“The problem with left-wing movements isn’t so much ‘the left-wing’ as it is the ‘movements.’ Movements sometimes have a totalitarian edge that cannot abide dissent, or even a hint of it.” — syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
“I didn’t hear that question and don’t ask it again.” — Paul Soglin, asked if his bid for governor would be his last campaign.
“A good friend of mine — a lifelong Democrat … — told me he hates Paul Ryan. HATES! I didn’t press him for his reasons. But Mr. Ryan, the best representative both personally and ideationally of intelligent Republicanism, seems, with such a large pool to choose from, a strange man to hate.” — culture commentator Joseph Epstein.
“The hard truth about our criminal justice system: it’s racist … I mean, all the way, front to back.” — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts.
“America was never that great.” — Andrew Cuomo, Democrat(ic) governor of New York.
“Andrew Cuomo was never that great.” — National Review.
British (socialist) Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn admits being present at wreath-laying for Munich terrorists but says “I don’t think I was actually involved in it.” The Independent, August 13
U.S. Added 157,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate Slips to 3.9%
“I’ve never seen such a steady stream of gains — there’s no volatility in the numbers,” said Ellen Zentner, chief United States economist at Morgan Stanley. The manufacturing sector has been strong recently and gained another 37,000 jobs in July.
“We’re not seeing any impact from trade tensions, as it’s too early,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West in San Francisco.
“We are bringing unemployment way below 4.5 percent, which the Fed considers full employment,” said Simona Mocuta, senior economist with State Street Global Advisors. — New York Times article on strong economy that managed not to mention the name Trump even once.
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Dispatches from the War on Cops / the Madison front Today we’re picking some of the better representative comments from seven sources to the Chaos in the Classroom and Cops Out of School nonsense of the past week. 1) At … Continue reading
Blaska survives a chaotic meeting in a chaotic school district I spoke before the Madison School Board’s ad hoc committee on police in the schools late Monday afternoon. Or tried to. Room 103 of the Doyle administration bldg was packed … Continue reading
[ UPDATE: DAY 2 — still no response from this race-baiter. ] Jeff Simpson, I am calling you out. Jeff Simpson, you are an elected member of a school board (Monona Grove, what were you thinking?), and an active Democrat. … Continue reading
In Madison’s public schools, being ‘positive behavior support coach’ is dangerous duty The Madison Metropolitan School District is doubling down on its race-first, achievement-second philosophy. This blogge first reported the frustrations expressed by a unionized teacher who is quitting teaching … Continue reading
Madison schools focused on ‘Racial Equity’ (aka Making the Numbers Work) Discipline? Not so much In the last installment of your favorite blogge, the Policy Werkes reported a veteran teacher admits defeat by the Madison district’s addiction to race-based school … Continue reading
Nap time in Room 120 Rushed to the hospital after breaking up a fight Madison schools will fail if they continue to allow race to get in the way of education. The race-inspired behavior education plan (BEP) is destroying Madison … Continue reading