Archive for January 5th, 2022

January 5th, 2022 - 8:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Barr’s prisons chief quits under fire

William Barr was a lousy attorney general, and he appointed a federal prisons chief who was much worse. Under fire from numerous sides, Michael Carvajal resigned on Tuesday, January 5, 2022, effective when a replacement is named. Merrick Garland, the current attorney general, should waste no time na[...]

January 5th, 2022 - 7:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Should academic freedom protect racists?

The U. of Penn law school shouldn’t fire Professor Amy Wax because of her political views. That ought to be a given. But Wax (photo, right) has for years publicly bashed immigrants and minorities (see story here and details here), and no minority student paying law school tuition should be for[...]

January 5th, 2022 - 2:26 pm § in Misc.

I design an airplane

I have zero qualifications to design supersonic fighter jets, or anything else more sophisticated than a paper airplane, but here goes anyway. “The pilot of a South Korean F-35A jet fighter made an emergency ‘belly landing’ at an air base on Tuesday after its landing gear malfuncti[...]