Nicole Hemmer is an associate research scholar at Columbia University with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project and the author of " Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics ." She co-hosts the history podcasts " Past Present " and " This Day in Esoteric Political History " and is co-producer of the new podcast " Welcome To Your Fantasy ." The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) When President Donald Trump's social media feeds went dark after the insurrection at the Capitol, it felt like a fog beginning to lift. For more than five years, starting with his campaign announcement in June 2015, political journalism had been clogged with a nonstop torrent of exaggerations, lies and head-scratching pronouncements that scuttled efforts to focus on systemic concerns. Nicole Hemmer From exhaustive fact checks to contentious briefing-room … [Read more...] about Living in the world of pants-on-fire lies
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Staff Sgt. John Stefanowicz is ready to be an Olympian . The U.S. Marine and Greco-Roman wrestler , 29, has been involved in the sport since kindergarten. He’s a member of the Armed Forces Sports program’s All-Marine wrestling team and will be the first Marine to wrestle at an Olympic game in nearly two decades, since 1992 in Barcelona. "It worked out," Stefanowicz recently told Fox News when asked about getting started in wrestling at a young age, when his mother wanted to make sure her son had an outlet for his extra energy. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Peyton Walsh, top, and Staff Sgt. John Stefanowicz, bottom, with the All-Marine Wrestling Team (AMWT), hone their wrestling techniques to prepare for the Olympic Trials, on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Jan. 8, 2021. (U.S. Marine … [Read more...] about First US Marine to wrestle at Olympics since 1992 is ready: ‘Super humbled and grateful’
Toyota Motor Corp. is stockpiling up to four months of some parts. Volkswagen AG is building six factories so it can get its own batteries. And, in shades of Henry Ford, Tesla Inc. is trying to lock up access to raw materials. The hyperefficient auto supply chain symbolized by the words "just in time" is undergoing its biggest transformation in more than half a century, accelerated by the troubles car makers have suffered during the pandemic. After sudden swings in demand, freak weather and a series of accidents, they are reassessing their basic assumption that they could always get the parts they needed when they needed them. "The just-in-time model is designed for supply-chain efficiencies and economies of scale," said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan Motor Co.'s chief operating officer. "The repercussions of an unprecedented crisis like Covid highlight the fragility of our supply-chain model." Consider Ford Motor Co. and its F-150 pickup, the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. The latest … [Read more...] about Auto Makers Retreat From 50 Years of ‘Just in Time’ Manufacturing
Kindly Share This Story: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would on Thursday, inaugurate the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Marshall Inspectorate Training School in Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta. The project which was built by the Delta State Government has administrative block, auditorium, lecture rooms, male and female hostels, residential apartments, cafeteria, clinic, driving range and a football field. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, when he visited the school, said that arrangements had been concluded for a hitch-free inauguration. READ ALSO Terror Attacks: PDP expresses solidarity with Gov Ortom, Benue people Aniagwu said the succesful completion of the project which started a year ago, was another testimony of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s desire to build sustainable infrastructure for a Stronger Delta. He commended the contractors and the … [Read more...] about Osinbajo to inaugurate FRSC training school in Delta, Thursday
In this week's Mirror Book Club, Nicholas Schmidle's self-conscious update of Tom Wolfe's 1979 classic The Right Stuff explores the 'New Space Race'. Katherine Heiny's smart, big-hearted but unsentimental love story is a heart-warming tale of flawed, fragile, funny characters. And Paula Byrne's book about witty novelist Barbara Pym is literary biography at its best, a must-read for fans of the artist Philip Larkin picked as the most most underrated author of the past 75 years. Don't forget the join the Mirror Book Club! Test Gods: Tragedy And Triumph In The New Space Race, by Nicholas Schmidle Hutchinson, £20 Ever read The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe’s book on NASA’s pioneering astronauts? Nicholas Schmidle has. Test Gods is a self-conscious update of Wolfe’s 1979 classic, recounting the trials, tribulations and tragic crashes of the “New Space Race”. In recent decades, private enterprise has proceeded boldly where a cash-strapped NASA has failed to go. Billionaires Jeff … [Read more...] about Mirror Book Club: Tragedy And Triumph In The New Space Race updates Tom Wolfe classic
What happens when the workers who make a city function can no longer afford to live there? In Toronto, some paramedics are commuting from as far away as St. Catharines and Campbellford. Social workers are competing with their clients for housing. And cooks, who are turning out tasty fare in the city’s signature restaurants, are often priced out of the neighbourhoods they serve. There are a lot of people in their 30s working in Toronto kitchens who are still living at home with their parents, says chef and caterer Ang McCluskey, who has spent decades cooking and mentoring young kitchen workers. “They don’t want anybody to know because, frankly, it’s embarrassing,” she said. In an industry known to be long on hours and short on pay, Toronto’s housing challenges can be soul sapping for kitchen staff, McCluskey said. “When you’re a young kid or an apprentice and you are making $15 or $16 an hour, you will live with three roommates. But your life isn’t great and you know it. … [Read more...] about They cook Toronto’s food, and build its houses — but can they afford to live here?