2/28: Morning Communique
Effa Manley became the first woman elected to the baseball Hall of Fame when the former Newark Eagles executive was among 17 people from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues chosen Monday by a special committee.
Abortions, pornography, and contraceptives will be banned in the new Florida town of Ave Maria created by Tom Monaghan, a former marine who was raised by nuns and is the founder of the Domino's Pizza.
A conference sponsored by a group that claims immigration is a global threat to whites is being held at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Virginia, prompting criticism of the hotel for hosting the event. [via AmericaBlog]
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
When was the last time you read a good peeing-on-a-raccoon story? Kevin M at the Insomnia Report doesn't let us down.
Steve Buscemi directs Casey Affleck as a failed writer who returns to his hometown in Indiana and falls for Liv Tyler in Lonesome Jim.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"We find an organization that is deeply troubled by bad management, by sex and corruption and by a growing lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions that are given to them."
-- U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, on the United Nations