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At the Waning Crescent Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, The moon, Ann Althouse, Waning Crescent Café


America's oldest college debate society votes to strip Ted Cruz of a prestigious Princeton honor for public service

Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosophic Society has voted to rescind its highest honor from Sen. Ted Cruz Getty Images Princeton's American Whig-Cliosphic Society voted to strip Sen. Ted Cruz of a public service award. Society members voted 37-32 in favor of rescinding the honor, The Daily Princetonian reported. Cruz is facing criticism for his role in the insurrection on January 6 and an ill-timed Cancun trip. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. America's o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Education, College, Senate, America, Trends, Society, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, News UK, Princeton, Cruz, Trump, Cancun


A proposed resolution to the conflict over UT's "Eyes of Texas" (a #txlege resolution, that is)

I need to find a Texas legislator willing to file this resolution. Who would y'all suggest? A Resolution to Change the University of Texas  School Song to Something That Sucks Less WHEREAS: Many students at the University of Texas including a preponderance of players on the school's vaunted football team have protested the school song, The Eyes of Texas, because of alleged racist origins and undertones; andWHEREAS: The Eyes of Texas may be racist but is definitely creepy with Orwellian, totalit...
Tags: Texas, Law, Tom, UT, University of Texas, Hubbard, Texas Legislature, Dinah, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gritsforbreakfast, UT Austin, Texas Our Texas, Eyes of Texas, Change the University of Texas School Song, Ray Wylie


"Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency."

 WaPo headline.NYT headline: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Biden economics


Court favors deliberative-process privilege protections over FOIA transparency goals

Notwithstanding the Freedom of Information Act’s primary goal of promoting transparency in government decision-making, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 7-to-2 vote that the public policy of facilitating agency candor in exercising its expertise in preliminary agency deliberations can outweigh such transparency and... The post Court favors deliberative-process privilege protections over FOIA transparency goals appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Merits Cases


Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I feared I would never speak again'

Former Manchester United manager tells of brain surgery worries ahead of documentary about his lifeSir Alex Ferguson has said he feared he would never be able to speak again after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018. The former Manchester United manager told a Q&A at Glasgow film festival he was worried that he could lose his voice and memory after undergoing emergency surgery.A new documentary about the two-time Champions League-winning manager premiered at the the film festival on Saturday. ...
Tags: Health, Film, Football, Sport, Society, Culture, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Glasgow, Documentary films


MoD names Welsh Guards sergeant who died in live-fire exercise

Gavin Hillier died after being injured at Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire on Thursday eveningThe Ministry of Defence has named a soldier in the Welsh Guards who died after being injured in a live firing exercise as Sgt Gavin Hillier.A spokesperson for the MoD said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm Sergeant Gavin Hillier from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died on March 4, 2021. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time. Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Pembrokeshire, Welsh Guards, Castlemartin Range, Gavin Hillier, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards


Kyrsten Sinema cutely dramatized her "no" to the $15 minimum wage and some people are really mad about it.

I'm reading "Sinema Slammed For Exaggerated Thumbs-Down On $15 Minimum Wage" (HuffPo). Here's how it looked: Did Sinema really have vote against a $15 minimum wage for 24 million people like this? pic.twitter.com/Jv0UXLKLHI— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) March 5, 2021 We watched that about 20 times. It's hard to know why she did it like that. At first, we thought maybe she was emulating John McCain, whose dramatic down vote on the GOP health care repeal was done with a distinct hand gestu...
Tags: Law, Gop, John Mccain, Gestures, McCain, Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema, Ann Althouse, Sawyer Hackett


Social Media Ownership Disputes, Part I: the Satanic Temple of Washington Can’t Get Its Facebook Pages Back

This is part 1 of a 2-part series covering social media ownership disputes. This dispute involves the online accounts of the Satanic Temple of Washington: two Facebook pages, one of which had 17,000 followers, a Twitter account, and a “google account”. (Apparently the Temple was able to recover the latter two, so the dispute is over the Facebook pages.) Departing members, who were once authorized as administrators, took control of the account. The Temple asserted claims under the CFAA, the cybe...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, Washington, Court, Johnson, Domain Names, Goldman, Trademark, Temple, Eagle, Ticketmaster, Morgan, Sims, Kravitz, CFAA


"Lawyers for former President DONALD TRUMP sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican Party... for using his name and likeness..."

"... on fundraising emails and merchandise... ...Trump was furious that his name has been bandied about by organizations that help Republicans who voted to impeach him... Trump, who made his fortune in licensing, has always been sensitive to how his name has been used to fundraise and support members, even while in office. ... [P]rivately GOP campaign types say it’s impossible not to use Trump’s name... [and] he should be more generous...."Politico reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alth...
Tags: Law, Gop, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Trump the ex-President


The epic battle with cancer's 'Death Star'

Forty years after the mutant genes that cause the deadliest cancers were discovered, drugs that target them could be approvedIn the early 1980s, Channing Der was just beginning his career as a scientist at Harvard Medical School when he happened upon a discovery that would change the course of cancer research. At the time, the holy grail of cancer biology was discovering so-called oncogenes – genetic switches that can turn a normal cell into a cancer cell – in the genomes of tumours. But while t...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Harvard Medical School, Der, Channing Der


Sunrise.

  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"We all need to think to keep things straight, but we mostly think by talking."

"We need to talk about the past, so we can distinguish the trivial, overblown concerns that otherwise plague our thoughts from the experiences that are truly important. We need to talk about the nature of the present and our plans for the future, so we know where we are, where we are going, and why we are going there. We must submit the strategies and tactics we formulate to the judgments of others, to ensure their efficiency and resilience. We need to listen to ourselves as we talk, as well, so...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Tim Burton, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Conversation, Akira Kurosawa, Mark Twain, J K Rowling, Don, Kurosawa, George Santayana, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Jordan Peterson


"Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music."

That's the headline from January 1968 in The New York Times for of "Songs of Leonard Cohen," Leonard Cohen's first album. The headline is hilariously dismissive. The reviewer was Donal Henahan (1921-2012), whose (in the NYT) says he was a WWII fighter pilot, and he began his NYT reviewing in September 14, 1967 with this: “The American subculture of buttons and beards, poster art and pot, sandals and oddly shaped spectacles met the rather more ancient culture of India last evening at Philhar...
Tags: Law, India, New York City, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Nyt, Angela Lansbury, Woody Allen, Harold Pinter, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Lauren Bacall, Tim Buckley, 1960s, Don, Cohen


Why aren't people talking about the new Jordan Peterson book? It came out 4 days ago, and I'm only just noticing it now.

Here's the book: "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life." I only noticed it just now because I was having an in-person conversation that caused me to need to check the exact reason why Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton "the first black President" and I landed on "It Was No Compliment to Call Bill Clinton 'The First Black President.'" That was in The Atlantic. I hadn't stopped by The Atlantic in a long time, but while I was there, I noticed "What Happened to Jordan Peterson?/Adored guru and revile...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Atlantic, Bill Clinton, Toni Morrison, Ta-nehisi Coates, Peterson, Helen Lewis, Ann Althouse, Jordan Peterson, Quidditch Peterson


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


Rudy Giuliani's legal woes mount as a federal criminal investigation into his Ukraine dealings resumes, report says

Rudy Giuliani speaks during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images A probe into Rudy Giuliani's business and overseas dealings has resumed, according to AP. The criminal investigation will look into the legality of his conversations with Ukrainian officials. Giuliani is also facing lawsuits from Dominion and a Democratic lawmaker. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal crimina...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Law, Time, US, Trends, Ukraine, Ap, New York Times, News UK, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani


Unions urge Sunak to reconsider 1% pay rise for NHS England staff

BMA, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and Unison say pay recommendation ‘fails the test of honesty’The government is under mounting pressure to reconsider its proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England, with four trade unions writing a joint letter to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to express their “dismay” and calling for a fair pay deal.The British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing and Unison said the pay deal “fails the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Trade unions, Doctors, Nursing, Public sector pay, Midwifery, NHS england, Unison, Industrial Action, British Medical Association BMA


'So much trauma': Mozambique conflict sparks mental health crisis

Aid groups warn of collapsed health system as traumatised people displaced by Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado seek helpThe insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is causing a mental health crisis, with a quarter of the region’s population now displaced.People are struggling with untreated trauma after witnessing extreme violence, including mass beheadings, said humanitarian groups concerned about the strain on those who have sheltered dozens of displaced people in their homes. Cont...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Mental Health, Global development, Humanitarian response, Mozambique, Cabo Delgado, Conflict and arms


NHS body in England urges minority ethnic people to fill out census

Completing survey is vital to ensure access to health and care services, says Race and Health ObservatoryAn independent NHS body is urging black and minority ethnic communities to complete this year’s national census survey to help capture a more accurate picture of the overall health condition of households across England.The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory has called on minority ethnic communities to complete the online survey sent by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by Sun...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, UK News, NHS, Census, Office for National Statistics ONS, Race and Health ObservatoryAn, NHS Race and Health Observatory


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


Nadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccine

Great British Bake Off winner among trio of TV chefs calling for wider take-up of coronavirus jab Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has appeared in a video campaign urging members of the British Bangladeshi community to get vaccinated against coronavirus.Hussain, Asma Khan from the Netflix series Chef’s Table and MasterChef’s Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed have joined with the NHS in an effort to tackle hesitancy surrounding the...
Tags: Health, Television, Society, UK News, NHS, Food TV, Vaccines and immunisation, The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, Coronavirus, Hussain Asma Khan



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