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What would be the quickest, easiest way to solve a lot of our current political problems? Repeal the 17th Amendment. “If the Seventeenth Amendment were repealed, every state would have an equal number of seats at the table of federal lawmaking. Size and wealth would not matter. The current arrangement favors whatever state can hire the most effective lobbyists.”
The Democrat Party is in deep, deep trouble.
[West Virginia Governor Jim] Justice’s decision to join in the GOP while chief executive of a state the Democrats as recently as 10 years ago owned from top to bottom is a huge, Las Vegas strip-style neon sign telling the Democrats they’re in more trouble than they know.
The Trump administration is quietly courting Democrat votes to ensure that they’ll be able to complete their plans for a tax reform overhaul. “A few dozen centrist House Democrats have been receptive to the pitch, even as GOP Hill leaders pursue a partisan path.”
Do people realize that the diversity rules at companies like Google, mean that they couldn’t hire the Pope to work for them? Doesn’t that seem like it should be a problem?
All of the outrage over the “Google memo” is misplaced. When did Americans become so intolerant of diverse views? If your beliefs don’t affect your work or the way you treat your coworkers, then why should they be relevant in the workplace?
Adam Grant at LinkedIn argues that there is little difference between men and women in the workplace. But at Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander begs to differ, saying that gender difference can play an important role in the issue of gender representation at Google.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already destroyed his own legacy.
In defense of President Trump’s decision to lean on Generals in his administration.
Gun sales are down in the age of Trump, but they’re only down compared to the record breaking Obama years. Compared to other years, business is still very good.
Don’t blame President Trump for the rise of Kayleigh McEnany, blame her former employers at CNN.
Poetic justice. A criminal took a bathroom break during a burglary and left the remains unflushed, that decision allowed investigators to take a DNA sample and figure out who the criminal was. Now he’s going to jail.