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  • The Overhyped College Dropout ‘Scandal’

    12/06/2019 6:23:54 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2019 | George Leef
    About 40 percent of Americans who enroll in college drop out before earning a certificate or degree. A high percentage of those who drop out are from poor families; they attended K-12 schools where academic standards were low and students who really tried to learn faced peer rejection for “acting white.” Still, some graduate and get into college. Then what? In The College Dropout Scandal, author David Kirp, an emeritus professor of public policy in the University of California-Berkeley’s Goldman School, argues that what happens to those students should be regarded as a national scandal because the colleges that enrolled...
  • ‘Great Society’ Review: A ‘Mystical Belief’ in the State

    11/30/2019 5:37:41 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 29,. 2019 | Michael Barone
    How can government get rid of poverty? It’s a question that gets asked not in a society where almost everyone is poor but in one giddy with surging growth and concerned about those who seem left behind—a society whose leaders have “an almost mystical belief in the infinite potentials of American society.” Those are the words of Paul Jacobs, a prominent left-wing journalist and activist a half-century ago, quoted by Amity Shlaes in “Great Society: A New History.” Just as she presented a skeptical alternative to New Deal historians’ accounts of the 1930s in “The Forgotten Man” (2007), Ms. Shlaes...
  • A Racist Book’s Malign and Lingering Influence (Camp of the Saints)

    11/24/2019 2:19:15 PM PST · by karpov · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2019 | Elian Peltier and Nicholas Kulish
    One morning in 1972, the French author Jean Raspail was at his home on the Mediterranean coast when he had a vision of a million refugees clamoring to enter Europe. “Armed only with their weakness and their numbers, overwhelmed by misery, encumbered with starving brown and black children, ready to disembark on our soil,” he wrote. “To let them in would destroy us. To reject them would destroy them.” At the time Raspail was a respected writer best known for his travelogues. But the racist novel that resulted from that episode, “The Camp of the Saints,” would become his most...
  • Clinton snubs Thatcher in 'Gutsy Women' book, says she didn’t make 'positive difference'

    11/13/2019 7:52:04 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Margaret Thatcher was the daughter of a greengrocer who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, won three national elections, oversaw an economic revolution at home, and faced down the U.S.S.R. -- earning her the moniker “The Iron Lady” from the Soviets. She didn’t, however, meet the mark for Hillary Clinton’s book on gutsy women. The former secretary of state, who failed in her 2016 bid to become America's first female president, is out with a new book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.”
  • Mark Halperin's 'How to Beat Trump' book sells 502 copies in first week

    11/07/2019 8:40:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Joe Concha
    Political analyst Mark Halperin’s new book, "How to Beat Trump: America's Top Political Strategists On What It Will Take," sold 502 copies during its first week, according to an industry analysis. Halperin served as an NBC senior political analyst and frequent MSNBC "Morning Joe" panelist until Oct. 2017, when five women accused him of sexual harassment while at ABC News in the early 2000s. NBC dismissed the "Game Change" author shortly thereafter. "During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me," Halperin said following his firing. "I now understand from these...
  • Exclusive: Book Claims Senior Officials Believed Pence Would Support Use Of 25th Amendment

    11/07/2019 7:58:44 AM PST · by 4Runner · 18 replies
    HuffPost ^ | November 6, 2019 | Yashar Ali
    The much-anticipated book “A Warning,” reportedly written by an unnamed senior White House official, claims that high-level White House aides were certain that Vice President Mike Pence would support the use of the 25th Amendment to have President Donald Trump removed from office because of mental incapacity. According to the exposé, which is written by someone that The New York Times and the publisher of the book say is a current or former senior White House official, using the pen name “Anonymous,” highly placed White House officials did a back-of-the-envelope tally of which Cabinet members would be prepared to sign...
  • Anonymous claim that Pence would support 25th Amendment dubbed ‘fake news’

    11/07/2019 7:02:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07 2019 | Brian Flood
    The anonymous author of an upcoming anti-Trump book reportedly cites anonymous sources to declare that Vice President Mike Pence would support the 25th Amendment to have President Trump removed from office – but Pence’s office quickly shot down the thinly sourced claim. HuffPost reporter Yashar Ali obtained an excerpt of "A Warning,” which is written by the unnamed senior Trump administration official who penned a scathing attack on the president in an anonymous New York Times op-ed last year. Ali reported that the anonymous author “did a back-of-the-envelope tally of which Cabinet members would be prepared to sign a letter...
  • Senior White House aides claim Mike Pence would support the 25th amendment to remove Donald [tr]

    11/07/2019 6:52:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2019 | Tim Stickings
    White House aides believed Mike Pence would support using the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump, a new book has claimed. The bombshell claim - immediately denied by the Vice President's camp - has emerged in a book by an anonymous Trump official entitled 'The Warning'. The official is the same one who wrote a New York Times op-ed in 2018 claiming to be 'part of the resistance' inside the Trump White House. In the book, the author claims that White House staff made a 'back-of-the-envelope tally' in 2017 of who would be willing to plot against Trump. According to...
  • Clinton ally Blumenthal sought to stop publication of Russia probe book: source

    10/25/2019 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/25/2019 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Clinton family associate Sidney Blumenthal has made legal threats to the publisher of a forthcoming book featuring allegations against Democrats in connection with the Russia investigation in an attempt to stop publication, Fox News has learned. A source familiar with the matter told Fox News that Blumenthal claimed the book – “The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History,” by Lee Smith – was defamatory. “Blumenthal tried to stop it from being published,” the source told Fox News, saying the Hillary Clinton confidant sent threatening letters to...
  • Farrow: Hillary Pressured Me to Kill Weinstein Story

    10/10/2019 1:08:47 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9 Oct 2019
    One of the many news-making revelations in Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book, Catch and Kill, is that he received pressure from Hillary Clinton to back off his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. In summer 2017, while Farrow was trying to lock down an interview with Clinton for his foreign policy book — while also still working on the Weinstein story — he received a call from Clinton’s publicist, Nick Merrill, who told him that the “big story” Farrow was working on was a “concern for us.”
  • Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague

    10/09/2019 6:13:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 50 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/8/19 | Kate Aurthur and Ramin Setoodeh
    In Sochi, Nevils was tasked with working with former “Today” co-anchor Meredith Vieira, who’d been brought back to the show to do Olympics coverage. In her account, one night over drinks with Vieira at the hotel bar where the NBC News team was staying, they ran into Lauer, who joined them. At the end of the night, Nevils, who’d had six shots of vodka, ended up going to Lauer’s hotel room twice — once to retrieve her press credential, which Lauer had taken as a joke, and the second time because he invited her back. Nevils, Farrow writes, “had no...
  • 'Oh s**t': What stunned FBI agents said when they found 340,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and

    10/09/2019 10:29:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline Published: 04:09 EDT, 9 October 2019 | Updated: 12:31 EDT, 9 Octobe
    FBI uncovered 340,000 Clinton emails on Weiner's devices, new book claims Sent to Huma Abedin, Weiner's estranged wife, using hillaryclinton.com address They were found during a probe into Weiner's lewd messages to an teen girl DailyMail.com revealed in 2016 that Weiner had an online relationship with her The discovery, according to one agent, was like 'dropping a bomb' in a room But the emails fell through the cracks at the FBI because of the Russia probe James Comey probed Clinton's private email server days before 2016 election ============================================================ Stunned FBI agents who uncovered thousands of Hillary Clinton emails while examining...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI lover Lisa Page LIED about her affair with Peter Strzok, new book reveals, which ..

    10/08/2019 9:42:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 58 replies
    dm ^ | 10/8/2019 | daniel bates
    The female FBI lawyer who was caught sending anti-Donald Trump texts lied about her relationship with FBI agent Peter Strzok when the director of the bureau confronted her, a new book exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com reveals. Lisa Page told Andrew McCabe that she and Strzok were not an item and had never been romantically involved. Page was 'acutely embarrassed, mortified' that her affair was public but chose to lie rather than tell the truth, writes James B. Stewart in his new book Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law, out today. When their relationship did become public,...
  • Affixing blame for the Mountain Meadows Massacre

    09/22/2019 4:04:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 354 replies
    Patheos ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 | DAN PETERSON
    Affixing blame for the Mountain Meadows Massacre SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 BY DAN PETERSON This is not a photo of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. We have none. So I went for a cheerier note. This is a photo (by James Jordan) of director Mark Goodman working just a few days ago with extras in Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, for the “Witnesses” film project. I note that I’m being accused by a small handful of people of blaming the Mountain Meadows Massacre on “anti-Mormons.” First, two preliminary observations: 1) When I write anything for the public, at least some people will misread...
  • What politicians can learn from Tolkien

    09/19/2019 9:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2019 | Bill Federer
    Full header: What politicians can learn from Tolkien, Bill Federer recounts famous author's understanding of evils of human nature The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found." When Frodo offered the Ring to Gandalf, Gandalf rebuked him, saying: "Don't tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo. I would use this ring from a desire to do good. ... But through me,...
  • Steve Hilton: Gen. James Mattis goes from defending America to selling out America

    09/09/2019 8:21:55 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 86 replies
    foox ^ | 09/09/19 | Steve Hilton
    Over the last week or so, Gen. James Mattis has been running around hawking his new book, but it was revealed on Sunday that he's planning to cash in on his government service in a much more swampy way.
  • OBAMA AT COLUMBIA – OR WAS HE?

    09/04/2019 10:46:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | September 4, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Revelations from George Stephanopoulos, Newsweek, and Columbia grads from Israel.The recent DOJ report on James Comey, the ongoing FISA investigation, and the probe of the Russia-collusion investigators under John Durham are all pointing back to POTUS 44, formerly known as Barry Soetoro. He wanted to know how Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI’s coup clan were doing. In similar style, designated prevaricator Susan Rice is on record that 44 wanted the counterintelligence operation to be done “by the book.” It didn’t exactly work out that way. As investigators probe what the president knew, and when he knew it,...
  • Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

    08/28/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration. Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal. They amount to the most extensive remarks from him about his time in the Trump administration since he quietly resigned in January.
  • I’m still glad I kissed dating goodbye; Despite the falling away of author Josh Harris

    08/19/2019 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/19/2019 | Candice Gage
    Early last week found me getting a check-up for the first time in more than a decade. With medical professionals in my family, I can too easily put off those preventative appointments. So, I sat in the olive-green vinyl chair, the sort that populate doctors’ offices across the country. I felt a bit sheepish, like I’d been getting away with something by not going to the doctor for so long. The nurse took my vitals. The doctor asked the routine questions. What medications am I on? None. Do I have any allergies? No. Am I sexually active? No. Have I...
  • A letter to Josh Harris. By Michael Farris

    08/03/2019 1:58:11 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-28-2019 | Michael Farris
    Josh, My first memory of you was in Olympia, Washington standing in my driveway as a grinning kid when you were about nine years old. I saw you many times as your dad and I spoke at many conferences over the years. How can I forget that meeting in the lobby of a hotel in Rochester, New York when you told me you had signed a book deal for “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”? I told you it was a bad title and wouldn’t sell. Of course, it outsold everything I have ever written by a wide margin. The last time...