Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Endangered Species Act and the Bible or Evolution

The Endangered Species Protection Act and the Bible or Evolution The Republican Congress is about to enact severe restrictions on the number of species protected by the Endangered Species Act. If you are a Republican evangelical, you believe that God … Continue reading

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Trump’s Opposite World on Flynn, the Press, and the Holocaust

Trump’s Opposite World on Flynn, the Press, and the Holocaust Let’s start with the last. Trump holds a joint news conference with Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu, and mentions genocide, but skips calling it the Holocaust. This, after weeks of Jewish … Continue reading

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So Many Questions about Flynn’s Phone Calls before the Inauguration.

  Update:  8 pm, West Coast time:  National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns Gen. Keith Kellogg appointed Acting National Security Adviser. Do We Really Want a Nationally Security Advisor Who Makes Surreptitious Calls to Our Biggest Opponent and Can’t Remember … Continue reading

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Mobility Rates for California University Students from Bottom to Top Quintiles

Mobility Rates for California University Students From Bottom to Top Quintiles We have looked at the data file for the Equality of Opportunity upward mobility study, that was discussed two previous articles. Here we present the Mobility rate for children … Continue reading

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The Cost of Imprisonment for Trump’s Voter Fraudsters

The Cost of Imprisonment for Trump’s Voter Fraudsters There is a voter fraud case in Texas, where the poor lady involved was sentenced to an incredible eight years in prison for two instances of fraudulent voting. In many states, the … Continue reading

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Comparisons of California Universities’ Mobility

We compare the UC campuses and Stanford and USC in their recruitment of lower income students, and the mobility of their graduates at age 34.  This is done using the application on Upshot of the NY Times, based on the … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Is Among the Top of Upward Mobility Universities

UC Irvine Is Among the Top of Upward Mobility Universities The analysis is from a big data study of income tax data and college registration. The Source is “Mobility Report Cards: The Roll of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility”, by Raj … Continue reading

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Republicans Confirm DeVos for Department of Education: You Broke It, You Own It

Republicans Back DeVos on Department of Education: You Broke It, You Own It It wasn’t just President Trump, it wasn’t just VP Pence who cast the vote breaking the tie, it required all 50 remaining Republican Senators to make Betsy … Continue reading

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Covering Many of Trump’s Issues in a Day

Trump Has Attained a State of Maximal Chaos Among Correspondents At least he has for this blogger. My head is spinning trying to choose a topic for today. I was just going to write humorous fake headlines. But I realize … Continue reading

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Trump and the First Amendment Establishment Clause

Trump and the First Amendment Establishment Clause Although this blog is not about religion, we do cover conflicts with the Constitution, and this week has been all about President Trump and his conflicts with the constitution’s and governments’ religious restrictions. … Continue reading

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