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"Protesters with the Black Femme March stopped on the interstate on their way back to Capitol Hill after going on their nightly march to the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct."

"Moments before the car struck the demonstrators, the crowd had been dancing to the Cupid Shuffle, videos show. 'It was a festive environment,' said Aaron, a protester who didn’t want his last name used out of concern for his safety. Witnesses captured video that showed a white car* heading south at a high speed around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. It swerved around two vehicles positioned as a barrier to protect protesters across the I-5 lanes. Video showed the car careened toward the protesters and stru...
Tags: Death, Crime, Law, Dancing, Protests, Jaguar, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Aaron, Seattle Police Department, Ann Althouse, Seattle Seattle Times, Dawit Kalete

"Why We’re Capitalizing Black/The Times has changed its style on the term’s usage to better reflect a shared cultural identity."

The NYT explains its policy change. I assume the answer is: We're doing it because it's something we can do, and we want to do something.It makes me think of the phrase: I wouldn't lift my little finger to help you. By pushing the shift key when typing the "B," they are, at least, lifting their little finger...But are they helping? Are people with this characteristic helped by a gesture that says — or is supposed to say — you have a shared cultural identity with the other people who have the sam...
Tags: Law, Journalism, The Times, Nyt, Times, Racists, Brown, Abrams, Corbett, Lacey, Dean Baquet, Baquet, Du Bois, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults

"People who have lost trust in the police are more prone to settle scores on their own, experts said."

"'The lack of trust, the lack of confidence in police and the lack of willingness to use police, I think is going to have a broader effect,' said [said Thomas Abt, a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice and one author of the nationwide homicide study by Arnold Ventures, a philanthropy focused on criminal justice].... [Chicago’s new police superintendent, David O. Brown] called the open air drug markets on street corners 'the precursors' to much of the violence.... Asked about how the...
Tags: Murder, Guns, Law, Police, Chicago, Ann Althouse, David O Brown, Arnold Ventures, Thomas Abt, Council on Criminal Justice, Rev Ira Acree, Rev Acree

5:05 and 5:30 a.m. — the moon and the sun.

(Open thread in the comments.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Moon, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"Now I don’t know what brought this up but I have no intention of hopping around the world ogling natives and peasants or whatever you had in mind."

Said Benjamin Braddock, the main character in the novel "The Graduate," which I read after reading the obituary of the author Charles Webb. I picked out that quote because my longstanding critique of travel. The character says that after his love interest, Elaine, tells him, "Before you tie yourself down to being married you should do other things... But wouldn’t it be exciting?... To see all the different lands and the different peoples and so forth?"I wanted to read "The Graduate" to prepare t...
Tags: Travel, Money, Law, Graduate, The Graduate, Berkeley, Benjamin, Elaine, Webb, Charles Webb, Benjamin Braddock, Ann Althouse, Webb Home School, ≈ Ben

"Parents whispered about whether to stop their children from singing a popular protest song, while activists devised coded ways to express now-dangerous ideas."

"Seemingly overnight, Hong Kong was visibly and viscerally different, its more than seven million people left to navigate what [China’s new security law] would mean to their lives.... For some who had been alarmed by the ferocity of last year’s unrest, which at times transformed shopping districts, neighborhoods and university campuses into smoke-filled battlefields, the law brought relief and optimism. For others, who had hoped the desperate protest campaign would help secure long-cherished fre...
Tags: Hong Kong, Law, China, Terrorism, Protests, Free Speech, Hong Kongers, Xu, Ann Althouse, Janet Pang, Xu Ze

Totally bland — and yet, I think, effective.

I’ve carried the middle class values that my parents instilled in me my entire life — and they’re the values I’ll bring to the White House.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 5, 2020 Sometimes you want mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes, a peanut butter sandwich, and ice cream. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Ann Althouse

I don't know how you read, but...

learning book guy dance from Hamilton— COLiN BURGESS (@Colinoscopy) July 5, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Books, Law, Dancing, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Ann Althouse

5:23 a.m.

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

I need to "live-blog" my reading of Trump's 4th of July speech.

Here's the transcript from what was called the “Salute to America” at the White House yesterday. As I said in the previous post, I think Trump went big introducing a strong campaign theme this weekend, setting himself up in opposition to the protesters who've been ripping down statues, and I looked at Biden's 4th-of-July speech — speechlet — and judged it to be smack dab in the middle of a continuum that runs from Trump to the statue topplers.Yesterday, I "live-blogged" my reading of Trump's Jul...
Tags: Usa, Law, White House, Nazis, America, Joe Biden, History, United States, Amelia Earhart, Sculpture, Biden, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Columbus, Trump, Disney World

The proposal to take down a statue of Columbus in Cleveland and replace it with a statue of...

... Chef Boyardee!In 1988, Clevelanders erected a statue to Christopher Columbus in Little Italy.... It is allegedly a monument to a legendary Italian explorer and a symbol of Italian-American pride. Except it isn't. Columbus is not someone we should celebrate. He was a racist monster who initiated the genocide against indigenous Americans.... He was, as historian Patrick Wyman put it, "a dogshit person even by the standards of the late 15th century." We don't even know if Columbus was Italian.....
Tags: Law, Pasta, Commerce, Italy, Cleveland, Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Boyardee, Ann Althouse, Il Giardino, Patrick Wyman, Ettore Hector Boiardi, Boyardee Born, Piacenza Ettore, Boiardi

In 2 speeches, this 4th of July weekend, Trump has set out his campaign theme — in contrast to the recent iconoclasm — and my first question is: Where had Biden located himself?

No jokes about the basement. I know that's his physical location. I want to know where he has positioned himself between Trump — who's conspicuously embracing the traditional American icons and ideals — and the protesters — who are tearing down monuments and denouncing the old ideals.I saw that Joe Biden gave a 4th of July speech and found the transcript. I was settling to "live-blog" my reading of the speech — as I did yesterday with the first of Trump's weekend speeches — but — copying the tex...
Tags: Law, Obama, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Martin Luther King, Trump, Jefferson, Ann Althouse, Iconoclasm, Trump 2020, Biden rhetoric, George Floyd Through

July 4th sunrise.

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

A slightly woozy sunrise panorama.

By Meade. I am in this picture, by the way. Near that even harder to see red-hatted man. Click the image and click again to enlarge.A third click gets you even closer, and the look of the ripples in the water gives you some idea of how the Apple software stitches the photos together to make the panorama. It's some kind of complicated geometry. Can anyone explain it? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunrise, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

Can J.K. Rowling talk about her ovaries?

So Tweeter A is allowed to demand my ovaries, but I’m not allowed to talk about my ovaries, because you haven’t got ovaries? Seems fair.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 4, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Transgender, Jk Rowling, J K Rowling, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference

Having carefully read Trump's Mount Rushmore speech and analyzed it line by line, I will now look at the mainstream media headlines.

Go to the previous post for my untainted assessment of the speech. I will now see what's being said:The front page of the Washington Post has "Ahead of July 4, Trump exploits racial, social divisions/In a dark speech at the foot of Mount Rushmore's monument, President Trump focused on what he described as a 'left-wing cultural revolution' that aims to rewrite U.S. history and erase its heritage" — reworded at the article page as "At Mount Rushmore, Trump exploits social divisions, warns of ‘left...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, America, Cnn, New York Times, Nyt, Npr, Biden, Trump, WaPo, CNN NPR, Mount Rushmore, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Left-wing Ideology, Trump 2020

Trump's Mount Rushmore speech came on too late for me, but...

... I've got the transcript, and I'm going to live-blog my reading of it. I'm fixing punctuation as I go and adding boldface:There could be no better place to celebrate America’s independence than beneath this magnificent, incredible, majestic mountain and monument to the greatest Americans who have ever lived. Somebody went heavy on the alliteration, but "incredible" sneaked in there. He's on the side of the monuments, not the destroyers of monuments.The superlative — "the greatest Americans wh...
Tags: Law, America, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, Churchill, Trump, United States of America, Mount Rushmore, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Ann Althouse, George Washington Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln

Sunrise — 5:15 and 5:26.

Notice how the rippling of the lake revs up when the sun appears. The actual sunrise time was 5:23. The sun was first visible to me over the shoreline at 5:25. I'd been waiting and waiting, and I got the idea that if I took a long slow breath, the sun might appear before I got to the end of it. And it did!Open thread in the comments.And here's the Amazon portal. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"The entire house — every room, every bed, every bathroom, shower and toilet — was rigged with cameras and audio."

"Epstein kept a secret room full of monitors and watched his guests in real time. He blackmailed the powerful men who would visit and use his girls. If [Ghislaine] Maxwell dies in custody, the federal government will take a hit from which it may never recover...."From "Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say" (NY Post). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Ny Post, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Richard Epstein, Ann Althouse, Ghislaine -RSB- Maxwell

This morning at 5:55, I paid my respects to the empty plinth of the Hans Christian Heg statue.

I didn't insert the flags — only took the photograph. Notice the bent up portion of the bronze in back. That damage occurred when the statue was attacked last week:The memorial statue was beheaded and thrown in Lake Monona by rioters, incensed by the arrest of a member of Black Lives Matter as demonstrations in Madison turned violent in June 2020,[5][6] despite it being of a Union soldier and abolitionist.... On the morning of 24 June, someone painted "Fire Matt Kenny" on the base of the Heg s...
Tags: Photography, Law, Wisconsin, Union, Civil War, Black Lives Matter, Madison, Flags, Monuments, Wisconsin State Journal, Matt Kenny, Lake Monona, Ann Althouse, Destruction Of Art, Micah Le, Hans Christian Heg

"For the past few months, Trump and the conservative propaganda apparatus have struggled to make the old race-and-gender-baiting rhetoric stick to Biden."

"But voters don’t appear to believe that Biden is an avatar of the 'radical left.' They don’t think Biden is going to lock up your manhood in a 'testicle lockbox.' They don’t buy that Biden’s platform, which is well to the left of the ticket he joined in 2008, represents a quiet adherence to 'Kenyan anti-colonialism.' Part of this is that Biden has embraced popular liberal positions while avoiding the incentive to adopt more controversial or unpopular positions during the primary. But it’s also ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Fox News, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Biden, Trump, Nixon, Laura Ingraham, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Left-wing Ideology, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP

"At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of [Kamala] Harris’s 'tough-on-crime' record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute..."

"... Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes, her strong support of prosecutors in Orange County who engaged in rampant misconduct, and other tidbits — such as her previous assertion that 'it is not progressive to be soft on crime' — that could prove unflattering to Harris as the public first gets to know her on the national stage. The edits, according to the page history, have elicited strong pushback from Wikipedia’s volunteer editor brigade, and have drawn the page into controversy, t...
Tags: Law, California, Wikipedia, Atlantic, Reddit, Amy Klobuchar, Orange County, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Vp, Ann Althouse, Steve Mnuchin, Intercept, Stacey Abrams, Kamala -RSB- Harris

"This week, it was announced that Tucker Carlson Tonight recorded the highest-rated quarter for a cable news show ever...."

"[T]he data quickly debunks the notion that the channel and its hosts are not popular with the younger, key demographics... As was the case in total viewership, Fox News led by Carlson, dwarfed the competition in the 25-54 demo.... Carlson won the valued 18-48 demographic by an equitable margin... Executives are led to believe that the two demographics are highly influenced by Twitter and other social media platforms. Carlson, the media’s biggest star, provided a brutal counterpunch to that beli...
Tags: TV, Law, Protests, Fox News, Msnbc, Tucker Carlson, Hayes, Chris Hayes, Carlson, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Cancel Culture, Bobby Burack

"This Fourth of July holiday is one of the most humbling in our history."

"Even at the height of world wars or the Great Depression, America inspired. But, today, the United States is destroying the moral authority it once had. There will still be fireworks. And the Statue of Liberty still towers over New York Harbor. But it is harder today to convince others that Americans embrace—or practice—the ideals that Lady Liberty represents."Says Robin Wright in "To the World, We’re Now America the Racist and Pitiful" (The New Yorker).I'm surprised to encounter reverence for ...
Tags: Law, America, History, United States, Slavery, Robin Wright, Wright, WaPo, New York Harbor, Frederick Douglass, Douglass, Festivities, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Jonathan Lande

"37A: Author/TV personality who wrote 'Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park.'"

The clue to the longest answer in today's NYT crossword. I'll put the answer below the jump in case you care about solving the puzzle and — what's wrong with you?! — haven't solved it yet.Here's the grid — filled out — at Rex Parker's blog. It's great clue, because it's an interesting quote, and you actually want to know who said that. My first thought was George's mother on "Seinfeld":"I come home and find my son treating his body like it was an amusement park!"But the answer is not Estelle Cos...
Tags: Law, Puzzles, Names, Seinfeld, Larry David, Anthony Bourdain, George, Bourdain, Ann Althouse, Rex Parker, Estelle Costanza, Lawrence David, Lawrence Gene David

The NYT and Vanity Fair are striving to help Trump with his underdog narrative.

NYT: "Why June Was Such a Terrible Month for Trump/Last month represented the political nadir of President Trump’s three and a half years in office, thanks to self-inflicted wounds as he played to his base and missteps by a fractured campaign."Vanity Fair: "'WHAT DO I DO? WHAT DO I DO?': TRUMP DESPERATE, DESPONDENT AS NUMBERS CRATER, 'LOSER' LABEL LOOMS/'They probably won’t have' the Jacksonville convention. The Joni Ernst campaign is angry at Trump’s horrible numbers. Meadows and Kushner are at...
Tags: Law, Vanity Fair, Jacksonville, Trump, Joni Ernst, Meadows, Kushner, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Labor Day GOP

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"These iconoclasts appeared on the Capitol Square to cover over the hate graffiti inspired by the fire bombers, looters, and window smashers."

"Their target was the WI Veterans Museum on W. Mifflin Street, which had been vandalized by the Free Yeshua Musa/Mayor Satya anarchists. The message of this motley group ran counter to the anarchists who toppled the statues of Freedom Fighter Hans Christian Heg, who gave his life fighting slavery and secession, and of Miss Forward, exemplar of strong womanhood 20 years before female suffragism. Or the beatdown of State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee. Or the fire bombing of the City County Build...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Protests, Posters, Madison, Ann Althouse, Mifflin Street, David Blaska, Capitol Square, Destruction Of Art, Hans Christian Heg, Yeshua Musa Mayor Satya, State Sen Tim Carpenter, City County Building Let

"There are no rules about how to deal with the hair of people in prisons – it’s very difficult to supervise or place restrictions from above on how to deal with hair that has been forcibly removed."

"As a result, this has also created an environment in which [officials] are not going to turn down the economic benefits of hair that has been shaved off of people in government camps," said Chinese human rights lawyer and activist Teng Biao, quoted in "U.S. Border Control Seizes 13 Tons Of Hair Weaves Suspected To Be From Chinese Internment Camps" (Refinery29).But the Chinese Ministry of Affairs denies the use of any forced labor or detention of ethnic minority groups. “We hope that certain peo...
Tags: Prison, Law, China, United States, Commerce, Hair, Ann Althouse, Teng Biao, U S Border Control Seizes, Chinese Ministry of Affairs

"According to charging documents, [Ghislaine] Maxwell 'befriended' some of these victims, 'including by asking the victims about their lives, their schools, and their families.'"

"She and [Jeffrey] Epstein spent time forging relationships with these girls, by taking them shopping and to the movies. The alleged grooming happened, according to the documents, at Epstein’s mansion on the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, his ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as Maxwell’s residence in London. After developing a rapport, the documents allege, 'Maxwell would try to normalize sexual abuse for a minor victim by, among other things,...
Tags: London, Crime, Law, Fbi, Maxwell, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Robert Maxwell, Palm Beach Florida, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Santa Fe New Mexico, Ann Althouse, Jeffrey -RSB- Epstein, Ghislaine -RSB- Maxwell

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