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A History Lesson for Howard Kurtz: Honest Reporting Died Long Ago | Observer

“The horror! The horror!” Joseph Conrad’s fictional trading post agent Mister Kurtz whispered as he died, delirious with jungle fever, in the novel Heart of Darkness. via Pocket
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These Stunning Grocery Store Photos Are Hiding A Dark Secret

At a supermarket like Whole Foods, a produce display can be a work of art. Lush greens and bright reds fill the aisles, drawing shoppers to mounds of perfectly spherical melons and ripe, blushing tomatoes. But these delightful displays have a hidden cost. via Pocket
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Study: It’s the media’s fault the nation is polarized | Washington Examiner

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This Woman Made Olympic History in Rio but The Media Shrugged Because She Likes Guns | Heat Street

Skeet shooter Kim Rhode recently became the first athlete to win a medal in six consecutive Summer Olympic Games. She is the first woman to medal six straight games. via Pocket
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How A War Hero Launched A War On Bad Math Instruction

In 1990, the Navajo students of Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, asked the author of their calculus book, John Saxon, to be their graduation speaker. The class sponsor had suggested the governor as their speaker, but the students wanted Saxon. via Pocket
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Re: ‘Extreme Vetting’ Is Extremely Overdue | National Review

Here’s my top-ten list of what we should expect from those who want to become Americans (and those who are already Americans, for that matter). The list was first published in a pre-9/11 National Review Online column, and it is fleshed out in Congressional testimony: 1. via Pocket
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