Thursday, April 4, 2019


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Jackpot Junk Science
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

2 Republican AGs urge appeals court to overturn ObamaCare ruling

'I identify as a suitcase. Can I fly for free now?' United Airlines is mocked after becoming first in the world to allow passengers to identify as gender neutral Mx

A Mole Hunt for Diversity ‘Bias’ at Villanova
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

Drilling boom in Washington County raises worries about harm to picturesque countryside

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‘Should NATO survive?’


The 2020 Election Conundrum

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"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)

Jackpot Junk Science

Scientists say a weed killer is safe, but a judge excludes evidence.

March 31, 2019 3:52 p.m. ET

Weeds are sprayed with a bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller .
 Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News
The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco last week as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable for $80.3 million in damages for allegedly causing a Sonoma man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The scientific consensus isxxxxxx
Judge Chhabria also limited the plaintiff’s admissible evidence, but attorney Aimee Wagstaff repeatedly ignored his instructions during her opening statement, possibly prejudicing the jury. These violations “were intentional and committed in bad faith,” Judge Chhabria said, but he fined her a mere $500.
It’s tough to win on the merits when you can’t present the full story. Bayer says it will appeal, but the German firm must wonder if it was worth buying Monsanto, which makes Roundup, and exposing itself to American jackpot justice.

A Mole Hunt for Diversity ‘Bias’ at Villanova

An atmosphere of fear-imposed silence makes it impossible to achieve a real liberal-arts education.

March 29, 2019 6:26 p.m. ET

Villanova University in Radnor Township, Pa.
 Photo: LightRocket/Getty Images
Villanova, Pa.
Like many colleges in the U.S., Villanova University has launched an effort to monitor its faculty for signs of “bias” in the classroom. As Villanova professors, we believe this mole hunt for bias undercuts our ability xxxxxx
This cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of fear-imposed silence. We professors—and our students—must be free to think and question and debate. Surely respecting diversity must also allow for diversity of thought.
Ms. Sheehan is a professor of political science at Villanova and a co-director of its Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good. Mr. Wilson is a professor of religion and literature.

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