The Washington Nationals May Be the Latest “Contract Year” Victim

The Washington Nationals made the first big free agent signing of the offseason, and it did not involve re-signing Bryce Harper. Instead, they handed $140 million over six years to left-hander Patrick Corbin. It was a surprise to many because all the noise had the 29-year-old going to either the Philadelphia Phillies or (more likely) his hometown New York Yankees. But, according to Jack Curry, Corbin priced himself out of New York’s range by looking for “Darvish Money”- in reference to Yu Darvish’s six years, $126 million deal from last winter.…

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The Minnesota Timberwolves Will Benefit by Moving Jimmy Butler

Six months after Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown told the media that the team needed another ‘high-level free agent,’ the front office did the next best thing by making a power move over the weekend via trade. They acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second-round pick. It is a move that firmly places the young Sixers in a strong upper-echelon of the Eastern Conference along with the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks. They added…

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Foundation Highlight: CCA/CDA The Council of Contemporary Artists, Creators and Dealers of America

Here we like to regularly cover a foundation or organization that we feel is notable or remarkable in some way, and after recently coming across CCA/CDA I feel like it is my duty to share it with you. CCA/CDA (short for The Council of Contemporary Artists, Creators and Dealers of America, as I am sure you saw in the title), is a not-for-profit association of passionate creators, curators,  artists, marketers and dealers with the shared goal of building and fostering a stronger relationship within the arts community while promoting creativity…

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Is Harvard’s Admission Process Rigged Against Asian Americans?

  No sufferings by black Americans, past or present, can justify admitting white students to an elite San Francisco public high school over better-qualified Chinese American students who applied —Thomas Sowell   Why do Asian Americans consistently suffer from the lowest admission rate to Harvard University? Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an organization representing Asian American students, raised the question in November 2014. This week, the Ivy League school finally went on trial for its alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants. Every year, Harvard goes through more than 40,000 applicants…

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Nadia Murad: from ISIS Sex Slave to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. As Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter nomination fight monopolizes all conversations of sexual violence, the work of Murad— a Yazidi rape survivor—and Mukweg— a Congolese gynecologist—urges everyone to look beyond partisan squabbling in the U.S. and recognizes the sheer brutality faced by women all over the world. Both award recipients come to represent the global battle against gender-based violence. Murad’s story, especially, showcases the active role of the sexual assault survivors as they turn their tragic past…

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