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  • Florida parents reportedly smoking weed, drinking during kids' remote classes

    09/18/2020 4:50:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2020 | Paul Best
    Some Florida parents have turned to booze and weed to get through remote learning with their kids..."...parents...with joints in their hand and cigarettes in their mouth," Pride told Fox News. "Sometimes the joints are as big as cigars...Elysa Grossman, a Johns Hopkins University professor, and Susan Sonnenschein, a UMBC professor, polled parents earlier..."We found that parents who are stressed by having to help their children with distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic drink seven more drinks per month...
  • Has the College Death Spiral Started? Mounting financial pressure because enrollment is steadily declining

    08/12/2020 7:57:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 08/12/2020 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been tempted to tweak my liberal friends with the mischievous thought that COVID-19 is actually a Trump five-dimensional chess plot to destroy universities, unionized K-12 public education, and Hollywood (since TV and movie production is largely shut down too). Colleges and universities were already facing mounting financial pressure because enrollment is steadily declining and certain to get much worse in the coming decade (the result of falling birthrates back at the time of the housing crash in 2008-09). Add to this the financial hit they are taking right now because of the virus, on top of the huge loss...
  • Schumer: "We'll Sue" [semi-satire]

    08/08/2020 1:26:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 August 2020 | John Semmens
    President Trump's effort to break the Congressional deadlock on the next iteration of coronavirus relief by threatening to issue an Executive Order has Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) incensed. "His insistence that the coronavirus relief bill be focused on stimulating the economy after it was shut down to slow the spread of the contagion is too narrow," he said. "We want to include bailouts for states that have crippled their economies with reckless spending and high taxes. There are hundreds of thousands of government employees in my state who could face layoffs, pay cuts, or deferred pensions if federal...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: America Has Chance To Save Itself Thanks to 3 Woke Industries That Just Suicided

    07/31/2020 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 77 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 30, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit.</p> <p>Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions and cultures simply died off.</p> <p>Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors’ respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation and transcendence.</p>
  • What Thomas Sowell Believes May Be the 'Point of No Return in This Country'

    07/13/2020 7:59:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/13/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Mark Levin, host of “Life, Liberty & Levin,” described the 2020 election on Sunday as one of the most important in American history. Beyond looking at the candidates, Levin said the election pits the ideologies behind the 1619 project against the 1776 project, “and you can see where the Democrats have tied into the 1619 project, and many of the Republicans are trying to defend the founding in the 1776 project.” Speaking with economist Thomas Sowell, Levin asked if he saw the election that way. “What I see is if the election goes to Biden then there is a good...
  • New York, New York, It WAS a Wonderful Town

    07/04/2020 8:10:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/03/2020 | Roger L. Simon
    I always thought I would retire in New York City. I grew up there. In the 1950s it was a pretty great place. It’s hard to believe now that my friends and I, eight years old or so, would shoot up the Jerome-Woodlawn line to the Bronx by ourselves and sit in the bleachers to watch the beloved Yankees, debating who was better, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays, until it was too late to be home for dinner. Nowadays, no middle-class parent, or any parent if they have their head screwed on even faintly right, would even consider such a...
  • The Third Worlding of America

    06/05/2020 3:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | June 5, 2020 | Wiliam Marshall
    The death of George Floyd was something out of the Third World. Anyone can empathize with the plight of another human being, hands cuffed behind his back, prostrate on the ground, with the knee of another person pressing into their neck for nearly nine minutes. A horrific scene. But now the knee of the mob is crushing the neck of prostrate, civilized America, as we descend into a Third World cesspit with astonishing rapidity. The images every night for the past week have been surreal. Hordes of Americans, black and white, burning, ransacking and pillaging with near impunity in cities...
  • PCUSA lost 50K members, 120 congregations in 2019; celebrates this as apparent slowing of decline

    06/02/2020 7:51:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Presbyterian Church (USA) recently reported that it lost around 50,000 members and over 100 congregations in 2019, which was hailed as a slowing of their years-long decline.The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States released a report last Thursday regarding the current membership and church numbers.From 2018 to 2019, PC(USA) went from approximately 1,352,000 active members to approximately 1,302,000 members, or a drop of around 50,000.The number of congregations belonging to PC(USA) also declined, going from 9,161 in 2018 to 9,041 in 2019. This is around 400 fewer congregations than the denomination had in 2016.The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson,...
  • Virginia Liberals Embrace Gambling and Gun Control

    03/11/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 11, 2020 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Boosted by pro-gun-control millions in donations by Mike Bloomberg in the last election, newly empowered liberals in Virginia extended their legislative session this past weekend.  They enacted sweeping gun control and also broad expansions of gambling, which is backwards from what would help enhance prosperity and freedom. It will soon be legal in Virginia to bet on football games and other sporting events, except for contests involving Virginia college teams.  This unleashes a new, costly addiction for the millions of sports fans in the state who can soon waste their family savings in addition to their precious time.A misguided ruling by the...
  • A Time to Build

    01/23/2020 4:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 23, 2020 | Mona Charen
    In July 2018, Commentary published an article by Yuval Levin that caused everyone who thinks about the balance of power among the branches in Washington, D.C., to say: "Of course! That's it exactly!" It had long been observed that Congress had, over the course of several decades, relinquished its powers to the executive and the courts. That wasn't news. Others had remarked that geographic sorting and gerrymandering had increased the ideological polarization of the two parties. This spurs members of Congress to side with presidents of their own party more than with their fellow legislators. Levin's insight went further. The...
  • Illinois town plans for slave reparations paid with sales tax from marijuana sales

    11/29/2019 2:05:46 PM PST · by david1292 · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/19 | Joshua Caplan
    An Illinois town has approved a measure to fund a local reparations program with proceeds from the purchase of recreational marijuana. On Monday, Evanston aldermen voted 8-1 in favor of the proposal aimed at what officials believe will improve help the city’s black community. Local leaders eye marijuana dispensaries as an attractive source of revenue to reverse what they call the ongoing impact of institutional racist and persisting effects of slavery, according to the Chicago Tribune. “The fund will be capped at $10 million, according to city of Evanston staff reports. City estimates project the marijuana tax could generate $500,000...
  • Is Christianity really in numerical decline in America? A Closer Look At the Pew Research Survey

    10/25/2019 8:07:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2019 | Michael Brown
    Do recent polls really tell the full story here in America? Is it true that Christianity is experiencing a serious, ongoing, numerical decline? Those polls could well be accurate, speaking of a major spiritual crisis in our nation. But there may be a different way to understand what is happening, one that points to separation and refining more than to backsliding and apostasy.First, let’s look at the results of the most recent Pew Research Center poll.As reported on October 19, “The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys...
  • The real story behind US abortion decline: No, It's Not Because of Better Contraception

    10/01/2019 7:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2019 | Michael J. New
    The Guttmacher Institute released updated U.S. abortion data for 2017 showing that America’s abortion decline continues. Overall, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent between 2011 and 2017. Furthermore, the decline was widespread, with 45 of 50 U.S. states reporting declining rates.Considering the salience of abortion as a public policy issue this year, it is unsurprising that Guttmacher’s new data received a great deal of media coverage. On Wednesday morning, the five U.S. newspapers with the largest online circulation, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, all...
  • Why the GOP Has Declined in California: Nope, It's Not Because the Party Enraged Latinos

    08/01/2019 7:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2019 | James Sutton
    Talk to almost any Californians (that is, to any who’ve been in the state since before the ’90s) and they’ll tell a simple story of conservative decline. A crucial 1994 ballot initiative that attempted to enact stricter restrictions on illegal immigrants, Proposition 187, was pushed by a radicalizing GOP in a diversifying California. This initiative was a draconian effort to lash out against minorities’ political gains, and it especially enraged and energized Latinos, long a sleeping giant in California politics. In short, overreach tinged with racism caused Republicans to go the way of the grizzly on the state flag: extinct....
  • What comes next after the United States?

    06/15/2019 9:05:40 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2019 | Eric Utter
    As Washington was the "one indispensable man," the U.S. is the one indispensable nation. The less its leaders and its citizens believe that, the more it is proven to be true, as the world situation deteriorates. Yet many Americans are experiencing a crisis of faith, deeper and more sinister than the "malaise" with which Jimmy Carter said we were afflicted in the late 1970s. Truth be told, the United States has been in the midst of a "Cold Culture War" for several decades. That war is essentially over. The progressives won. In 1993, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) coined the phrase...
  • Can California Be Saved, or Is It Too Late?

    06/11/2019 6:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/11/2019 | Patricia McCarthy
    Mark Levin appeared at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California on Saturday night.  The event was a celebration of his new, bestselling book, Unfreedom of the Press.  It was a glorious evening.  The auditorium was packed with several thousand fans with an overflow crowd in another room.  Levin delivered not a speech but conversation.  John Heubusch, the director of the Reagan Library introduced Levin then the two of them sat down.  Heubusch asked  questions and Levin answered in his usual inimitable fashion.  The crowd loved it.  But as we were all sitting in that spectacular library in California,...
  • The Similarities Between Declining Rome and the Modern US

    05/20/2019 7:19:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 20, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sometime around A.D. 60, in the age of Emperor Nero, a Roman court insider named Gaius Petronius wrote a satirical Latin novel, “The Satyricon,” about moral corruption in Imperial Rome. The novel’s general landscape was Rome’s transition from an agrarian republic to a globalized multicultural superpower. The novel survives only in a series of extended fragments. But there are enough chapters for critics to agree that the high-living Petronius, nicknamed the “Judge of Elegance,” was a brilliant cynic. He often mocked the cultural consequences of the sudden and disruptive influx of money and strangers from elsewhere in the Mediterranean region...
  • The Classicist: Making Your Country (Or Empire) Great Again

    12/16/2018 9:08:58 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | 12/14/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson takes a historical lens to Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great Again.” Have such things been done in the past? Have certain gifted leaders been able to arrest and even reverse nations in seemingly inexorable decline? Professor Hanson discusses the small group of leaders he believes met that mandate, and explains what they have in common. 20 minute audio (podcast)
  • NFL Week 2: Thursday Night Football Opens With Decline (All five primetime games declined)

    09/17/2018 9:34:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Sports Media Watch ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | by Paulsen
    The NFL season has gotten off to a rough start in primetime, with Thursday Night Football ratings the latest to drop. The Week 2 Ravens-Bengals Thursday Night Football game had a 4.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers on NFL Network, down 14% in ratings and 13% in viewership from last year (Texans-Bengals: 4.9, 8.08M). Compared to NFL Network’s first exclusive game in 2016, Dolphins-Bengals in Week 4, ratings fell 13% (from 4.8) and viewership 11% (from 7.90M). Not including over-the-air simulcasts, the Bengals’ win was NFL Network’s least-watched season opener since 2014 — when the network did not make its...
  • Eagles Bring Out “Philly Special” But Ratings Down 8% From 2017

    09/07/2018 7:31:34 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 58 replies
    Dateline Hollywood ^ | 9/7/18 | Dominic Patten