I predict that Steve Bannon will invoke his 21st amendment rights and start drinking on the witness stand.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) January 17, 2018
Record breaking year
that was then, this is now
What a difference a year makes.
1.) You told Dreamers they had nothing to worry about, then ended DACA.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 13, 2018
2.) You claim to support protecting them, but you’re using them as leverage for your ridiculous wall.
3.) You rejected a bipartisan deal yesterday.
You’re fooling no one. https://t.co/TIqTkf3fxK
President Trump, who has said Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and Ted Cruz’s father was behind JFK assassination, says laws should make it harder to say things that are false.— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 10, 2018
Please don’t download Wikileaks’ pirating of Fire And Fury. Trump wants you to. Buy it instead.— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) January 7, 2018
Clearwater Academy International is one of dozens of schools and tutoring centers in the U.S. that use learning materials based on the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church of Scientology. Five of these schools and tutoring centers, including Clearwater Academy, receive public funding through voucher or tax credit scholarship programs, HuffPost has found.via Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach Scientology Principles — But Claim They Don’t
Are you sure you want private schools to get public money?
Foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle predicted that President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of the world’s most significant agreement to fight climate change would leave the U.S. isolated on the issue. Now they have one of their first examples of that argument.via 50 World Leaders Will Discuss Climate Change in Paris. Donald Trump Wasn’t Invited
This didn’t get the coverage it should have. This is awful.
They are performance artists of self-parody—four stiff Teutonic robots (sometimes played by actual robots), standing behind drum machines and sequencers, pushing buttons and singing things like “Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn” and “it’s more fun to compute.via The Case for Why Kraftwerk May Be the Most Influential Band Since the Beatles
Worth a read.
The investment that leads to growth is not just in plant and equipment. It also includes human capital, which means educating our labor force. And it includes the knowledge that flows from basic research. The United States is an economic superpower in part because we have the best university system in the world. **The tax bill undermines that.**via Mankiw:The Peril of Taxing Elite Higher Education
This is a must read. The new taxes on Universities did not get the coverage it should have.
Political journalism naturally tends to dwell on the activities of those who hold the levers of power, but the biggest political story of 2017 was the resistance to Donald Trump.via Matt Yglesias at VOX: The political lesson of 2017: resistance works
This is a must read.
Gild the swamp.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) January 6, 2018
People who defend President von Munchausen's endless, absurd, serial lying are rending their garments fact checking Wolff's book.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 6, 2018
Though Marlow concedes that Breitbart made coverage decisions around protecting Trump, before the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore, Breitbart had been hammering the news media and Hollywood for supposedly protecting individuals like Harvey Weinstein.via The American Conservative: Editor Admits Breitbart Publishes Fake News
This should have been a bigger story.