Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Shutdown fight awaits new Congress

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/03/19, 11:38 am

Democrats officially take control of the House on Thursday as the 116th Congress convenes. The new majority will have 235 seats to Republicans’ 199, with one seat still undecided in North Carolina amid allegations of voter fraud. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is all but certain to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel. In the Senate, the GOP will add to its majority, seating three new senators for a total of 53.

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Splash of red

Entertainment | Conservatives get a toe in arts and entertainment in 2018
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/28/18, 03:16 pm

Conservative audiences flexed their purchasing power and proved this year they can influence TV, sports, and movies. Entertainment executives are starting to realize the importance of offering content that families can relate to, although shows and movies with a Biblical worldview still have a hard time getting Hollywood to take them seriously. Here are some of the top arts and entertainment stories of 2018.

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A record day in a crazy month for markets

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/27/18, 10:14 am

The New York Stock Exchange had its best day in 10 years Wednesday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped by more than 1,000 points, its largest single-day gain ever. Gains in technology, retail, healthcare, and internet stocks drove the rally. This month brought extreme volatility to markets, which overall are having their worst December since 1931. Though trading volume was light Wednesday, the rebound helped erase a Christmas Eve slump that plunged stocks close to bear market territory.

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