Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Migrants Captured In Libya Say They End Up Sold As Slaves

NPR on slavery today...

Garry McCarthy, former top cop fired by Rahm Emanuel, details why he’s challenging him for Chicago mayor

The Chicago Tribune

Rod Rosenstein’s Wife Represented Bill Clinton Shortly After Rod Cleared Hillary As A Prosecutor

Big League Politics

Rocklin High School students are using social media to organize a pro-life walkout using the hashtag #life to honor the tens of millions of babies that have been killed in abortions.

Thomas Sowell: Barack Obama was the worst American President.

We Want Everyone (Except You) to Be Welcome, Say Progressives

Tom Woods

New Liberal Media Darling: Illegal Alien Appointed to California Govt. Post


Want to earn more than an MBA grad? Go into computer science.

Math: The Biggest Loser In Illinois Election


The worst recovery in decades has changed the way local governments tax and spend.

SCHUMER GLOATS: Schumer got his tunnel, blocked

A white farmer is killed every five days in South Africa and authorities do nothing about it, activists say

Democrats Tell DeVos Her ‘Head Is in the Sand’ on Racial Bias

The New York Times

Prof: it's ‘miserable’ to work with ‘evil’ conservative students

Campus Reform reports on Comrade McErlean who struggles with the concept of viewpoint diversity.

Rent control? Chicago voters like the idea.

Crain's Chicago Business reports on Chicago voters who want even bigger government.

Over 650 Mass. state workers earned more than $200,000 in 2017

Mass. Live

NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

Fox News

Jonathan Haidt tests viewpoint diversity of university student audience

Estimates of voter turnout in Chicago, Cook County ‘disappointing,’ official says

The Chicago Tribune

Time is running out to save Obamacare 2019

Black Lives Matter To Get A Say In Chicago Police Reforms

FOMC statement redline

David Hogg Claims The NRA Is Bullying Him

Lipinski is arguably the last pro-life liberal in the House—the two other pro-life Democrats have more conservative records.

Reuters: Trump to Blame for Canada’s Immigration Problem

Jack Dorsey expects bitcoin to become the world's 'single currency' in about 10 years.

Conservative paper pressured into suspending publication

Pritzker advances timetable on progressive tax move. Illinois Democrat Candidate Ready For Higher Taxes.

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
Pritzker's solution to that, at least in part, has been to change the state's income tax from a flat rate to one that would hit wealthier people more, and lower-income folks less. That would take at least two years, however, because a needed consitutional amendment could not be approved by voters at least until the 2020 election. Pritzker said he has a short-term remedy: raise the overall rate, but then effectively lower it for most taxpayers by adding and expanding deductions for those with low and moderate incomes.
The struggles of Blue America..

The Facebook Business Model?

YouTube Suspends Gun Manufacturer, Bans Instructional Gun Videos

Before Suing Big Oil for Murder, Schwarzenegger Commuted Daily on Private Jet

Dershowitz: Mueller Should’ve Never Been Appointed

A lawsuit has been brought by three former white American workers for the multinational corporation Cognizant, who say the outsourcing firm forced them out of their jobs in favor of Indian nationals.

Tuberculosis Is Making a Comeback In Socialist Paradise of Venezuela

Republican tax bill derails plans of home ownership for some Bay Area residents . A quarter of people surveyed said they’ll wait to buy.

The San Jose Mercury News

They laughed as they walked back to their cells ...

Rapper Predicts ‘Civil War’ in Sweden, Says He Will Move to Africa Because It Is Safer

Antifa assaults pro-Trump demonstrators at Arizona State

It's as If They Want to Lose in November... Republican Leaders to Fund Billions to Obamacare Markets in Latest Spending Bill

Cash, reign o'er me! The Who singer Roger Daltrey earns $1 MILLION for private performance at 60th birthday party... after admitting he's going deaf

The Daily Mail

Liberal Hysteria. Why NYC will get screwed by the census—again

Crain's New York Business reports:
The nonpartisan Census Bureau is tasked by the Constitution to count every resident in the country every 10 years. Regional census offices and local leaders bear the brunt of the “Herculean” effort, said Joseph Salvo, chief demographer for the Department of City Planning. In the five boroughs—home to more than 3 million immigrants—getting the word out to undocumented people and non–English speakers is key. “We have to assure community leaders it’s safe to respond, and then they will pass the word down,” Salvo said. “That’s the secret to getting a good enumeration.” But the Trump administration has thrown a wrench in the process by requesting that the census include a citizenship question, which could deter noncitizens from responding and result in an undercount costing New York funding and perhaps a congressional seat. Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to launch “the largest census outreach campaign in our city’s history.”
People on tourist visas aren't supposed to be counted in the Census...

Austin serial bombings suspect identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, two law enforcement sources tell

"We support President #Trump's policies, with regards to Iran, completely. We believe they are the right policies. We believe that Iran is a danger to the world." — Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Deleting Facebook? You’re definitely not the only one .

Trusted Reviews

LATEST RUMOR: Speaker Ryan is still pushing for a DACA amnesty deal in the must-pass spending bill being negotiated tonight.

School Choice May Be Accelerating Gentrification

The Atlantic

"The Chinese government has figured out that the way to get favorable treatment from policymakers in Washington, DC, is by, basically, signing sweetheart deals with the children of politicians."

This robot uses AI to shoot hoops better than the pros.

Serial Bomber Kills Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics in Texas, Fake News CNN Calls it 'Race Related'

Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

The L.A. Times reports:

One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up "camp" shelters in their communities.

Besides creating permanent housing, the officials' plans call for possible camps in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach on county-owned land. The Irvine City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to sue the county to stop the proposal.
The struggles of Blue America....

The MATING Agency: It's the matchmaking service where the wealthy and childless pay £10,000 to be introduced – not for romance but to have a baby they'll bring up together

The Daily Mail

Death By Affirmative Action: The Diversity Bridge.

David Cole

Are some states headed for Splitsville? Movement grows to allow sections of states to break away.


The number of U.S. public companies has dropped 50% in last 20 years. What's behind the downturn?

NYT 2013: Praising Obama for Facebook Data mining NYT 2018: Denouncing Trump for Facebook Data mining.

Just when respectable, pro-immigrant types (eg @nytdavidbrooks) start to agree that at least *unskilled* immigration needs to be limited to raise wages ( …) business lobbyists push to do opposite-let in more at bottom of labor market

J.B. Pritzker runs away with Democratic nomination for governor

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
With decisive support throughout the state, J.B. Pritzker — the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist who put in more than $69 million of his own fortune into his gubernatorial campaign — has won the Democratic nomination.

With his lead too strong to be overcome by businessman Chris Kennedy and State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, the race was called early. Pritzker was leading with 45 percent of the vote, followed by Biss with 26 percent, and Kennedy with 24 percent, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker: the future of the Democrat party in Illinois...

Another night of bloodshed in Sadiq Khan's London. Just part and parcel of living in a multicultural city.

The Beginning of the Bill of Rights

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar calls for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify and answer for data breach.

Facebook has lost $52 billion in four days

The Reality of the Rise of an Intolerant and Radical Left on Campus


New book: Obama used executive powers to benefit close friends' private investment firms

Russia Is Hoarding Gold At The Fastest Pace In 12 Years

MASS EXODUS: 138K people fed up with California’s housing costs and taxes are fleeing the state

Cenk Uygur: Illinois was a crushing loss for progressives. All the conservative incumbents & billionaires won

Affirmative Action Faces Reality

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