A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

NM05






ST-GC
   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
Academics reeling as market discipline
comes to the University of Wisconsin

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

Original Article

Posted By:magnante, 3/16/2018 8:27:42 AM

If you are sick and tired of professors indoctrinating students in politicized classes that teach nothing of any use in real life, and hate the idea that tenure immunizes them from accountability, the next decade or so is going to provide some relief. The reckoning is coming, as shocked professors at a University of Wisconsin campus just discovered. The higher education bubble that Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has forecast to burst has just popped in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. It turns out that you can’t earn a living teaching subjects that students aren’t that interested in. Even if you have

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 3/16/2018 8:44:40 AM     (No. 11573475)

Unfortunately, this will not yet touch the true cause of rapidly rising Higher Education costs, bloated Administration.

Many colleges and universities have increased their costs by adding layers of highly paid administrators. They will not be impacted by these changes.

However, there is good news, as we have seen from corporate downsizing, getting rid of deadwood at the "bottom" reveals who is deadwood in middle management and above. It is unfortunate that this process often results in getting rid of otherwise productive front line employees.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    37 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 3/16/2018 8:54:46 AM     (No. 11573489)

Yes, the explosion in the numbers of highly-compensated educational "administrators" is at least as much a source of unrealistic educational costs at all levels.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.


   

 


.New_S.
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubby, 3/16/2018 8:55:24 AM     (No. 11573490)

FTA "The cohorts of students headed for colleges and universities is declining, and tuition has now priced itself beyond reach for many. The folly of student loan indebtedness is becoming clear to more and more young people and their parents." Exactly student loans can take a lifetime to payoff.

Just search the internet for strange college majors and it´s unbelievable the garbage that is offered today. Who is going to hire a graduate in for example "Puppetry", "Bagpiping", "Comic Art"?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 3/16/2018 9:02:49 AM     (No. 11573500)

Maybe it´s just me but these majors they are cutting seem rather important.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    51 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/16/2018 9:05:34 AM     (No. 11573507)

Im a little amazed that geosciences are taking a hit, considering how vastly integral Geographic Information data in the form of GPS and technology has become to the ordering of our 21st century society. I should think the maps we use in our cars and phones would be an important resource to maintain, as well how it functions for our utilities and emergency services.

Geography itself has given me a greater appreciation for the land as well as society. I think if there were an effort to better educate people on geography, it wouldnt become the baby that gets tossed out with the bath water.

(and yes, I have a bias: my minor was in Geography from what was in the 80s considered to be the best Geography dept in the US).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 3/16/2018 9:11:41 AM     (No. 11573520)

I have been anticipating this day for a long time and we now have five solid years of steady student enrollment decline. I did not finish a degree program but took enough solid business and accounting courses to enhance my career in computer technology to the point that I was making more money than all of my masters degree friends, not to mention having a much more interesting and solid career. Simple economics will force these leftist wasp nests to downsize and and rid themselves of non-education expenses, even sports. When corporate downsizing began in the eighties, savvy companies went straight for middle management and the strategy saved most of them. It´s going to get very interesting as market forces begin to affect these schools. The best part is, they deserve the lesson.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    50 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger, 3/16/2018 9:26:10 AM     (No. 11573538)

I fear important fields will die from market rejection because of the manner in which it is taught not the inherent value. History comes to mind. If taught correctly we´d learn not to touch the hot stove and wouldn´t need to burn ourselves again. But that might run counter to our thirst for giving communism another go. "Hey Rocky,.... this time for sure"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: seamusm, 3/16/2018 9:28:48 AM     (No. 11573541)

Overdue, of course. But maybe especially in this time of online opportunities for learning including self-learning, higher ed departments should be tied to post-grad employment. If some percentage of graduates cannot find a job within 1 year after school - then the deparment should be shuttered. And this would include grad schools awarding worthless PhD´s. Overall tuition might even fall.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 3/16/2018 9:45:28 AM     (No. 11573560)

Law schools are already further along in this process with enrollment down and a glut of lawyers already in the field, new lawyers are lucky to find work as fry chefs. Students can´t plan their careers based on past performance but need to anticipate what is going to happen when they graduate.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/16/2018 10:11:20 AM     (No. 11573604)

Where will a student go if they want a higher education in ´Underwater Basket Weaving´ or Glass Blowing & Design?
I didn´t see them cutting African Studies but they cut History especially history of this nation. I remember having to take the required subject of Greek Mythology now there´s a doosey if there ever was one I believe it was part of English. Good for Gov. Scott and Wisconsin.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: congar, 3/16/2018 10:23:46 AM     (No. 11573624)

Mercy, reality nips at the ankles of our haloed professorial class. Just imagining dirty finger nails makes them go into a hysterical breakdown.
Here no one ever taught them about market forces, only the leftist bible of Karl Marx.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Crashnburn, 3/16/2018 10:25:59 AM     (No. 11573627)

#6, sports are generally funded separately from academics. Usually, football and basketball generate enough revenues to fund the other sports teams, and the athletic departments.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.


   

 


.LockDme.


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: rfr46, 3/16/2018 10:38:12 AM     (No. 11573645)

Bravo. Good start. Not every university needs to offer every course of studies. There is massive overcapacity in "higher" education, and it needs to be slashed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: msjena, 3/16/2018 10:44:44 AM     (No. 11573657)

So this branch of the U of W is basically a trade school. I am glad I majored in English. I am also glad I have taken adult education courses in philosophy and the Great Books. I didn´t need to do college as trade school. I have been employed in a professional job for over 30 years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 3/16/2018 11:02:06 AM     (No. 11573681)

Mr. Lifson raises some very good points. However, I think there is another factor at play here.

There are 26 campuses in the UW system, including 13 that offer a minimum 4 year bachelor degree. The population of Wisconsin is 5.8 million.

In contrast the University of Minnesota has 5 campuses with a population of 5.6 million.

The UW system is over-saturated. With so many campuses to choose from students tend to attend the one closest to their hometown.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: NotaBene, 3/16/2018 11:07:16 AM     (No. 11573692)

At least the University of Wisconsin is not cutting Back on Women, African American, and Chicana and Chicano Studies. S

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/16/2018 11:19:16 AM     (No. 11573709)

Good to see the really important degrees like lesbian studies and Afrocentric quotas are still in place. Shocked that Spanish is being dropped. How will peoplelearn to communicate with all the illegals in this country?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    47 persons like this.


   

 


.R-LJ.
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Talk2, 3/16/2018 11:20:54 AM     (No. 11573710)

I´m old enough to remember when college courses were college courses and not the left wing PC garbage so many pay so much to get a diploma as useless as teats on a boar hog. As the years passed and Vietnam came along colleges became breeding grounds for non-thinking useful idiots for leftist theology/causes. Unfortunately for the country those useful idiots turned into college professors in teacher, journalism and other soft core courses perfect for warping inexperienced students´ minds. I saw firsthand what happens when one of those useful idiots gets a gradebook and uses it to control thought in a classroom. Good on ya Stevens Point and may the force be with you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: maryann4629, 3/16/2018 11:34:15 AM     (No. 11573736)

#10, #16, and #17--I just checked the website and I couldn´t find where UW-SP is offering majors in Underwater Basket Weaving, any branch of Ethnic Studies, or Lesbian Studies.

I do think this is sad. I majored in English, minored in history at a different UW campus some 40 years ago. There is a lot to be learned from all of those fields, even if they don´t lead to a lucrative job.

The problem is that when students have to go many thousands of $$$ in debt to get a college degree, they have to look at the kinds of jobs for which their degrees will prepare them. The result is that universities are little more than glorified trade schools.

The way to change this is to get government money out of higher education.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: dvc, 3/16/2018 11:43:19 AM     (No. 11573750)

UW-Madison is perhaps the most extreme leftist college campus in the nation, and has been for 40 years or more. They were very violent in the 60s and early 70s, too. Only Berkeley has a shot at matching their extremism, from what I have seen. Anything bad that happens to UW-Madison is a good thing for America. I wonder if this isn´t just dumping a outlying campus to prop up the failing Madison main campus and their extremists?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: msjena, 3/16/2018 12:01:24 PM     (No. 11573776)

I agree with #19. The cost of college is out of control and the reason is because of student loans. Colleges raise their tuition according to how much money the government will lend to students. Without basically unlimited loans (the PLUS loans are pretty much available to anyone--though they put the parents on the hook), tuition rises accordingly. Take away the loans and college would have to become more affordable--or go out of business.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Arby, 3/16/2018 12:06:05 PM     (No. 11573785)

You´ll know that the budget cutters are serious when they lay off administrators in charge of diversity and inclusion.

It is appalling to cut central disciplines; Stevens Point can no longer call itself a university. On the other hand, if your beef is with what some of these disciplines have done to themselves, I agree with you. There are other ways to deal with those problems, however.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Butch59, 3/16/2018 12:36:14 PM     (No. 11573815)

Making some changes in a few University´s in a good think, however, one the the really big problem in down the the first grade to high school´s in the entire country. Every since JFK wrote executive order 10988 that allowed federal employees to be unionized. And later, that was trickled down to any public employees. And now the unions run the public schools. Someone, someone, has to get the unions out of the public system. Governor Scott made a good start. Now it needs to be done in the next 49 states.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: Caveman, 3/16/2018 12:45:15 PM     (No. 11573825)

With respect to things like Geoscience, there is really no need for an advanced degree to work in these fields anymore. Technology has taken them over, and now anyone with a small amount of training and a computer science degree can do them.

The problem with education isn´t college, it is k-12. I know a high school senior that believes North is whichever way she is currently facing.
Wrap your head around that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: luandir, 3/16/2018 12:57:06 PM     (No. 11573834)

So what´s left? Environmental Justice, Feminist Studies, and Native American Filmmaking? I´m not at all sure this is a step forward.

I´m glad to see that the more objectively-based subjects like the sciences weren´t touched, but the disciplines axed have a long-established place in the humanities.

IMO, the more "contemporary" and/or "relevant" a major, the more suspiciously it should be evaluated.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/16/2018 1:19:56 PM     (No. 11573860)

although online courses have their own risks. i signed up for a programming course at HarvardX and took an intro survey (which was optional) and it asked about my ethnicity and what I thought of Trump and the Supreme Court. This was to learn R. I did not have to fill the thing out, of course. Anyway I turned away from HarvardX to DataCamp for the same course.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/16/2018 1:23:12 PM     (No. 11573862)

oh, also about HarvardX they wanted to know whether I was first in my family to complete some degree of learning. Nope! Not by a long shot. So I figured the professor would be pining to see me sink beneath the waves.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Omen, 3/16/2018 3:00:03 PM     (No. 11573938)

Capitalism is what they hate.
Now it will destroy dem.
Poetic Justice.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/16/2018 6:53:42 PM     (No. 11574108)

State Universities use taxpayers as an ATM and Federal foreign student subsidies as a cash cow.
"Admit ´em and forget ´em"

A fellow alumnus Engineer got laid off in early 2000 and was out of steady work for 2 years with NO jobs in sight. He ended up at our University´s Engineering Banquet one night where a Professor was dunning grads for money, stating, "Industry demand for Engineers has never been higher!" My acquaintance gladly corrected that Professor´s total disconnect from reality soon after his speech. I then realized major universities are just "sausage factories," herding them in, processing them, and pushing them out into the world. They couldn´t care less what happens after you take your diploma. None.

My big revelation as an undergrad was this: anything you can do as a hobby shouldn´t be your major! History is just such a hobby you don´t need a BA degree to enjoy, much less a PhD. Sociology, English, and Political Science are equal wastes of money and time.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: Packard Man, 3/16/2018 9:35:45 PM     (No. 11574251)

Back in the 60´s ´Poly Sci´ was the pre-requisite for law school as ´Bio/Chem´ was for medical school.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 937977




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "magnante"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "magnante"



When the Nazis Came for the Guns
American Thinker, by Tom Mountain    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/11/2018 9:04:04     Post Reply
Even at age 90, Helga Lustig vividly remembers when she first heard the news that her father had been taken away by the Nazis. (snip) Helga´s father certainly couldn´t fight back. A year before, they had come for his guns. Since he had been a German officer in the Kaiser´s army in the Great War, the Nazis assumed, erroneously, it turned out, that he had at least kept his sidearm. They relented on his traditional officer´s sword, reasoning that it was no match for bullets anyway. The Nazis had in their possession a national registry of gun-owners. When they came to

Guess Whose House
Wasn´t Raided by the FBI
American Thinker, by Daniel John Sobieski    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/11/2018 6:37:48     Post Reply
If there was any doubt that Robert Mueller’s Ahab-like goal is the unseating of President Trump at all costs and by any means, it was erased by the thuggish FBI raid he orchestrated on the home and office of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen. (snip) Hillary’s attorney Cheryl Mills was given an immunity deal despite smashing up myriads of laptops and cell phones. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen does nothing and has his home and office raided like he was Al Capone. The FBI never raided Cheryl Mills house, office, and hotel room when Hillary Clinton compromised our national security but

Yes, rogue prosecutors do try
to take out elected leaders;
one of them may face jail
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/10/2018 10:27:28     Post Reply
As we watch the drama escalate in the effort to undo the 2016 presidential election, consider the case of another chief executive elected at the same time, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. A Republican, Governor Greitens was indicted in February for felony invasion of privacy by allegedly photographing his former lover, “K.S.,” without her knowledge or permission. (snip) Since then, the case has fallen apart, with no photograph produced, and with the revelation yesterday that the accuser K.S. has admitted under oath that she may have dreamed the incident. That’s right, a sitting governor prosecuted by a Democrat on the basis

The raid on Trump’s lawyer:
Why? And why now?
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/10/2018 9:20:34     Post Reply
In the absence of any public statements from Robert Mueller’s team or the FBI or DOJ – just leaks to pet media outlets – we can only speculate as to the motives for a thermonuclear escalation of tactics being used against President Trump, in the effort to reverse the presidential election of 2016. (snip) Presdent Trump was negotiating conditions for his interview with the special counsel that were restrictive as to what could be asked. Perhaps Mueller determined that it was unlikley to be productive. This raid now virtually precludes such an interview being agreed to. This will enable Mueller

Trump´s Strategy
American Thinker, by Gary Gindler    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2018 9:13:14     Post Reply
President Trump´s tactical moves are widely publicized by the media. Now, more than one year after assuming the presidency, enough data have been accumulated to define Trump´s strategy with a certain degree of accuracy. What is his main task? Where is the vector of his primary efforts directed? Opposition publications represent Trump´s actions as absolute chaos (snip) Trump is swinging at the complete destruction of the Democratic Party by gradually squeezing the Democrats out of the American political arena. That is how Trump used to deal with competitors in the construction business, and he is not about to change his habits. The complete

Media Matters: Bully
Masquerading as Tax-Exempt Charity
American Thinker, by Charles Ortel    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2018 5:56:38     Post Reply
According to public records, David Brock’s Media Matters group has ignored important legal requirements for tax-exempt charities. Instead of reveling in the impact of his attacks against Laura Ingraham, David Brock and his team at Media Matters for America (MMFA) need to try complying with the strict laws that do regulate activities of publicly supported, tax-exempt organizations. In theory, MMFA is an “educational” charity. IRS guidance concerning how an educational charity may avoid illegal partisan and legislative advocacy is instructive: (snip) So, if MMFA were, in fact, a lawfully organized and operated charitable organization in each jurisdiction where it solicited

Don’t miss Chappaquiddick!
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/7/2018 6:24:42     Post Reply
The movie Chappaquiddick exceeded my very high expectations. Not only is it a truthful exploration of the events that led up the death of May Jo Kopechne and the criminal cover-up of Ted Kennedy’s culpability therein, it goes deep into the character of the man, and how he got to the depraved state of indifference to the life of a young woman who had devoted herself to “the cause” of the Kennedy family. One of the huge and pleasant surprises was the way in which, from its opening moments, the film delved in the family dynamics of the brood Joe

Juan Williams´s comparison to Chappaquiddick
could not have been dumber
American Thinker, by J. Marsolo    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/6/2018 8:17:12     Post Reply
On the April 5 Fox show The Five, the crew was discussing the movie Chappaquiddick and how some "powerful people on the left" tried to block the movie. (snip) If not knowing about Chappaquiddick isn´t bad enough for a paid political commentator, Williams then outdid himself. He said that while the left wanted to block the Chappaquiddick movie, the "right" wanted to block the movie about President Reagan´s last years while he was afflicted with Alzheimer´s. This is beyond stupidity and civility. How could anyone compare a movie about President Reagan´s Alzheimer´s with Ted Kennedy leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to

How Trump beat the Left
at its own game with the
caravan to our border
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/5/2018 8:59:15     Post Reply
Make no mistake: President Trump has vanquished an open borders propaganda operation and beaten the Left at its own game. With the announcement by Pueblo Sin Frontreras that the caravan it organized from Central America to the US border will end in Mexico City, the humiliation is palpable. You can tell by the denial of the obvious reality: Fearful of the risks to children among the bedraggled and tired knot of travelers, the organizers of the annual caravan, U.S.-based advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said it would end in the capital, not at the border as had been planned. “It’s not because

Why a 53-Year-Old Big-City Lawyer
Who Has Never Shot a Gun
Joined the NRA
American Thinker, by Josh Kantrow    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2018 8:48:55     Post Reply
I am a 53-year-old lawyer who lives in a trendy neighborhood in a large diverse city with my wife and three kids. I have never owned a gun. In fact, even though I grew up in Louisiana ("Sportsman´s Paradise"), I have never even pulled the trigger of any weapon except a BB gun. Yet, last week, I became a proud member of the NRA for the first time. I did so because the anti-gun hysteria that I´ve witnessed is dangerous, alarming, and ignores the facts. I´ve joined the NRA to stand up for them when they are viciously attacked, since the

David Hogg, gun salesman
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2018 6:23:54     Post Reply
The gun manufacturers of America have had a tough time since Barack Obama, dubbed the “greatest gun salesman in America” on CNN Money, and “best gun salesman on the planet” on CNBC, left office. After the November 2016 election of President Trump, monthly background checks for firearms purchases tumbled by 500,000. The market was so grim that in February this year, legendary firearms manufacturer Remington filed for bankruptcy. But suddenly the fortunes of gun manufacturers seem to have taken a turn upward, thanks mostly to David Hogg. (snip) Background checks for gun sales shattered a record in March while celebrities and

Trump cracks the whip
on leftwing CFPB
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/3/2018 8:44:44     Post Reply
One of the most out-of-control federal agencies, the zero-accountability, zero-budget-constraints Consumer Protection Financial Bureau. is finally looking at efforts to rein it in, courtesy of the Trump administration. (snip) not only is CFPB a shakedown artist, it also serves as a slush fund for the Democratic Party´s thug shock troops, its community organizers well known for their involvement with voter fraud such as ACORN and its successors. Worse still, its lack of accountability to the congressional budgeting process has made it one of the most bloated of all federal agencies, with gargantuan salaries being shelled out to its do-nothing and destructive



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



FBI raids Trump lawyer´s office
58 replie(s)
The Hill, by Avery Anapol    Original Article
Posted By: viola- 4/9/2018 3:54:31 PM     Post Reply
The FBI has reportedly raided the office of President Trump´s personal lawyer. The New York Times reported that the agency raided Michael Cohen´s office on Monday and seized records related to the $130,000 payment he arranged to adult film star Stormy Daniels days before the election, which she says was a hush money payment intended to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.bCohen´s lawyer said that the federal prosecutors obtained a search warrant after a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives
as murder rate spikes: ´There is
never a reason to carry a knife´

57 replie(s)
Fox News, by Frank Miles    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 4/9/2018 11:20:46 AM     Post Reply
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides to top New York City´s for two straight months. He tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.” The tweet also included an action plan to boost police power and prevent future violence. No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full

FBI director, Mueller, Rosenstein are
out to take down Trump: diGenova
& Toensing attorneys

46 replie(s)
Fox Business News, by Henry Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/9/2018 10:05:17 PM     Post Reply
(Video)The tactics used in the FBI raid of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen are normally reserved for terrorists, according to attorneys from the law firm of diGenova & Toensing. “Mueller and his gang have weaponized the criminalized justice system,” attorney Victoria Toensing said Monday during an interview with FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs. “These no-knock raids that were done on his personal lawyer’s house and offices, those kind of tactics are reserved for dope dealers and terrorists.” Federal prosecutors acted on a referral by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, seizing records related to payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.Joseph diGenova said

Alan Dershowitz: Today is a ´very dangerous
day for lawyer-client relations´

36 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2018 5:33:53 AM     Post Reply
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller´s decision to raid President Trump´s personal lawyer´s office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship. Dershowitz said on Fox News that he believes the decision to raid Michael Cohen´s office would be a sign that Mueller is trying to turn Cohen against Trump. "This may be an attempt to squeeze Cohen," he said. "He´s the lawyer, he´s the guy who knows all the facts about Donald Trump, and to get him to turn against his client.""This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations," he added.Dershowitz, who has

Mark Zuckerberg´s chair for key
Senate hearing gets extra padding

34 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Katelyn Caralle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2018 2:58:54 PM     Post Reply
The chair that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will sit on for his Tuesday hearing in the Senate was given some additional padding just before the start of the event. This is the first time Zuckerberg will be testifying before Congress, and ahead of the meeting, his chair was set with a few inches of extra chair padding. He´s testifying before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. It wasn´t clear why it was there, but the hearing will last long, and many on Twitter were suggesting that it might be

Los Angeles paints its streets WHITE
to beat sizzling summer heat as part
of 20-year plan to combat the effects
of climate change

33 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/10/2018 10:50:10 AM     Post Reply
City officials in Los Angeles are on a quest to reduce the effects of climate change by painting some of its streets in a light-colored, heat-reducing sealcoat. The product, called CoolSeal, is a ´water-based asphalt emulsion sealcoat designed to reduce surface temperatures and help mitigate heat islands,´ the company website, GuardTop states. (Snip) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement the city has a goal to complete the pricey project over a 20-year period. He said over that period, there will be a reduction in ´the average temperature in the metropolis by 3 degrees,´ the LA Times says.

David Hogg taking ‘gap year’ from,
college to work on midterm elections,
push gun control

32 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Victor Morton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2018 7:30:55 AM     Post Reply
David Hogg won’t be going to college in the fall after all.His mother told CNN in an interview that he will instead take a “gap year” to work as a political activist in the midterm elections.“He will not be going to college this year because he’s decided to take a year off and work on the midterm elections,” Rebecca Boldrick told CNN on Monday. Ms. Boldrick said her son had been accepted at the University of California, Irvine, but decided to help register new voters and push gun control causes. The 17-year-old senior has become the face of the gun

Loretta Lynch Implies James Comey
Lied About Being Concerned Over
Calling Clinton Investigation a ´Matter´

31 replie(s)
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 4/9/2018 12:03:48 PM     Post Reply
As the heat turns up on how the FBI handled the criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s mishandling of classified information, with a DOJ Inspector General report expected at anytime, former Obama administration officials are bracing themselves for impact. During congressional testimony last summer, recently fired FBI Director James Comey said under oath that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch told her to call the criminal investigation into Clinton a simple "matter." "It concerned me," Comey said. "The Clinton campaign at the time was using all kinds of euphemisms, ´security review,´ ´matter.´ Things like that." "For what was

The brave new age of
gender-neutral kids

29 replie(s)
Globe and Mail Inc [Toronto, CA], by Margaret Wente    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 4/9/2018 11:38:09 AM     Post Reply
When Storm was born seven years ago in Toronto, he or she became the most famous baby in the city. That’s because Storm’s parents announced that they were going to raise the baby as gender neutral. “If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” Storm’s father, David Stocker, told The Toronto Star. In an e-mail, Storm’s parents told their friends, “We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now – a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation.” Storm’s parents, it turns out, weren’t oddballs. They were pioneers. More and

Tom Fitton: FBI Notifies Judicial Watch
It Needs At Least Three Years To Turn
Over Strzok-Page Communications

28 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/9/2018 3:33:15 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, the FBI notified Judicial Watch that the bureau will need at least three years to hand over “releasable,” communications between anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. “FBI just told @JudicialWatch it needs at least three years to process and turn over releasable anti-@RealDonaldTrump Strzok-Page communications. Outrageous,” Fitton tweeted. (Video/Tweet) As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Judicial Watch announced on January 24th that the watchdog filed an FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department for communications between Strzok and Page. Via Judicial Watch:(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit

Schumer: It´s time to vote
on legislation protecting Mueller

28 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: arcady- 4/10/2018 6:58:34 PM     Post Reply
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday called on Senate GOP leaders to bring legislation to the floor that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of heightened tension over his investigation into Russian election meddling. Schumer called for new protections of Mueller hours after the FBI raided the Manhattan office of Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, enraging the president. The Democratic leader warned that Mueller’s investigation must be allowed to proceed unimpeded to avoid a constitutional crisis. He noted that there are several bipartisan

House Speaker Paul Ryan tells confidants
he won´t run for re-election: Reports

28 replie(s)
CNBC, by Jacob Pramuk    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2018 8:31:09 AM     Post Reply
House Speaker Paul Ryan has privately told confidantes he does not plan to run for re-election this year, multiple reports said Wednesday. The Wisconsin Republican could announce his decision "soon," according to the news outlet. The GOP faces a tough fight to hold on to a House majority in November amid Democratic enthusiasm and opposition to some policies pushed by President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. Axios first reported Ryan´s decision. Ryan achieved his long-held goal of overhauling the U.S. tax code in December. Once he did so, he felt comfortable leaving a job that had become taxing due


Post Reply   Close thread 937977





Recommended Trending videos


Sek-Float


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS