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It will be interesting to see how many people are homeschooling this fall

 reports:Wednesday evening, the website for the N.C Department of Administration’s Notice of Intent to Establish a Home School was not available due to volume.andThe homeschool movement has grown exponentially in the past two decades in North Carolina, now with more homeschool students than private school students.I was surprised that more are homeschooling than have their children in private schools.I think many parents over the last couple months have developed confidence in their ability to t...
Tags: North Carolina, Homeschooling, Instapundit, Henry Cate, N C Department of Administration

How many colleges and universities will survive?

NYU prof: 'Hundreds, if not thousands' of universities will soon be 'walking dead' is a discussion about a point we've talked about several times, that colleges are over priced, and so students will find other ways to get an education.I did find this thought very sobering:Approximating that a thousand to two thousand of the country's 4,500 universities could go out of business in the next 5-10 years, Galloway concludes, “what department stores were to retail, tier-two higher tuition universities...
Tags: Homeschooling, Nyu, Galloway, Instapundit, Henry Cate

I'll just show you one example of the mockery I've seeing of this poor couple, who were beset by a mob and unable to get help from the police.

Fox News has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rap would do to us — Seltzer In Place (@VernorsHerzog) June 29, 2020 That went up this morning — after it's been in the news that these people are not uneducated right-wingers. They are lawyers (i.e., educated) and they are Democrats (with a record of donations). [UPDATE: Snopes says the reports that he donated to Democrats were wrong — mistaking him for someone else with the same name: "According to the FEC,...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Guns, Law, Protests, Fox News, Republican National Committee, Mark, Donald J Trump, FEC, Instapundit, McCloskey, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Mark McCloskey, Trump Make America Great Again Committee

Quote of the Day - Re: George F. Will

I've read some of George F. Will's work, and generally found it worthy.  In fact, I transcribed one of his speeches here at TSM, titled "Learned Feudalism" from the 2010 Cato Institute Milton Friedman Prize dinner.  It was witty, erudite, and absolutely accurate.But the election of Donald J. Trump seems to have unhinged him.  He is the Never-Trumper's Never-Trumper.  Over at Instapundit Ed Driscoll comments on a XiNN piece about Will's most recent Washington Post op-ed calling for a rout of the ...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Qotd, Kevin, Donald J Trump, Instapundit, TSM, Trumper, Pierre Boulle, Ed Driscoll, Cato Institute Milton Friedman Prize, DoggerelPundit, Col Nicholson

Quote of the Day - Sarah Hoyt Edition

From a post at Instapundit: Two things, before my calm gets damaged further. a) most businesses are not insured against civil unrest. Most will get nothing.b) when you say “are your possessions worth a human life?”  Most people’s possessions are their lives. They spent days of their lives and strength and health to acquire them.As for their being “worth” a human life…  Humans who think it’s okay to hurt people and take their stuff are only going to cost more lives in the long run. The rig...
Tags: Guns, US, America, Qotd, Mogadishu, Kevin, Instapundit, Sarah Hoyt, RCOB, DGU

Guns-to-Mexico Hit Piece Picks Up Where Pre-Fast and Furious Lies Left Off

“Operation Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino bought 19 of the weapons pictured one to two weeks earlier.” — Funny how Rolling Stone doesn't even find gunwalking worth mentioning. (DOJ OIG Report 19 Sep 2012) U.S.A. – -( “Selling weapons south of the border is big business — and America’s loose gun laws are also devastating for Mexico,” Seth Harp declares in a Rolling Stone hit piece on the right to keep and bear arms. He’s picking up where the gun-grabbers left off before th...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Mexico, America, Hillary Clinton, State Department, Resistance, Rolling Stone, Trump, ATF, Instapundit, David Codrea, National Institute of Justice

More evidence of seismic shift in higher education - huge decline in enrollment

Colleges Face 15%-20% Drop In Enrollment; S&P Lowers Credit Rating Of 25% Of Colleges shares details from a Wall Street Journal article:"Schools should expect a 15% decline in enrollment next fall and a $45 billion decline in revenue from tuition, room and board and other services, according to the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest advocacy group for colleges and universities. Some administrators say those projections are too rosy."Colleges Could Lose 20% of Students reports on...
Tags: Wall Street Journal, Homeschooling, Instapundit, American Council on Education, Henry Cate

Harvard Magazine gets attention for an article about the "risks of home schooling."

Harvard Magazine has a cover story on the dangers of home schooling and suggest a presumptive ban. In the cover image they misspelt arithmetic. — Shruti Rajagopalan (@srajagopalan) April 19, 2020 I first saw that at Instapundit, where Glenn has written a funny-mean headline: "ELIZABETH BARTHOLET, THE 'KAREN WANTS TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER' PROFESSOR OF LAW AT HARVARD, DOESN’T LIKE HOMESCHOOLING."Let's look at the article. First, "arithmetic" is spelled correctly (so the i...
Tags: Education, Law, Karen, Law School, Spelling, Glenn, Instapundit, Child Protective Services, Westover, Wasserstein, Ann Althouse, Harvard Magazine, Shruti Rajagopalan, Tara Westover, Elizabeth Bartholet, Erin O Donnell

Will the Coronavirus pop the Higher Education bubble?

Early in our blog we often talked about a possible seismic change in higher education.  This was heavily driven by the fact that the cost of higher education has been climbing twice as fast as inflation, for decades.  This can not continue forever.  As Instapundit often points out: something that can't go on forever, won't.In a 2009 post I started with: "I have  blogged  in  the past   about  the  problem  of  rising cost  of a  college   education . In a nut shell the cost of college education ...
Tags: Homeschooling, Instapundit, Michael Barone, Henry Cate, Heather Mac Donald

Education Quote of the Day

Seen at Instapundit by Robert E. Wright of the American Institute for Economic Research:As I recently argued elsewhere, America’s educational system has not prepared us for the government power grab because it does not create enough Emersonian independent thinkers or, frankly, even adult thinkers. Due to the extreme Left bias of higher education, many of America’s college graduates remain intellectually infantilized to the point that they can do little more than Tweet ignorant hate at any idea t...
Tags: Guns, Education, America, Qotd, Kevin, Instapundit, American Institute for Economic Research, Robert E Wright

A NYT headline I took literally and seriously: "Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone."

I saw that headline — without the subheadline — at Facebook, where my son John had posted it.The subheadline is "'I have not stopped crying,' said an expectant mother who learned that her husband could not be with her when she gives birth." First paragraph:Women giving birth at two leading New York City hospital networks are being told they must labor without spouses, partners or doulas by their side — leaving the expectant mothers anxious and frightened about their upcoming deliveries.My commen...
Tags: Facebook, Headlines, Medicine, Law, New York City, New York Times, The Times, Ohio, John, Instapundit, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Coronavirus, New York City Will Have

Today at Instapundit: a simultaneous cultgasm.

Link. Link.(Click image to enlarge and clarify.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Satan, Bathrooms, Instapundit, Ann Althouse

Quote of the Day - (Formerly) Great Britain Edition

From Sultan Knish's A Tale of Two Englands via Instapundit:The child rapists did not believe that their actions were wrong under Islamic law. And they weren’t.The Manchester City Council and the GMP just accepted this reality as they have accepted it so often. They buried the minutes, shut down the investigation, and walked away from the screams of the girls.They did it for multiculturalism, integration, and community relations. They did it for social justice.We know that no real action was take...
Tags: UK, Guns, Religion, Kevin, Instapundit, GMP, Manchester City Council, EUtopia, Faith in Government

Does This Signal the Beginning of the End for Political Correctness?

I'm sure by now you've seen this, or heard it, or read the transcript, but Ricky Gervais, hosting the 2020 Golden Globes (for the last time) went absolutely SAVAGE on Tinselgrad:The transcript (because I'm sure that every effort will be made to scrub all copies of the video from the internet):Hello and welcome to the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel here in Los Angeles. I’m Ricky Gervais, thank you.You’ll be pleased to know this is the last time I’m hosting the...
Tags: Apple, Isis, Hollywood, Media, Nbc, Guns, China, Los Angeles, Netflix, Harvey Weinstein, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Ricky Gervais, Leo, James Corden, Dame Judi Dench

What word is missing from this PJ Media headline?

"Parents Shocked at Drag Queen 'Pre-Show' Ahead of 'Star Wars' at Alamo Cinemas."How good is your bullshit detector?I went there from Instapundit. PJ Media is not a place I go on my own, and here's a great example of why I find it so off-putting. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Star Wars, Headlines, Law, Drag, Alamo, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Pajamas Media, Instapundit PJ Media

"He’s old, but he looked energetic and spoke clearly. He made a few errors — who’s 'clipping coupons' in 'the stock market?' But in general..."

"... he was forceful and seemed knowledgeable. In particular, he nailed Sen. Elizabeth Warren on how her health care plan would increase taxes on the middle class. And he was surprisingly sensible in dismissing 'court-packing' schemes. His final remarks were a bit over the top, but after three hours I’d probably have been raving, too."Writes Glenn Reynolds, declaring Joe Biden one of the "winners" of last night's debate (in USA Today).A low bar for "surprisingly sensible"! ADDED: Here's the tran...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Court, Joe Biden, Abortion, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, BURNETT, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Roe, McConnell, Sotomayor

"Even the 'blogosphere' of the early 21st century, in which independently run blog sites posted items on news and responded both to Big Media stories and to each other..."

"... was more like traditional media in some respects than like Usenet or social media. To read content on blogs, readers had to go there. To interact, bloggers had to read each other’s sites and decide to post a response, generally with a link back to the post they were replying to. If you didn’t like a blog you could just ignore it. A story that spread like wildfire through the blogosphere still did so over the better part of a day, not over minutes, and it was typically pretty easy to find th...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Blogging, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Social Media Upheaval

"I'm just going to get ahead of the spin and announce that the Mueller report supports everything I already thought."

"And if the redactions were removed, it would support everything I already though[t] even more."Glenn Reynolds gets ahead of the spin.I almost feel sorry for the TV news people. They have to put on a show, but they'll have to talk about the report without reading it. It's 400 pages. What can they do except roll out some pre-written material?William Barr is doing a press conference on the report at 9:30, and the report won't be available until 11. That pretty much forces everyone to give immense ...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Reading, Fox, Msnbc, Gore, Bush, Glenn, Mueller, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Barr, Ann Althouse, William Barr

Historical Amnesia

Via WRSA and Instapundit, this commentary from Quillette: The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was . The world around it will forget even faster. This has all been going on for a very long time.  Statism and self-hatred didn’t begin in the 1960s.  It was well-ensconced int...
Tags: Google, Politics, America, Uganda, Military, Idi Amin, Clemson University, Instapundit, WRSA

"We don't agree on all issues; I consider myself a political independent, while he's a solid Democrat."

"But I've spent hours and hours having civil discussions of politics and policy with him, not on social media but in person, one on one. For years, we worked closely together on a monthly student publication in high school. So I wasn't surprised in 2014 when I heard Howard Dean, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, say during a TV appearance with him: 'I happen to know Ben, and he's one of the smartest people under 35 in the entire country.' (He's now 38.) If you know Ben, you k...
Tags: Law, Obama, Wisconsin, John, Democratic Party, Howard Dean, Ben, Democratic National Committee, Instapundit, Ben Wikler, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"Going to another country is giving up control. And women are more comfortable than men at not being in control."

My son John quotes the orientation leader of his study-abroad program. He's reading that Atlantic article — "Why Are So Few Male Students Studying Abroad?" — that we were talking about a few days ago here. The quote in the post title pushes me to think of what Instapundit wrote when he linked to my post: "My hypothesis... People do study abroad in hopes of meeting new sexual partners. Men, heavily outnumbered on campus by women, don’t have to go abroad for that. Women, with a shortage of men on ...
Tags: Travel, Education, Law, Sex, Relationships, Atlantic, John, Instapundit, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference

America’s oligarchs face left-wing, right-wing backlash

When the late Steve Jobs died in 2011, even protesters from the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement mourned his passing. Today, it is unlikely that the passing of tech giant would elicit much in the way of sympathy from progressives or, for that matter, almost anyone else. As Amazon’s expulsion from New York suggest, the tech oligarchs are gradually morphing from great saviors to widely perceived threats to the republic. Rather than gutsy entrepreneurs, they are seen increasingly as greedy oli...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Obama, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Opinion, China, America, Sport, Soccer, Houston, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Boeing

Some people are taking the Democratic women's wearing of white and connecting it with the white robes of the Ku Klux Klan.

For example, at Instapundit:I don't like this, taking clothing that people put on in an upbeat positive mood and turning it into something ugly.But that's the move made by Democrats against the Americans who thought they were expressing something optimistic with their MAGA hats. Democrats have worked hard at rebranding the clothing so it would mean racism. They wanted to deprive the hat wearers of the powerful visual form of expression they'd found. They want the message to be: If you wear that ...
Tags: Law, Kkk, Hats, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Hypocrisy, Instapundit, Symbols, Ann Althouse, Civility Bullshit, Cruel Neutrality, Maga

"The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences."

"If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to 'forrest fires' twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency. Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. ...
Tags: Comics, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Jane Austen, Random House, Hemingway, Spelling, Wilson, Trump, John Keats, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Jackson

"People are tired of having their compassion weaponized and used against them."

Sats Glenn Reynolds (quoting something I wrote yesterday).ADDED: The soundness of what I wrote yesterday is evidenced by Beto O'Rourke's brilliant shift to a new approach to attacking the the wall. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Empathy, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Beto O'Rourke, Sats Glenn Reynolds

"Althouse approaches all of this with a childlike demeanor, a perpetual sense of wonder as if she were discovering something fascinating for the first time."

"In a child - and sometimes even in adults - that's not a bad thing. But you'd expect more from a 67-year-old woman masquerading as a political pundit."I'm reading comments about me over at Instapundit. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, Althouse, anti-Althousiana

"I don’t want to be a Supreme Court Justice, but I’d love a recess appointment to the Court."

"It would be fun, and after a year or so I could go back to my normal life. And probably get a book out of it."Writes Glenn Reynolds.This gets one of my favorite tags: "normal." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Normal, Supreme Court Justice, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Executive Power, Ann Althouse

On Blogs in the Social Media Age

Twitter Defector Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds, known online as Instapundit, published an op-ed in USA Today about why he recently quit Twitter. He didn’t hold back, writing: “[I]f you set out to design a platform that would poison America’s discourse and its politics, you’d be hard pressed to come up with something more destructive than Twitter.” What really caught my attention, however, is when Reynolds begins discussing the advantages of the blogosphere as compared to walled garden so...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, College, Uncategorized, America, Usa Today, Reynolds, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Mouse Books in Digital Minimalism Anyway

"Twitter's gone crazy banning people on the right, so I’ve deactivated my Twitter account."

Blogs Glenn Reynolds, at Instapundit. With this update:People seem to want more, and although there’s nothing duller than posting a screed on why you’re quitting a platform, here’s the gist: I’ve never liked Twitter even though I’ve used it. I was a late adopter, and with good reason. It’s the crystal meth of social media — addictive and destructive, yet simultaneously unsatisfying. When I’m off it I’m happier than when I’m on it. That it’s also being run by crappy SJW types who break their prom...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Censorship, Trump, SJW, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Ann Althouse