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  • How Trump Has Used Fear and Favor to Win Republican Endorsements

    01/04/2024 4:41:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/4/24 | Jonathan Swan, Shane Goldmacher and Maggie Haberman
    On his last day as president on Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump stood in a snapping wind and waved goodbye to relatives and supporters before he took his final flight on Air Force One back to Mar-a-Lago. No elected Republican of any stature showed up at Joint Base Andrews for the bleak farewell. Trump, at that moment, was a pariah among Republican elites. The party’s leaders in the House and Senate, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, blamed him for the Capitol siege. Party fundraisers assured donors they were done with him. On conference calls, House Republican leaders contemplated a “post-Trump”...
  • Why the United States needs a modern WIC program

    12/01/2023 11:15:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2023 | BRIAN FITZPATRICK
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, one of the most immediate consequences was also one of the most severe: a spike in hunger. Those who lost jobs had less money to buy food. Supply chain disruptions led to empty store shelves. With fewer transportation options, even simple things like traveling back and forth to the grocery store became a lot harder. Suddenly, millions of additional families were having a much more difficult time putting food on the table.
  • Lessons in civility from RFK, Jr.

    12/31/2016 6:20:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Is there a more repulsive example of progressive arrogance and privilege than Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.? He flies around in private jets and lectures the rest of us to shiver in the dark (ok, I paraphrase) in order to prevent the planet from Thermageddon.
  • Uber was supposed to help traffic. It didn’t. Robotaxis will be even worse

    09/19/2023 6:32:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2023 | Carlo Ratti and John Rossant
    Cars are more convenient and comfortable than walking, buses and subways — and that is why they are so popular. Make them even cheaper through ride-sharing and people are coaxed away from those other forms of transit. This dynamic became clear in the data a few years later: On average, ride-hailing trips generated far more traffic and 69% more carbon dioxide than the trips they displaced. Uber Pool was so cheap it increased overall city travel: For every mile of personal driving it removed, it added 2.6 miles of people who otherwise would have taken another mode of transportation. The...
  • College students are still struggling with basic math. Professors blame the pandemic

    08/31/2023 2:08:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 31, 2023 | Collin Binkley
    Diego Fonseca looked at the computer and took a breath. It was his final attempt at the math placement test for his first year of college. His first three tries put him in pre-calculus, a blow for a student who aced honors physics and computer science in high school. Functions and trigonometry came easily, but the basics gave him trouble. He struggled to understand algebra, a subject he studied only during a year of remote learning in high school. “I didn’t have a hands-on, in-person class, and the information wasn’t really there,” said Fonseca, 19, of Ashburn, Virginia, a computer...
  • MN Gov. Walz: Biden ‘One of the Most Highly Effective Presidents We’ve Ever Seen

    08/20/2023 11:06:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2023 | Pam Key
    Governor Tim Walz (D-MN) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that President Joe Biden is “one of the most highly effective presidents we’ve ever seen.” Walz said, “First of all, he’s been one of the most highly effective presidents we’ve ever seen. I’ve been waiting for infrastructure week. I spent last weekend on Macon Island with Whitmer, because this is not a debate about Joe Biden’s age or experience. It’s about a debate about protecting the democracy and you just heard the most promising of the Republicans, and being back in Minnesota. It’s about being able to feed our...
  • Public university display teaches 'Christian privilege is directly connected to White supremacy' [Purdue]

    06/02/2023 11:56:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2023 7:07pm EDT | Gabriel Hays
    A professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is under fire for putting up a display on “Christian privilege” in one of the school’s hallways for most of the 2022-2023 school year. Charmayne “Charli” Champion-Shaw, a lecturer for the public university’s Native American & Indigenous Studies department, put up the anti-Christian display last October where it remained in the hallway for the entire school year, according to reports. The bulletin board display, titled “Understanding Christian Privilege,” provided students, faculty and guests with a visual lesson in the inherent societal advantages that all Christians allegedly have. Photos of the display posted...
  • Billy Joel leaving 20-year New York home on the bay, living in Florida

    05/15/2023 2:31:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 15, 2023 | Mary K. Jacob
    <p>Mr. New York is movin’ out of his beloved Long Island home of over 20 years.</p><p>In the village of Centre Island, roughly 40 miles east of Midtown Manhattan, Billy Joel’s 26-acre estate has hit the market for $49 million.</p>
  • Meat is crucial for human health, scientists say as they call for end to the 'zealotry' pushing vegetarian and vegan diets

    05/01/2023 6:35:13 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-30-23 | EIRIAN JANE PROSSER
    Researchers found, however, that it is hard to replicate the nutritional content of meat. It added that those who live in poorer communities and have a low meat intake often suffer from a number of nutrient-deficient diseases such as stunted growth, wasting and anaemia, The Telegraph reports. Researchers in Animal Frontiers said that unprocessed meat is responsible for providing B12 vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals, such as iron and zinc, as well as supplying retinol. The paper suggested that the link between red meat and disease was almost eradicated when it was combined with a healthy diet, leading to...
  • Jimmy Carter and Playboy: How 'the weirdo factor' rocked '76

    04/17/2023 3:29:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2023 | Bill Barrow
    Jimmy Carter’s Baptist faith was one of his calling cards in the 1976 presidential campaignJimmy Carter already had drawn months of media scrutiny as a devout Southern Baptist running for president. Then the 1976 Democratic nominee brought up sex and sin as he explained his religious faith to Playboy magazine. Carter was not misquoted. But he was certainly misunderstood, as his thoughts in the wide-ranging interview were reduced in the popular imagination to utterances about “lust” and “adultery.” Nearly a half-century later, as the 98-year-old Carter receives hospice care in the same south-Georgia home where he once spoke with...
  • What to know about female-to-male surgery

    04/14/2023 4:48:48 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    also called gender-affirmation or gender-affirming surgery. This can take different forms, including the removal of breasts — a mastectomy — and the altering of the genital region, known as “bottom” surgery. Examples of bottom surgery include: removal of the uterus, known as a hysterectomy removal of the vagina, known as a vaginectomy construction of a penis through metoidioplasty or phalloplasty In this article, we describe female-to-male gender-affirming surgeries. We also discuss recovery and what to expect from a transgender penis.
  • If DeSantis Wins the Nomination, Trump Will Endorse Him (hurl)

    11/25/2022 8:46:18 PM PST · by NeverCheney · 92 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 11/23/22 | Jonathan Chait
    Former Trump Justice Department head William Barr, in the course of reiterating his strong preference that his party nominate a less deranged presidential candidate next time, expressed a fear that has been in wide circulation: If defeated in the primary, Donald Trump “will burn the whole house down by leading ‘his people’ out of the GOP.” One version of this is that Trump will either form a third party or simply refuse to endorse another Republican, thereby dooming his party’s chances. Those of us considering the question from a less friendly standpoint than Barr — I consider the Republican Party...
  • Key state legislature races favor Republicans despite massive Democratic spending

    10/25/2022 10:42:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/24/22 | Jon Ward
    State legislatures are often overlooked in the heat of campaign season, yet the laws crafted there have as much impact, if not more, on the average person’s everyday life as the ones passed by Congress. But for many Americans, ignoring elections for state legislatures is no longer an option. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer has them focused on state capitols, where abortion laws are now being decided. State legislatures also have a significant role in certifying the results of an election in most states. Certifying election results has been largely devoid of drama in...
  • CEO Declares San Francisco Has 'Descended into a City of Chaos' as He Pulls Company from City

    10/19/2022 8:57:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    ijr.com ^ | October 19, 2022 | George Upper
    Outdoor active-wear brand Cotopaxi is closing its San Francisco store after only a year following rampant theft that left the store’s staff “terrified.” The company’s founder, Davis Smith, announced the closing in a LinkedIn post Tuesday. “It’s sad, but San Francisco appears to have descended into a city of chaos,” he wrote. “Many streets and parks are overrun with drugs, criminals, and homelessness, and local leadership and law enforcement enable it through inaction. “One of the most beautiful and amazing cities in the world is now a place where many no longer feel safe visiting or living.” -snip “We opened...
  • George Conway said Trump is threatening to incite violence if he gets indicted: 'It's just like January 6 all over again'

    09/17/2022 11:12:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Business insider ^ | 09/17/2022 | Yelena Dzhanova
    Conservative lawyer George Conway said former President Donald Trump is inciting violence by telling millions of people that he's "being persecuted for no valid reason" in relation to the Mar-a-Lago probe. Conway, when asked by CNN in Friday interview if he would characterize Trump's response as a "threat," said that he would. "Yes, absolutely," Conway said. "I mean he's basically saying, 'What a nice country you have here, too bad if something would happen to it.'"
  • Seattle rocked by deadliest month in recent history in wake of defund police movement

    09/04/2022 1:28:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Fox News via yahoo ^ | September 4, 2022 | Emma Colton
    Seattle notched its deadliest month in recent history this August and is on track to set a 25-year record high in fatal shootings, according to police. "This is one of our highest years, and we are on pace to exceed the last two years, and this has been a concerning trend," Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz said last week of fatal shootings in the city, according to King 5. "We are passing our 25-year high that happened just two years ago." The Seattle Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital that it recorded 11 homicides for the month of August....
  • Gavin Newsom clarifies calling train thieves ‘gangs’: 'Forgive me ... They're organized groups'

    01/22/2022 7:58:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/22/2021 | Brie Stimson
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom clarified this week that when he called criminals accused of stealing packages from cargo trains in the state "gangs of people" he wasn’t implying the thefts were gang-related. This is not one-off," Newsom said in a news conference near Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to the Washington Times. "This is organized theft. These are organized gangs of people that are coming out." "Forgive me for saying ‘gangs,’ that’s not a pejorative," he clarified. "They’re organized groups of folks that move from site to site."
  • NYC mayor calls on lawmakers to pass gun reform after two cops shot

    01/22/2022 7:51:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 121 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/22/2021 | Caroline Vakil
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) called on lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to pass gun reform after the city announced that one officer had been fatally shot and another remained in critical condition during a shooting in Harlem on Friday evening. “We don't make guns here. How are we removing thousands of guns off the street, and they still find their way into New York City? In the hands of people who are killers, constantly carbon highways of death, destroying our communities,” Adams said on Friday night. “We need Washington to join us and act now to stop the...
  • 'After-School Satan Clubs' coming to an elementary school near you

    01/15/2022 4:39:14 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jan, 2022 | Eric Utter
    Seriously, this happened...and you wouldn't want your school to get sued, would you? An Illinois school district recently received some heat from parents for allowing flyers from the Satanic Temple to be placed in the lobby of Jane Addams Elementary School. The flyers invited students between the ages of 6 and 11 to attend an "after-school Satan Club" program being offered by The Satanic Temple. Not to worry, however. Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple's co-founder, says the Satan Club won't try to convert children to Satanism or force them to worship the devil. Greaves told WQAD: "This actually isn't a...
  • Effort underway to get high school seniors to complete FAFSA applications before deadline

    12/12/2021 9:47:27 AM PST · by bgill · 43 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 11, 2021 | Ricardo Lewis
    The priority deadline for Texas students to complete the Free Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is on January 15. Texas high school students are required to submit that application to graduate... “It was a great struggle filling out the FAFSA,” Martinez said. Millions of students face the same struggle of filling out the FAFSA. Some say that the application is too complicated for some. Congressman Doggett has been working for years to make it simple.