Friday, May 31, 2019

Measuring Our 'Not Normal' and 'Divisive' Times | RealClearPolitics

It seems not a day goes by in the Trump Era without the media mentioning that we live in a “divided nation” amid “not normal” times. Just two weeks ago, one MSNBC host even warned that the attorney general’s remarks on the Mueller investigation were “so potentially dangerous to the institutions of law and justice that we don’t want to air it without a disclaimer: What you’re about to hear … is not normal.” To what degree are these sentiments a product of Trump presidency?

via www.realclearpolitics.com

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Georgetown Is Forever Expanding Its Costly And Corrosive Diversity Initiatives.

But college tuition is not an act of God, beyond human control. It is a result of decisions taken by colleges themselves—above all, decisions to bulk up their bureaucracies. Bureaucratic outlays rose at nearly twice the rate as teaching outlays from 1993 to 2007, according to the Goldwater Institute. From 1997 to 2012, colleges hired new administrators at twice the rate of any student-body increase, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting found. Colleges inevitably claim that government mandates force this administrative bloat upon them. But the vast majority of administrative hires are voluntary: for every dollar in mandated bureaucratic spending from 1987 to 2011, public universities added an additional $2 in discretionary bureaucracy, and private universities added $3, according to economists Robert Martin and Carter Hill. Fiefdoms focused on diversity and student services grew at the fastest clip, in the name of fighting the campus oppression to which minority and female students are allegedly subjected.

via www.city-journal.org

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Judge who helped illegal alien escape would like her salary reinstated

Last we heard from Massachusetts Judge Shelley Joseph, accused of conspiring to help a criminal illegal alien evade ICE agents in her courtroom, she had turned down a plea deal that would have allowed her to avoid jail time. As such, she remains free on her own recognizance but suspended without pay while awaiting trial. Her attorneys are trying to change that, however, and are asking that the judge’s salary be reinstated because her legal fees are mounting. (Boston Globe)

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Tech billionaires Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel seen at secretive Bilderberg summit | Daily Mail Online

Former Google CEO Schmidt, 64, PayPal co-founder Thiel, 51, and LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman, also 51, are among more than a hundred high-powered guests at the summit in the five-star Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on the shores of Lake Geneva.

via www.dailymail.co.uk

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11 dead, 6 injured after shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com

A longtime city employee shot and killed 11 people and injured six others after opening fire late Friday afternoon in the public works building where he worked, police said. The man was then killed by officers after firing at them.

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The average millennial has an average net worth of $8,000. That's far less than previous generations. - SFGate

Millennials are doing far worse financially than generations before them, with student loans, rising rents and higher health care costs pushing the average net worth below $8,000, a new study shows.

via www.sfgate.com

Ugh and yikes.

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Ace of Spades HQ on AG Barr interview

Below, extended quotes from his interview with Jan Crawford.

And I do mean extended; Jan Crawford asks questions intended to get to interesting answers, and Barr provides interesting answers. There's not a lot of wasted time in the interview.

I recommend listening to the whole thing in its entirety, in podcast form, here.

via ace.mu.nu

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HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Former Italian PM Renzi - Obama Comrade Who We Connected in Plot to Eliminate Trump - Announces Likely Resignation

Earlier this month Italian Prime Minister Conte asked for the resignations of four top intelligence officials after his call with President Donald Trump.

And now another Internet Sleuth has uncovered some shocking news related to the recent removal of these top Italian intelligence ministers from their positions as top spies in the government.

via www.thegatewaypundit.com

This might be fake news.

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Banding Together Against Big Tech | RealClearPolitics

It’s time to band together to protect digital speech from the tech monopolies before it’s too late. This isn’t about fringe outliers anymore. This is about whether or not Republicans ever win another major election in America. It’s about whether all Americans can freely argue their politics in public. Ultimately, it’s a battle over who will control the digital lens through which human beings now see the world. 

Leading minds and voices on all sides know the stakes are high. Yet many argue Big Tech can be trusted not to misuse its powers, or that if it does, competitors will inevitably arise to erode the current monopolies. But anyone who believes legacy technology companies are not already crossing red lines is living in denial. 

via www.realclearpolitics.com

I tend to agree.

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Behind the scenes of Trump's Mexico tariff surprise - Axios

While the plan was hurried out the door to appease Trump, he has been privately talking about doing this for a while, per two sources who've discussed it with him.

via www.axios.com

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