ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…
Why Do Democrats Get Away With Lying About Guns?
The Fourth Estate has a responsibility to correct Democrats' wild exaggerations and untruths about guns. Yet they rarely do.
From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
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Newport Beach Tennis Club draws top players for Oracle Challenger Series
The series was launched last year by billionaire businessman Larry Ellison.
Roscoe mom pleads guilty to having sex with son’s 12-year-old friend
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How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
TMS International announces Sedalia location
Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, business leaders, citizens and other government officials crowded into the Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County office Wednesday morning to hear the announcement of a new business in
Top 12 amusement parks for the holidays
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