Road Show

Fearless Maria and I are in St. Louis today, looking at colleges. I will be on the road all week, so I imagine blogging will be pretty light this week. I’m mostly bored with the news anyway; the Dems seem more interested in doing half-assed HUAC imitations than anything […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Sand in the gears again

There are over 3,000 federal judges. A motivated group can usually find one who will be amenable to issuing a favorable ruling. Groups that oppose President Trump are always motivated. And here we are : A federal judge in Maryland Thursday morning temporarily blocked the 90-day ban on immigration […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Rachel, Rachel, I’ve Been Thinking

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spent hours touting a massive scoop: She — or more accurately, veteran investigative reporter David Cay Johnston — had gotten her hands on President Trump’s 2005 federal tax return. That return, the political universe speculated, might hold the key to unlocking the single biggest mystery […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Head down and mouth shut

We’re starting another round of college visits, this time for my daughter. We were at St. Olaf yesterday for an event. The St. Olaf campus was positively glistening under the coat of cosmetic snow that had fallen overnight. The campus itself is a remarkable setting, high on a hilltop […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The Luger lobby

Fake news

When is a non-story a story? When you put enough helium in it to participate in the Macy’s Parade. And we had that this morning in the Star Tribune : Andrew Luger, who as U.S. attorney prosecuted the nation’s largest terrorism recruitment case and helped solve the 27-year-old mystery […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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That’s Great. Now Prove It

Students and professors at Middlebury College were ashamed and embarrassed after an explosive protest Thursday night that has forced the school to reconsider what it means to embrace free speech. The normally peaceful campus of Middlebury College, with its mountain backdrop and elite reputation, was shaken last week after […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Check Your Privilege

Check Your Privilege

So, about the gaggle of lefties who dressed in black and were using smoke bombs and pepper spray on Trump supporters at the Capitol last weekend? Turns out one of them is the scion of someone you might remember : Citizen Kaine The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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