Social realism

15 things: ministry in Miami, courage, humility and more

1. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi presents Pope Francis with a leather painting of Leonardo’s Last Supper. Al-Kadhimi told the Pope that he was painted in secret by a woman while being held captive by ISIS. (Photo CNS / Vatican Media) – Catholic Press Service (@CatholicNewsSvc) July 2, 2021 …

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Is Facebook a monopoly? | The Economist

July 3, 2021 San Francisco AT LAST IS event. Or so thought the critics of big technologies. President Joe Biden has appointed one of their own, Lina Khan, to head the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A congressional committee has approved six bills to curb Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. Then, …

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Thoughts on the news today

THE FIRST SHORT STORY what bothered me was Chekhov’s “The Bet”. Until then, narrative resolution had meant happy endings. Rip van Winkle may find upon awakening that twenty years have passed, or castaway Sinbad will see that his only hope for survival is to hang on to the giant boulder, …

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