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  • Broncos Officially Name Vance Joseph New Head Coach

    01/11/2017 5:26:22 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11 January 2017 | Jon Heath
    The Denver Broncos have named Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach, executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway announced on Wednesday.
  • President Obama’s new Harvard Law Review article

    01/07/2017 7:17:01 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2017 | Will Baude
    The Harvard Law Review generally comes out on the first Thursday of the month, and this month’s has an interesting lead article: “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” by Barack Obama. There’s a lot in the article, which is 56 pages with 317 footnotes, and of course I agree with a lot of it. But for now I have three questions — one substantive and two procedural. 1: Could we hear more about the limits of the president’s role? The article makes occasional references to “important structural and prudential constraints on how the President can directly influence criminal...
  • Obama Crowns Himself to a Third Term

    12/29/2016 8:16:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Still shell-shocked from his party's Nov. 8 beating, President Barack Obama said, "I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it" to win a third term. When the upstart New York Jets' Joe Namath of the old American Football League upset the 19-point favorite Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, stunned the-NFL-is-still-superior sports pundits said things like, well, the Colts would have beaten the Jets nine times out of 10. But the Super Bowl isn't the best nine out of 10, is...
  • Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet

    12/27/2016 6:57:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    A top adviser to Donald Trump on diversity issues is offering no apologies for the preponderance of white men filling the Cabinet and key jobs in the new administration, insisting that the lack of minorities reflected the president-elect’s color-blind approach to hiring decisions. Bruce Levell, who spearheaded a minority outreach effort for the Trump campaign and now serves as an adviser to the transition team, said that Mr. Trump isn’t looking to check off diversity boxes with his hiring decisions — and that’s OK with black and Hispanic Americans. “President-elect Trump doesn’t really so much look at the Cabinet and...
  • [New York Times] Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It

    12/21/2016 9:05:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2016 | Liz Spayd
    ONLY two of the 20-plus reporters who covered the presidential campaign for The New York Times were black. None were Latino or Asian. That’s less diversity than you’ll find in Donald Trump’s cabinet thus far. Of The Times’s newly named White House team, all six are white, as is most everyone in the Washington bureau. Traveling to other departments, Metro has only three Latinos among its 42 reporters, in a city with the second largest Hispanic population in the country. Sports has one Asian man, two Hispanics and no African-Americans among its 21 reporters, yet blacks are plentiful among the...
  • Controller error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane

    12/20/2016 6:36:34 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    ALTADENA, CA -- An air traffic controller error sent a jet from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley... an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 a.m. heading to Taipei was given an incorrect instruction by a controller based in San Diego to turn left instead of right. That sent the airliner toward the mountains above Altadena, as well as toward the flight path of an Air Canada plane that had just taken off. Audio traffic indicates the same controller realizing the problem and telling...
  • FAA Sued For Reverse Discrimination (from 12/30/15)

    10/02/2016 6:36:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/30/2015 | Evan Gahr
    consider all the times whites are passed over for jobs because of this country’s diversity fetish. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Obama Transportation Department today were smacked with a class action race discrimination lawsuit for systematically purging highly qualified air traffic controller candidates from consideration in order to increase diversity. Mountain States Legal Foundation president William Perry Pendley, whose group filed the lawsuit, said in a statement that, “In abandoning years of hiring the most qualified and adopting a ‘test’ that is the epitome of psychobabble, the FAA told our clients their skills are less important than their race...
  • Police: Air traffic controller was sleeping while pilots' calls went unanswered [ BOISE]

    12/20/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTVB ^ | December 18, 2016 | Katie Terhune
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why pilots trying to land at the Boise Airport were met with silence from air traffic controllers during the early hours of Nov. 19. Boise Police officers and paramedics were called out to the air traffic control tower at 2:41 a.m. for a welfare check after learning that pilots and airport officials had been unable to reach the tower operators, despite trying multiple radio frequencies, telephone and the emergency "red phone." The first officers on scene wrote in a report that after reaching a locked gate, they used a spotlight to flash the tower...
  • MSNBC: ‘Extremist’ Jeff Sessions Would ‘Start Bringing Civil Rights Cases on Behalf of White People’

    11/21/2016 5:59:19 PM PST · by rhett october · 50 replies
    Paul Butler called Sessions a “radical extremist” who would bring “civil rights cases on behalf of white people.” White people having civil rights? What an ‘extremist’ idea! What is this world coming to? Watch and read at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/21/msnbc-guest-sessions-would-bring-civil-rights-cases-on-behalf-of-whites/
  • How to Stay Sane While Black

    11/21/2016 9:06:21 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/20/2016 | Morgan Parker
    I wish I could point to the moment when I first understood I was a thing to be hated. The first “I’m just not attracted to black girls.” The first “Do you work here?” When I was 15, I was told I have major anxiety disorder and moderate-to-severe depressive disorder. “Black people don’t go to therapy,” my dad said. ..
  • Trevor Noah: Trump Supporters Voted on ‘Whiteness,’ ‘Misogyny’

    11/15/2016 6:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on “CBS This Morning,” Comedy Central “Daily Show,” host Trevor Noah said President-elect Donald Trump’s victory was a result his voters’ putting sexism and racism “above everything else.”
  • University Of Texas Champions Free Speech, Ignores Demands To Disband Conservative Student Group

    11/04/2016 2:07:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    thedailycaller.com ^ | 11/4/16 | Annabel Scott
    The University of Texas at Austin will ignore demands from student officials to “disband” a young conservative student group following a controversial “affirmative action bake sale” last week. The bake sale instantly drew large crowds of protesters, many claiming the bake sale was a “hate crime.” A petition demanding the removal of the group also circulated the campus and as of Thursday, it has 863 signatures. A resolution, filed by multiple members of the UT student government, called on the UT administration to not only disband Young Conservatives of Texas but demanding that they university respond to future incidents by...
  • Feds Order Law Enforcement Agencies to Ignore Drug Use, Criminal Records to Hire Minorities

    11/02/2016 11:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2016
    In a push to hire minority police officers, the Obama administration is asking the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies to forgive drug use, disregard the criminal records of candidates from “underrepresented communities” and lower standards on written and physical exams. It’s part of the administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement initiative following a string of officer-involved shootings involving African Americans. Key to the mission is the racial diversification of local law enforcement agencies so that they “better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” To accomplish this, several barriers must be removed and the details are outlined in a...
  • Wikileaks -- Openly Assigning Hiring Slots by Race, Gender

    10/24/2016 5:54:40 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 24 2016 | released by WIkileaks
    From:cheryl.mills@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-02-16 07:49 Subject: Re: You Dropped But sorry Went off line - I head to airport to come home at 11am so if I get family packed will call before then cdm > On Feb 15, 2015, at 10:00 PM, John Podesta wrote: > > If you are awake call me at 202-244-5673 > >> On Feb 15, 2015 9:52 PM, "Cheryl Mills" wrote: >> Here is Robby's List of the top 10 or so positions: >> >> Exec Chair - Podesta >> >> States Director - Marshall >> >> Political Director - Hispanic Woman >>...
  • For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

    10/17/2016 8:00:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/29/2016 | Lulu Garcia-Navarro
    And that's when this story gets even more complicated. Because in order to "prove" that he was Afro-Brazilian, his lawyers needed to find some criteria. He went to seven dermatologists who used something called the Fitzpatrick scale that grades skin tone from one to seven, or whitest to darkest. The last doctor even had a special machine. "Apparently on my face I'm a Type 4. Which would be like Jennifer Lopez or Dev Patel, Frida Pinto or John Stamos. On my limbs I would be Type 5, which is Halle Berry, Will Smith, Beyonce and Tiger Woods," he said. Like...
  • 911 operator arrested for hanging up on emergency calls

    10/13/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    A Houston 911 operator named Crenshanda Williams has been arrested and charged with interfering with emergency calls after police discovered she was hanging up on people who were calling 911 for help. From CNN: On March 12, a man identified as Hua Li dialed 911 at 8:10 p.m. to report an armed robbery.Li had walked into a store that evening to buy lottery tickets. He heard someone yelling that there was a robbery and saw a man with a gun. Li counted five to six gunshots, then got into his car and drove away, as he tried to call for...
  • Cruelty to Black Students

    09/21/2016 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs. I totally disagree with these calls by black students. It's a gross dereliction of duty for college administrators to cave to these demands, but I truly sympathize with the problems that many black college students face. For college administrators and leftist faculty, the actual fate of black students is not nearly so important as the good feelings they receive from a black presence...
  • Diversity without Dissent

    09/20/2016 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is one type of diversity that university officials are manifestly hostile to: diverse viewpoints critical of the policies which they are pursuing. "I've tried opposing affirmative action and I'm no longer invited to sit on committees," University of Pennsylvania law school professor Amy Wax said at the Cato Institute on September 15, 2016. Anyone who dissents, as a she did, faces a university "monoculture," and risks "marginalization, even ostracism." That universities are wedded to the idea is particularly ironic, Wax noted at the Constitution Day conference, because "Few universities have competitive entry in admissions." They don't reject that many...
  • Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

    08/14/2016 4:00:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 13 Aug 16 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says he wants to increase the number of women in the Corps to 1 in 10. "I've told them that 10 percent is where we want to go and they're working on it," Neller told The Associated Press in an...
  • Liberals just discovered something MORE absurd than “white privilege”

    08/09/2016 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | August 8, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    Taxpayers in the uber liberal city of Seattle recently discovered the money being zapped from their paychecks each week is about to be flushed down the toilet in a whole new way as their local government has decided to host two workshops on “white fragility.”
  • Quotas By Any Other Name

    06/29/2016 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York’s state assembly.In a 4 to 3 ruling, the court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action program to admit minorities over similarly or more qualified white applicants.Abigail Noel Fisher, who is white, had sued over her rejection in 2008.  Her case reached the Supreme Court in 2013, was remanded to the Fifth Circuit, and re-emerged this term.  Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy denied her claim that the university’s race-conscious policy violates...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel...
  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases

    06/21/2016 8:29:42 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — It happens every June. The Supreme Court nears the finish line with the most contentious cases still to be resolved. This year is no exception. Among the court's eight remaining cases are regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia's former governor.
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) — Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male doctors

    06/08/2016 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    via Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
    White male physicians in the United States earn a whopping 35 percent more than their black male counterparts — even after accounting for factors such as field of medical specialty, experience, and hours worked. Data published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal also showed a large gender gap. White female physicians earned 40 percent less than white men, and black women earned less still.
  • Fort Carson soldiers evacuated from Colorado peak by helicopter

    06/03/2016 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3,2016
    Defense officials told Fox News that 11 Green Berets from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs were involved in a climbing training exercise Thursday on 14,259-foot Longs Peak, but a few of them had trouble continuing. The group ended up spending the night. Rocky Mountain National Park spokesman Kyle Patterson said they're helping one another climb to the summit of Longs Peak and that rangers are helping as needed. Two soldiers got altitude sickness, and the other soldiers decided to spent the night on the mountain, 10th Special Forces group spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Ryan told ABC News. “No one is...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • San Diego #NeverTrumps Spew Racial Hate Against Black Trump Supporter

    05/29/2016 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Publius90 · 30 replies
    The peaceful, tolerant Left was out in force in San Diego this weekend. We've chronicled their crime and mayhem that started Friday. This time the mob turned their malice on a black Trump supporter. They surrounded him and spewed vile racial insults at him. In their world, if you're black you're not allowed to think for yourself. And if you try, the mob will turn on you and make you into an unperson - a sub-human not worthy of respect or the most basic dignity. It's despicable. And it's been on display at anti-Trump protests for months. This is just...
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly. …
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Council Speaker Says She Would ‘Definitely Look At’ Gender Quota In City Government

    05/20/2016 10:14:59 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | May 20, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today that she would “consider” proposing a law mandating that the local legislature contain a minimum number of women. Days after rolling out a $20 million plan to recruit more young women into city agencies and civic life, the speaker appeared on the Brian Lehrer show to lament underrepresentation of her gender in government. Ms. Mark-Viverito is one of just 14 female members of the 51-member Council—down from 18 a decade ago—and one of five term-limited in 2017. She was receptive to the notion of a quota, which a number of countries in Europe,...
  • The amazing 1969 prophecy that racial preferences would cause the exact grievances of protesters to

    05/14/2016 3:16:26 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Heterodox Academy ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jonathan Haidt
    Universities are among the most progressive and anti-racist institutions in American society. Many Americans therefore found it confusing to see dozens of our top universities racked by racial protests since last September. To add to the puzzle, many of the most high-profile actions occurred at universities widely perceived to be the most devoted to social justice and racial equality -– schools such as Brown, Yale, Amherst, Wesleyan, and Oberlin. (Every one of these schools earned a red or yellow light from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, indicating schools that are not recommended for conservative students.) What is going on?
  • Wy Trump should pick Ben Carson for VP

    05/12/2016 7:29:01 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 95 replies
    After review of the candidates I am back to my original thought that Dr Ben Carson would be best for VP. My initial thought the best selection would be Rubio but after his latest tantrum when he was excluded from the VP selection confirms he is not ready for the big show. I still love the Trump and Christie stage presence but I am not yet convinced it will help gain votes. I know some people still want a women but introducing a new face brings in the unknown and pushes Melania off the stage. And there is Trump and...
  • FAA’s bid to expand air traffic hiring pool hits turbulence

    05/11/2016 9:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsday. ^ | April 24, 2016 | Candice Ruud
    Before the FAA changed the hiring protocol in 2014, the majority of new air traffic control hires had served as controllers in the military or graduated from an FAA-approved Collegiate Training Initiative program — resulting in associate’s or bachelor’s degrees — and were given preference in hiring because of that experience. ... Since 2014, any applicants with aviation degrees or military service are now on equal footing with people without any experience, because the first step to being hired means passing the questionnaire. In some cases, applicants with no experience are passing the questionnaire while those with academic training degrees...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday – only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Faust’s office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Mail carrier admits stealing $443,000 in tax refund checks

    04/30/2016 2:20:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Cbs ^ | April 29, 2016
    Champagne delivered mail in Pennsauken. Prosecutors say he admitted stealing 72 U.S. Department of the Treasury checks totaling $443,000 and giving them to other people, who weren't named in court documents. Fishman says those people paid Champagne $50 per stolen check in 2014. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Sentencing is Aug. 3.
  • California’s school gap wider than thought

    04/17/2016 3:34:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 16, 2016 | Dan Walters
    For years, California politicians and educators – who are sometimes the same – have talked about the “achievement gap” that separates poor and “English-learner” students from more advantaged classmates.
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. That’s New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s...
  • NY Times Bosses Warn Managers: Meet Diversity Goals or Get Fired

    04/17/2016 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 17, 2016 | 10:11 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper. According to three Wemple sources, “Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: They’ll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.” …
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Woman Nominated To Head A Combatant Command For First Time

    03/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | March 18, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will be nominated as the next head of U.S. Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday. If approved, she would be the first female head of a combatant command. The U.S. military divides the world into geographic regions that are each overseen by a four-star general or admiral directing military operations across the branches of service. None of those combatant commanders has ever been a woman. Northern Command, or Northcom, is charged with defending the U.S. homeland. The current commander of NorthCom, Admiral Bill Gortney, is also the commander of the well-known North American...
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...