Watch the world burn

Paris is burning again : French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees Avenue, and a mother and […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Horror in Christchurch

Exactly

The smartest thing I’ve read about the massacre in Christchurch, from Andrew Klavan : When tragedy or atrocity strikes — as it just did with the mosque shootings in New Zealand — thoughts and prayers are not just an expression of compassion. They are, more importantly and more wisely, […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Horror in Christchurch

Horror in Christchurch

We don’t talk about New Zealand much in this feature, but we must today. An Australian man, who apparently had accomplices, decided to shoot up a mosque in Christchurch : Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Values, they say

Surprising, but not surprising : On Wednesday, the far-left smear factory Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) fired its co-founder and former chief litigator, Morris Dees. "Effective yesterday, Morris Dees’ employment at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was terminated," SPLC president Richard Cohen told The Montgomery Advertiser in a […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Thought experiment

A hypothetical that is likely true. . . . If reports are accurate, the academic cheating scandal has been going on for nearly a decade. If that’s the case, it’s highly likely that students who were admitted under false pretenses have completed their educations and have graduated. Once they […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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When is a meritocracy not a meritocracy?

When you can buy your way in. And therein lies the resonance of the Varsity Blues case. One of the most reassuring fictions we hear is this: if you work hard and play by the rules, you can go anywhere. That’s not true and never has been true, especially […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Be the solution

National Public Radio reports, with a straight face , the following: Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will study and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public service projects, including his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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