Novelist Almudena Grandes Told the Truth About the Spanish Dictatorship

Almudena Grandes, who died on Saturday, aged 61, did more than any novelist of her generation to change the way her country relates to its twentieth-century past.
Born in 1960 in Madrid, she first made a name for herself in 1989 with an erotic novel, Las edades de Lulú (The Ages of Lulú), which inspired a film of the same name, directed by Bigas Luna and starring Francesca Neri and a young Javier Bardem.

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Disney+ Pulls The Simpsons Tiananmen Square Episode in Hong Kong

Characters in the film and television series The Simpsons (front to back) Lisa, Bart, Maggie, Marge, and Homer Simpson walk the carpet as they arrive for the premiere of the film The Simpsons Movie in Springfield, Vt., July 21, 2007. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Disney has censored The Simpsons on its streaming service in Hong Kong, omitting an episode that mentions the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
Episodes 11 and 13 of season 16 are available to view in Hong Kong, but not episode 12, “Goo Goo Gai Pain.

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Six Ways Dems Reward Special Interests in Socialist Spending Bill

The Democrats’ $1.75 trillion tax and spending bill is filled with special interest giveaways to trial lawyers, union bosses, wealthy blue-state taxpayers and even reporters.
Aside from being a blatant giveaway to favored political interests, this is an effort for the Left to utilize the tax code for social engineering and to push woke policies. Here are six ways Democrats are using the tax code to reward special interests:
1. Giveaways to the News Media 
The bill provides a $1.6 billion tax giveaway to media companies of all sizes.

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House Republican comes out and says it: Forcing tax cheats to pay up would ‘cost’ them billions

Conservative GOP congresswoman condemns Trump following violent Capitol Building invasion: ‘His entire legacy was wiped out yesterday’

Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, inflicted on us by the state of South Carolina, has been running a bold new online ad condemning Democratic plans to boost funding for the Internal Revenue Service. Why, you might ask?
“Biden’s policy will double the size of the IRS at the cost of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes. We should stabilize our nation’s economy first.

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Tucker Carlson, Your Boss’s Favorite “Populist”

The United States is a country where the lives and working conditions of the average person are shaped by business and oligarchy to a unique extent. US workers lack the benefits and protections that most of the world takes for granted. They pay some of the world’s highest prices for medicine and health care, in a system that leaves them sicker and financially devastated. And their communities are plagued by exceptionally high rates of poverty, debt, homelessness, and deaths of despair.

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Supply Chain Issues and Inferior Technology Negatively Impacting Coronavirus Fight


Posted: Nov 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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Many Americans have found great comfort in getting vaccinated against Covid-19. Whether you are for vaccination or not, most people will agree Covid-19 is going to be part of our landscape for years to come and the more people who develop a defense against the virus’ most dangerous outcomes the better.

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Republicans Have a Golden Opportunity. They Will Probably Blow It.

Last weekend I considered what the Democratic Party should expect from politics after Covid — the hope of revived popularity for Joe Biden under return-to-normalcy conditions, the danger that the left-tilting party might be losing ground across multiple different demographic groups. Now, after an interlude of giving thanks, let’s consider how post-Covid politics might look from the Republican side.
Republicans have a lot to be thankful for. In the years since George W.

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One Good Thing: How fashion became a part of The Nanny’s legacy

The often-used meme, “I watched it for the plot,” is an irony-laden acknowledgment that we, as viewers, often gravitate toward eye candy. Most people prefer to watch flashy productions and beautiful celebrities over “highbrow” content; they have a knack for avoiding convoluted plot lines that force the viewer to think. This is not an incrimination but a very real aspect of our media consumption. Even Netflix’s official social media accounts have leaned into the joke to promote shows like Squid Game.

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Editorial: After all the sacrifices in 2020, a little Thanksgiving joy in 2021

A year and a half ago, I wrote about hugging in the age of COVID-19. My then-22-year-old daughter had come home to see the pandemic through with me. We went through elaborate rituals to keep safe, even from each other, since she’d taken a flight home. Among the rules: We didn’t hug or come within six feet of each other until the requisite 14 days had passed from her flight. And then we added a few days for good measure.
By that time, hugging felt like a long-unmet need — and a luxury at the same time.

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