Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021
The university has hired a cybersecurity firm, Stroz Friedberg Digital Forensics, to investigate the source of the anonymous emails.The investigation will also try to determine whether the emails are “an isolated matter or part of a larger white supremacist campaign,” he said.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
The left’s rhetorical response to the rising political threat of inflation continues to evolve. First they said the problem didn’t exist, and anyone who claimed otherwise was acting in bad faith or spouting Republican propaganda. Then, they said inflation is real — but President Biden’s Build Back Better plan would fix it.Now, they tell us, inflation might be happening — but it’s the fault of greedy corporations! And those companies must be punished.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
I listen to NPR (sometimes) on my commute and here's how they described the guy who mowed over and killed a half-dozen Americans with his car:
Police say the suspect is Darrell Brooks Jr., who is 39 years old.
That chronological advancement of the suspect is the only thing we know until "The suspect in the Wis. Christmas parade attack has a previous criminal record"
We've learned that the man accused of driving his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., and killing five people had a history of criminal charges. Police identified the suspect as Darrell Brooks Jr., 39 years old.
Much later in the story, we get the very first description on the race of the suspect:
YOUSEF: Well, Darrell Brooks is Black...
He is? Wow, well, it took all of five words to blame this on those darn Whites:
...and Waukesha is 89% white. So predictably, extremists have been exploiting this to sow racial division.
Yes, it's the "Republicans pounce" trope.
Now compare and contrast simply the title of a similarly-charged article: "The trial of 3 white men charged with murdering a Black jogger is nearing an end."
Gee, it didn't take long - at all - to inject race into this story.
I wonder why we know the race of the now-convicted suspects but not their ages.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
I have a growing suspicion that this jury has not yet arrived at a unanimous verdict of acquittal only because of the resistance of juror #54, a woman who also happens to be the foreperson, who seems to be the hold-out against acquittal.The jury selection risk to Kyle was always going to be that a “mask Karen” type, usually of leftist political persuasion, bossy, entitled, and status-sensitive, would be seated on the jury. Such a person would be most unlikely to ever vote for acquittal—her social group would necessarily know she had done so, given the unanimous nature of an acquittal.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Monday, November 08, 2021
Saturday, November 06, 2021
A federal appeals court in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s latest COVID-19 vaccination mandate, giving the government until Monday afternoon to submit a response.An emergency stay, issued Saturday from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prevents the White House from requiring all full and part-time workers at private-sector companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear face masks.In its decision, the court cited “grave statutory and constitutional” concerns about the government’s mandate, which is scheduled to take effect on January 4.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Monday, November 01, 2021
What he's talking about here is something I addressed last week when I wrote about the “Build Back Better” framework. As Democrats were forced to pare down the price-tag of the bill, one thing they did was to only fund certain programs for a few years, in hopes that as they gained a constituency, they would get extended indefinitely. In the meantime, they can create the appearance of a less costly bill.CBO considers the impact of a bill over a ten-year budget window and its analysts can only evaluate what’s put in front of them. In the current framework, Democrats extend the per child family allowance for a year, expand Obamacare for four years, and create universal pre-K and child-care programs that are only funded for six. If the CBO were to score this bill, they would only consider the costs for one, four, and six years, respectively. But what Manchin is talking about when he says “if you extend it permanently” is that he is trying to think about the ten-year cost of the bill if these new welfare programs remain in place beyond the expiration dates laid out in the framework. Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute has said the true cost of the framework is close to $4 trillion over a decade on that basis.
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber explained to academics last year. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that.”