By Shree Paradkar Race & Gender Columnist Fri., June 15, 2018 This much about Lindsay Shepherd is impressive: the size of the bubble of entitlement that surrounds her. She feels entitled as a 23-year-old to a job in academia before even graduating while other masters in arts graduates toil without jobs and in obscurity. She feels entitled to being shielded from pushback after belittling her peers and seniors. She feels entitled to millions of dollars from a lawsuit all the while building a national brand. Shepherd is the Wilfrid Laurier student who in November secretly recorded a disciplining session with her professors who accused her of crossing a line in her duties as a teaching assistant. She tearfully pushed back, released the recording to media, where she was propelled by mostly older white journalists, and found support among so-called free speechers, who hailed her as a hero, a resister of the perceived degradation of higher learning. Article … [Read more...] about Entitled, or unemployable: which is the real Linday Shepherd?
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By Alan Fram The Associated Press Thu., April 12, 2018 WASHINGTON—Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or who might win an endorsement from U.S. President Donald Trump. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing was clear Thursday: Any manoeuvring in the brewing showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker was occurring below the radar, and the leading players were choosing their words carefully. “I’ve heard from none of the candidates, and all of the mentioned candidates are not just friends, they’re close friends,” said Rep. Bradley Byrne. Read more: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election: ‘I have given this job everything I have’ Article Continued Below A day earlier, House Speaker Paul Ryan told colleagues he wouldn’t seek re-election in November, implicitly starting the race to replace him. Disconcertingly … [Read more...] about Who will follow Paul Ryan as U.S. House Speaker? A contest between 2 candidates hums below the radar
caption There’s probably a reason the price sounds too good to be true. source Boryana Manzurova/Shutterstock A new report has found that five major online retailers – includingAmazon, Walmart, and eBay – sold fake products that can be harmful to your health. Of the 47 products investigators bought, which ranged from Nike Air Jordan shoes to Urban Decay makeup, 20 were counterfeit. Looking for a few red flags will help you protect yourself from purchasing a fake product. Next time you’re about to purchase an item from your favorite online retailer, you might want to do a double take. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office revealed that products purchased from third-party sellers on five major e-commerce sites could be counterfeit – and harmful to your health. Out of the 47 products – all Nike Air Jordan shoes, Yeti travel mugs, Urban Decay makeup, and UL-certified phone chargers – investigators … [Read more...] about Fake products sold by places like Walmart or Amazon hold risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings — here’s how to make sure what you’re buying is real
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 Good job again, folks. Lots of fun and interesting stuff in here and I think I got to it all. With an off-day today (practice and a story for me before Canada-Bahamas at 8 p.m.) you should have time to read and digest it at your leisure. Have a leisurely day. - Article Continued Below Q: Good evening Doug, I hope your “off” week was relaxing and that you have a safe journey to the university basketball game. Just read an article relating to the meeting between the players and officials during all-star break. I thought Lowry was going to take part in that – apparently only two players were involved. Bob P A: Kyle was actually part of a group that met last year which helped set the stage for the discussions that took place during all-star weekend. The one in L.A. was put together after the initial work was done last September but before this season seemed to be going off the rails. And the more, varied voices you can have in the … [Read more...] about Referee chatter, D.C. travel and rosters in the mail
By Michael Lewis Bloomberg View Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. Both behaved as if there was no such thing as a win-win situation: Any gain for Obama was a loss for them, and any gain for them must also entail a loss for Obama. The moment that the Russian president or congressional Republicans saw he wanted something, they went to work trying to keep him from getting it — even if it was something they might otherwise have approved of. Approaching any aspect of life as a zero-sum game has obvious practical costs: Deals that leave some people better off without making anyone else worse off suddenly don’t get done, because making some people better off now, by definition, makes other people worse off. It also comes with some psychological side effects. It cripples your imagination. It … [Read more...] about Looking for Donald Trump in all the wrong places