the provincial city of Estrella. There, as chronicled in "The Schooldays of Jesus," David enrolls in an academy of dance taught by an icy young beauty named Ana Magdalena who is murdered by an obsessed museum guard named Dmitri. (Coetzee doesn't always provide last names, but one suspects Dmitri's might be Raskolnikov.) The lustful, violent and perhaps crazy Dmitri challenges the rational, steady and neutered Simón for David's affections. Increasingly, David comes to see Simón and Inés as impediments to his self-development. … [Read more...] about Book World: ‘The Death of Jesus’ completes J.M. Coetzee’s nativity-inspired trilogy. But what does it all mean?
“When giants fall, the impact is felt near and far,” Pence said. “So it was in Atlanta, around America and around the world on May the 19th, when this gentle giant of the faith, on whose shoulders so many of us have leaned, was with us no more.” … [Read more...] about Vice President Pence mourns loss of evangelist at service