The Washington Post

24 May 19
The Irresponsible Reader

I wrote about half of a post about this book to go up yesterday. But I realized I’d spent a lot of time talking about things I really didn’t care about, and hadn’t spent any time talking about the bits I did care about. But I couldn’t turn the ship around (much to my annoyance). […]

24 May 19
Media Nation

There is a ridiculous quantity of media news to sift through this morning. I just want to make a brief comment about The Boston Globe’s report that publisher-owner John Henry twice tried to buy the Everett casino. Newspaper owners can do what they like. The Globe already has the challenge of covering Henry’s Red Sox, […]

24 May 19
WGNO

[vemba-video id=”politics/2019/05/24/nancy-pelosi-doctored-video-mh-orig.cnn”] A manipulated video being shared by some social media users to spread a false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurred her words after meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday has been removed by YouTube, the company told CNN on Thursday. The crudely edited video comes amid warnings from the U.S. intelligence […]

24 May 19

Sit Down, Randy: The Myth of Bootstrap Pulling by Chris Thompson ^ additional editing by Calvin Eaton  Hi. If you have ever said, “I don’t see race”, “This black person is successful, so why aren’t you”, “Stop dwelling in the past”, “It goes both ways”, “You’re creating division by talking about this”, or my favorite, […]

24 May 19
The Denver Post
The Broncos’ quarterback crew got a major makeover from last year. Goodbye, Case Keenum, Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly. Hello, Joe Flacco, Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. Kevin Hogan, who’s been on the team since September 2018, is the longest tenured man in the room. So has the Broncos’ situation behind center improved in the offseason? Or is it just another question mark entering the 2019 season? Here’s a look at what some of the national media think: The Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer places Flacco at No. 30 of the 32 NFL starters: “Flacco’s big arm is not as booming anymore. He will need to come through more with the mental aspects of his game to contribute effectively as a bridge QB in an offense built around its running game. He will feel the heat of Drew Lock while trying to keep the pocket warm for the rookie.” In terms of commitment to their quarterback, ESPN’s Dan Graziano ranks Denver at No. 30: “They drafted Missouri’s Drew Lock in the second round, so the clock is ticking and Flacco is under pressure to perform and hold off the rookie. Kind of like he was in Baltimore last year, and you can see how that worked out.” How about the top QB-RB-WR combo? CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin puts the Joe Flacco-Emmanuel Sanders-Phillip Lindsay corps at No. 25: “The Broncos seem more likely to turn the keys over to Drew Lock more quickly than the Giants will to Daniel Jones, though, even if only because John Elway is slightly less defiant about this stuff than Gettleman.” Bleacher Report’s ranks the Broncos’ situation 24th in the league: “If the 11-year veteran stays upright, he should have a decent season with those playmakers around him. … Flacco can produce right away, but Lock offers some long-term upside. … If Flacco falters, Lock could become a solid starter.” USA Today’s Steven Ruiz doesn’t have the same faith, firming planting Denver at No. 32: “Joe Flacco is bad and still overpaid. Drew Lock’s tape is full of red flags. The team is paying Case Keenum $7 million to not play for them. And the incompetent GM might be the best quarterback on the payroll. Other than that, the Broncos’ QB situation is decent.” — Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post NEW 💥 If you enjoy The Denver Post’s sports coverage, we have a new subscription offer for you! Try the first month for just 99¢ What’s on tap? TV/RADIO: Here’s what sports are airing today Must-Read DeMarcus Walker of the Denver Broncos after his sack of Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans to bring up 4th and 11 during the second quarter. The Denver Broncos hosted the Houston Texans at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. New head coach, new start for Broncos DL DeMarcus Walker A good thing for Walker could be the arrival of head coach/defensive play-caller Vic Fangio, who retained defensive line coach Bill Kollar. Walker’s problems last year were mostly with head coach Vance Joseph, who was fired. Walker always felt Kollar was in his corner. Read more… Cornerback Champ Bailey emerges from the tunnel before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Dec. 30, 2012. Champ Bailey’s favorite Broncos memory? Tim Tebow was at the center of it. Champ Bailey made history earlier this year when he became the first Broncos defensive player to be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Monday, Bailey achieved another milestone when he was voted to the Broncos’ Ring of Fame, the first player in team history to earn those two honors in the same year. Read more… Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco takes part in drills during an NFL football organized training activity session at the team’s headquarters Monday, May 13, 2019, in Englewood, Colo. NFL Journal: Success with tight ends should continue for Joe Flacco with Broncos Here is why new Broncos tight end Noah Fant should be fired up about catching passes from quarterback Joe Flacco. Read more… Quick Hits + Former Broncos LB Brandon Marshall was left without a team until “Jon Gruden came through.” + Courtland Sutton confident his red zone production will improve in second season. + Chad Kelly, former Broncos QB, signs with Indianapolis Colts. + Latest rumor about Peyton Manning could take him to the New York Jets. + Forget Jets GM, Peyton Manning could be modern-day “Jerry Jones,” former teammate says. + NFL and players’ union to study potential use of marijuana for pain management. + Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Tap here to ask Ryan O’Halloran here. + Want to chat about the Broncos? Ask to join our closed discussion group on Facebook. By The Numbers 33 How many members will be in the Broncos Ring of Fame once Champ Bailey is inducted on Oct. 13. Read more… Parting Shot In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long stands on the sideline prior to the team’s NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Chris Long admits to smoking marijuana, calls NFL drug-testing plan “kind of silly” Long said he “enjoyed my fair share” of marijuana during his playing days and became the latest player or former player to question the effectiveness of the NFL’s drug-testing policy and its policy prohibiting marijuana. Read more… Get in Touch If you see something that’s cause for question or have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at dboniface@denverpost.com or tweet me @danielboniface.
24 May 19
Real News Reports-Start Your Day Here

It seems to happen almost every week: a cop in America is called to respond to some sort of disturbance -– a man with a weapon, a woman disrupting the midnight calm at an apartment complex, an escalating domestic dispute. Law enforcement arrives, confusion ensues, a shot is fired, and suddenly the subject is on…

24 May 19
Next Door Mama

When we moved to South Korea in 2015, we didn’t bring a car with us at all. My 14 year old car got totaled the day we got the official offer. And Tim’s car had recalls on it like every other month. So we ditched the cars and thought we would do public transportation in […]

24 May 19
The Mercury News
By Ann Hornaday | Washington Post For a particular cohort of the moviegoing population, there are few pleasures more sublime than watching a group of good-looking Parisians chattering over wine, coffee and the occasional cigarette about intellectual subjects, against attractive backdrops of cozy cafes and well-appointed living rooms. The filmmaker Olivier Assayas goes to almost parodic lengths to serve this exact subculture with “Non-Fiction,” a silky seriocomic roundelay starring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet. Talky, sophisticated and self-consciously erudite, this slice of French literary life is in many ways familiar: Two couples work and socialize together, nursing hidden suspicions and regrets, all the while carrying on more than a few clandestine affairs (this is Paris, after all). But Assayas uses that comfortable framework to mount a steady critique of the enormous technological changes currently engulfing the world, which affect everything from politics to private life, from art to entertainment. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] “Non-Fiction” opens as a novelist named Léonard (Vincent Macaigne) meets with his longtime friend and publisher, Alain (Canet), who over the course of a crowded bistro lunch works up the courage to tell the author that he won’t be acquiring his latest manuscript. (Léonard’s latest work, he notes, was a “worst-seller.”) Crushed, Léonard tells his girlfriend, Valerie (Nora Hamzawi), who reacts with crisp practicality; she’s far more passionate about the politician she works for and the campaign he’s mounting in the provincial hinterlands. Meanwhile, Alain’s actress wife Selena (Binoche) is trying to decide whether to re-up for season 4 of a cop series called “Collusion,” on which she plays “a crisis management expert.” On set during a lunch break, she complains that she’s fed up with the show’s flimsy excuse for its escapist violence. “I’m getting tired of all this revenge stuff,” she says wearily. Every conversation in “Non-Fiction” has to do with the anxieties of its middle-aged protagonists as they navigate the tectonic shifts that threaten their once-complacent lives. Will e-books and blogs supplant serious literature? Are texts and tweets the new Mallarmé? When radical transparency is prized above everything else, will privacy be passe? What are the ethical boundaries between life and art? Is the current zeitgeist liberating ideas or monetizing drivel? And can a public devoid of critical thinking skills tell the difference? Assayas engages all of these questions by way of a story that moves with swift episodic ease. Although most of “Non-Fiction” consists of people talking to each other, the actors are so good and the settings so evocative that the viewer feels complicit in their angst. There are moments when the filmmaker seems to take a bit of ironic license, as if to acknowledge how very French it all is: there’s an amusing running gag involving the pretentious Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, and one about Binoche herself. But for audiences who love nothing better than to immerse themselves in an idealized version of high-minded bohemia at its most tastefully nonchalant, “Non-Fiction” is pure bliss. And, even at his most preciously meta, Assayas is never less than sincere. His characters may be blinkered by their own unexamined privilege, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a point, especially when it comes to the political costs of convenience and constant self-distraction. “The world in a nutshell,” Alain pronounces. “No one asks us, and then it’s too late.” “Non-Fiction” leaves a couple of promising threads untouched, especially when Léonard discovers that he’s gone viral after exploiting a past relationship, and the ending, while satisfying, feels oddly perfunctory. But this is a handsome, hugely enjoyable movie that invites the spectators to reflect on precisely what they value, both on screen and off. “Is it good?” is a question repeatedly asked throughout “Non-Fiction.” When it comes to the myriad subjects at hand, the debate rages on. As for the movie itself, the answer is a resounding yes. ‘Non-Fiction’ 3 1/2 stars Rating: R (Contains brief profanity, sexuality, brief nudity and smoking) In French with subtitles. Running time: 108 minutes
24 May 19
myfox8.com

[vemba-video id=”politics/2019/05/24/nancy-pelosi-doctored-video-mh-orig.cnn”] A manipulated video being shared by some social media users to spread a false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurred her words after meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday has been removed by YouTube, the company told CNN on Thursday. The crudely edited video comes amid warnings from the U.S. intelligence […]

24 May 19
Noticias Ultimas

LA IDEA GRANDE: El presidente Trump se cree un líder práctico. Una consecuencia es que su política económica está guiada menos por la mano invisible del mercado libre que por la mano dura del gobierno central. El presidente continuó su patrón de selección de ganadores y perdedores el jueves por la tarde cuando reveló un […]

24 May 19
Asportsupdate

WASHINGTON — As President Trump rages, Democrats have a dilemma on their hands. In the last 48 hours, the president of the United States has: Walked out of an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders; referred to the House Speaker as “Crazy Nancy” after she asked the country to pray for him and for his staff to intervene; […]

24 May 19
The G Sandwich

A few weeks ago, a guy named Brad emailed me and asked if he could write a guest article for my blog. I thought it was a little strange that someone wanted to write for thegsandwich. It is, after all, my personal blog. And then it made sense: Brad wanted to write for my first […]

24 May 19
Social News XYZ

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook to provide data for 20,805 users (including 861 emergency requests) — second only to the US government — in the July-December 2018 period and the social networking giant provided some data in 53 per cent of the cases. During the second half of 2018, the volume […]