NFL quarterback: I will not stand during U.S. national anthem

NFL.com has the story. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,”. … “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street… More NFL quarterback: I will not stand during U.S. national anthem

Here’s a (not) great idea — let’s secretly spy on the public (just make sure the mayor doesn’t know)

The Atlantic has the story. Ask the residents of any major American city to vote on a program of total aerial surveillance––where the cops would record footage of everything that happened within municipal borders, then store the high-resolution video on hard drives, so that they could effectively go back in time, tracing the outdoor movements… More Here’s a (not) great idea — let’s secretly spy on the public (just make sure the mayor doesn’t know)

A prom…in August?

The CBC explains why the school year in one Canadian city is beginning in an unusual, but necessary, way. Wood returned to her hometown once this summer and was shocked to see several blackened neighbourhoods. Her rental home was left standing among levelled houses. She had been sitting in social studies class when a voice… More A prom…in August?

Liverpool players tiring of Klopp’s training regimen?

The Irish Independent takes a look at potential unrest in Liverpool, just two matches into the English Premier League season. However, Verheijen believes the injury is further evidence that Liverpool’s players carry ‘accumulated fatigue’ from Klopp’s intensive training sessions. The former Wales assistant manager believes this fatigue makes Klopp’s squad prone to injury. “Liverpool players… More Liverpool players tiring of Klopp’s training regimen?

French court rules burqini cannot be banned; critics prepared to defy ruling

The Atlantic has the details. “Today the state of law is that these ordinances are not justified,” Spinosi said of the decision Friday. “They violate fundamental liberties and they should be withdrawn.” The ruling, however, hasn’t put a halt on the ban altogether, with several French mayors insisting they will continue to fine those wearing… More French court rules burqini cannot be banned; critics prepared to defy ruling

Trump and Putin. Two peas in a pod? Maybe not.

Russia Today suggests that in the rush to link Russian president Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, critics are missing some important differences between the men. Here’s just one example: Compared to Trump, Putin is a better strategist. He makes no PR mistakes, as he is an outstanding “political chess” player. Putin avoids… More Trump and Putin. Two peas in a pod? Maybe not.

University of Chicago, to its students: Grow up. Now.

Inside Higher Ed reports that University of Chicago officials have made it clear to their students that “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” have no place on the campus. “You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and… More University of Chicago, to its students: Grow up. Now.