WNC Headlines Edition

New York Times on latest Scott Pruitt “scandal”: Never mind

When we were recently discussing the Washington Post’s fervent desires to somehow see EPA administrator Scott Pruitt impeached, I provided a roundup of some of the latest “scandals” ...
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CBP sector chief: We created this problem by not enforcing the law all along

“Do you think we’re all too emotional about this?” Gayle King asked the right question of Manuel Padilla, the man running the Customs and Bord...

SPLC Pays $3.3 Million After Falsely Labeling Group “Anti-Muslim Extremists”

Maajid Nawaz, whom the SPLC said “savaged Islam,” ran for British Parliament in 2015. Photo Credit: Eugene Regis via Wikimedia Commons (CC-By-SA 2.0)...

Kirstjen Nielsen on child separation: Our message is simple — if you enter the U.S. illegally you’ll be prosecuted

I think she’s finally been fully Trumpified. Took a lot of effort, though! Inside the Trump administration, current and former officials say, there is considerable unease about the policy, which is...

The race for economic opportunity is about to begin. Who is ready?

By Kevin Alin, Peter Truog Twelve percent. That is the share of U.S. census tracts that the U.S. Treasury Department (Treasury) officially certified as Opportunity Zones on June 14. What unfolds over the next 10 years in one-eighth of America’s neighborhoods could fundamentally shape the landscape of inclusive economic growth across the country. ...

IG Confirms Comey Investigation [Update: McCabe Pleads the Fifth]

(John Hinderaker) Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed that James Comey is under investigation for his handling of his memos on conversations with President Trump. Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. H...

FBI And Justice Department Have NO Constitutional Reason To Decline Documents To Congress

Gowdy Threatens FBI, DOJ with ‘Full Arsenal of Constitutional Weapons’ By Joe Saunders June 17, 2018 at 11:50am ...

Are impact bonds and outcome funds a solution to the global learning crisis?

By Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Izzy Boggild-Jones Utilizing outcome-based schemes for education has the potential to encourage spending on what is important, as well as improve execution in delivery. Social and development impact bonds are a form of outcome-based financing which harnesses private capital to leverage donor or public funding to spen...

Will Strzok Get Fried In Congress?

Breaking: Days After IG Report Release, Strzok Announces He Will Appear Before Congress IG Report: FBI Willing To Take Disturbing Official Action To Hurt Trump   ...

IG Confirms Comey Investigation

(John Hinderaker) Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed that James Comey is under investigation for his handling of his memos on conversations with President Trump. Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. H...

Speaking of dumpster fires

(Scott Johnson) University of Minnesota Law School Professor Richard Painter held himself out as a Republican former Bush ethics czar on the lefty cable news channels until he decided to seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of appointed incumbent Tina Smith. Now he has outed himself as just another nut in the fruitcake constellation. Painter’s debut campaign video below stars Painter himself speaking directly to Democratic primary voters. In a vainglorious ec...

Study: The states with the most psychopaths seem to be blue

Why on Earth would we talk about a Social Science Research Center study like this? The real question is… how could we not? Reported at QZ, this new study by Southern Methodist University Prof...

Comey’s Book Proceeds Will Probably Finance His Defense

Comey Under Investigation 06/18/2018  Source: TTN   by: TTN Staff 8 6...

Is Merkel On The Way Out? Possibly!

Report: Merkel Could Be Removed from Office Next Week Over Immigration Policy By Jack Davis June 18, 2018 at 8:55am ...

Stone: Hey, I forgot about this contact with Russian selling Hillary secrets

Better late than never? Months after Roger Stone and Michael Caputo now say that they recall a meeting with a Russian national that offered to sell them d...

Quinnipiac: 66% of Americans oppose separating children from parents at the border — but 55% of GOP supports

This might be low tide for Trump in terms of public support on this question, as evidenced by the difference between the Daily Beast’s and ...

A Civil Rights Commissioner Weighs In On Children at the Border

(John Hinderaker) On Friday, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the subject of separating families who enter the country illegally at the southern border. Peter’s letter is as clear an explanation of the issue as I have seen. It is so cogent that I am duplicating it here, as well as embedding it below via Scribd: Dear Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen: ...

Combating the Opioid Crisis

Photo credit: Take Back Bridgewater The number is in: 174. That’s the number of people who die every day as a result of drug addiction in America, according to the Center for Disease Control....

Iowa Secretary of State’s Office Launches Online Filing for New Businesses

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate (Des Moines, Iowa) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the statewide launch of the Fast Track Filing system for new businesses. The new, innovative application greatly enhances the speed and efficiency of the filing process. New businesses using Fast Track Fi...

Fake Media Produces Fake News Again

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Here’s The Truth. ICE FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images ...