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Leftists to Media: Damn You For Covering That Democrat Freshman’s ‘Motherf***er’ Tirade

As we’ve already covered, a freshman House Democrat thrilled a room full of left-wing activists last week when she relayed a story about telling her young son — classy! — that her party was going to “impeach the motherf***er,” in a reference to President Trump. She ended her speech with that pungent line, and the assembled crowd went wild.

60 Years On: Reflections on the Revolution in Cuba

Sixty years ago, as thousands of Cubans celebrated the fall of Fulgencio Batista’s regime, an atmosphere of hype and hatred was also overtaking Havana. Not many people foresaw what was to come, but on January 1, 1959, the Republic of Cuba was murdered. Few tears were shed for her at the time—some were too busy desperately packing their bags, while others were preoccupied with burning cars and smashing storefront windows. The institutions not destroyed by the previous dictatorship were savagely dismembered in the following months and years by the Castro regime. Cuba’s National Congress would never again return to session in the National Capitol building (or anywhere else, for that matter). Christmas, bars and cabaret clubs, independent trade unions, religious schools, private clubs, large and small businesses, any and all vestiges of what was Cuba before communism—all of these were destroyed, expropriated, or otherwise expunged from the lives and minds of the Cuban people.

‘Restricted Clientele’: The painful history of racist ads in the Star — and the readers who protested them

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived,” the American poet Maya Angelou once said. But if faced with courage, it need not be lived again.

Hold those words close as you join us on a deep dive into a difficult corner of the Toronto Star archives. Caution: it’s a bumpy ride. Jaw-dropping, even.

What about the recent ‘Muslims Only’ classified ads?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is Powered By Unicorns

The idea that conservatives are generally upset over a video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez imitating the dance scene from “The Breakfast Club” may be a textbook example of fake news. In contrast, her proposal for a “Green New Deal” is real news, but fake policy.

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, the darling of democratic socialism proposed eliminating carbon emissions within 12 years. Ocasio-Cortez has previously avoided specifying how she would pay for her “Green New Deal.”

Bell asking customers for permission to collect more personal information

Canada’s largest telecommunications group is getting mixed reviews for its plan to follow the lead of companies like Google and Facebook in collecting massive amounts of information about the activities and preferences of its customers.

Bell Canada began asking its customers in December for permission to track everything they do with their home and mobile phones, internet, television, apps or any other services they get through Bell or its affiliates.

In return, Bell says it will provide advertising and promotions that are more “tailored” to their needs and preferences.