Fiction 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child. Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. 2. The Guardians by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. 3. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard return to take up a case that held the attention of Bosch’s mentor. 4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 5. Find Me by André Aciman. Years after the events of “Call Me by Your Name,” Elio has become a classically trained pianist in Paris while Oliver is a New England college professor with a family. 6. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades. 7. The Giver of Stars … [Read more...] about Bestsellers: Nov. 17
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close Video Report: Mason Rudolph won’t file criminal charges against Myles Garrett 'Fox & Friends' co-host Brian Kilmeade weighs in on hot topics in the NFL and his new book 'Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers.' As a former NFL safety who spent five seasons getting banged up, bruised and more seriously injured in America’s most violent team sport, I share the outrage of millions of fans over the inexcusable assault committed on the field Thursday by Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett. I support the NFL’s decision to suspend Garrett without pay for at least the rest of this season and postseason (if the Browns have a postseason), and possibly longer. He was dead wrong to pull off the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and then use the helmet as a weapon to hit Rudolph on top of his unprotected head. Garrett’s action triggered a brawl between players on both teams in the final seconds of their nationally … [Read more...] about Jack Brewer: Punish Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett, but don’t charge him with a crime
For parents and students preparing for this fall's college tuition payments, student loans will likely play an important part of their payment strategy. In fact, by some estimates, nearly 70 percent of Americans graduating college in 2019 will have student loan debt. The scope of this debt and the difficulties young adults face when paying back these student loans is widely reported in the media and debated among many of the political candidates vying for public office. The actual cost of a student loan is less widely understood. Yet this understanding can help young parents plan for their child's college education and incorporate it into their overall financial planning strategy. The Impact on Savings One factor to consider in looking at the true cost of student loans is lost savings. If a young woman graduates at age 22 with a $100,000 in student loan debt and a 10-year payback period, she will have paid back $150,000 by the age 32. It is unlikely she will be able to save and invest … [Read more...] about Student Loan Debt: Understanding The Actual Costs
Climategate was the biggest scandal in the history of climate science. Modesty forbids me from identifying the guy who broke the story in the mainstream media — ten years ago this month — took it viral on the internet and brought it to worldwide prominence. Sorry, but I refuse to name the handsome, brave, witty, intelligent, funny, clever, spectacularly endowed, bravura writer, beloved parent, adored husband, and skilled horseman responsible for this veritable Scoop of the Century, if not the Millennium.No, absolutely not. Only from my cold, dead hands will you ever prise this secret information. Unless, maybe, you twist my arm just a tiny bit more and — Yeah, all right. I admit it. That godlike hero was me. Of course, if you believe the mainstream media, Climategate was little more than a fake news story concocted by a small cabal of wicked deniers in order to discredit the noble cause of climate science. This is a lie and a particularly dangerous lie at that. If we … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Climategate 10 Years On – The Bastards Have Got Away With It!
Did the Queen and Prince Philip ever take a moment to look at their children and wonder, “how did we mess up so much?” Unlikely with Philip, not inclined to self-reflection. The Queen? Maybe. Whatever the truth, this is a question you’ll probably be asking yourself as the third season of The Crown unspools on Netflix… and the fourth, and the fifth… Quite a bit of the forthcoming action in the royal family can be attributed to the Windsor record in parenting. We’ve already seen how Prince Charles was dispatched to the penitential horrors of the Spartan academy of Gordonstoun in Scotland, which Charles himself memorialized as “Colditz in kilts.” This is, after all, not a model family when it comes to life outcomes: three of the four kids were destined to have marriages that ended in divorce, a precipitate change in royal fashion and custom since there hadn’t been a divorce in the family since 1901. When the new season begins … [Read more...] about ‘The Crown’ Shows Us the Worst of Royal Parenting—and Its Dark Consequences