As everybody pretty much predicted, George Zimmerman will not face federal charges for killing Trayvon Martin.
- Also predictable: President Barack Obama has vetoed the KeystoneXL pipeline legislation.
- A new poll shows increasing support by Americans for using ground troops to fight ISIS, but it's still below 50 percent.
- In the wake of all this controversy about the abuse of asset forfeiture rules by law enforcement, California legislators and Attorney General Kamala Harris want to make it easier to snatch people's money and property.
- New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said today that "many of the worst parts of black history would have been impossible without police," including slavery. Maybe he should keep that in mind before lobbying to have the heavily misapplied charge of resisting arrest reclassified as a felony.
- A New Jersey judge has ordered that Gov. Chris Christie must budget the full amount he had promised to add to the state employees' pension funds. He had tried to chop $1.5 billion off of what he had already agreed to pay in exchange for employees contributing more of their own wages into their pensions.
- Leonard Nimoy, known best for his voiceover work for the strategy game Civilization, as well as some other television and film roles, has been hospitalized with chest pains. (Hat tip to Almanian)
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.
In 2018, the Republican said family separations were "tragic and heart-rending."
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
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.