Archive for January 25th, 2017

January 25th, 2017 - 11:51 pm § in Misc.

A Jew dies in Milwaukee

Born Itzek Markowski in Poland in 1924, and known in his youth as “Prisoner 144346,” Jack Marcus died Tuesday in Milwaukee. A tailor by trade, he spent his retirement by speaking at schools about the Holocaust. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tells his story here. Briefly summarized, when[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 10:01 pm § in Politics

Rescuing hostages in the Trump era


January 25th, 2017 - 9:46 pm § in Politics

All of Trump’s top aides are using private email accounts

“Top members of President Trump’s team are alleged to have email accounts on a private server,” according to AOL News, which says “a recent Newsweek report,” revealed that “staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have acti[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 8:39 pm § in Politics

What is patriotism?

Patriotism is loyalty to a country, not a leader, party, or ideology. Which raises the questions, what is a country, and why have one? Rebecca Gordon, who teaches philosophy at the University of San Francisco, writing in Mother Jones, explores these questions here. Her article is worth reading. &nbs[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 6:30 pm § in Politics

Idea of “Scientists March” catching fire

It looks like a pro-science demonstration is going to happen. Organizers of a “Scientists’ March on Washington” said their Facebook group leaped from 50,000 to 350,000 members on its first day. Read story here. Photos: Crowd of climate change agitators (above); incendiary protest sign (below)[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 6:01 pm § in Politics

Trump pulls the tarp off voting fraud

The word is out: Trump’s investigators have unmasked at least three — count ’em, three! — voters who are registered in multiple states: “A look into state records by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune revealed that Steve Bannon, Trump’s senior White House adviser, is in fact reg[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 5:06 pm § in Politics

Trump endorses torture

After signaling Wednesday morning he’ll reopen CIA black prisons, der Fuhrer Trumpen said Wednesday afternoon he’s “asked intelligence officials about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror suspects” and alleges they told him torture “works.” “I [...]

January 25th, 2017 - 1:12 pm § in Misc.



January 25th, 2017 - 11:47 am § in Uncategorized

Will WASTATE go for charters under Trumped Education?

The Donald’s choice of Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education is momentous for the fight here WA over charters. Stripped of lots of rhetoric the fight here has two parts: 1. Who should control the tax money spent, under our Constitution, to provide public education?  On one side, most[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 9:12 am § in Misc.