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"While I had deep insight into Russian activities during the 2016 election, I now am aware — thanks to the reporting of an open and free press..."

"... of many more of the highly suspicious dalliances of some American citizens with people affiliated with the Russian intelligence services. Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash. The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of 'Trump Incorporated' attempted to defraud the government by laundering and co...
Tags: Law, Obama, California, Russia, Language, Nice, Cia, Mark Twain, Central Intelligence Agency, Christ, John Brennan, Trump, Twain, Brennan, Eliot, Meade


"Can you hear that?... Neither can I."

I never noticed this particular YouTube star until a few days ago when I got carried away researching the term "thought experiment" and this video of his turned up. I didn't watch it, but I left it open in a tab while I was reading things in other tabs, for example, "9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night" (Gizmodo) and "The impossible barber and other bizarre thought experiments" (New Scientist). I'd opened all those tabs after pondering the difference between "exper...
Tags: Law, Fast Food, Vlog, Meade, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, TheReportOfTheWeek


"Children of college-educated parents spend less time on chores over all, but the difference is almost all among girls."

"Daughters of college graduates spend 25 percent less time on chores than daughters of parents with no more than a high school education. But they still spend 11 minutes more a day than sons. Educated parents seem to have changed their expectations for their daughters but not for their sons, [said Sandra Hofferth, a sociologist at the University of Maryland who was a co-author of the recent analysis and has spent her career studying how children spend their time]."From "A ‘Generationally Perpetu...
Tags: Children, Law, University Of Maryland, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Sandra Hofferth


At the Water Lily Café...

... you can talk all night.(And please remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Water, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Water Lily Café


The day after the Wisconsin primary — a Scott Walker ad.

I don't see how he needs to do anything more than this:Yesterday was the primary, which produced the Democratic Party nominee, Tony Evers. Here's what went up on his YouTube account today:By the way, Walker has Donald Trump's "full support and Endorsement": Scott Walker is very special and will have another great win in November. He has done a fantastic job as Governor of Wisconsin and will always have my full support and Endorsement! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018 [Author:...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Walker, Donald J Trump, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, 2018 Elections


"The dueling summations ended in a heated confrontation over whether Mr. Manafort’s lawyers had crossed a line in seeking to sow doubt about the prosecutors’ motivations."

"While the fraud charges against Mr. Manafort are not related to Mr. Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in 2016, as Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman he might know about Moscow’s efforts to influence the campaign. Without saying so directly, the defense lawyers made clear that Mr. Manafort was a Republican, telling jurors that he had worked on the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Gerald R. Ford and George Bush. Though they did not mention Mr. Trump by name, they sai...
Tags: Law, George Bush, Moscow, Justice Department, Alexandria, Trump, United States District Court, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, Manafort, Ellis III, Ronald Reagan Bob Dole Gerald R Ford


Why Jerry Seinfeld doesn't use Twitter to tell jokes.

"I don’t hear the laugh. Why waste my time? It’s a horrible performing interface. I can’t think of a worse one. I always think about people that write books. What a horrible feeling it must be to have poured your soul into a book over a number of years and somebody comes up to you and goes, 'I loved your book,' and they walk away, and you have no idea what worked and what didn’t. That to me is hell. That’s my definition of hell."From a little interview in the NYT that he's doing to promote the n...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Comedy, Law, Eggs, Netflix, Bacon, Seinfeld, Jerry Lewis, Ann Althouse, Jerry Lewis Lewis


"The narratives that painted Black Lives Matter activists as 'violent' have turned into legislation that targets black people, leftists, and other marginalized groups."

"The Dangers of Shunning ‘Bad’ Protesters" (The Nation).Moderates are keen to promote only passive, nonviolent tactics under any circumstance, but fail to realize that when the police attack demonstrations that kind of resistance isn’t always an option....The popular narratives that painted Black Lives Matter activists as “violent” have since escalated to new legislation targeting black people. Since Trump’s inauguration, lawmakers in 31 states proposed 64 anti-protest bills, some of them geared...
Tags: Protest, Law, Masks, Free Speech, Trump, The Nation, Ann Althouse


"I’m riddled with shame. White shame.... I feel like there is no 'me' outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity."

"I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else. I consider myself an ally. I research proper etiquette, read writers of color, vote in a way that will not harm P.O.C. (and other vulnerable people). I engage in conversations about privilege with other white people. I take courses that will further educate me. I donated to Black Lives Matter. Yet I fear that nothing is enough. Part of my fear comes from the fact that privilege is ...
Tags: Law, Cheryl Strayed, America, Shame, Rick, David Begley, Whitey, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Rick (the commenter, The Sugars


"Minnesota Republicans decisively rejected the comeback bid of former governor Tim Pawlenty... who proved unable to overcome his 2016 description of Donald Trump as 'unhinged and unfit'..."

Writes Michael Scherer in WaPo. And if you click on the link you might be momentarily befuddled because the article, which begins with that sentence and names only Tim Pawlenty in the headline, is illustrated with a photograph that's decidedly not Tim Pawlenty. It's Christine Hallquist, a transgender who just won the Democratic nomination for governor of Vermont.“The Republican Party has shifted,” [said Pawlenty]. “It is the era of Trump, and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.”...Pawlenty’s d...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Republican Party, Johnson, Donald Trump, Vermont, Trump, Duluth, WaPo, Pawlenty, Tim Pawlenty, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Michael Scherer, Christine Hallquist


"Trump is the first president in more than a century not to have a dog, and his dislike for the pets shows in his frequent put-downs."

From the front-page teaser for "'Like a dog': Trump has a long history of using canine insults to dehumanize enemies" by Philip Rucker at The Washington Post. Trump called Omarosa "that dog"  — and also "a crazed, crying lowlife." So that made an opportunity to talk about dogs, which is one of the most popular things to do on the internet. But that's because we love dogs, right? So what to say about "dog," the insult, which, of course, must be portrayed as really bad, racist actually, because Tr...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Dogs, White House, Defense, America, Metaphor, Fbi, United States, Middle East, Smith, Trump, Omarosa, Stephen K Bannon, Fla, Erick Erickson


"Whether your doctor is male or female could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests."

"The study, of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over two decades to emergency rooms in Florida, found that mortality rates for both women and men were lower when the treating physician was female. And women who were treated by male doctors were the least likely to survive."From "Should You Choose a Female Doctor?/Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better" (NYT). So should you pick the female over the male? "The ...
Tags: Florida, Medicine, Law, Statistics, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


At the Other Cafe...

... because a night cafe is good too. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Wisconsin primary results.

Here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Ann Althouse


"[T]he new [Academy] award won’t devalue the artistic merits of a regular Best Picture victory—nobody will be fooled."

"But it will divert some of the limelight away from the actual Best Picture nominees and winners, and, in so doing, it will divert some of the commercial significance of those nominations and awards, as well. The new category appears to be a play by the studios to siphon off some of the commercial benefits of the awards—to redistribute Oscar-related money upward from independent producers to the studios, from productions costing and yielding tens of millions to ones costing and yielding hundreds...
Tags: Movies, Law, Oscars, Richard Brody, Ann Althouse, Analogies


"There were hundreds of 'predator priests' sexually abusing more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania for decades..."

"... all while being shielded by Roman Catholic Church leaders, according to a scathing grand jury report released Tuesday. 'The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal,' the report states, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. 'Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing: They hid it all.'...  Church officials would routinely use language like 'horseplay' to downplay concerns brought forward by victims or t...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Rape, Philadelphia, Catholics, Ny Post, Shapiro, Josh Shapiro, Roman Catholic Church, Ann Althouse


"If Tiffany Trump wants to be just another Georgetown Law student, her plan isn’t working."

That WaPo headline sound like a jerk. Do they know what she wants? No. But if that's what she wants, would it mean she has a "plan"? No. There are 2 assumptions before the ha, ha, she's failing announcement, and only one of them is put in an "if" clause. The other, that she has a plan to achieve what she might want, is trampled over in the rush to taunt her for not scheming properly.But it's just a headline. From the article:The children of presidents are generally left alone during their underg...
Tags: Headlines, Law, Stanford, Harvard, Law School, Wallis, Chelsea Clinton, Trump, Malia Obama, Kari, Georgetown, Tiffany, WaPo, Georgetown Law, Ann Althouse, Tiffany Trump




Sometimes...

... there's a morning café. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


At the Late Night Cafe...

... talk, talk, talk. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse




"'Nobody even told me about it,' Trump says in the recording of a phone call that Newman says is from the day after she was fired from her White House communications post in December."

"'I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that. Goddammit. I don’t love you leaving at all.'... Newman, in a combative interview on Today, dodged questions about whether Trump was lying on the phone call, saying that she was 'not certain.' She added that Trump, in general, is 'absolutely' a serial liar, but said she 'never expected him to lie to the country.' She said she was locked in a room before Kelly told her she was fired, and characterized the meeting as 'false imprisonment.' 'It’s not acceptable...
Tags: Law, White House, Intelligence, Cnn, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Gore Vidal, Lou Reed, Seinfeld, Geniuses, Trump, Omarosa, Kelly, Newman, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles


"There's a perception that we sit way more than any other culture out there — or even any culture throughout time...."

"Anthropologist David Raichlen at the University of Arizona says that is not accurate.... Raichlen studies modern hunter-gatherers called Hadza, in Tanzania. They live primarily off wild foods, such as tubers, honey and barbecued porcupines. And to acquire this food, there's no doubt they are active.... On average, Hadza adults spend about 75 minutes each day exercising, Raichlen says. That amount is way more than most Americans exercise.... But... [a] few years ago, Raichlen and colleagues... s...
Tags: Health, Meat, Law, Tanzania, Npr, University Of Arizona, Hadza, Ann Althouse, Raichlen, David Raichlen


"In one case, Trump, while studying a briefer’s map of South Asia ahead of a 2017 meeting with India’s prime minister, mispronounced Nepal as 'nipple' and laughingly referred to Bhutan as 'button,” according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting."

From "Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’/The president has often perplexed foreign officials and his own aides as he learns how to deal with the world beyond America's borders" (Politico).Also:"He wasn’t great with recognizing that the leader of a country might be 80 or 85 years old and isn’t going to be awake or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time,” said a former Trump NSC official. “When he wants to call someone, he wants to call someone. He’s mo...
Tags: Japan, Law, North Korea, India, America, Malaysia, Nepal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Lebanon, Kuwait, South Asia, Belize, Bhutan, Nipples, Trump


"Back then, I wrote all day, getting up at five. By this time, I rise scratchy at six or twitch in bed until seven."

"I drink coffee before I pick up a pen. I look through the newspaper. I try to write all morning, but exhaustion shuts me down by ten o’clock. I dictate a letter. I nap. I rise to a lunch of crackers and peanut butter, followed by further exhaustion. At night I watch baseball on television, and between innings run through the New York Times Book Review. I roll over all night. Breakfast. Coffee."From "Notes Nearing Ninety: Learning to Write Less" by Donald Hall, who died at the age of 89 just bef...
Tags: Writing, Law, Aging, Paris, New York Times Book Review, Donald Hall, Ann Althouse


WaPo covers the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and — in its effort to help Democrats — shows the awful problem they have.

There's a primary here tomorrow, and the Republican nominee is not in question. It's the current governor, Scott Walker. What's in play is the Democratic Party nomination, and there are 8 candidates in the race, each struggling for some way to come out on top. WaPo seems to want to cover the primary, but the article is, "Once a rising star, Scott Walker is still looking for his path in Trump’s Republican Party." So Walker is the one with the problem?! It seems to me he's destined to win another ...
Tags: Law, Democrats, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican Party, Mitchell, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, Walker, Emily, WaPo, Naral, Marquette Law School, Evers, Tony Evers


"I felt it as artificial, that sitting down to write a book."

"And that is a feeling that is with me still, all these years later, at the start of a book—I am speaking of an imaginative work. There is no precise theme or story that is with me. Many things are with me; I write the artificial, self-conscious beginnings of many books; until finally some true impulse—the one I have been working toward—possesses me, and I sail away on my year’s labor. And that is mysterious still—that out of artifice one should touch and stir up what is deepest in one’s soul, o...
Tags: Writing, Law, Fake, Thomas Hardy, Somerset Maugham, Naipaul, Ann Althouse, The New York Review of Books, V.S. Naipaul


"After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation’s capital..."

"... for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers and representatives of the news media.... [T]he streets of downtown Washington were charged on Sunday with tension, emotion and noise, particularly in the afternoon, as the right-wing agitator Jason Kessler and perhaps 20 fellow members of the far right... marched under heavy police escort from the Metro station in the Foggy Bottom neighborhoo...
Tags: Protest, Law, Washington, Charlottesville, Metro, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Ann Althouse, White House They, Things That Could Have Been Worse, Jason Kessler


At the Lotus Café...

... you can open your heart. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


The Crack Emcee moves on to "The Republican Record."

Listen to the new song here (along with the earlier "A Message to Kanye"). "The Republican Record" includes the voices of Nixon, George W., Reagan, and Trump (and begins with Rachel Maddow).You know The Crack Emcee from our comments section, but please listen to his recordings (or at least one of them) before commenting on this post. Don't just continue the back-and-forth from recent comments threads. Talk about the music. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Rachel Maddow, Law, Trump, Don, Ann Althouse, Crack Emcee, Nixon George W Reagan