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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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‘Just Mercy’ trailer centers on Michael B Jordan in court to revisit the Walter McMillian Alabama death row battle

The official trailer for Warner Bros. Just Mercy, which stars Michael B. Jordan from director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) with Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx. Based on a true story, Just More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Ben Shapiro: America forgetful of 9/11, but ‘the world is filled with enemies’

It’s now been nearly a full generation since Sept. 11, 2001. There are people currently serving in the U.S. military who weren’t born when that act of evil took place — and the military still has More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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‘Official Secrets’ Review: Keira Knightley can’t salvage a politicized, ‘Bush hating’ Katherine Gun biopic

In Official Secrets, Keira Knightley takes center stage on a journey through the lead up to the Iraq War, a link between U.S. leadership and British intelligence to pressure United Nations approval to dethrone Saddam More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Walter Williams corrects the NY Times on slavery in the US: We are NOT a Democracy

The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Alastair Bruce details how ‘Downton Abbey’ avoids religion, even praying over food

The latest example of a cultural phenomenon which has a secret and subtle anti-religion bigotry is Downton Abbey, something that’s come to light ahead of the upcoming Downton Abbey film, a widescreen followup More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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This Day in History: BP Oil leak contained within 20 miles

It was the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill captivated headlines as the environmental rose month after month. From that report: Academic scientists are challenging the Obama administration’s assertion More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Shark Week starts tomorrow: Full Schedule

SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event will swim onto screens with over 20 hours of original programming beginning Sunday, July 28th and continuing through Sunday, August More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Trump allows disgusting ‘Send Her Back’ chant from supporters as he attacks Rep Ilhan Omar

The divisiveness between the left and President Trump continues to get worse as supporters in North Carolina chanted “Send her back! Send her back!,” as he targeted the rhetoric and hateful language More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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In 2020, we were fighting over the ‘No Fly List’ as the ACLU filed lawsuits

Nine years ago today, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit on behalf of 10 U.S. citizens and lawful residents who are prohibited from flying to or from the United States or over U.S. More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Joe Lieberman in 2011: ‘The threat of a bioterrorism attack keeps me up at night’

The consequences of a biological terrorist attack are nearly unimaginable and the possibility of such an attack remains frighteningly high, agreed several current and former Congressional members during a panel More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Look back at 2011: the dollar hit a record crash, Sterling hit highs as the debt deadlock continued

It was this month in 2011 when Bloomberg began their report “The dollar fell against all of its most-traded counterparts as politicians struggled to agree on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and reducing its More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Remembering: Five Pakistan women killed on this day in 2012 for ‘singing and dancing,’ officials deny claims

On this day, in 2012, five women in Kohistan, four of whom were filmed ‘singing and dancing’ with men at a wedding party, were killed on May 30 after a tribal jirga ordered their execution, claimed Muhammad More...

By Rob Weidow On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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‘Trial By Fire’ Review: A father falsely executed is the theme of this Cameron Todd Willingham story

Trial by Fire is the latest movie from Academy Award winning director Edward Zwick (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Blood Diamond). The movie brings us to the small Texas town of Corsicana on December 23, 1991. It More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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‘Tolkien’ never lives up the myth or legend of a man behind ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘LOTR’

Fox Spotlight tried to share J.R.R. Tolkien’s backstory, one of the most influential literary giants in history, with audiences in their new biopic, Tolkien. Nicholas Hoult steps into the shoes of the iconic More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Discovery and Science Channels to honor 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing with ‘Apollo: The Forgotten Films’

On July 20th, 1969, the world watched Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, but behind these iconic images is an unseen story. Now, 50 years later, Discovery and Science Channel will celebrate the Apollo 11 More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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‘Uncharted’ will unlock ‘Secrets to Mysteries’ in new Discovery and Science Channel series

Ancient relics, mythical cities and buried treasure. These are all things that maps have been used to find, a tried and true method for locating lost objects. In a new Discovery and Science Channel series, urban More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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‘The Highwaymen’ is a dull Bonnie and Clyde chase film, should have been called Hamer and Gault

An all-star cast in a film about Bonnie and Clyde is never about the famous outlaws, but rather the pair set to end their crime spree across several states. A rather sluggish script hinders any intrigue as The Highwaymen More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ brings India’s 9/11 to life in a chilling, suspenseful film

Australian director Anthony Maras has undertaken an incredible feat: bring the horrific 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai to theaters in a powerful way, still entertaining audiences and engaging their emotions. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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1965: Gus Grissom and ‘Gemini 3’ really Launched NASA’s Space Program

Astronauts Young and Grissom walk up the ramp leading to the elevator that will carry them to the spacecraft for the first manned Gemini mission. They wear Gemini G3C intravehicular suits. March 23, 1965 Major Virgil More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Remembering Ronald Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ speech on anti-missile defense

On March 23, 1983 President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation to announce that the United States would embark on a program to develop antimissile technology. Reagan asserted that the move would make the country More...


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