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Opening Arguments

Who's in charge?

What makes people poor?

It ain't rocket science:

David Autor, an economist at M.I.T. best known for exploring the costs to American workers of automation and trade with China, has recently expanded the scope of his research on unemployment to look at the consequences for men who grow up in a fatherless household.

Gray area

If you're getting tired of the "undocumented wokers" euphemism for illegal immigrants, the LA Times has provided some new ways  to obfuscate by mislabeling: (emphasis added)

Body of evidence

Um, well now. I've heard it said that some people can't find their a-- with both hands and a flashlight. It's probably even been said a time or two about me. But this is a new one on me:

Take-back

Tee-hee:

 Vice President Joe Biden staked his claim to the labor vote by declaring that “it’s time to take back America” in order to ensure that the middle class gets an “equal share” of prosperity in the country.

Can we talk?

With fans like this . . .

Well, congratulations. We've survived to enjoy another NFL season. Pro football is about the only sport I still pay attention to, so naturally I'm on the opposite side of all those thumb-sucking dweebs who think our passions are fraught with symbolism about all that's wrong with the world:

ESPN regrets

Just one death

Hey, James Foley was just one guy, so everybody calm down. I mean, let's not start a war over one little beheading:

Take our country, please

What's worse than a president acting on his own authority without congressional approval? How about trying to deliver this nation up to the United Nations without the approval of Congress?

Time out on the time off

"Better late than never" department: Democrat Bill Burton sorta, kinda regrets piling on George. W. Bush back in the day:

No news is bad news

I know I've said this before, but it bears repeating, because it still isn't getting acknowledged in the right places. People keep harping on "the death of print" and missing the real point, which is that advertising is going away. News has always ridden on the back of advertising, and our advertisiers have discovered they no longer need to pay to reach a mass market. It's not just print journalism but the journalism itself that is in peril:

Posted in: Newspapers, Web/Tech

Boundaries

If you have to walk somewhere in a part of town where there have been a rash of armed robberies, should you not carry a gun because to do so would let the thugs win by knowing they have changed your behavior? That's the convoluted reasoning some "sexual assault prevention advocates" seem seem to have adopted:

Food fight

Can't make this stuff up:

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro.

Memorize this

Another cherished belief of the progressive education movement -- rote memorization is bad and should be ditched! -- bites the dust:

In a finding sure to inflame the math wars, a team of neuroscientists has revealed the crucial role played by rote memorization in the growing brains of young math students.

So long, David

Wow. Hot stuff from the new president of NBC News:

NBC News President Deborah Turness had some tough words for "Meet the Press," telling the New York Times in an interview published Sunday that the show had been raking over the "cold embers" of news from the week before.

OK, your kid first

Go ahead, try to rob me

Anybody out there still think the Detroit police chief was wrong to urge citizens to arm themselves?

Miracle workers

Hooray for Hoosier Dr, Kent Brantly and his recovery from ebola. One reason given for returning him and his fellow medical missionary to the U.S. was that they'd get far better treatment here and would thus have a better chance of survival.  Well, guess what:

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