Monthly Archives: July 2017

Trump: Transgender Americans have no place in the U.S. military

Donald Trump announced an important policy change this morning, via Twitter of course. After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July … Continue reading

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Academic conferences as a great con job?

Inside Higher Ed reports that some university faculty think the commitment to annually attend an academic conference is not in their best interests. Conference costs — from major purchases, such as airfare, to smaller ones, such as in-transit Wi-Fi — … Continue reading

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VOTE: Trump’s speech to the Boy Scout Jamboree

By now you are likely well aware that Donald Trump’s speech at the Boy Scouts Jamboree has drawn the wrath of many on social media. (CNN offers one summary of the speech here.) Trump’s opponents are angry that he took … Continue reading

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Week 6 CFL Power Rankings

Edmonton keeps losing players and winning games. And will any team come up with a better (non-)sleeper play than Winnipeg did? Oh, and Toronto leads the Eastern Division and also sits tied atop the rouge standings. Here are this week’s … Continue reading

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The next time someone tells you that he or she is an Oxford graduate…

…make sure the degree was earned. The Times reports that a couple of unsavory characters have succeeded in exploiting the Oxford name for their personal gain. The business, which is run by a father and son from offices in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner: I did not collude with Russia, but…

…oh, I loved doing business with people from that country! Donald Trump’s son-in-law issued a statement this morning, denying he worked with anyone from Russia to help the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign. However, while Jared Kushner can … Continue reading

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Three rabbis blacklisted; their confusion, and fear, evident

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a look at what happens when rabbis are deemed unfit to serve. “The underlying policy of the rabbinate is to delegitimize the interests of non-Orthodox Jews,” Mr. Hall said, explaining his perspective. “Their fundamental premise is … Continue reading

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