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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary review – less than amazing
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SCO/Emelyanychev (Linn) Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev inspires the SCO in Schubert’s massive work, with grandeur and great washes of feelingThis autumn, Maxim Emelyanychev took up his new post as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s principal conductor. If the appointment of the 30-year-old from Nizhny Novgorod – best newcomer at the 2019 international opera awards, and equally at home at Glyndebourne or in Teodor Currentzis’s iconoclastic Perm theatre – seemed like a good one on paper then it appears positively inspired now that their first recording together has been released. Continue reading...
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There’s a major flaw for each of the AFC’s top 4 contenders
Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The four division leaders in the AFC are all good at a lot of things, but not everything. Before the season, we’d have said the AFC was better than the NFC — mostly because of its top tier. The Patriots and Chiefs were known great teams seemingly on a crash course to meet in the AFC Championship Game again. People were excited for the Texans and also the Colts, at least until Andrew Luck retired. Fans were crazy about the Browns making the jump into the playoffs and even put money on them to win the Super Bowl. Hah, oops. But, after 10 weeks, it appears for now that the NFC is the far better conference. So, what is the AFC heading into Week 11? While the NFC has many well-balanced teams — like the 49ers, Vikings, Eagles and Saints — all the top AFC teams have major flaws. The Patriots aren’t finding explosive plays on offense In New England’s last appearance, we saw the team lose to the Ravens in a game that wasn’t as awful as the 37-20 final score indicated. The Patriots were driving to take the lead in the second half before a Julian Edelman fumble was returned for a Ravens touchdown. Even with how “bad” the Patriots’ defense played, it’s still an elite unit and will continue to carry the team. The issue is the Patriots’ offense. It’s looked disjointed for most of the season. They are down two offensive linemen with Isaiah Wynn and David Andrews both on injured reserve, and at the moment, don’t have a deep threat at receiver. Tom Brady is looking older by the week and the Patriots aren’t finding big chunk plays to move their offense. Now, I don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. They should improve after the bye week, especially considering they added Mohamed Sanu a few weeks ago and he’s developed a good rhythm with Brady so far. The Patriots will also get first-round rookie N’Keal Harry off IR this Sunday against the Eagles. In the end, I’m going to trust the Patriots will figure it out. Can the Ravens keep running this well in January? The Ravens have passed the Chiefs as the second best-team in the AFC. I can’t deny that Lamar Jackson has played well, but I don’t trust this offense in the playoffs. I was doing research for my podcast, and “rushing” QBs — I’m lumping in Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, who I wouldn’t always call “rushing” QBs — don’t run the ball that often in the playoffs. Neither of those quarterbacks runs as frequently as Jackson does, but their rushing numbers dropped drastically in the playoffs when defenses tightened up. We saw this happen last season for Baltimore against the Chargers. Jackson only ran nine times for 54 yards in the postseason loss. And right now, that’s all the evidence we have. You can argue that it could change this season, and it might, but so far the only QB to run this often to have success in the playoffs is Colin Kaepernick. He benefited from having an elite defense in San Francisco, which is something the Ravens don’t have at the moment. That’s what worries me about the Ravens. Even with the addition of cornerback Marcus Peters, this defense isn’t what it used to be. The Ravens’ schedule gets much tougher moving forward, so we will see if this defense can hold up. The Chiefs defense is still a mess Alright, I have no idea what to make of the Chiefs right now. What a weird-ass game against the Titans. It was great to see Patrick Mahomes back on the field, who provided a spark to the offense. The Chiefs need to get their offensive linemen healthy, which should happen after their Week 12 bye. The offense will be fine. The bad news is that the Chiefs’ defense is once again a concern. It’s the reason I didn’t pick them to win the AFC before the season. I know this is going to sound silly, but having such an amazing offense could be hurting the Chiefs’ defense. While Mahomes was out, the defense was outstanding. When Mahomes comes back, the defense went back to shit. I think mentally the Chiefs defense always knows they can rely on Mahomes to save them. Do I think they purposely play bad? Absolutely not, but I think subconsciously it does matter. The Chiefs’ defense is a huge negative for their Super Bowl chances. The Texans aren’t slowing down opposing passers Houston feels like a dark horse that can be a contender if it continues to improve. The Texans’ offensive line — which has been a concern all season — is starting to jell, but it can still be a problem. However, Deshaun Watson is elite and has the skill position players around him to do damage. My concern with the Texans is their pass rush and the pass defense as a whole. Their rushing defense, ranked sixth, will keep them in games. We might even see that in a Week 11 matchup against the Ravens. But the 20th-ranked pass defense probably isn’t good enough to win the AFC. There are likely no other teams that can compete to win the AFC once the playoffs get here, but one team intrigues me anyway. The Steelers have won four in a row and their schedule is a cakewalk after a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Browns this week. As for the other teams on the fringes of playoff contention: The Bills are frauds, the Raiders aren’t ready yet, and the Colts are all over the place. But even though every AFC team has big flaws this year, that’s part of why this conference’s race should be exciting the rest of the season.
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How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
Jeffrey Markowitz/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer. In this episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein sat down with Luigi Zingales, a professor of finance at the University of Chicago. Zingales said that the US used to have a "competitive ideological market," and that he thinks it kept people more honest. Now, both parties see being pro-business as a good thing. "It's very bad when, as policymakers, we confuse the interests of a businessman with the interest of the market itself, and the community at large," Zingales said. For more on this topic, listen to the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the latest episode of the Pitchfork Economics podcast, we sought to explore the idea of how our national relationship with regulation has changed. At one point in American history, regulations were understood as a positive — a force for the public good. But over time, that idea lost ground, with both Democrats and Republicans embracing the concept of unfettering markets as the only economic good. Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein had a long conversation about the shifting relationship between economics, politics, and business with Luigi Zingales, an esteemed professor of finance at the University of Chicago in the Booth School of Business. Zingales, the author of "A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity," is also the director of the Stiegler Center, which studies how vested interests are subverting the competitive market economy. What follows is an edited and abridged version of the conversation; for the full discussion, please download and subscribe to Pitchfork Economics.  David Goldstein: So is it fair to describe you as an authentic Chicago School economist?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:22 founders share the one thing they wished they'd known before starting a businessI'm a veteran, professor, and nonprofit founder. This Veteran's Day, here's what managers should know about hiring veterans.5 ways you're sabotaging your progress without even realizing it, according to a life coachSEE ALSO: In favor of the wealth tax: The tax code doesn't fully comprehend how the wealthiest Americans make their money, and it's hurting everyone else
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There’s Never Going to Be a Clear Standard for Impeachable Offenses
It’s tempting to think of the impeachable offense as a static construct. Either the President did a bad thing, or he didn’t. Either it was sufficiently bad as to be impeachable, or it is not.But this can't be correct, either as a matter of common sense or as a matter of constitutional law. As House Democrats roll forward with public impeachment hearings, and as Senate Republicans build out their defense strategy, careful onlookers will come to find that the president's conduct isn't a subject that can be studied in isolation. Congress’s past and present behavior, too, shape the standard of what qualifies as an impeachable offense.Article II, section 4 of the Constitution provides the bare silhouette of the impeachable offense: “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Congress is tasked with filling in that blurry shape. Congress can do this in two ways. The obvious way is by vote. This is what then-Congressman Gerald Ford was getting at when, in 1970, he famously defined the impeachable defense as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be.” As a procedural matter, at least, this is true. By voting, the House throws its weight behind a particular understanding of the impeachable offense. After impeachment, the Senate can then reinforce that judgment by voting to convict and remove the President by the required two-thirds supermajority, or not.[Yoni Appelbaum: Impeach Donald Trump]But there is a second, more quotidian process that unfolds outside of and apart from the impeachment process. In its day to day work, every time Congress excuses or endorses executive conduct, even implicitly by not taking action, Congress makes it that much more difficult—and constitutionally questionable—to turn around and impeach a president for it or similar conduct in the future. In some cases, particularly in realms where the executive and legislative branches share power, Congress can—and occasionally does—draw clear lines. The classic example is where Congress sets a limit on the president's initiation of force; the president violates that at his peril. This doesn’t mean he risks impeachment any time he oversteps a congressional limit. Congress has a diverse menu of options when it comes to molding executive behavior, from committee hearings to appropriations threats. The point is, through toleration and admonishment, by acting or failing to act, Congress has the power to shape the outer bounds of what can be reasonably understood as acceptable presidential conduct—and as a consequence, what can be reasonably understood as an impeachable offense.This is not just an observation about simple fairness. The Constitution actually contains guardrails against congressional hypocrisy and fickleness. In his influential, 69-page handbook on impeachment, published shortly before Nixon’s resignation, the late, great constitutional scholar Charles Black, Jr., explores these guardrails, starting his analysis with the only record we have of the Founders’ discussion of the phrase "Other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”On September 8, 1787, a little more than a week before the signing of the Constitution, George Mason (a key critical voice at the Constitutional Convention, and one of three delegates who ultimately refused to sign) took issue with the draft impeachment provision, which at the time provided for impeaching the president only for treason and bribery. Mason argued that this was too narrow: for instance, "attempts to subvert the Constitution may not be Treason.” The compromise language that the Founders settled on was the addition of the phrase “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”Black stresses the importance of Mason’s reasons for his view. Mason explained, “As bills of attainder which have saved the British Constitution are forbidden, it is the more necessary to extend: the power of impeachments.” What did he mean by this? Bills of attainder were legislative acts that, without trial, criminalized the past conduct of specific persons or groups without trial and subjected them to punishment. Britain had relied on them to remove people from public office, and without them, America would need to define the impeachment power expansively enough to capture the full range of extreme presidential misconduct.[Read: How does impeachment work?]Although Mason only specifically referred to bills of attainder, Black offers an additional insight: The Founders abhorred bills of attainder for much the same reason they abhorred another sort of law, with which they were closely associated: ex post facto laws, which criminalize past conduct. The Founders included in the Constitution two separate clauses forbidding both the federal government and the states from passing both types of laws.Black reasons that Mason’s remark about bills of attainder demonstrates that the Founders must have recognized that Congress didn’t have the power to eject the president from office and into eternal historical ignominy for conduct that he arguably didn’t know was wrong when he did it. His basic insight here is that Congress can’t do to the president what it is forbidden from doing to regular citizens, and he uses Mason’s comment to show that the Founders very much understood that. For that reason, in Black’s view, the only way to be true to the “spirit and equity of the bill of attainder and ex post facto clauses” in the impeachment context is to “treat as impeachable those offenses, and only those, that a reasonable man might anticipate would be thought abusive and wrong, without reference to partisan politics or differences of opinion on policy.”The logic is straightforward enough, and the proposition easy enough to accept. But the implications are enormous. Consider two.The first and more practical observation to be made here is that to warrant impeachment, it may not be enough for the President to do something objectively abusive, like pursue his own personal interests at the expense of the country’s. That may not be impeachable by itself if Congress has behaved in a way that creates an open question of whether such conduct is out of bounds. Perhaps the best example of this comes from the emoluments lawsuits against President Trump that have been going on for years, one of which was brought by congressional Democrats. The suits allege that Trump has violated the Domestic and Foreign Emoluments Clauses by failing to put his assets in a blind trust and by continuing to profit from foreign and state entities—who can try to curry his favor by, for instance, buying his merchandise and renting rooms at his hotels. Whether or not you agree with the claim, and even if the Democrat-controlled House could now agree that his conduct violates the Clauses, the problem with treating Trump’s “emoluments” as a basis for impeachment is that the Department of Justice has filed brief after brief defending Trump’s right to carry on. If Congress wanted to do something about this, it could have. And for years, it chose not to. That's a fact that cuts against impeachment even now, after political power has shifted in the House, because whether action is justified or not, the delay renders the issue nakedly partisan.It’s not that Congress’s failure to enact a law about the president’s ability to profit from his office says anything conclusive about whether the Constitution in fact prohibits the President from engaging in this kind of behavior. But impeachment is a process that requires our elected representatives to fairly consider whether the President has committed what a reasonable man would understand to be a “high Crime or Misdemeanor.” It would be hard for Congress to vote that the President did this, given Congress has allowed the Justice Department to spend years defending his right to do it. Understood in this light, a proper impeachment inquiry will tend to zero in on instances of alleged presidential misconduct for which the president cannot readily hide behind the acquiescence of Congress, or of other institutional actors. This, and not just political strategy, might help explain why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly sought to limit the House’s ongoing impeachment probe to allegations relating to Trump’s call with Ukraine.The emoluments example points to a second, more fundamental conclusion to be derived from Black’s proposal that Congress can only punish what a president could be reasonably expected to know is wrong, based in part on the cues he gets from Congress: If congressional judgment is the unavoidable filter through which America as a nation discerns presidential wrong, Congress's refusal to responsibly exercise that judgment is guaranteed to distort both the country’s perception of presidential power and how presidents wield it. Extreme congressional partisanship thus poses a threat not only to constitutional norms but also to the shape and content of constitutional law.This is not how we typically think about constitutional law. Even when lamenting their demise, it’s common to treat norms as the redheaded stepchildren of the constitutional landscape—they are soft, squishy, and less important than hard “law.” But Black’s analysis suggests that the law of impeachment builds directly on our collective conception of what good faith and reasonableness require. On this view, norms do not sit separate and apart from law; they are embedded in it.Impeachment skeptics are fond of cautioning against a rush to judgment that could undermine the legitimacy of electoral outcomes. But the norm-law connection helps explain why Congress’s willingness to tolerate intolerable behavior from the White House can be so destructive. The result isn’t just damage to our social codes and political conventions; over time, that toleration can erode our ability to ever sanction abuses of power.The stakes of the current impeachment saga are heightened by the potential remaking of an old taboo most famously reaffirmed during Watergate, on the abuse of executive authority to investigate political opponents, this time with the additional complexity of having implicated a foreign nation. To those favoring impeachment, this makes the abuse worse, as in their view it demonstrates a subordination of America’s interests abroad to the president’s personal gain.But commentary coming from the right suggests that the foreign twist has in effect created a maze of complicated fact questions—such as whether President Trump exerted any pressure when he brought up the Bidens, and whether President Zelensky was aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the call—that could be deployed to clear the President, at least formally, of impeachment-level wrongdoing. These two approaches to the impeachment inquiry are likely irreconcilable, and the partisanship on display in what the members of Congress say about the president’s conduct, and the logic with which they choose to accuse or excuse, could prove as important to our constitutional culture as how they ultimately vote.Impeachment—half legal prescription, half political process—is the minotaur of constitutional law. It’s ugly and lives trapped in a confusing labyrinth of bad takes and shameless partisanship. Exacerbating this is the fact that we haven’t had many impeachments, so every move Congress makes in connection with the process ends up taking on outsized significance. Two decades after the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and a century-and-a-half after the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the American public is still, incredibly, picking apart those proceedings and attempting to draw lessons from the mistakes that were made and the disasters that were avoided.[David A. Graham: Impeachment just became inevitable]It’s no coincidence that from this lean literature America tends to recognize as heroes the handful of representatives and senators who voted in defiance of their parties and in adherence to their oaths. When our elected representatives decide, myopically, to support or oppose a President based primarily on party affiliation, they may believe themselves to be saving or torching a single presidency, but in truth they are shaping, for the ages, our collective take on what reasonable presidential behavior looks like. They are bequeathing to generations to come an extremely concrete set of pronouncements about how to approach the most difficult of constitutional balancing acts: between protecting the integrity of the democratic process, and protecting the country and the international community against what James Madison described as “the incapacity, negligence or perfidy” of the person occupying what is in our age the most powerful office on earth.It’s not legislation. But make no mistake about it: When it comes to impeachment, Congress is always making (constitutional) law.
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Skip Bayless, Ezekiel Elliott’s mom in prolonged feud after jersey toss
Skip Bayless didn’t mean to hurt the feelings of Ezekiel Elliott’s mom Dawn, but he isn’t apologizing for being critical of her son. On Monday, the FS1 host and fierce Cowboys fan posted a video of himself on Twitter as he tossed Elliott’s jersey into the trash following Dallas’ 28-24 loss to Minnesota on Sunday....
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'The Simpsons' episode featuring Michael Jackson is not on Disney Plus
Disney Plus screenshot The 1991 season three premiere of "The Simpsons" that featured the voice of Michael Jackson is not included in Disney Plus. The service is the exclusive streaming home of the series and includes all 30 seasons, minus this episode, titled "Stark Raving Dad." The episode was pulled from broadcast television in March after two men accused Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were young boys in the HBO documentary, "Leaving Neverland." Jackson's estate denied the allegations and sued HBO for $100 million.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 1991 season three premiere of "The Simpsons," titled "Stark Raving Dad," is missing from Disney's new streaming platform, Disney Plus. The episode featured the voice of Michael Jackson, though he's not officially credited in the episode. Disney Plus is the exclusive streaming home of the long-running animated series, which Disney acquired in its purchase of Fox's film studio and many of its television assets. The service includes all 30 seasons, minus this episode. Season three starts with its second episode in the service's list.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Disney Plus has 10 million sign-ups a day after launchingDisney Plus is crashing and having technical issues on launch day for some usersThe top Disney Plus exec says it will have to push beyond its family-friendly image to succeed, and its Netherlands test run hints at how
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I got my teeth straightened through an online service called Candid for under $2,000 — here’s how it works
  Candid I tried straightening my teeth with Candid, an online company that sends you a personalized treatment plan and sets of plastic aligners for a flat price of $1,900.  The process consists of a few main steps and mostly ran smoothly for me. And even when it wasn't, Candid's helpful support team got me back on track.  You either order its $95 starter kit (now $20 through a site promotion) or visit a Candid Studio to create a teeth scan, then you receive an individualized plan from an orthodontist in Candid's network, wear the aligners for the recommended period of time, and then finish the treatment off with a set of free retainers.  You'll like Candid's services if you want to straighten your teeth with subtle, non-obtrusive aligners and without spending an exorbitant amount of money or time.   Product Embed: Product Name: Candid Starter Kit Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150%  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Banza vs. RightRice — how 2 low-carb rice alternatives stack up in taste and nutritional valueThis unique toy is helping my 16-month-old learn about emotions — it displays 6 different faces to show how it's feeling18 gifts every Disney dad will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set of 'Steamboat Willie'
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UPDATE 3-Walmart raises earnings outlook, expects strong holiday sales
Walmart Inc reported better-than-expected third quarter U.S. comparable sales on Thursday and raised its full-year outlook as a strong economy boosted purchases at its stores and website and the retailer picked up market share in food and other groceries.
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Trailer for 'SpongeBob' movie features Keanu Reeves and Awkwafina. Great!
Almost a year after the death of SpongeBob creator Steven Hillenberg, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation have teamed up on The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, on which Hillenberg is listed as an executive producer. The CGI-animated movie, which follows Spongebob on his quest to find his stolen pet snail, Gary, gathers the animated series voice cast in a large-scale reprisal of their iconic roles: Tom Kenny as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward Tentacles, Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, and Douglas Lawrence as Plankton. Newcomers to the franchise will join in on the fun as well, such as Awkwafina, Reggie Watts, and Keanu Reeves. Read more...More about Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Starrr, Squidward, and Entertainment
Burberry and Cathay Pacific profits dented by Hong Kong protests
Retailer and airline report disappointing figures as anti-government rallies take tollTwo companies with substantial interests in Hong Kong have announced figures that underline the damage being inflicted on the economy by the continuing anti-government protests.Burberry said its sales were down more than 10% and it had slashed £14m off the value of its 12 stores in the territory. Continue reading...
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Turkey to send suspected American ISIS fighter back to U.S.
The man was deported to Greece on Nov. 11 but was stranded when officials there refused to accept him.
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Indiana judges suspended over drunken White Castle brawl that left 2 shot
The three Indiana judges who were involved in a brawl in Indianapolis that left two of them shot have been temporarily suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court. The State Supreme Court handed down the order on Tuesday, writing in its ruling that the actions of Clark County judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford...
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Trump hotel sales pitch boasts of profit potential from foreign governments
Trump Organization looks to sell its lease on Washington DC hotel accused of of being conduit for improperly enriching the presidentA glossy sales prospectus for the Trump Organization’s hotel in downtown Washington – the same hotel that has been the focus of allegations that the president is profiting from his office – identifies a key source of profit potential: foreign governments.“Tremendous upside potential exists for a new owner to fully capitalize on government related business upon rebranding of the asset,” reads the 46-page investor pitch for the Trump International Hotel, which was compiled by JLL Hotels & Hospitality and reported by CNN. Continue reading...