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1880 – Birth of playwright Sean O’Casey in Dublin.

“It’s my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.” –Sean O’Casey

Birth of playwright, Seán O’Casey, born John Casey or John Cassidy.

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Liberals look at Trump and populism, but see only their prejudices

Summary:  Yesterday’s post examined how the Right sees Trump and the resurgence of populism. Today’s looks at the Left. So far they largely ignore that they agree with much that Trump says. 1,427 more words


Rousseff: round two

We’ve been looking this week at Brazil, where, under Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as its president from 2003 to 2010, the country’s economy boomed. 424 more words


When people act on these emotions and beliefs, and experience confirms them, it often leads to a self-reinforcing cycle. During an upswing, such a process, which George Soros many years ago dubbed “reflexivity,” can boost growth and generate big rises in asset prices.

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(John) Ridding readily conceded. “It did a lot of damage to itself.” But he also said that things are changing in journalism and that the business climate is improving.

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A Portrait of Enriqueta Rylands

Elaine Sheldon of The Collection Care Team writes:

The library’s portrait sculpture of Enriqueta Augustina Rylands has been cleaned by the Library’s Collection Care team. 292 more words

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JOHN CASSIDY: How Durable Is Donald Trump’s Surge?

New Yorker — e Donald Trump surge continues. In the past two days, four new national polls have been released, and they have all shown the garrulous billionaire extending his lead over the other candidates in the G.O.P. 165 more words