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Yesterday the Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases. In Apple v. Pepper, a divided court held that a lawsuit against Apple by iPhone users who allege that Apple is violating federal antitrust laws by requiring them to buy apps only from the company’s App Store can go forward. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for the opinion. At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Justice Brett Kavanaugh del...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, America, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Fca, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Npr, Nevada, App Store, Los Angeles Times, Hall


Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from The State Journal-Register in Springfield, owned by one of the […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, State Journal Register, SPRINGFIELD Ill AP, Angie Muhs


The United States Constitution is Not Dysfunctional

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019).Steven G. Calabresi May 12, 2019 Providence, Rhode Island Dear Jack and Sandy: Thank you enormously for inviting me to comment on your new book.  While I believe the U.S. constitutional system is badly in need of some reforms, I think the U.S. Constitution, as amended, is the best such document in any of the G-20 constitutional democracies today, and I think you bo...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Tibet, Supreme Court, Putin, Obama, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, Montana, North Korea, Mexico, France, Scotland


Opinion: The U-2 spy plane still deserves a lot of respect

Even while accompanying the aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln into the Persian Gulf, going nose-to-nose with Iran's military and flying at 70,000 feet, the U-2 spy plane is likely one aircraft that will never land on an aircraft carrier or Iranian soil. But it is every inch a warplane and spy tool that Congress and the Pentagon must keep top of mind when it comes to doling out the resources and technology.
Tags: News, Congress, Iran, Stories, Pentagon, Abraham Lincoln, Persian Gulf


The Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur can be incredibly rewarding. But it is not for everyone. You will work harder than you’ve ever worked for anyone else. There will be setbacks, strained relationships and stress. No wonder so many “wannabe entrepreneurs” give up! This image by Derek Halpern sums up being an entrepreneur rather perfectly… According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Success, Seo, Mindset, Mastermind Group, Napoleon Hill, Don, Abraham Lincoln, John Wanamaker, Derek Halpern, Jon Morrow, Alexander Graham Bell, Small Business Administration SBA, Leo Babauta, Geoff Colvin, Jack Canfield


28 unusual museums to visit in Southern California

It’s not surprising that there are a wealth of museums in Southern California. But you may be surprised by how varied they are. There are all types, including those devoted to art, history, cars, military vehicles, surfboards, glass objects and more. Here is a list of 28 of unusual museums to get you started exploring. LOS ANGELES COUNTY American Military Museum: More than 170 vehicles spanning World War I and Operation Desert Storm and honoring all branches of the military. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ...
Tags: Disney, Vincent Price, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Lincoln, Lapd, Walt Disney, Southern California, San Pedro, Huntington Beach, Abraham Lincoln


U.S rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats

By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. At the White House, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night that the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Centra...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Soccer


EagleTribune.com: Andover singers to celebrate...composer Florence Price

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) (Courtesy photo) The Eagle-Tribune North Andover, Massachusetts By Terry Date Apr 29, 2019 The true story has all the makings of a gripping tale. An abandoned summer home in the woods. A trove of music discovered amid the debris. And, looming behind the mystery, a heroine — African American composer Florence Price. And now, with her music getting renewed attention — long after her death in 1953 — it signals a...
Tags: Boston, Religion, Chicago, Arkansas, Lincoln, Florence, Abraham Lincoln, Lindsay, New England Conservatory, David Fitch, William J Zick, Florence Price, Eagle Tribune, Terry Date, Andover Choral Society, Christ Church in Andover Fitch


five things you probably don't know about frederick douglass (and u.s. history)

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W. Blight's monumental biography of that greatest of Americans, is a long, challenging, and utterly fascinating read. After waiting for months to borrow it from the library, I ended up returning the library copy and buying it from Amazon.The book is filled with so many fascinating, inspiring, horrific, and thrilling views on some of the most pivotal moments of United States history,  including the "Second Revolution" -- the Civil War.Here are a few r...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, England, Scotland, Massachusetts, Africa, History, United States, Union, Lincoln, Caribbean, Black, War And Peace, Walter Scott, Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln


five things you probably don't know about frederick douglass (and u.s. history)

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W. Blight's monumental biography of that greatest of Americans, is a long, challenging, and utterly fascinating read. After waiting for months to borrow it from the library, I ended up returning the library copy and buying it from Amazon.The book is filled with so many fascinating, inspiring, horrific, and thrilling view on some of the most pivotal moments of United States history,  including the "Second Revolution" -- the Civil War.Here are a few ra...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, England, Scotland, Massachusetts, History, United States, Union, Lincoln, Caribbean, Black, Walter Scott, Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Douglass


'He's no Abraham Lincoln': Libya U.N. envoy warns against backing eastern commander

The United Nations envoy for Libya on Monday warned countries tempted to continue backing eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar that he was no democrat and his political agenda was not supported by most Libyans. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival administration in eastern Libya, mounted an offensive on the capital Tripoli, seat of the internationally recognized government, three weeks ago but has failed to breach defenses in the city's south despite heavy fighting. The ...
Tags: Science, Opec, United Nations, Libya, Tripoli, Abraham Lincoln, U N, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


In America, trees symbolize both freedom and unfreedom

Extralegal violence committed by white men in the name of patriotism is a founding tradition of the United States. It is unbearably fitting that the original Patriot landmark, the Liberty Tree in Boston, sported a noose, and inspired earliest use of the metaphor “strange fruit.” The history of the Liberty Tree and a related symbol, the Tree of Slavery, illustrates American entanglements of race and place, nature and nation.The Liberty Tree was a specific elm (Ulmus americana) in the Province of ...
Tags: Books, Texas, Featured, California, Boston, Trees, US, America, Indiana, History, United States, Slavery, Brazil, Java, Republican Party, North America


AndoverTownsman.com: 'Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight' by Florence Price, May 4

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) Andover Townsman Andover, Massachusetts April 25, 2019 The Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, is delighted to present the premiere performance of Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by African-American classical composer Florence Price on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of North Andover High School. Chicago-based composer Florence Price was the first African-American woman to have a composition...
Tags: Religion, Chicago, Florence, Abraham Lincoln, Driscoll, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Driscoll, Marian Anderson, William J Zick, Florence Price, North Andover High School Chicago


In the Mediterranean, US aircraft carrier operations serve as floating American diplomacy

For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz class aircraft carriers, the John C. Stennis and the Abraham Lincoln, showing Moscow that the United States will not in any way back down in this important geopolitical area. CNN was given exclusive access.
Tags: Europe, News, United States, Moscow, Abraham Lincoln, John C Stennis, Mediterranean US


In the Mediterranean, US aircraft carrier operations serve as floating American diplomacy

For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz class aircraft carriers, the John C. Stennis and the Abraham Lincoln, showing Moscow that the United States will not in any way back down in this important geopolitical area. CNN was given exclusive access.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Moscow, Abraham Lincoln, John C Stennis, Mediterranean US


The Modern Theme Park Was Born at the 1964 World’s Fair – Here’s How it Happened

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises.) The concept of what a theme park is, or can be, came firmly into being with the opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California. But the park that existed on Opening Day was vastly different from what Disneyland and the other Disney theme parks have become over the past si...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, World, Ford, Steve Martin, Theme Parks, Lincoln, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Unicef, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Tomorrowland, Baby Boomer, Epcot Center


Netanyahu is Israel's Master Incrementalist

Not since Abraham Lincoln defeated George McClellan has a democratically elected leader been faced with an election campaign against one of his own recent chiefs of staff—and won. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu defeated not only a party led by former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, but also the two other former IDF chiefs of staff Gantz was running with. In April 9 elections Netanyahu vanquished them all, expanding the size of his Likud party in Israel’s Knesset from thirty ...
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Abraham Lincoln, Knesset, IDF, Likud, Gantz, Benny Gantz, George McClellan, Israel Defense Forces IDF


Thought for the day, April 15, 2019

Abraham Lincoln, 1863. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/public domain) Abraham Lincoln, 16th United States president “A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the (yet) unsolved ones.” (from a speech, 1859) Feb, 12, 1809-April 15, 1865 Related Articles Thought for the day, April...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Abraham Lincoln, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day, Alexander Gardner


A borderless world is not so hard to imagine

“Imagine there are no countries”, sang John Lennon in his 1971 anthem to nihilism, “Imagine.” Crazy, right? Lennon himself acknowledged the utopian nature of a borderless world, writing and singing, “You may say that I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.” Forty-eight years later, Lennon’s vision of a world without countries is starting to look a lot less crazy. Of all the myriad changes ushered in by the digital revolution, the most profound may be the one just starting to reveal itself: the e...
Tags: Google, England, Greece, California, Opinion, France, John Lennon, America, Sport, Syria, Earth, Soccer, United States, Bob Dylan, Brunei, Venezuela


5 surprising facts about Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was one of the most important leaders of the United States. Here's a look at some lesser known facts about the 16th president.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Abraham Lincoln


The Best One-Volume History of Photography

A spread from Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang A few reflections about histories— I used to be a pretty good resource for histories of photography and their relative value. I'm not any more. I used to hungrily absorb a lot of the histories I came across; nowadays it's been quite a while since I did more than skim through one. The histories I know mostly relate to the medium as it was practiced when I was younger, for the simple reason that I read them back then and the pe...
Tags: Books, Photography, Chicago, Visual Culture, Michael Johnston, Abraham Lincoln, Michael C Johnston, Mortensen, Eakins, Hockney, Frank Frazetta, Jonathan Green, Newhall, Tom Ang, Gilles Mora, Life Library of Photography Seventeen


This is how Americans found out Lincoln was assassinated

"Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after seven."
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How Americans found out Lincoln was assassinated

"Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after seven."
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Telegram announcing Abraham Lincoln’s death is up for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The handwritten notification of President Abraham Lincoln’s death is being offered for sale by a Philadelphia documents dealer. Nathan Raab, president of the Raab Collection, says the telegram was thought to be lost, and calls it “truly one of our great finds.” It was written inside the home where Lincoln was rushed […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Raab Collection, Abraham Lincoln, Nathan Raab


Mitch McConnell is destroying the Senate – and American government

The majority leader cares only for winning, not rules or democracy itself. He is doing more damage than Trump * The Hill to Die On: Trump and a Republican dumpster fireDonald Trump speaks to the press alongside Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesNo person has done more in living memory to undermine the functioning of the US government than the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.Yes, Donald Trump has debased and defiled the presidency. He has launched blistering...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, US, Barack Obama, United States, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, John Mccain, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, McCain, University of California at Berkeley, Robert Reich, McConnell


Adam Schiff vs. the grifter-in-chief

In a different, better world, it might be funny to witness the craven defenders of a congenital liar assail the principled stand of a straight-arrow former federal prosecutor whose entire career has been built on speaking hard truths. But that is not the world we live in. We live in an alternate universe in which a man addicted to lying about everything from his golf handicap to matters of dire international consequence is the current president of the United States. And while the sight of his ev...
Tags: Putin, Opinion, Washington, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Intel, Soccer, United States, Moscow, House Intelligence Committee, Abraham Lincoln, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Schiff


Master Gardener: How to help protect plants from extreme heat

Q: In the last few years, we have had early and sudden heat waves in Southern California.  Is there any way to protect my plants from the extreme heat? A: Extreme heat waves are particularly devastating early in the summer, when plants have not had a chance to acclimate. Although you may not be able to prevent all heat damage, there are a few steps you can take to minimize it. Irrigate deeply and less frequently to encourage deep root growth.  When an extreme heat wave is forecast, ensure that y...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Abraham Lincoln, San Bernardino County, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden, San Fernando Valley LA


Does Facebook's decision to ban white nationalism violate freedom of speech?

Last week, Facebook announced it would remove all white nationalist content from its main platform, as well as Instagram.When someone posts white nationalist content they will now be redirected to the nonprofit organization, Life After Hate.White nationalist groups actively recruit new members on social media platforms, aided by algorithms. None Slavery didn't simply end when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. It took nearly three years for the ratification of the 13t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Kentucky, Senate, Race, Social Media, United States, House, Innovation, Lincoln, Morality, Al Jazeera, Inequality, Delaware, Social Change


Navigating the Deep Riches of the Web

We all know that great swathes of the web are simply garbage – absurd listicles, the detritus of content farms living a zombie existence, abandoned social networks, virtually everything on Twitter. It all has some fascinating value in the future just as scientists and historians learn things from the actual physical garbage of the past. But one of the amazing things about the Internet is that in addition to all the garbage and trash the web contains almost limitless different niches of treasures...
Tags: Wtf, News, Congress, Russia, Brown University, Ibm, Miles Davis, North, Ansel Adams, North America, Library Of Congress, British Library, Caribbean, New England, Leipzig, Josh Marshall


Some of the greatest April Fools' pranks of all time

To get you prepared for April Fools' Day, here are 10 of the best April Fools' hoaxes in history. After all, forewarned is forearmed. Or, as Abraham Lincoln once observed, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
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