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Tue, Mar 19, 2019 12:08 a.m.

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Whether Nation of Islam/D.C. Sniper Serial Killer Lee Boyd Malvo Deserves New Sentencing


Mon, Mar 18, 2019 9:39 p.m.

Supreme Court agrees to consider whether DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo deserves new sentencing



An Investigation and Analysis by Disobedient Media Indicates that Tarrant and the Group He Worked with Likely Have Professional Military Connections, are Part of the Same Cell that Perpetrated a February 22nd Break-in of the North Korean Embassy in Spain


Mon, Mar 18, 2019 9:50 p.m.

An investigation and analysis by Disobedient Media indicates that Tarrant and the group he worked with likely have professional military connections, are part of the same cell that perpetrated a February 22nd break-in of the North Korean embassy in Spain


Bingo!

We have a winner!

I thought this very thing last Saturday evening.

Was discussing with a friend the possibility that "intelligence" agencies were involved with the attacks.


Could it be that the police response to the shooting was suspiciously slow, taking over 20 minutes for police to arrive even though police stations were only a few blocks away? (Sounds a bit like the Parkland shooting in Florida, doesn't it? Remember how sheriff's deputies were ordered to stand down while the shooting was playing out?)



Murderer Adnan Syed

By "W"
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 7:39 p.m.
Adnan Syed at DuckDuckGo

For whatever reasons, this dusky killer in Maryland is drawing new attention. Just read about him earlier today.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Did Racist Hate Crime Hoaxer Jussie Smollett Benefit from a Criminal Justice Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice? That's What Chicago Cop Union President Charges

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 8:22 p.m.

CHICAGO -- The president of the Chicago police union has sent a letter to the Justice Department alleging that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the police investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.




Breaking: Suspect in Deadly Dutch Tram Shooting Has been Arrested




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NYT Columnist David Leonhardt Repeats Post-Christchurch, DNC Talking Points

N.S.: These talking points are all over the place right now.


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President Trump keeps encouraging violence. It matters.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Op-Ed Columnist

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There was a lot of news last week. A college-admissions scandal. A plane crash. An awful terrorist attack. Beto O'Rourke's campaign announcement. So maybe you missed the president of the United States muse aloud about violence by his political supporters.
My column this morning is about that threat. President Trump keeps encouraging both violence and white nationalism — and white-nationalist violence is rising. That's not a coincidence. He doesn't deserve blame for any specific attack. But he deserves blame for using the world's biggest bully pulpit to corrode our democracy and public safety. He's engaging in behavior that has scary historical echoes and real-world effects.
Related: "Violent white nationalists think Trump is a white nationalist," Judd Legum writes, in a detailed post at Popular Information. "The President of the United States is dismissing the threat of white nationalism, using white nationalist rhetoric, and aggressively pursuing policies favored by white nationalists."
Senator Substance
Among the 2020 Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Warren has jumped out to a big early lead in the ideas competition. She has the most ambitious, detailed policy agenda of any candidate. After sitting down with her for two recent conversations — including one you can listen to here — I wrote about her platform in a Sunday Review column.
I don't agree with every Warren proposal, as I explained. But she has correctly diagnosed the biggest problems facing the American economy and has proposed a coherent post-Obama vision for the party. I hope the other 2020 candidates also offer clear visions — and, ideally, different ones — for fixing an economy that has created so much frustration.
If you want to dig in deeper on Warren's agenda, you can read John Cassidy in The New Yorker or the former Obama administration officials Lily Batchelder or David Kamin on Twitter.
Of Warren's proposal to put workers on corporate boards: Vox's Matthew Yglesias and the Roosevelt Institute's Susan Holmberg have praised it. Eric Levitz of New York magazine has compared it with Bernie Sanders's platform, and Jeffrey Miron of Harvard has criticized it.
Of Warren's plan to break up big tech: Michael Tomasky praises it in The Daily Beast. The Washington Examiner editorial board — not normally a Warren fan — offers partial praise. Megan McArdle of The Washington Post lists her criticisms.
My colleague Paul Krugman has also written several recent columns praising Warren's emerging agenda.


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David's Morning NYT Read
The Cruel Irony of 'Free' College Promises
By TIFFANY JONES
Forget admissions bribery. For poorer families, even "free public college" isn't free if only tuition costs are covered.
David's Latest Column
The man with the world's largest bully pulpit.
It Isn't Complicated: Trump Encourages Violence
By DAVID LEONHARDT
He doesn't deserve blame for any specific attack. He does deserve blame for the increase in white-nationalist violence.
The Full Opinion Report
The Moral Wages of the College Admissions Mania
By FRANK BRUNI
Just what is all this scheming and obsession with status teaching children?
Beto O'Rourke floating above the political fray, at least as a newly minted presidential candidate.
Is the Force With Beto?
By MAUREEN DOWD
A tulip craze swept a young Democrat into the White House once. Will it happen again?
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year.
This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile
By NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Overcoming life's basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Americans Are Divided by Their Views on Race, Not Race Itself
By ERIC KAUFMANN
It's a crucial difference — and grounds for optimism.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2ndL) attend a press conference with V4 — Visegrads countries prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka (L) of Czech Republic, Beata Szydlo (R) of Poland and Robert Fico of Slovakia in Budapest, Hungary in 2017.
Why Do Central European Nationalists Love Israel So Much?
By IVAN KRASTEV
Benjamin Netanyahu provides a very attractive model.
The Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville.
The Death of Compassionate Democracy
By MARGARET RENKL
Following the Koch playbook, Tennessee keeps finding new ways to undermine the welfare of its citizens.
A sign warning against uncivilized behavior in the main bazaar in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region.
China's Brutal 'Boarding Schools'
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Beijing's indoctrination centers for Muslim Uighurs are stark violations of human rights.
A barn in Solon, Iowa. Many Democratic presidential candidates have already visited the state.
What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America
By ROBERT LEONARD AND MATT RUSSELL
The G.O.P. under President Trump has given liberals an opening in places like Iowa. But they need to know how to speak to voters here.
Salvadorean migrants heading to the United States last November.
I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.
By LAILA LALAMI
Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It's time we rethink our antiquated ideas about immigrants.
Is Computer Code a Foreign Language?
By WILLIAM EGGINTON
No. And high schools shouldn't treat it that way.
A scene from season two of
Netflix Has Turned Its Back on Latinos
By VANESSA ERAZO
The cancellation of "One Day at a Time" hurts in a way the diversity numbers can't fully convey.
Wait, How Did You Get Into College?
By JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET
How first-generation students learn about the myth of meritocracy.
Al Noor Mosque, where one of two anti-Muslim terrorist attacks took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday.
Our Brother, Our Executioner
By OMER AZIZ
Racism begins with ideas. It ends with violence.
A Brexit supporter outside Parliament on March 13.
Dissecting the Dreams of Brexit Britain
By JAMES MEEK
I've traveled England trying to understand what drives the Brexit psyche.
Dozens of people were charged in what the authorities said was a scheme to get students admitted to elite universities, including Yale.
Reflections on the College Scandal
Readers clarify who was really harmed, defend the deserving Ivy Leaguers, advise parents to "back off" and sympathize with the kids of the parents charged.
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