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British arts establishment is full of 'relentlessly left-wing groupthink', former culture minister says – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

The British arts establishment is suffering from relentlessly left-wing “groupthink”, the former Culture Minister has said, as he argues it should stop simply begging for more public money and start pursuing more radical ideas. Ed Vaizey, who was removed from his position earlier this year by Theresa May, said there are few plays representing a right-wing point of view, with a tendency for the arts community to “sit in a bubble” and cold-shoulder anything different. He argued it was now essential for the arts lobby to challenge the overriding view that “all must stay the same”, and stop insisting that […] Read More →

Presidential Election News: Donald Trump Sued? Democrats Allege Voter Intimidation In 4 States

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

Democratic Party officials sued Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in four battleground states on Monday, seeking to shut down a poll-watching effort they said was designed to harass minority voters in the Nov. 8 election. In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan. “Trump has sought to advance his campaign’s goal of ‘voter suppression’ by using the loudest microphone in the nation to […] Read More →

A 9/11 Parable, Resurrected in Newfoundland

Monday, October 31st, 2016:

“It had some kind of surreal feel,” said Donald O’Brien, an air traffic controller here for 44 years. Continue reading the main story On Saturday night, Mr. O’Brien saw one of the two benefit concert renditions of the show, featuring a cast that begins performances in Toronto on Nov. 15 and on Broadway on Feb. 18. (Proceeds went to local charities.) On Sunday morning, he gave performers a tour of the regional headquarters of NAV Canada, which manages air traffic over Canada, patiently explaining how the Gulf Stream and contemporary travel habits create the unceasing stream of planes that pass […] Read More →

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