“I have some folks here who are painting the other side of the house,” my Airbnb host messaged me before a road trip to New Bedford, Mass. “The guys are really quite awesome/talented artists, lots of good vibes.” Indeed, when Aaren, my travel partner, and I turned off County Street to find our home for two nights — a one-bedroom apartment in an 1855 Victorian that was once apparently rented by Herman Melville’s sister — three painters were industriously updating the house’s exterior with cream, orange, blue and warm gray colors. These days, the entire city, approximately 60 miles from Boston, seems to be getting a fresh coat of paint. Signs of rejuvenation are everywhere, from a park honoring abolitionists to new murals on old buildings. Once the world’s wealthiest city per capita and a powerhouse in whaling and textile manufacturing, New Bedford fell into decline in the mid and late 20th century, enduring a high crime rate, high unemployment, urban blight and bad jokes … [Read more...] about The Old Whaling Capital of New Bedford Looks Ahead
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Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) slammed the New York Times after an article from the publication labeled her and fellow Texas Republican Congressional candidates Monica De La Cruz and Cassy Garcia “far right” Latinas. Flores won the special election in the 34th Congressional District on June 14, flipping the Democrat seat in the densely Hispanic district by running on a platform of core conservative values, indicating a turning tide among Hispanic voters away from the Democrat party. The victory made her “the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley in roughly 150 years,” Breitbart News previously reported . In a Wednesday article titled “The Rise of the Far-Right Latina” New York Times politics reporter Jennifer Medina wrote of Flores in addition to De La Cruz and Garcia, who are nominees in the 15th and the 28th Congressional Districts, respectively. The subheading in the piece states that “Flores is one of three Republican Latinas vying to transform South Texas … [Read more...] about Rep. Mayra Flores Rips NYT for Article Labeling Her ‘Far Right Latina’
Republican-led states are faring far better economically in the post-pandemic world, with data showing that they have added jobs back much faster than blue states. Republican-leaning states have added 341,000 jobs since February of 2020 while Democratic-led states are still short 1.3 million jobs as of May, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported , citing data from the Brookings Institution. Texas, Florida and North Carolina, which are all Republican-controlled, saw a large number of Americans migrate to them, while New York, California and Illinois all saw the most residents flee, according to WSJ. Analysts reportedly said people fled to red states because of cheaper housing, lower taxes and more ideal living conditions. The ten states with the most new residents had an average maximum income-tax rate of 3.8% on individuals, according to WSJ. Four states, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Nevada, had no income tax at all. Meanwhile the top ten states that saw the most residents … [Read more...] about Red States Doing Way Better Economically Than Blue States Post-Pandemic
On Tuesday, FNC host Tucker Carlson opened his program with a monologue reacting to the Highland Park, IL shooting by criticizing the anticipated Democrat and media reactions. However, he said there was a reluctance to consider a possible connection between prescription drugs and shootings like Highland Park. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: Amazingly, it was just over a week ago that Joe Biden singlehandedly ended gun violence in the United States. How did you miss that? Well, you probably were distracted by all the other amazing things Joe Biden is doing, like making air travel more efficient and winning the war in Ukraine. So, you probably weren’t paying attention on June 25th when a law called the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act was signed and it, true to its name, was, in fact, bipartisan. Fashionably liberal Republicans like John Cornyn helped write it. So, the question is, will it live up to the second half? Will it make communities safer? Emphatically yes, said Joe … [Read more...] about Carlson: Is There a Connection Between Prescription Drugs, Mass Shootings?
A jury convicted a Florida mother Wednesday of six charges related to the 2019 murder of her 18-month-old son. Sheila O’Leary was found guilty of first-degree murder; aggravated child abuse; aggravated manslaughter; child abuse; and two counts of child neglect after her infant son starved to death in September 2019, News-Press reported . Ezra O’Leary was 18 months old and weighed only 17 lbs when he died, the New York Post noted . O’Leary and the child’s father, Ryan O’Leary, told police that Ezra followed a strict raw vegan diet and drank breast milk, but had stopped eating about a week before he died, the outlet continued. An autopsy revealed that he had died from complications related to malnutrition, the outlet noted. Ryan O’Leary was also arrested and is currently awaiting trial on the same six charges, the outlet noted. (RELATED: REPORT: Coroner Says He Cried, Couldn’t Eat For A Week In Most Heinous Crime He’s Ever Seen) “This child did not eat. He was starved to … [Read more...] about Jury Convicts Mother Of Starving Her Son To Death With Diet
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for July 6 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! National Park Service (NPS) rangers helped to rescue a man from northern California's South Beach. The agency said Tuesday that at approximately 12:30 p.m. PDT the park was notified by the Marin County Sheriff's Department that an adult male was reported to be unresponsive after being found face down in the surf. He had been surfing there with friends who pulled him from the water and began CPR. The NPS said that rangers responded to the scene and took over patient care, eventually detecting a pulse and that the victim was breathing. PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN GORED BY BUFFALO IN YELLOWSTONE, 2ND VISITOR THIS WEEK A view of Point Reyes National Seashore's Kehoe Beach is seen in Inverness, Calif., on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Jane … [Read more...] about Park rangers in California help revive man at beach