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The Wire, 10 years on: We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead

David Simons anti-cop show struggled to find an audience before being lauded as a classic and making stars of Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan and others. Here, some of its writers and stars look back at a series that changed TV for ever When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was signing up for a cop show. I was expecting it to be more about wiretapping, he remembers with amusement. It…

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The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful protest

Image: Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump began vocally lashing out at NFL players, some of those players struck back on the field.  During an Alabama rally for senatorial candidate Luther Strange, Trump went way off script and began calling any football players who took a knee during the national anthem a “son of a bitch.” He doubled down on this hardly-veiled attack on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday with a series of tweets that called on owners to fire any player…

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Meet the alt-left: Vandals smash Christopher Columbus monument in name of racial, economic justice

Please … it was cute and all when CNN announced that “alt-left” was just an insult and a “made-up term,” but let’s be serious for a minute. As many suggested, perhaps CNN was just admitting that the mainstream left is so far out there at this point there’s no room for an “alt” version. As Twitchy noted, it wasn’t long after a college student came forward in a mob toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., that her comrades from the Workers World Party were on hand with preprinted…

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