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Rue Bella

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Stars and Stripes ordered to shut down for no good reason

04 September 2020 - 11:45 AM



The Pentagon has ordered Stars and Stripes to shut down for no good reason

Trump wants to pull funding from Stars and Stripes, a newspaper for American troops that began in the Civil War and has been serving our soldiers.

Even for those of us who are all too wearily familiar with President Donald Trump’s disdain for journalists, his administration’s latest attack on the free press is a bit of a jaw-dropper.

In a heretofore unpublicized recent memo, the Pentagon delivered an order to shutter Stars and Stripes, a newspaper that has been a lifeline and a voice for American troops since the Civil War. The memo orders the publisher of the news organization (which now publishes online as well as in print) to present a plan that “dissolves the Stars and Stripes” by Sept. 15 including "specific timeline for vacating government owned/leased space worldwide.”

“The last newspaper publication (in all forms) will be September 30, 2020,” writes Col. Paul Haverstick Jr., the memo’s author.


Today Stars and Stripes is printed at sites around the world and delivered daily to troops — even those on the front lines, where the internet is spotty or inaccessible. As the “local paper” for the military, it provides intensive and critical coverage of issues that are important to members of the nation’s armed services and “cuts through political and military brass BS talking points,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a Marine veteran, told Military.com.

The Dem and GOP Conventions

17 August 2020 - 04:23 PM

It's starting today! I hadn't realized. If one is inclined, there are many ways to watch it, including Amazon Prime, YouTube, https://www.demconve...the-convention/ etc.

Apparently there has been a little tiff between Kasich and AOC - something about the length of time each are getting to speak. Come on guys, grow up. Keep your eyes on the prize.

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Chris Matthews just retired on air

02 March 2020 - 07:08 PM

I havent watched Hardball in a long time, though in the past I enjoyed it. But coincidentally I was tuned in at the beginning just now, and heard him retire at the very beginning of the program. Apparently there has been some recent accusations of 'mild' sexual harassment (not his description). He was gracious in his comments.