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  • Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Pete Buttigieg is for real

    04/22/2019 5:56:48 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 78 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/22/19 | Ruben Navarrette
    I confess that it took me awhile to convert to the Church of Pete. But now, I’m listening to the sermons. And I’m becoming a believer. This is not to say that the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind. — who recently entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — is my choice. It’s too early to pick a horse in this race. All are playing to their strengths. But the weaknesses have yet to be revealed; the likable candidate might not be very smart, and the smart one might prove to be not very likable. All I know...
  • A Tom Kean Republican Kicks off His 2020 Campaign in the Trump Era

    04/17/2019 5:48:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | April 16, 2019 | Fred Snowflack
    CLARK – Tom Kean Jr. wants to make sure there’s no doubt about his philosophy. “I’m a Tom Kean Republican,” he said Tuesday night to an overflow crowd jammed into the local American Legion hall. Kean Jr., was announcing his candidacy for the 7th District congressional seat now held by Democrat Tom Malinowski. The reference was to his father, Tom Kean Sr., who served two terms as governor in the 1980’s. The term, “Tom Kean Republican,” is not merely the type of throwaway line one often hears at political gatherings. Over the years in New Jersey politics, it has come...
  • Are We Dancing Around with Immorality while Avoiding Criminality?

    04/15/2019 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Great Awakening · 84 replies
    Harvard Law School ^ | November 2001 | Steven Shavell
    It is evident that both law and morality serve to channel our behavior. Law accomplishes this primarily through the threat of sanctions if we disobey legal rules. Morality too involves incentives; bad acts may result in guilt and disapprobation, and goods act in virtuous feelings and praise. These two very different avenues of effect on our actions are examined in this article from an instrumental perspective. The analysis focuses on various social costs associated with law and morality, and on their effectiveness, as determined by the magnitude and likelihood of sanctions and by certain informational factors. After the relative character...
  • White House: Congress not smart enough to assess Trump taxes

    04/14/2019 6:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2019
    A White House spokeswoman says lawmakers aren’t “smart enough” to assess President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tells “Fox News Sunday” she doesn’t think House Democrats are equipped to examine the documents, which a key House committee is demanding under a 1920s law. The panel has given the IRS until April 23 to hand over six years’ worth of Trump’s personal and business filings. …
  • Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 presidential campaign

    04/14/2019 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14, 2019 | Adam Edelman
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially announced his presidential bid Sunday afternoon, hoping to make history as the youngest-ever, and the first-ever openly gay, commander in chief. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd inside a downtown tech hub that had once been the home of a long-ago-shuttered Studebaker car factory, Buttigieg promised to bring to the country the kind of change and innovation he’d helped to instill in his native South Bend. "My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete. I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I...
  • Star-spangled lettering on patrol cars draws complaints.

    04/14/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.14.2019 | Brie Stimson
    A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word "police" on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
  • Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year [Atlanta GA]

    04/13/2019 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    The country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students. Leaders of Morehouse College told The Associated Press that its board of trustees approved the policy on Saturday. Transgender men will be allowed to enroll in the school for the first time in 2020. Students who identify as women but were born male cannot enroll, however, and anyone who transitions from male to female will not be automatically eligible to receive...
  • New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds

    04/12/2019 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in private. His office would not answer why the signing was not public. The law goes into effect in August. He earlier indicated he would support the bill, but in a personal statement, Murphy — a lifelong Catholic — revealed that he wrestled with whether to sign the legislation. The state’s Catholic Conference testified against the measure. “I have concluded that,...
  • Canada's golden boy Trudeau sinks in polls as scandal takes toll

    04/09/2019 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2019 12:17 PM | Steve Scherer
    When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in late 2015, he was a political golden boy who seemed destined to build on the legend of his father, who led the country for more than 15 years. But six months ahead of an October election, polls suggest the 47-year-old politician with the broad smile and a penchant for colorful socks could become the first prime minister to lose power after a single majority mandate since the 1930s. Trudeau is mired in a relentless scandal over alleged interference in a corporate corruption case that has led to the resignations of two...
  • Trump aides targeted in corporate blacklist effort by immigration, civil rights groups

    04/08/2019 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    As outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen looks for her next job following her resignation Sunday, she may find herself battling a liberal blacklisting effort against those who've served in the Trump administration. Nielsen's name appears on a list that a cabal of immigration and civil rights groups recently sent to the CEOs of American companies, urging them not to hire Trump officials who were involved in last year's separation of migrant children from their families. Other current and former Trump administration officials targeted include John Kelly, the former White House chief of staff, and Sarah Sanders, the current White...
  • Canada expects foreign meddling in October election: foreign minister

    04/08/2019 5:32:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2019 7:30 AM | John Irish
    Canada’s foreign minister said on Friday it was likely that foreign actors would meddle in her country’s October elections and her British counterpart said a deterrent to stop countries like Russia from interfering was critical. U.S. intelligence officials and the governments of some European Union countries have accused Russia of interfering in their elections in recent years, allegations strongly denied by Moscow. When asked whether she was worried Russia would interfere in the election, Chrystia Freeland said she was “very concerned”. “Our judgment is that interference is very likely and we think there have probably already been efforts by malign...
  • New Mexico blocks right-to-work ordinances

    03/30/2019 10:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 3/27/2019 | Unknown
    <p>New Mexico is prohibiting local governments from enacting right-to-work ordinances that prevent employees from being required to join a union or pay union fees.</p> <p>Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed legislation that asserts the state’s exclusive jurisdiction over union security agreements.</p>
  • Pope’s trip to Morocco to highlight Christian-Muslim ties

    03/30/2019 4:30:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2019 | Nicole Winfield and Amira El Masaiti
    Pope Francis’s weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation’s tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe’s door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock on the peripheries. Francis will address the first two items on the agenda Saturday when he begins his 27-hour visit to Rabat, the Moroccan capital. He’ll tend to the third when he wraps up the visit with a Mass and a meeting with Moroccan clergy on Sunday. “Morocco has always been a pioneer in initiatives of dialogue with Christians,” said Abdellah Boussouf, an Islamologist and...
  • N.J. lost 9.3k private sector jobs in February ’19

    03/28/2019 2:06:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | March 21, 2019 | Staff
    TRENTON, N.J. – There’s more bad news on the New Jersey economic front. New Jersey shed 9,300 private sector jobs in February 2019 while adding 1,600 public sector (government) positions.
  • Trump says Mueller probe was an 'attempted takeover of our government'

    03/27/2019 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Nikki Carvajal
    President Donald Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday, calling it an "attempted takeover of our government." "We can never allow this treasonous, these treasonous acts to happen to another President," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity, in his first TV interview since Attorney General William Barr summarized the principal findings of Mueller's report in a memo to Congress on Sunday. This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover," Trump said. "If it were the other way around, where I was doing...
  • Levi’s CEO: Don’t Put Your Jeans In The Washing Machine

    03/23/2019 4:00:36 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 138 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Match 22, 2019 | Jade Scipioni
    Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh admitted on CNN Business’ Markets Now that he still hasn’t washed his now decade-old pair of jeans. And he doesn’t plan to, either. He also slammed the old wives’ tale about freezing your jeans to preserve the color and shape. “If it’s the pair I’m thinking of, he will spot treat them or worst case hand wash if needed. But never in the washing machine,” a Levi’s spokesperson said.
  • Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing [SPLC]

    03/22/2019 10:25:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2019 | Kim Chandler
    The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen sent an email to staff saying that he would be stepping down from his leadership role at the organization. The organization last week fired founder and prominent civil rights attorney Morris Dees for unspecified reasons. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Cohen wrote. […] Last year, it agreed to pay a...
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...
  • Lawsuit: Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

    03/20/2019 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2019 | Colin Binkley
    Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge her ancestry and pay an unspecified sum in damages. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain said the university “has not yet been served, and with that is in no...
  • Majority of New Yorkers oppose granting drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants: poll

    03/19/2019 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Mar 18, 2019 | 1:25 PM | Denis Slattery
    New York drivers don’t want to share the road with undocumented immigrants. A new poll from Siena College found that 61% of voters in the state oppose granting driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their immigration status. […] Thousands of activists descended on Albany last week calling on lawmakers to pass the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, dubbed the Green Light bill. The bill would make licenses available to all regardless of immigration status. […] Twelve states, including Vermont and Connecticut, have passed similar legislation. However, the Siena poll found little support for the measure. “Overwhelmingly, Republicans and independents,...