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Biden Student Loan Plan Squarely Targets the Middle Class (Jim Tankersley/New York Times)

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 21:45

Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Biden Student Loan Plan Squarely Targets the Middle Class  —  President Biden is offering what independent analyses suggest would be his most targeted assistance yet to middle-class workers — while trying to repair what he casts as a broken bridge to the middle class.

Top Staffer for Major Anti-Abortion Group Arrested for Soliciting a Minor (Carter Sherman/VICE)

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 21:40

Carter Sherman / VICE:
Top Staffer for Major Anti-Abortion Group Arrested for Soliciting a Minor  —  Luke Bowen, former political director for Texas Right to Life, was arrested for online solicitation.  —  CS  —  PB  —  A man who worked as a political director for Texas Right to Life, the premier anti-abortion group …

Senior UN official loses her post after tweet condemning PIJ rocket fire at Israel (Jacob Magid/The Times of Israel)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 02:40

Jacob Magid / The Times of Israel:
Senior UN official loses her post after tweet condemning PIJ rocket fire at Israel  —  Jerusalem-based Sarah Muscroft to be assigned new role, spokesman says, after her statement panning rockets that ‘provoke Israeli retaliation’ met strong backlash from Palestinians

To Support Salman Rushdie, Just Read Him (Randy Boyagoda/The Atlantic)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 02:30

Randy Boyagoda / The Atlantic:
To Support Salman Rushdie, Just Read Him  —  The author would like to be known for more than the Satanic Verses controversy.  We can do something about that.  —  About the author: Randy Boyagoda is an English professor at the University of Toronto.  His latest novel is Dante's Indiana.

Armed Trump supporters outside Phoenix FBI office (CNN)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 02:15

CNN:
Armed Trump supporters outside Phoenix FBI office  —  Armed Trump supporters gathered outside the Phoenix FBI office after what they call the “unlawful” search of Mar-a-Lago.Source: CNN  —  FOLLOW CNN POLITICS

There Is No MAGA Movement Without Threats and Violence (David French/The Atlantic)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 01:25

David French / The Atlantic:
There Is No MAGA Movement Without Threats and Violence  —  The volcanic response to the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago is the latest escalation of pro-Trump intimidation … Yesterday, my friend and Atlantic colleague Peter Wehner published an ominous and prescient piece that highlighted …

Trump Warrant Furthers Justice Department's January 6 Investigation (Andrew C. McCarthy/National Review)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 00:55

Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Trump Warrant Furthers Justice Department's January 6 Investigation  —  Already, we can see that the investigation is far broader than just the mishandling of classified information.  —  The Mar-a-Lago search warrant has been unsealed.  Turns out it is what I told you it was going to be …

Sarasota Schools freezes library book donations, purchases (Steven Walker/Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 00:40

Steven Walker / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Sarasota Schools freezes library book donations, purchases  —  The Sarasota County School District has halted all donations and purchases of library book material until at least January 2023, according to guidance sent to all schools.  —  The guidance was sent to school principals and shared …

Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack (Associated Press)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 00:40

Associated Press:
Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack  —  “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.  Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries …

The week that was: Trump screams. Biden governs. (E.J. Dionne Jr/Washington Post)

Sun, 08/14/2022 - 00:10

E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The week that was: Trump screams.  Biden governs.  —  Among the many criticisms President Biden has had to grapple with, this one may be the most frustrating to him: Here he has been president for nearly two years, and Donald Trump remains the dominant figure in our public life.

Inside the Massive Effort to Change the Way Kids Are Taught to Read (Belinda Luscombe/TIME)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 23:55

Belinda Luscombe / TIME:
Inside the Massive Effort to Change the Way Kids Are Taught to Read  —  As a teacher in Oakland, Calif., Kareem Weaver helped struggling fourth- and fifth-grade kids learn to read by using a very structured, phonics-based reading curriculum called Open Court.  It worked for the students, but not so much for the teachers.

Whole Foods CEO says 'socialists are taking over' schools and gun control debate (Josh Marcus/The Independent)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 23:45

Josh Marcus / The Independent:
Whole Foods CEO says ‘socialists are taking over’ schools and gun control debate  —  The grocery store chain's CEO claims leftists are taking over schools and corporations  —  Purported Whole Foods voicemail to employees about coronavirus diagnosis … The CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods thinks …

FBI concludes Alec Baldwin must have pulled trigger in Rust shooting: Report (Cami Mondeaux/Washington Examiner)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 23:30

Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
FBI concludes Alec Baldwin must have pulled trigger in Rust shooting: Report  —  Alec Baldwin must have pulled the trigger to fire the gun that fatally shot a cinematographer on the set of the movie Rust, according to an FBI forensic report released Friday.  —  The report comes 10 months …

'He was literally throwing it back' | Texas man found guilty of child sexual assault drinks water during verdict reading, dies afterwards (Jay Wallis/WFAA-TV)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 23:25

Jay Wallis / WFAA-TV:
‘He was literally throwing it back’ |  Texas man found guilty of child sexual assault drinks water during verdict reading, dies afterwards  —  Edward Leclair was facing 5 counts of child sexual assault related to one victim.  While the judge read his verdict, he drank from a water bottle and died soon after.

What forensic testing reveals about revolver in on-set 'Rust' shooting (ABC News)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 23:25

ABC News:
What forensic testing reveals about revolver in on-set ‘Rust’ shooting  —  The report is part of a criminal investigation into the deadly shooting.  —  The gun used in the fatal shooting on the “Rust” movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News.

Rushdie Stabbed 10 Times in Premeditated Attack, Prosecutors Say (New York Times)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 22:40

New York Times:
Rushdie Stabbed 10 Times in Premeditated Attack, Prosecutors Say  —  The writer was gravely wounded and on a ventilator.  Neither the hospital treating him nor his agent had updates on his condition Saturday.  —  The author Salman Rushdie was stabbed 10 times as he prepared to speak …

Henry Kissinger Is Worried About 'Disequilibrium' (Laura Secor/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 22:25

Laura Secor / Wall Street Journal:
Henry Kissinger Is Worried About ‘Disequilibrium’  —  The 99-year-old former secretary of state has just published a book on leadership and sees a dangerous lack of strategic purpose in U.S. foreign policy … At 99 years old, Henry Kissinger has just published his 19th book, “Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy.”

The Times Endorses Jerrold Nadler for New York District 12 (New York Times)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 18:55

New York Times:
The Times Endorses Jerrold Nadler for New York District 12  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.  —  The newly created 12th Congressional District puts voters …

Trump's Explanation of Document Declassification Doesn't Pass the Smell Test (Philip Klein/National Review)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 18:40

Philip Klein / National Review:
Trump's Explanation of Document Declassification Doesn't Pass the Smell Test  —  Whatever anybody thinks about the FBI's actions at Mar-a-Lago, can we all agree that Donald Trump's claim — that there was a “standing order” that said whatever he brought to his Florida residence was automatically declassified — is patently absurd?

We Ignored Salman Rushdie's Warning (Bari Weiss/Common Sense)

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 18:40

Bari Weiss / Common Sense:
We Ignored Salman Rushdie's Warning  —  Words are not violence.  Violence is violence.  —  We live in a culture in which many of the most celebrated people occupying the highest perches believe that words are violence.  In this, they have much in common with Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini …

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