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    Arthur I. Cyr: Britane’s royal birth part o'a greet'r nashshunal stery

    Arthur I. Cyr: Britain's royal birth part of a greater national story

    “Meghun Markle hus officiallee gif' birth ta a youngn boy!” At gushyun' statement is hoe “Town an' Kuntry” magazine n' t'Unitid States cummences un articull un t'arrival o't' newest memb'r o't' British royal fambly, earlee n' t'monin' o'May 6. T' youngn weight 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Fer thems unwaveringlee committid ta t'Yuropeen Union, make at 3.26 kilograms. T' infant hus t'rath'r sizabull name, Archie Harrisen Mountbatte-Windser. Amurkin Meghun Markle became t'Duchess o'Sussex wiff marriage ta Prince Harry lus spryun'. Air pervasif' media ensurt at noose travellt ’roun t'worl. T' focus o'domestic an' internatyunal noose, entertunment an' jes genrull media un thishere particlar fambly’s evants is pervasif', pressyun' an' – fer…

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    Matthew T. Mangino: Contempt o'Congress: Whar do we go frum here?

    Matthew T. Mangino: Contempt of Congress: Where do we go from here?

    T' Trayler Judiciree Committee votid 24-16 ta recommend t'Trayler hold Atterney Genrull Willyum Barr n' contempt o'Congress fer faileeun' ta complee wiff a subpoena seekyun' un unredactid copy o'Robert Muell'r’s repert. .embt-contun'r { posishun: kin; paddyun'-bottom: 56.25%; heiite: 0; overfloe: hidde; max-width: 100%; } .embt-contun'r iframe, .embt-contun'r object, .embt-contun'r embt { posishun: absolute; top: 0; lef: 0; width: 100%; heiite: 100%; } T' Trayler Judiciree Committee votid 24-16 ta recommend t'Trayler hold Atterney Genrull Willyum Barr n' contempt o'Congress fer faileeun' ta complee wiff a subpoena seekyun' un unredactid copy o'Robert Muell'r’s repert. T' vote kum aft'r Presdint Donald Trumb assertid executif' privilege ta prevent t'unredactid repert frum goin ta…

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    Arthur I. Cyr: Immigrashun referm impertant fer U.S. policy – an' politics

    Arthur I. Cyr: Immigration reform important for U.S. policy - and politics

    “T' happy an' powerfil do nairy go into exile …,” wrote Alaxis dee Tockweville, t'brilleeint visiter frum France who strugglt ta unnerstan t'dynamick new Amurkin nashun neerly acoupla canturies ago. His'n 1830s visit ta t'Unitid States, an' t'book at resultid, “Democracy n' Amurka,” speek diereckly ta air highlee emotyunal, politicallee drif' controversy ov'r illegal immigrashun. Thishere current meun debate reflects un uglee streek n' Amurkin histry, but at is onlee one part o'air heritage. Bellicose White Trayler posturyun', an' lack o'sustunt wurk wiff Congress, shows t'cynical motives involvt. Undocumantid wurkers perferm a large share o'difficult an' unpleesant manual laber at utherns n' air greet kuntry tend ta avoid today. Evants…

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    Matthew T. Mangino: Prisons us refuge an' komfert

    Matthew T. Mangino: Prisons as refuge and comfort

    Thar is so much buzz n' thishere kuntry about criminal justus referm. Much o't' focus is un mass incarcerashun. Amurka puts mer folk n' prisen fer long'r periods o'time thun neerly ever uther nashun n' t'worl. Prisons an' jails air nairy pleesant places. Thay air ofte dirtee, smellee, overheetid places fillt ta capacitee wiff a constant threet o'vilence. Sum accust o'a crime will spend enermyus amounts o'money ta avoid a convicshun an' a stint behin bars. Howev'r, us inkunceivabull us it may seem, sum folk commit crime a'hopin ta git cawt becawz thay want ta go ta jail. Sum see incarcerashun us a way ta git shelt'r an' food. Utherns…

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    Un t'Road wiff Rick Holmes: Trumb an' Lee un Monument Avenue

    On the Road with Rick Holmes: Trump and Lee on Monument Avenue

    Takin down Lost Cawz memerials isn’t “erasyun' histry,” us sum claim. RICHMOND, Va. – Robert E. Lee hasn’t see a stryun' o'defeets like thishere since 1865. His'n statues have falln n' Baltimere, Memphus, New Orleens, Charlottesville an' uther places whar his'n army o'Lost Cawz loyalists no long'r kuntrol t'erritery. Sumtimes t'statues come down aft'r bitt'r battles n' courts an' state legislatures. Sumtimes thay’ve dispeared quietlee n' t'daid o'nite, wiff onlee a han'fil o'bitt'r-enders un han' ta watch. T' ol' genrull still protects Richmond frum his'n perch astride a herse, high above a traffic circle un Monument Avenue. Uther traffic circles neerby air guardt by his'n generals, Stonewall Jacksen an' J.E.B. Stuart,…