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So George Will has staked out an anti Trump position and is leaving the GOP to support Hillary. I cant fault anyone for not getting behind Trump, but dont pretend this buys you any credibility after going along with the disaster that was GW Bush's presidency, and further signal you're OK with Obama's via a Hillary votes. Trillion dollar foreign wars that unleashed 100k+ deaths, huge expansion of unaccountable executive bureaucracies, largest increase in the liability...
By the way, the STEM-> Social Science effect is operating at the mid-to-top end of universities. Because of cascade effects, a similar aptitude gap is also in effect at the lower end of colleges. This is where, instead of influencing major choice, black kids would not even be accepted to without AA. And it results in a huge dropout rate. Despite rhetoric to the contrary, there is still a substantial wage premium in the US for completing a college degree, in any major....
Other issues aside, and there is plety of space for nuance, AA has gutted STEM achievement in the black community. There is an entire population of black kids in the country who could handle these curricula if they were placed in classes on equal footing with their peers, in terms of aptitude. But what we have instead is blacks gaining acceptance to programs with 1-2 standard deviations below their class mean in terms of aptitude. Since these entry STEM classes are...
In terms of naked self-interest, Brexit is a bit of a setback. But aesthetically, you have to admit there was something shabby about seeing Britannia reduced to swallowing any and all regulations promulgated by glorified student-council committees in Brussels.
Its a done deal, by all indications. The upside: John Lobbs are effectively on sale.
There hasn't been a night like this in the markets in years. Truly surprising, and British polling was godawful.
The major UK sportsbooks have politics markets. Predictit is another, not sure where they're based. This link aggregates a few markets and charts the implied odds over time. Trump is currently tanking (23% to win.) http://predictwise.com/politics/2016-president-winner
There is some insightful stuff in that sphere, but they spill a lot of ink telling kids essentially "don't be a pussy."
That is a difficult statement to defend in 2016 without some serious semantic gymnastics.For at least 50 years cultural marxism has been understood to mean the subordination of individual political rights to class/gender/racial goals.Just taking this within the narrow slice of speech on campus, there is a very vocal movement that sees political advocacy as a zero-sum game between oppressed and oppressor groups, why they use to justify shouting down opposing viewpoints.If...
Doesn't fit the narrative.They are definitely talking about it back home, though. And there is a cabal of current and ex local government officials who haven't been sleeping well over the last year. Chaka's transgressions amount to table stakes in comparison to some od the things happening in Philadelphia the last 20 years. An investigation with subpoena power and forensic accounting resources could blow the lid off that town.This kind of shit is why staying in...
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