WNC Headlines Edition

“You may shut the f*** up”: Port Authority ethics commissioner quits after pulling rank on local cops

She’s a former Hillary fundraiser so I know we’re all surprised that she’d display a grandiose sense of entitlement. The best part is when she impresses upon the cops — more than ...
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Spreading terror: How the Toronto attack echoes recent trends in extremist violence

By Christopher Meserole On April 23, Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old man from Ontario, drove a rented white van through Yonge Street in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding over a dozen more. Although Canadian authorities have downplayed any link to terrorism, the killings “definitely looked deliberate,” as ...

Chai update: Sen. Lee is steadfast in his opposition

(Paul Mirengoff) Sen. Mike Lee has been holding out against the renomination of Chai Feldblum for another term as EEOC Commissioner. Feldblum is the architect of the Obama administration’s LGBT policy and an enemy of religious freedom in virtually all cases where it stands in the way of gay “dignity,” as she sees it. I have heard th...

Trayon White gets a pass when nobody else would

I assume by now you’ve heard about D.C. Councilman Trayon White’s rather “unusual” views on how the Jews are controlling the weather and his even more disastrous ...

Our robed master Bates speaks

(Scott Johnson) Paul Mirengoff frequently refers to “our robed masters” in the federal judiciary. Yesterday our robed master Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia administered the latest in a series of legal defeats to the Trump administration’s effort to rescind the Obama administration’s unconstitutional program to regularize illegal immigrants by exec...

British appeals court agrees to hear Alfie Evans case

As Alfie Evans valiantly struggles to stay alive, his legal hopes of traveling outside of the UK for treatment got an unexpected boost. After what appeared to be a...

Drawing from improvement science to bridge education research and practice

By Jenny Perlman Robinson A three-legged stool can be tough to balance if the legs are uneven. We’ve been thinking a lot about how to do just that with the launch of the Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs starting in Brazil, Jordan,...

How many people knew in 2012 that Ronny Jackson was supposedly a disaster?

By yesterday afternoon it was fairly clear that President Trump was opening the exit door for Ronny Jackson if he wants to bail out, but the recent revelations about his prior conduct have raised even more question...

Time to show Russia a military parade—In Syria

By Shalom Lipner “We’ll always have Paris,” Humphrey Bogart’s Rick tells his old flame Ilsa, played by Ingrid Bergman, in the 1942 classic, Casablanca. But President Donald J. Trump wants a piece of the action too. Returning from the City of Lights last summer, Trump had an epiphany. “I want a parade like the one in France,” he ...

Unexpected nail-biter in AZ finally delivers for GOP

When Trent Franks resigned after allegations of sexual harassment and bizarre recruitment...

Regulating a Digital Economy: An Indian Perspective

By Prerna Sharma The “fourth industrial revolution” which has been characterised by end-to-end digitalisation has led to unprecedented increases in connectivity and data flows. By 2017, Asia had the largest number of internet users in the world, with 1.9 billion people online. Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, spoke about regulating the digital economy at a ...

提高可再生能源利用率是电力低碳转型的关键

By Wenjuan Dong, Qi Ye 可再生能源的大规模开发利用是中国能源生产和消费革命的核心内容。长期来看,中国的电力需求仍将继续增长,但是自2012年以来,电力消费进入中低速增长时期,增速显著下降,为中国电力行业乃至整个能源系统清洁低碳转型创造了历史契机。近年来,电力供应趋于多元化,火力发电日益清洁化,可...

School attendance: A building block of student achievement

By Lauren Bauer Although most schools have daily attendance rates of well over 90 percent, according to the newly released U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC),  about 8 million students in the United States missed more than three weeks of school during the 2015–16 school year (CRDC 2015–16). This represents an increase over the ...

What will Sessions do if Trump asks about the Cohen investigation?

(Paul Mirengoff) As we noted this morning, Attorney General Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation of Michael Cohen. Allahpundit reports that the decision has produced dueling conspiracy theories. One holds that Sessions will go to bat for Tr...

China wants to know: What’s your “social credit score”?

“It’s the ultimate version of ‘Big Brother’s watching’,” Gayle King remarks at the end of this segment on CBS This Morning, bu...

Fresno State prof: Damn right I stand by my celebration of Barbara Bush’s death

Nowadays, when embroiled in controversy, it usually makes sense to double down. If you apologize your allies will resent you. And (most of) your enemies won’t forgive. It’s one of the many incentives in modern life to behave like a dipsh*t and be proud of it. Randa Jarrar, the Fresno Sta...

Bob Corker’s endorcement of Marsha Blackburn

by Rod Williams - Admittedly, Bob Corker’s endorsement of  Marsha Blackburn was lukewarm. I would have have liked to have seen him exhib...

Blue city exodus could accelerate because of the GOP tax cut

A columnist for the Hill published a piece today outlining what she calls the “great exodus” out of America’s bluest cities. This is a well-established trend, one which our own Jazz Shaw has written about as recently ...

Miss Universe 2013 host: Trump definitely stayed overnight in Moscow

I categorically refuse to believe the “pee tape” is real, as that plot twist is too implausible and low-rent even for the cosmic lunatics who are writing the simulation we’re all living in. But as the evi...

Science, Consensus and Polar Bears

(John Hinderaker) Polar bears have become an icon of the global warming movement. The theory is that global warming reduces the volume of Arctic sea ice, which in turn impacts polar bear habitat. Notwithstanding the fact that polar bears have survived through multiple ice ages and warm periods, and in recent years polar bear populations have grown rather than shrinking, the Left finds it convenient to use them for political purposes. Polar Bear...