Month: May 2020

They Killed Everything Beautiful

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Though neither of us is an artist or musician, my wife and I have been close to the music and arts community in central Massachusetts for more than 40 years, as volunteers, through recording locally-performed classical music concerts and broadcasting them on the local community radio station. As volunteers we also support the local Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra in many different ways, so we are fully aware of the enormous behind-the-scenes preparation – and time – and money – needed to put on a good show. On March 17, 2020 (St. Patrick’s Day), this all stopped. Full. Dead. Stop.

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Hong Kong Economy Collapses Under Chinese Communist Political Takeover

The Hong Kong stock market was rocked by a massive sell-off on Friday after the Chinese Communist government in Beijing declared its intention to bypass the Hong Kong legislature and impose a draconian security law to shut down the protest movement. That single act effectively ended the island’s limited autonomy in the eyes of many residents and concerned international observers...

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Cory Booker Introduces ‘The Democracy Corps Act’ Bill To Create A New Federal Organization To ‘Assist’ With Elections

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The newly founded organization would include 35,000 people who would serve two-year terms. Those individuals would be assigned to certain states based on population size, amount of elected officials, and population on Native American lands.

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Anti-American Chamber Of Commerce: US Must Not Re-shore ‘All Production’ To The US

While President Trump takes steps to bring vital industries back to the United States, the Chamber of Commerce is already warning that the U.S. must continue to be reliant on foreign countries for goods, products, and supplies.

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