All three are in his first chapter, during Mooney’s brief acknowledgment that leftists “here and there” have been guilty of “science abuse.” First, there’s the Left’s opposition to genetically modified foods, which stifled research into what could have been a second Green Revolution to feed Africa. Second, there’s the campaign by animal-rights activists against medical researchers, whose work has already been hampered and would be devastated if the activists succeeded in banning animal experimentation. Third, there’s the resistance in academia to studying the genetic underpinnings of human behavior, which has cut off many social scientists from the recent revolutions in genetics and neuroscience. Each of these abuses is far more significant than anything done by conservatives, and there are plenty of others. The only successful war on science is the one waged by the Left. Full Story....Here
They believe they have won the culture wars, that there is no room left for dissent on matters like gay marriage, abortion, and transgender entitlements. They believe, too, that questions of public policy, from health care to entitlements and welfare, have been settled once and for all. Any remaining dissenters should feel the full weight of the administrative state, with all its powerful mechanisms. Full Story....Here
Dear Democratic friends: your tribalist identity politics stinks. Politics is division, and a very dangerous thing that we all need to keep in its box. So when you terrify blacks and Hispanics and single women and LGBTs into tribalism with your identity politics you are setting up a monster; you are teaching the white deplorable majority to adopt identity politics too. Instead, you should be teaching the victims to grow out of their identity ghettos and just become hyphen less responsible American citizens. Full Story....Here
Fast forward to November, 2016 and Obama has been ignored. An insurgency is in full cry and the Democratic Party feels like the authorities in 1954 Algiers who realize that years of the mission civilisatrice have not turned the Arabs into Frenchmen. The 2016 elections were shocking because they showed how fake the decades of "gains" proved to be.
Long article but lots of "inside Baseball" stuff and surprisingly very little snark. If you are at all interested in the 2016 election well worth the time.
The most compelling figure in this intrigue, however, wasn’t in Trump Tower. Jared Kushner was three blocks south, high up in his own skyscraper, at 666 Fifth Avenue, where he oversees his family’s Kushner Companies real estate empire. Trump’s son-in-law, dressed in an impeccably tailored gray suit, sitting on a brown leather couch in his impeccably neat office, displays the impeccably polite manners that won the 35-year-old a dizzying number of influential friends even before he had gained the ear, and trust, of the new leader of the free world.
Dr. Holtz is the former superintendent of the Palmyra-Eagle, Beloit, and Whitnall School Districts and is a 2017 candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Dr. Lowell Holtz
It is time we stop wasting money on a failing bureaucracy. The current state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers submitted his 2017-19 $707 million budget increase proposal to the governor and Legislature Tuesday. In his opening remarks he stated: “a greater state investment is the best way to demonstrate our shared commitment to kids and tackle persistent achievement gaps.” Did anyone
notice what was missing from the proposal? A plan to address the worst graduation and achievement gaps in the nation. Evers’ constant pleas for even more funding without providing a plan to boost achievement is a tremendous waste of tax payer dollars. Throwing more money at a problem and “hoping for change” is not going to do it. Full Story....Here
By: Jerry Bader
This Wisconsin Election Commission reported Monday that at least 590 voters were given provisional ballots, because they didn’t present a valid ID. That number may grow, but at the moment it reflects roughly .02 percent of the 2.94 million votes cast in Wisconsin’s presidential election. 300,000, on the other hand, would represent just more than 10%. Of course, it’s unknown exactly how many people chose to leave polling places when they learned they didn’t have a valid ID, or chose not to bothering trying to vote in the first place. However, voters who, for whatever reason, chose not to vote are not voters who were “turned away.” In fact, even the 590 voters cited by the state weren’t turned away. They could cast provisional ballots and had until the Friday after Election Day to return with a valid photo ID so their vote would count. Full Story....Here
If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’ Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of ‘flyover’ America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic. The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people’s mushy, malleable minds. The suggestion that American women, more than 40 per cent of whom are thought to have voted for Trump, suffer from internalized misogyny: that is, they don’t know their own minds, the poor dears. The hysterical, borderline apocalyptic claims that the world is now infernally screwed because ‘our candidate’, the good, pure person, didn’t get in. Full story....Here