President Barack Obama today on violent extremism: "These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy. And all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative." I suspect the Islamic State does not care whether you or I believe that their representation of Islam is inaccurate.
- Wal-Mart will be spending $1 billion to improve the wages of half a million of its employees.
- The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says Americans should pay more taxes on sugary drinks and snacks to increase the size and scope of black markets. Oh, my mistake. They think it will help fight obesity.
- A hacker claims the Department of Justice threw the book at him, charging him with dozens of crimes, after he refused to be recruited by the FBI.
- Here's part two of The Guardian's expose on Richard Zuley, the Chicago Police detective who brought his harsh interrogations methods to Guantanamo Bay. We noted part one yesterday.
- The world's most famous neurologist/author Oliver Sacks has terminal cancer.
- A county clerk in Texas has handed out the state's first licenses recognizing same-sex marriages.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
In 2018, the Republican said family separations were "tragic and heart-rending."
Retired Engineer Offers Free Expert Testimony for Flood Victims. Licensing Officials Threaten Him With Criminal Charges.
Wayne Nutt worked as an engineer for decades. But because he's not licensed, North Carolina's engineering board says that he can't share his expertise in public.