Democrats may finally be waking up to the reality that free tuition at all public colleges and universities would be a giveaway to richer Americans who do not need help paying for higher education. Senator Tim Kaine, recently announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, admitted as much in a Quora Q&A several weeks ago. “By making all public university education free,” Kaine said, “we’d be giving away college education to richer Americans who don’t need the assistance paying for it.”
Nima Sanandaji, president of the European Centre for Policy Reform and Entrepreneurship, in National Review:
Currently, Nordic-style democratic socialism is all the rage among Democrat activists as well as with liberal intellectuals and journalists. But in the Nordic countries themselves, this ideal has gradually lost its appeal. Only one of the five Nordic countries, Sweden, currently has a government headed by social democrats. The other four countries have center-right governments.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless union boss. Mayor Bill de Blasio probably would agree, after United Federation of Teachers honcho Mike Mulgrew brutalized the administration’s latest effort to replace sound classroom practices with race-baiting political correctness. Last week, de Blasio declared an outright ban on classroom suspensions in kindergarten through second grade.
Mulgrew might have been more supportive of de Blasio’s plan to punt on classroom discipline. After all, didn’t the mayor gift the UFT a $9-billion-plus contract settlement right after he took office? But that would miss the whole point of unions: they exist to serve their members’ narrow interests.
Schools chancellor Carmen Fariña says that current discipline policies disproportionately penalize black and Hispanic youngsters, and give white kids a pass. It’s the administration’s latest application of the disparate-impact dodge: any policy that negatively affects a protected class—irrespective of the relevant facts—is by definition racist and thus unacceptable. But maybe the new policy makes sense operationally? After all, how much trouble can first-graders cause, no matter race or ethnicity?
When the officer and his two children tried to order at the burger chain near U.S. 290, the woman behind the counter, whose son is currently in custody, told the officer she wouldn’t serve him. Another employee stepped in to take the order.
… But Kelly’s life wasn’t over. A doctor rushed her to nearby Catholic Medical Center, where a new team hooked her up to a cardiac bypass machine that more aggressively warmed, filtered, and oxygenated Kelly’s blood, and rapidly circulated it through her body. Finally, Kelly’s temperature crept back up. After she’d spent five hours medically dead, doctors turned off the bypass machine, and her heart spontaneously began beating again. ..
… He continues later: “Here’s what I do know now about that night: My father hit my mother, and I got between them to try to protect her. The police were called. He claimed to the police that I hit him. I do not believe I ever hit him. My mother swears I did not hit him either, but it wouldn’t have been beyond him at the time to claim I did. I do not remember ever talking to a police officer. I certainly do not remember signing anything for the police. …
I told the truth when I said I have never been arrested. I have never been handcuffed or fingerprinted. I have never appeared in court as a defendant.
I do not remember much about the night of Nov. 20, 1983. I understand that my dad made a complaint against me, but it was dropped nearly immediately–which is why I never knew about it.
Like a lot of Colorado families, we had to deal with domestic violence growing up.
After each one of these attacks the first question is: Why? Why would anyone kill complete strangers who are dancing at a nightclub, or eating at a restaurant, or folks attending a holiday fireworks display, or an 86-year-old priest?
Prosecutor describes terror attack in Normandy church
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There are five deep historical currents that are influencing these events. At the macro level, ISIS is not itself the problem — though it certainly amplifies existing problems — but rather it’s the symptom of five major problems that are driving jihadist terrorism around the globe and will continue to do so even when ISIS is contained and largely defeated.
… Here’s how she put it in one of the Democratic presidential debates: “Actually I have been very consistent. Over the course of my entire life, I have always fought for the same values and principles, but, like most human beings—including those of us who run for office—I do absorb new information. I do look at what’s happening in the world.” …
… Clinton started out a free-trader, then turned against new trade deals, only to switch back to supporting them, and then come out against them once again. Thus, in sharp contrast to other policy thinkers, for whom tearing away from the trade lobby has been a one-way street, Clinton has reversed herself several times. …
An ancient volcano on the outskirts of Rome is showing signs of another enormous eruption – some time in the next 1,000 years or so, say scientists.
Trump’s Curious Habit of Denigrating Fellow Republicans
He’d fit right in at the Democratic convention.
Trump, on the federal minimum wage:
“I would leave it and raise it somewhat. You need to help people. And I know it’s not very Republican to say, but you need to help people,” he said. “I would say $10—but with the understanding that somebody like me is going to bring back jobs. I don’t want people in that $10 category for very long. But the thing is, Bill—let the states make the deal, and they’re not doing that for the most part.”
In 2018, the bank plans to consolidate more than 800 London employees at the new headquarters – but job cuts are not expected. In other words, Wells Fargo is optimistic about business opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain.
Delores Conway, a professor of real estate economics and statistics at the University of Rochester in New York, says Britain’s commercial real estate market is likely more stable than many assume. London’s office market has a 3.3 percent vacancy rate, according to JLL’s Global Market Perspective, making it one of the tightest in the world. By comparison, San Francisco, which is the tightest in the US, has an 8 percent vacancy rate.