Bye, Acosta

Bye, Acosta

Alexander Acosta is gone : Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned amid controversy over his role in a 2008 plea deal with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. President Donald Trump said Friday that it was Acosta’s decision and not his as he spoke to reporters as he left the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Under the Hood, or Perotmandias

Under the Hood, or Perotmandias

Ross Perot, RIP : Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire business magnate who twice ran as a third-party candidate for president, died Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by family. He was 89. "In business and in life, Ross was a man of integrity and action," a statement from […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Clown Show, Part 1

Clown Show, Part 1

I watched the first Dem debate last night. Quick impressions: Elizabeth Warren was omnipresent at first, speaking 6-7 times in the first half hour, but then largely disappeared the rest of the way. I am guessing someone got to the NBC moderators to let them know people were keeping […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Doubling down

Safety School, Baby!

My alma mater gets a nod from the Style Section of the Washington Post , but not of the sort it would want: But I’m still at a loss about what to do with a situation like Kyle Kashuv’s. And not in some what-is-the-meaning-of-redemption way. But practically speaking: Unless […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Pour encourager les autres

Oberlin College has an eight-figure problem : A Lorain County jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery $33 million in punitive damages in a case against Oberlin College on Thursday bringing the total damages in the case to more than $40 million. The jury found the the college and Vice President and […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Requiem for the unborn

Just so we’re clear

A pro-life Democrat is a contradiction in terms. It is not allowed . Former Vice President Joe Biden says he now wants to throw out the Hyde Amendment, dropping his long-held support for the measure that blocks federal funds from being used for most abortions amid criticism from his […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Fair questions

You may have heard that Rep. Justin Amash, R-Michigan, is now calling for Bad Orange Man’s impeachment. If you have followed Amash’s career, you are likely aware that he is best known for being a libertarian of the Ron Paul stripe. So how do you square that philosophy with […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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