Systemic Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System Is Not a Myth. One response of some conservatives to the nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism has been to reject the existence of systemic racism altogether.
A widely cited Wall Street Journal article by Heather Mac Donald, for instance, claims that “A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal-justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing.” From Port-au-Prince to West Point: Maryland Guard's First Graduate. The Inside Story of Michigan’s Fake Voter Fraud Scandal. The Republicans—House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey—were not interested.
Spooked by Trump’s continued assault on mail voting, and aware that their own members in the Legislature were distrustful of the new “no-excuse-absentee” rules, Chatfield and Shirkey weren’t inclined to do the process any favors. Only in the late stages of the race, when Republican state senator (and former secretary of state) Ruth Johnson suggested a meager concession—allowing 10 hours of absentee ballot processing before Election Day—did the GOP throw a bone to election workers.
Ambulances are waiting up to 10 hours to deliver patients to packed Hidalgo County emergency rooms. And short-staffed hospitals in Midland and Odessa have had to turn away ailing COVID-19 patients from rural West Texas facilities that can’t offer the care they need. As the tally of coronavirus infections climbs higher each day, Texas hospitals are taking extraordinary steps to make space for a surge of patients. Some facilities in South Texas say they are dangerously close to filling up, while hospitals elsewhere are taking precautionary measures to keep their numbers manageable. Doctors warn of shortages of an antiviral drug that shows promise for treating COVID-19 patients. Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds. Still, experts said the approach was reasonable.
“It is also from a place with great contact tracing, done at the point interventions were being put in place,” said Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Children under 10 were roughly half as likely as adults to spread the virus to others, consistent with other studies. In the Maryland Suburb of Bowie, Some Whites Resent Wealthier Blacks. How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood. Now, many of the students she works with are immigrants or first-generation college students. “As I read about the scandal, I feel for those parents, I do,” she said. But “first-generation students coming through here are figuring out how to navigate an educational system that hasn’t always been built for them,” she said. Mass Shootings: Citizen Heroes Save Lives. As governments try to solve a crisis, heroes take matters into their own hands Between April 27 and May 7, there were three prominent attempted massacres in the United States.
Students don't know what's best for their own learning. Universities and governments around the world rely on student evaluations to assess university teachers and degrees.
Likewise, potential students check online ratings when deciding where to study. Stop Calling Us Warriors – The Angry Staff Officer. Julia Stephenson on being too beautiful to be faithful. The Conservative Obsession With Law and Order. Put an American citizen to work in one of the many federal alphabet soup agencies — EPA, FDA, and so on — and he will be heaped with scorn by conservatives.
They will see him as representative of the intrusive nanny state, a trampler of rights with unchecked power, subject to no accountability. Now give that same citizen a police badge and a firearm, give him the legal right and sometimes duty to forcibly enter homes, destroy property, and use physical and even lethal force to do his job, and suddenly you will hear nothing but loud applause from the right. Go deep into the heart of Red America and you’ll find that the response to any incident arising between a citizen and an officer will inexorably be #BackTheBlue — the only time they ever show enthusiasm about going from one color to the other. Where are the calls for police accountability? What happened to all the suspicion of government power? What Does “Law and Order” Even Mean to a Conservative? George Will: Colleges become the victims of progressivism.
The “Tax the Rich” Delusion of the Democratic Left. Justinryanhawkins. American Evangelicals Need Leaders Like Russell Moore - Christ and Pop Culture. Anti-Vaxxers Accidentally Fund a Study Showing No Link Between Autism and Vaccines. Despite the science, organizations involved in the anti-vaccine movement still hope to find some evidence that vaccines threaten children’s health.
For example, the autism advocacy organization SafeMinds recently funded research it hoped would prove vaccines cause autism in children. But this effort appears to have backfired for the organization—whose mission is to raise awareness about how certain environmental exposures may be linked to autism—since the study SafeMinds supported showed a link between autism and vaccines does not exist. Related: Andrew Wakefield, Father of the Anti-Vaccine Movement, Responds to the Current Measles Outbreak for the First Time The PNAS paper reports findings of the full-size study, conducted between 2008 and 2014 at the Washington National Primate Research Center, that occurred after the completion of an initial pilot program on 17 infant macaques.
The full study involved 79 infant male macaques, aged 12 to 18 months, broken into six groups. Dr. Postmodernism Relativism Breeds Bullies & Conflict. When we knock down truth, we get a free-for-all where bullies reign supreme.
When Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind in 1987, he described an American academy awash in postmodern relativism. Universities, rather than pushing students to find the truth, were inculcating the moral virtue of “openness,” such that the only belief that united anyone was that truth is relative. “What right,” Bloom described students perpetually asking, “do I or anyone else have to say one opinion is better than the others?” 5 Signs You’re In The Midst Of A Moral Panic. Moral panics, or instances of mass hysteria, have occurred throughout history. Bleeding Heart Tightwads. Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them. The Liberalism of the Religious Right.
America Soured on My Multiracial Family. Home-ownership-nimby-bipartisan. The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis - Bloomberg View. With the rise of Donald Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment has reached levels not seen in decades in the U.S. Anger against illegal immigration and fear of refugees, previously confined to the fringes of the Republican base, are now at the center of public dialogue.
Among some pundits and intellectuals, the response has been to try to accommodate this anger -- to see immigration as a problem that needs solving. For example, my friend Josh Barro at Business Insider recently wrote an article lambasting Democrats for failing to have a coherent program for immigration reform.QuickTake Immigration Reform.
In case people forgot how peacefully people accepted Obama's election in ’08: Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting. Gay community, I am your daughter. Apocalypse Whatever — Real Life. Apocalypse Whatever. The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. How We Broke Democracy (But Not in the Way You Think) – Medium. Ruth, Meet Gracie. I wish Ruth Marcus had come to the birthday party Wednesday night. Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth. The Real War on Science. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. Science Isn’t Broken. Martin Freeman: Sherlock and Watson have NEVER been lovers – star hits back at 'Johnlock' fan phenomenon - Radio Times.
Bad news, anyone still shipping Johnlock: Martin Freeman has said categorically that his John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes are meant to be partners in crime-solving only.