Jake Tapper Destroys GOP’s ‘Cruel’ Response to Alec Baldwin Tragedy

CNN host Jake Tapper used the last few minutes of his State of the Union broadcast on Sunday to unload on the conversative politicians who saw opportunity in the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust last week.
Noting that Hutchins was a “rising star” in her field who left behind a husband and young son, Tapper said, “Heartbreaking, for normal people. But there’s something about our politics right now that is driving people away from our shared humanity.”
He pointed to Rep.

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Rachel Levine Is a Trailblazer. Her Transphobic Attackers Are Certainly Not.

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This week, the Biden Administration made history by tapping Dr. Rachel Levine as the head of the US Public Health Service’s Commissioned Corps. Levine is a transgender woman; the job comes with a uniform, four stars, and a somewhat unexpected title: Admiral. The appointment makes her the first woman to lead a uniformed service branch, and confirms her place as a LGBTQ pathbreaker.

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The Colin Powell I Knew

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Since his passing, Colin Powell has been lauded as a statesman, patriot, and trailblazer for Black Americans. As a journalist, I saw another dimension to him: He was a model official in his respect for the First Amendment, and the information he provided to reporters, much of it on the record. You would never hear him deploring “fake news,” even when the reporter got something wrong. Colin saw briefing the press as one of his responsibilities, and he never misled us intentionally.
In my first face-to-face meeting with Gen.

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Dear Care and Feeding: Why Do I Feel So Weird Questioning My Daycare Provider?

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.
Dear Care and Feeding,
My son is almost 2 and for the past 18 months he has been going to a lovely home daycare with an experienced provider we trust. As far as I can tell, she does a wonderful job. My son is always happy to be there and has genuine affection for her.

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Why Are There Christian Crosses in Jewish Graves From Ancient Rome?

The most pervasive and well-known symbol for Christianity is, of course, the cross. If you walk into a place of worship and there’s a cross you can feel fairly certain that you’re in Christian space. Which is why it might be surprising to learn that a network of ancient Jewish catacombs about a mile outside of Venosa, Italy, has crosses etched into the walls.

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Why Are There Christian Crosses in Jewish Graves From Ancient Rome?

The most pervasive and well-known symbol for Christianity is, of course, the cross. If you walk into a place of worship and there’s a cross you can feel fairly certain that you’re in Christian space. Which is why it might be surprising to learn that a network of ancient Jewish catacombs about a mile outside of Venosa, Italy, has crosses etched into the walls.

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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Last month, Telfar announced that its first duffle bag would be exclusively available through a QR code on its new 24/7 on-demand television service, Telfar TV. A satellite beaming the product over cellphones across the country—the QR code will flash for 60 seconds—allowed Telfar not only to introduce the new service, but also to reduce an exploitative secondhand market that could bot its way to dozens of bags and thousands of dollars with the tap of a key.
However, the move to 24/7 TV is still a curious one for Telfar Clemens’ Brooklyn-based genderless clothing company.

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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Last month, Telfar announced that its first duffle bag would be exclusively available through a QR code on its new 24/7 on-demand television service, Telfar TV. A satellite beaming the product over cellphones across the country—the QR code will flash for 60 seconds—allowed Telfar not only to introduce the new service, but also to reduce an exploitative secondhand market that could bot its way to dozens of bags and thousands of dollars with the tap of a key.
However, the move to 24/7 TV is still a curious one for Telfar Clemens’ Brooklyn-based genderless clothing company.

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OMG, I Want This House: Venice, Italy

Casa Codussi, Siena, Italy (Merrion Charles): If you’re finally planning a visit to Venice after a long two years going nowhere special, you are required to do it right. That means packing your finest runway looks, making only the best dinner reservations, and, most importantly, staying in an authentic palazzo that will make you feel like the last reigning Doge of Venice. Enter Casa Codussi, the palace of your travel dreams.

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Let’s get one of the most impressive stats out of the way first: 36. That is the number of windows in Casa Codussi.

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OMG, I Want This House: Venice, Italy

Casa Codussi, Siena, Italy (Merrion Charles): If you’re finally planning a visit to Venice after a long two years going nowhere special, you are required to do it right. That means packing your finest runway looks, making only the best dinner reservations, and, most importantly, staying in an authentic palazzo that will make you feel like the last reigning Doge of Venice. Enter Casa Codussi, the palace of your travel dreams.

Courtesy Merrion Charles

Let’s get one of the most impressive stats out of the way first: 36. That is the number of windows in Casa Codussi.

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