A place where tipping is allowed!

Advertisements

Politics

The Taliban Shouldn’t Get within 5,000 Miles of Camp David

September 9, 2019 10:50 AM Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar leaves after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2019. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters) The best thing to be said for the planned Camp David meeting with the Taliban is that it didn’t happen. President Trump has a weakness for the…

The Hate-Crime Spike in New York City Has Nothing to Do with White Supremacy

(Chip East/Reuters) Anti-Semitic assaults are adding up, but city authorities don’t seem interested.From the beginning of his presidential campaign through his comments after Charlottesville, Donald Trump’s rhetoric and actions have been linked to an upsurge in hate crimes. Yet while Trump deserves condemnation for arguably enabling fringe elements of the Right, that link, often advanced…

Ideological Discrimination in Academia Is More Complicated than You Think

(File photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) Faculty feel less threatened by the opinions of undergraduates than by those of Ph.D. students and their peers.Many right-of-center students (especially those who are grade-obsessed) self-censor, fearing that their professors will punish them for their political and cultural views if they were to express them in class discussions or assignments. It’s…

From Sussex, England, to New England, Gender Activists Are Losing

Signs at a protest against the Trump administration’s reported transgender proposals at City Hall in New York City, October 24, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) A broad group of dissenters is united by the belief that every woman matters, that every girl matters — that the female sex matters.Remember the viral video of the Scottish teenager who…

JonBenét Ramsey’s former photographer indicted on child porn charges

A former photographer of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey has been indicted in Oregon on child pornography charges following a year-long investigation.Randall DeWitt Simons, 66, was arrested July 2 in Springfield, Ore., according to reports.The grand jury indictment charges Simons with 15 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse.JONBENET RAMSEY DOC WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD…

Ninth Circuit Hands Trump Administration Win in Sanctuary-City Case

(Noah Berger/Reuters) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Friday in a case concerning the withholding of federal funds for local policing from so-called sanctuary cities. A three-judge panel of the court ruled 2–1 that the Justice Department could deny Community Oriented Policing Services grants to cities and states that have “sanctuary” policies prohibiting…

Are the Uber and Lyft Bubbles about to Burst?

Uber and Lyft drivers protest during a day-long strike outside Uber’s office in Saugus, Massachusetts, U.S., May 8, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The companies are already unprofitable, and facing strict regulation.One of my favorite things to ask rideshare drivers is whether and how they calculate their earnings: Do they keep track of hourly wages, how important…

House Democrats Overcome Internal Fissures to Approve Defense-Spending Bill

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In a 220–197 vote, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, giving a win to Democratic leaders who’d spent months coaxing progressives to vote for the defense-funding package. Progressive lawmakers had expressed distaste for the high price tag of the $733 billion measure and argued unsuccessfully for imposing stricter guidelines…

Epstein Donated to All-Girl School and Youth Charities After His Sex Offender Plea

NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls’ school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion.…