LAW SCHOOL REOPENING: How Do You Ask a Person To Be The Last Person To Die For A Mistake?

DECOUPLING IS GLOBAL: Modi deletes Weibo account, as China tensions simmer. “Modi was among a handful of foreign leaders with a Weibo account.”

BEIJING HAS NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES: Australia to spend $270b building larger military to prepare for ‘poorer, more dangerous’ world and rise of China.

DEFUND HIGHER EDUCATION! July Fourth poll: College spoils patriotism in high schoolers.

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‘MURICA: Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry.

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HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! MSNBC Promotes Homophobic Blogger to Replace Misogynist Creep.

WORST. POLITICAL CLASS. EVER. US Intelligence Says Leak Of Russian Bounty Story Was ‘A Crime,’ Jeopardized Investigation.

THE BURIED LEDE IN THIS WSJ STORY IS THAT COLLEGES ARE EXPLICITLY BASING TUITION ON RACE: How to Get a Big Break on the Cost of College: Just Ask: The pandemic has accelerated a yearslong shift in financial power toward families, away from schools. Key bit:

The task is to determine who has more leverage, the school or student, said Nathan Mueller, an enrollment-management consultant with EAB, a firm in Washington, D.C. When one client, a midsize Catholic college, raised its sticker price 4% for the 2019-20 year, he used an algorithm weighing 253 characteristics—such as gender, race, parental income, addresses, frequency of contact with recruiters—among students admitted there the prior school year to determine what it should charge each new applicant.

Based on his calculations, the school offered a $31,000 discount to a female Asian-American from a well-off Wisconsin family with a grade-point average of 3.96. It offered a $27,914 discount to a female Hispanic from a low-income Oregon family with a 3.22 GPA. The first accepted; the second declined.

This seems likely to be illegal to me, and I hope the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice, will investigate.

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IF YOU CAN DO YOUR JOB REMOTELY IT’S PROBABLY ALSO EASIER FOR YOUR EMPLOYER TO OUTSOURCE IT: Stanford research provides a snapshot of a new working-from-home economy. “We see an incredible 42 percent of the U.S. labor force now working from home full-time. About another 33 percent are not working – a testament to the savage impact of the lockdown recession. And the remaining 26 percent – mostly essential service workers – are working on their business premises. So, by sheer numbers, the U.S. is a working-from-home economy. Almost twice as many employees are working from home as at work. More strikingly, if we consider the contribution to U.S. gross domestic product based on their earnings, this enlarged group of work-from-home employees now accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity.”

GOOD: Trump Admin Vows to Secure Permanent U.N. Arms Embargo on Iran.

A CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM JOEL KOTKIN: Triumph of the Oligarchs: A new class of overlords are making their bid for world domination. “The Corona virus has trammeled the prospects of most Americans, particularly low-income workers. But for one small group, the pandemic has proved something like manna from heaven. Already ascendant beforehand, the tech oligarchy—a relatively small number of companies, venture, and private equity funds—are riding the current crisis to unprecedented dominion over our ever-weakening Republic.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is A Law School Meltdown Coming? “The health arguments against live instruction may be seriously overstated.”

July 1, 2020

“WE ARE WITNESSING AN INDUSTRY-WIDE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN:” New York Times compares America’s enduring caste system to India, Nazi Germany.

Related: ‘Y’all have lost your minds’: New York Times gets tossed in the shredder after reminding everybody why Mt. Rushmore is problematic.

They really did; I’m not sure why the Times’ Democratic Party operatives with bylines didn’t get the memo in time:

So will Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest get memory holed ala Song of the South, or simply have a warning before it airs again on TCM about all those racist sculptures in the film’s climax? Best to get a physical copy to be on the safe side. As Sonny Bunch warns: Want to fight corporate censorship? Buy physical media.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Seen on Facebook:

UPDATE (From Ed): Have the talking points gone out Journolist-style, or is this simply socialist groupthink? MSNBC Dubs Mount Rushmore as a ‘Racist’ ‘Symbol of White Supremacy.’

(Updated and bumped.)

THIS SHOULD BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE: Pitchfork-wielding protesters descend on wealthy Hamptons estates.

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ONCE YOU DECIDE THAT SOME THINGS, LIKE APPROVED POLITICAL PROTESTS, JUSTIFY IGNORING QUARANTINE RULES, YOU OPEN IT UP FOR AN ARGUMENT ABOUT WHAT ELSE QUALIFIES: ‘Bar Lives Matter’ Protesters Descend on Texas Capitol to Oppose Closures.

I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A BIGGER EXTINGUISHER:

THIS SHOULD BE FUN: D.C. Sued Over “Black Lives Matter” Painted on City Street.

TRAINWRECK A-COMIN’:

UPDATE: From the comments: “The New York Times sits on land owned by the Lenape people who were swindled out of it for $24. The Lenape had no idea how much the land was worth or how the Europeans intended to change it. New York Times, Give the land back!!!”

Yes! The NYT should give its building to the Lenape tribe survivors as reparations!

GRANDMA-KILLER CUOMO DIDN’T REQUIRE THIS OF THE NURSING HOMES WHERE HE SENT CORONAVIRUS-INFECTED PATIENTS: NY malls can’t open without air conditioning systems that filter the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo says.

MY FRIEND TINA COOK HAS A PETITION TO STOP THE RENAMING OF JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT IN ORANGE COUNTY. In case any of you want to sign.

OPEN THREAD: Transmit the message, to the receiver. Hope for an answer someday.

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These are the names of the two Black teenagers who were killed in separate shootings in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s CHOP zone. Their lives mattered. #BlackLivesMatter

Even worse, they were killed by the “police force” of a protest encampment set up to protest . . . the killing of unarmed black men by police.

TWO WAYS — SUDDENLY AND THEN GRADUALLY: How the Seattle CHOP zone went from socialist summer camp to deadly disaster.

(Classical allusion in headline.)

BOTCHED JOKE DEFENSE ISSUED: Woke Harvard Senior Claims TikTok Video of Her Saying She’ll Stab and Watch Bleed Out the Next Person with ‘Caucasity’ to Say All Lives Matter is a Joke.

It’s the left favorite get out of jail free card.

UPDATE: BLM Supporter Threatens Stabbing Spree To Prove TikTok Wokeness – Gets Fired, Blames World. “There’s a generation of people who are growing up on social media, and have absolutely no sense of self-awareness.   Their unquenchable thirst for tribal acceptance is the dominant goal in their life.”

SPYGATE: The Man Who Knew An Awful Lot.

WHAT PRIVILEGE LOOKS LIKE:

Coupled with ignorance of horses.

I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO HIRE SOMEONE WHO THREATENS TO STAB STRANGERS WITH DIFFERENT BELIEFS: Harvard grad Claira Janover says she’s lost Deloitte job over TikTok ‘stab threat.’

Leftists are used to a culture of impunity, in which they can perform for an audience of their peers without consequences. It’s nice to see that starting to change — and it is very much starting to change.

HEATHER MAC DONALD: Breakdown: The unwinding of law and order in our cities has happened with stunning speed.

It’s easy for a city to break down into lawlessness when the people entrusted with maintaining the rule of law don’t want to.

NEO: The Democrats believe they have checkmated Trump.

The outcome depends in part on the players, but it also depends (unlike in chess) on the observers, the American voting public. Will they be fooled by all of this? Will they actually believe that it’s all Trump’s fault, and that Biden (or his carefully-selected approved-identity-group Veep) and the Democrats are the answer? Or will they see through it? Will they notice that it’s in red states and red cities that there’s no turmoil and no upheaval?

I recently spoke with a friend who lives in New York City, who said that people are starting to leave – to sell their homes and buy elsewhere. So some are voting with their feet, as we used to say in the bad old days of the Sixties. Will they carry their Democrat voting habits with them? Or have they been mugged by reality?

It depends, in the end, on the American people. Doesn’t it always?

GOP governors better get cracking on those Welcome Wagon kits ASAP, if they want to keep their states in the red column.

THERE ARE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF FLORIDA I WOULDN’T ADVISE ANTIFA TO INVADE. Black Florida sheriff has a message for would-be rioters: I will deputize gun owners if you think you can bring your lawlessness here.

HARSH, BUT FAIR: Stare Decisis is an Old Latin Phrase that Means “Let the Decisions of the Warren Court Stand.”

Like social distancing, it becomes much less credible when the powers that be make exceptions.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Hey Suburban Voters, Joe Biden’s Housing Policies Will Ruin Your Communities.

WHITE PRIVILEGE IN ACTION:

White privilege exists. It can be seen in this video captured at an anti-police protest in New York, in which white protesters taunt NYPD officers as uneducated and illiterate.

“You guys go to clown college for like 26 weeks,” one woman tells the officers.

“You know a hairdresser has to go to school for longer than you do,” another white protester interjects. “Half of you don’t even have a college education . . . but you want to sit here and tell me that you’re educated enough to make demands about s*** you know nothing about!”

The white protester then points at a black officer and says, “You should know better,” and proceeds to call the officer a “f***ing Black Judas.” The protester says this without any hint of irony.

A majority of George Floyd protesters in New York City — about 60 percent — are white, the New York Times reported earlier this month.

White, and predominantly educated upper-class. Front Row Kids, feeling privileged to act in a beastly fashion toward those they regard as their inferiors.

By contrast, the officers in the lower ranks of the NYPD, who are bearing the brunt of the protests, are majority non-white: 55 percent of lower-ranking officers are Latino, African American, or Asian, according to The City.

The footage above shows what happens when “highly educated people,” no doubt the beneficiaries of white privilege, protest in the name of “anti-racism.” The result is class warfare, waged downward against allegedly “uneducated” working people who happen to be part of a more diverse cohort than the protesters themselves.

In America, class war is disguised as cultural war, and cultural war is often cloaked in the language of race and civil rights.

CAN’T PICTURE THIS: Virginia Photographer Fights $50K Fine for Practicing His Religion.

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