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Oct 24 2022
New Data Show Link Between School Closures, Plummeting Math Scores
Newly released data shows a correlation between plummeting nationwide academic performance and pandemic-driven school shutdowns.
Reduced access to full in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year was correlated with an average drop in math scores across most states, according to a regression analysis of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress data conducted byNational Review
Oct 06 2022
Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession in first major steps toward decriminalization
President Joe Biden is taking his first major steps toward decriminalizing marijuana, fulfilling a campaign pledge to erase prior federal possession convictions and beginning the process of loosening federal classification of the drug.
Biden on Thursday will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, a move that senior administration officials said would affectCNN (Online News)
Jan 07 2019
Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency After Serving 15 Years for Murdering Man Who Solicited Her for Sex
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a woman sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who solicited her for sex as a teenager.CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News) BBC News
Nov 21 2022
WaPo Committed The Worst Media Malfeasance During The Brett Kavanaugh Smear Campaign
At various times in the fall of 2018, the Stasi media told the public that I had been Brett Kavanaugh’s wingman at a series of wild bacchanalian parties, bought and sold cocaine, and presided over no fewer than ten gang rapes.
As time went on the worst of these lies and distortions were exposed by conservative reporters doing the job that liberal editors at major publications shouldThe Federalist
Oct 11 2022
The Fed’s Powell is risking a recession to crush inflation. A lot of Democrats are ok with that.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is slamming the brakes on the U.S. economy harder than any Fed chief in more than 40 years to kill raging inflation.
Yet, while a recent survey shows Americans are evenly divided over his efforts, there’s been little public criticism among Democrats in Congress — even though they’re the ones most likely to pay a political price if soaring interestPolitico
Emily Oster is an economist at Brown University who has written frequently about parenting and the education system for The Atlantic (Left bias) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a Center bias.
Nov 07 2022
Jackson, in dissent, issues first Supreme Court opinion
New Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first Supreme Court opinion Monday, a short dissent in support of a death row inmate from Ohio.
Jackson wrote that she would have thrown out lower court rulings in the case of Ohio inmate Davel Chinn, whose lawyers argued that the state suppressed evidence that might have altered the outcome of his trial.
The two-page opinion came onAssociated Press
Aug 05 2022
Long Trump derangement syndrome is driving the media's polarization
Here we are once again. Happy Wednesday, everyone. We no longer call it Hump Day, after that chat with human resources. But what a treat to have you here. The wonderful Patti Ann Browne is back, look at her huh. She looks sweet. Security is supposed to stop her at the door. But who could say no to that smile? So is our friend from Alaska, Jamie Lissow. Sarah Palin once said of Jamie's careerFox News (Opinion)
Oct 31 2022
Justice Thomas Unloads on Lawyer Defending Affirmative Action: ‘Diversity Seems to Mean Everything for Everyone’
Justice Clarence Thomas pressed North Carolina’s solicitor general to explain how the University of North Carolina defines diversity during oral arguments on Monday in a Supreme Court case centered around the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
“I’ve heard the word diversity quite a few times and I don’t have a clue what it means,” said Thomas. “It seems to mean everythingNational Review
Nov 01 2022
We can forgive each other, but the powerful should be held accountable
Forgiving a friend is different than forgiving Gavin Newsom.
Brown University Economist Emily Oster — who I deeply respect — has a piece out this morning encouraging forgiveness for actions and words over the past few years: “a pandemic amnesty.” And I do think Oster is right that, between friends and loved ones, we should strongly consider forgiving pandemic mistakes. At the same timeAnthony LaMesa