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D.C. is being hit by an unprecedented wave of gentrification

About 40 percent of the District’s lower-income neighborhoods experienced gentrification between 2000 and 2013, giving the city the greatest “intensity of gentrification” of any in the country, according to a studyreleased Tuesday by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.


The District also saw the most African American residents — more than 20,000 — displaced from their neighborhoods during that time, mostly by affluent, white newcomers, researchers said. The District and Philadelphia were most “notable” for displacements of black residents, while Denver and Austin had the most Hispanic residents move. Nationwide, nearly 111,000 African Americans and more than 24,000 Hispanics moved out of gentrifying neighborhoods, the study found.


In an essay accompanying the study, Sabiyha Prince of Empower DC said the city “rolled out the proverbial red carpet” for tens of thousands of new residents in the past five years. But the new dog parks, bike lanes, condominiums and pricey restaurants that followed, she said, are not viewed as improvements by long-term residents, who can feel isolated because of losing neighbors, social networks and local businesses. Prince, an anthropologist, said longtime Washingtonians tell stories of “alienation and vulnerability in the nation’s capital.”

politics
politics
Trump Is Somehow Still Mad About McCain’s Funeral
“I didn’t get, ‘Thank you,’ but that’s okay.”
voting rights
voting rights
Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in Florida
Both Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.

There’s a morbid Yakov Smirnoff joke in here somewhere

i asked Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova if she supports russians’ right to satirise their leaders and laugh at president putin if they wish. she looked mystified. “We do not have this tradition.”
@tgemiles

This says something about the Democratic Party’s relationship to Israel right now

The liberal group MoveOn is calling on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year’s AIPAC policy conference, citing its links to the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu and charging that AIPAC has flirted with Islamophobia.


The move underscores a growing willingness on the Democratic left to criticize Israel and its staunchest Washington supporters, particularly since freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) bashed supporters of Israel in terms widely condemned as anti-Semitic.


“It’s no secret that that AIPAC has worked to hinder diplomatic efforts like the Iran deal, is undermining Palestinian self-determination, and inviting figures actively involved in human rights violations to its stage,” said Iram Ali, Campaign Director at MoveOn Political Action, in a statement provided first to POLITICO. Ali said the move should “give a clear insight to 2020 candidates on where their base stands instead of prioritizing lobbying groups and policy people who rarely step outside of D.C.”

Pelosi’s stance on impeachment may have had an effect on voters

CNN POLL
Trump Should Be Impeached
And Removed From Office

Now 36%
December 43%
September 47%
June 42%

How Much Is Trump Doing
To Cooperate With
Dem Investigations?

Too much 9%
Too little 53%
The right amount 32%https://t.co/8fAXyVDrF0
@mkraju
white supremacy
white supremacy
Racism Is Good at Hiding. Just Ask This White Nationalist Police Officer.
A school resource officer in Virginia is also a member of Identity Evropa. His job? To help bigots conceal their bigotry from the public.

What would presidential campaigns look like without the electoral college?

Will the EU go for this?

JUST IN: UK Prime Minister says Britain will not leave EU on March 29, says not prepared to delay #Brexit any further than June 30 pic.twitter.com/fqJ2B42M2s
@Reuters
vision 2020
vision 2020
Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the Teens
Gravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
ex-felon voting rights
ex-felon voting rights
Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights
Floridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.

Ok, that’s a pretty good line

“I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump says at the tank plant in Ohio. “He tanked when he got into the tank. … How would I look in a tank? OK? Yeah? … The helmet was bigger than he was, that was not good.”
@JenniferJJacobs

Famous last words?

“I don’t see the current wage situation as concerning from an inflation standpoint.” –Jerome Powell
@carney

Beavis? Butthead?

“What’s his name in Texas? Beevo?” Johnny Isakson says on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

“Beto,” the host says
@mkraju

Hard to believe, considering the Trump administration’s well-known commitment to promoting progress on gender and equality around the globe

Dozens of women have been denied visas to attend a major UN women’s conference in New York.


According to campaigners, women from African and Middle Eastern countries that fell under Donald Trump’s travel ban were disproportionately affected.


The US is obliged under a 70-year-old treaty to not restrict people or NGOs from attending the UN headquarters.


In protest, women’s rights campaigners are petitioning the US Mission to the UN to streamline visa procedures for those traveling to the UN.

early and often
early and often
Bernie Sanders Is Hiring a Former Hillary Clinton Staffer As Research Chief
Tyson Brody helped pull together Clinton’s opposition-research book on Sanders in 2016.

A disturbing discovery in South Korea

Around 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in hotel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.


Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme.


… Cameras were hidden inside digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders and the footage was streamed online, the Cyber Investigation Department at the National Police Agency said in a statement.


The site had more than 4,000 members, 97 of whom paid a $44.95 monthly fee to access extra features, such as the ability to replay certain live streams. Between November 2018 and this month, police said, the service brought in upwards of $6,000.


An update on the White House marital drama no one asked for

Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on her husband George Conway saying he’s “a counterpuncher” and asserting that the president is free to respond when he’s accused of having a mental illness.


“He left it alone for months out of respect for me,” Conway, a senior Trump aide, told POLITICO in a brief telephone interview. “But you think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?”


“Don’t play psychiatrist any more than George should be,” she added. “You’re not a psychiatrist and he’s not, respectfully.”

yell world
yell world
Why Everyone Is Yelling at Their Phones for Fun
Thanks to screen-recording features on iOS and social media platforms, the game you play by yelling at your phone has had a surprise resurgence.
2020 presidential election
2020 presidential election
Could Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams Form an Early Dream Ticket for 2020?
There’s no real evidence to suggest it’s in the works, but it’s a fascinating possibility that could appeal to both pols.

Area man wakes up from two-year nap

Trump: Mueller is – “out of the blue” – writing a report.
@DevlinBarrett
select all
select all
Take a Look at Very Funny Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s Meme Shirt
The New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate is back in Iowa and paying tribute to “Ranch Girl.”
devin nunes
devin nunes
The Devin Nunes Cow Account Now Has More Followers Than Devin Nunes
The congressman sued the account, along with others, for making fun of him. Who could have guessed that it would backfire?
vision 2020
vision 2020
Here’s Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They’re All Wrong
Most of the arguments for preserving our insane system are morally odious, unsubstantiated, and/or factually incorrect.

A terrifying, previously unknown detail about last year’s Lion Air crash

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit.


That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, according to two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation.


The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said was an identical malfunction, the jetliner crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 aboard.

aviation
aviation
The Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About
Last month a cargo jet abruptly nosedived to the ground near Houston – an accident even more disturbing in its implications than the one in Ethiopia.

His first in three years

Justice Thomas asked a question today.
@imillhiser

Perhaps inevitably, Bernie Sanders’s popularity seems to be slipping a bit

One of the arguments Bernie Sanders’ fans made during the 2016 Democratic primary was that he was more electable than Hillary Clinton. His favorable ratings with the general electorate were far higher than Hillary Clinton’s. Indeed, Sanders maintained fairly high favorable ratings with all voters as late as 2018.


Sanders’ popularity among all voters seems to be declining considerably in the last few months, however.


Our new CNN poll puts Sanders favorable rating at 46% compared to an unfavorable rating of 45% among registered voters. This is only the latest poll to have Sanders at basically even in his net favorability rating (favorable-unfavorable). A Quinnipiac University pollfrom late December gave the Vermont senator a net favorability of just +2 points. An average of all recent polls put Sanders’ net favorability at about -1 points.

Andrew Gillum is going to try to move Florida back into the Democratic column

Andrew Gillum has launched a Florida voter registration group dedicated to defeating President Donald Trump’s re-election chances in the nation’s largest swing state.


The former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic nominee for governor is expected to formally announce the effort today at a speech in Miami Gardens. One of the groups working with Gillum — Bring it Home Florida, named after his signature campaign phrase — was registered last week by his supporters with the state election division overseeing third-party voter registration organizations.


Meanwhile, the Florida Democratic Party says it will spend $2 million in the next year to register 200,000 voters ahead of next year’s presidential primary. Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said the party has not “dedicated enough resources” to registering voters in recent years. There are currently 4.96 million registered Democrats in the state compared to 4.7 million Republicans and nearly 3.6 million voters with no party affiliation.

the national interest
the national interest
Will Bernie Sanders Split the Democratic Party in 2020?
Two high-profile hires suggest Angry Bernie might return.

Forget Joe Biden, Mike Gravel is going to shake this race up

I am considering running in the 2020 Democratic primary. The goal will not be to win, but to bring a critique of American imperialism to the Democratic debate stage. The website (https://t.co/j5qZdJoH7S) is under construction. Official announcement will be in the coming days.
@MikeGravel
education
education
The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC Schools
Just 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.

Rubber finally hitting the road for Theresa May?

High stakes in the House of Commons. Theresa May wants a three month extension to Article 50. Any longer and the PM clearly hints she will quit.
Mrs May goes to Brussels tomorrow to make her request in person. #BrexitChaos
@christopherhope

This may not rebut George Conway’s charges of mental instability

George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
@realDonaldTrump

More horrifying details from the Lion Air crash

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

Democrats regularly falling below 1 percent in the polls are scrambling to meet the other debate threshold: 65,000 individual donors

Hitting 65,000 has become a magic ticket for many of the party’s presidential candidates, who are struggling to rank in public polls given a field that already has 15 contenders, with several more waiting in the wings. The new criteria have proved to be a boon to lesser-known candidates seeking a national stage this summer and could create challenges for more-established politicians seeking to break away from the pack — with unpredictable repercussions for the party.


South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg reached his 65,000 goal last week after a successful CNN town hall brought him a new wave of donors. Businessman Andrew Yang put a counter on his homepage to drive the online energy past 65,000 donors for his candidacy, which is based around the idea of giving every American adult $1,000 every month. (Buttigieg and Yang are the only two candidates who do not regularly register with clear support in national polls to claim that they’ve reached that mark.)


Aides to Marianne Williamson, a self-help guru, and former housing secretary Julián Castro say their campaigns are also on track to qualify.


“We need 65,000 individual contributions,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) pleaded after her own CNN town hall, in a hotel hallway video that now tops her Twitter page. She asked each of her donors to find at least 10 other people to chip in a dollar as well.

A powerful stand against hate and fear after the New Zealand mosque shooting

Islamic leaders have vowed to hold Friday prayer at Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch exactly one week after an armed terrorist gunned down 42 worshippers.


The Deans Ave mosque’s religious leader Imam Gamal Fouda, who survived New Zealand’s worst ever terror attack, said the move will show the world that Muslims, and all New Zealanders, will not bow down to terror.


“We are going to prayer here on Friday,” said Fouda today, speaking to the Herald at the cordon across the road from the mass murder scene.


“The majority of people, including myself, we decided to come and prayer close to our site. We will never forsake it to please those people who actually attacked us.”


A Republican senator “closely aligned” with Mitch McConnell claims he’s going to tell off Trump today for repeatedly insulting the late John McCain

Later today Sen. Johnny Isakson will call out President Trump for his continued disparagement of John McCain. The chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee said in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that the service of any veteran, let alone McCain, should never be besmirched, that president’s comments “drive me crazy,” and that he plans to speak out at length on Wednesday.


… On Tuesday, Isakson told me he plans to deliver the promised whipping. “I want to do what I said that day on the floor of the senate,” he said [referring to a speech warning Trump in the days after McCain’s death]. “I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”


vision 2020
vision 2020
America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s Mistake
The American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.

A chilling tale of Iraqi truffle hunters being abducted by ISIS

As he hunted for a seasonal delicacy, Mohaned Salah Yasseen scanned the ground intently, searching for places where the soil is cracked and slightly raised — the telltale sign a desert truffle lies below.


So he failed to notice the two pickup trucks, driven by men in military uniforms, until they were almost upon him.


“They ordered me to get into the truck,” said Mr. Yasseen, a 31-year-old pharmacist. “I thought about saying no, but they were armed.”


As he climbed in, he became the latest victim in a new campaign by the Islamic State.


Since late January, they have been kidnapping and, in some cases, executing Iraqi truffle hunters, mostly in the deserts of western Anbar Province. The Iraqi security forces confirmed the kidnapping of 44 truffle hunters this year, and more have probably gone unreported.

checks and balances
checks and balances
Why Is the Trump Administration Always Getting Shut Down in Court?
A Washington Post analysis shows that federal judges keep blocking the administration because its legal explanations aren’t “supported by facts.”

A tale of heroism in the Boeing 737 MAX tragedies

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit.


That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, according to two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation.


The so-called dead-head pilot on the earlier flight from Bali to Jakarta told the crew to cut power to the motor driving the nose down, according to the people familiar, part of a checklist that all pilots are required to memorize.


The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said was an identical malfunction, the jetliner crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 aboard.

Donald Trump Jr.’s Telegraph op-ed has a headline fit for the nepotism hall of fame

Mrs May ignored advice from my father, and ultimately, a process that should have taken only a few short months has become a years-long stalemate, leaving the British people in limbo.


Here in the United States, we’ve seen similar efforts to overturn legitimate election results. When my father beat the Washington establishment in a historic outcome in 2016, just a few months after the Brexit vote, we mistakenly presumed there would be a peaceful and respectful transition of power from the Democrats to the Republicans, just as there has always been in this country.


Instead, the Democrats and deep-state operatives in our justice system have been colluding to subvert the will of the American people, with high-level officials even discussing a scheme to try to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment of our constitution.


In a way, you could say that Brexit and my father’s election are one and the same – the people of both the UK and the US voted to uproot the establishment for the sake of individual freedom and independence, only to see the establishment try to silence their voices and overturn their mandates.

Beto may be polling poorly among coffee-shop owners and other mom-and-pop establishments where he stands on the furniture

Josh Wilson is the owner of Cohesive Coffee in Greenville, South Carolina. He said he could envision himself voting for O’Rourke, but still wouldn’t want him standing on his counter.


“As a cafe owner, the way the picture shows doesn’t make sense,” Wilson said of a picture of O’Rourke squatting on a counter to listen to a woman standing on the ground. “I would understand standing on the counter because the crowd was so big, although organizing it would be better. But he’s kneeled down. It seems like a photo opp that wasn’t necessary. His feet are right by the cups.”


Connor Finnegan, a Brooklyn coffee shop manager said if O’Rourke comes to his cafe, he’s “definitely not” getting on the counter. “He can be heard and seen perfectly well standing on the ground,” he said, citing the 6’4” candidate’s height.

nepotism
nepotism
New Book Details Kushner’s Alleged Middle East Peace Plan, Which Is Preposterous
According to Vicky Ward’s Kushner Inc., the senior advisor hoped to convince five countries plus Palestine to give aid or renegotiate boundaries.

Florida Republicans move to limit voting rights of ex-felons — even though over 60 percent of Floridians approved giving voting rights back to felons in a midterm referendum

A bill that would limit voting rights that ex-offenders gained under the ballot measure cleared its first stop in a Republican-controlled Florida House committee on a party-line vote Tuesday, and the president of the state Senate said he expects his chamber to draw up a companion measure.


In January, local election supervisors began accepting voter registration forms from state residents previously considered ineligible to vote. But they’ve left it to the Department of State to determine whether or not a registrant was newly eligible under the amendment.


The House bill that advanced Tuesday defines what crimes would disqualify someone from being allowed to vote. It also requires ex-prisoners to pay any court costs, fines or fees before their sentence can be considered “complete” and their rights are restored.

The Mueller report wind-down has been delayed just a bit

Senior appellate litigator Michael Dreeben told a federal judge on Tuesday that he and his co-counsel “face the press of other work” and would like a deadline extension this week in response to a request to unseal court documents in Paul Manafort’s now-wrapped criminal case.


Dreeben is working with Adam Jed, a more junior appellate lawyer on Mueller’s team, to respond to the request from The Washington Post. The newspaper first approached the federal court in Washington on March 7 asking for the unsealing of Manafort documents related to his breach of plea proceedings. Its request came the same day Manafort learned his first of two prison sentences, which together totaled about 7.5 years.


On Tuesday, Dreeben and Jed asked federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who oversaw Manafort’s foreign lobbying-related case and his plea, to move the deadline for their response to the Post from this Friday to April 1.


Prosecutors, when they originally asked Jackson to keep the details secret, told her they related to ongoing investigations and uncharged individuals. The topics apparently related to the former Trump campaign chairman’s discussions with his Russian associate Konstantin Kilimnik in 2016 and later, including about polling data Manafort shared with him intended for Ukraine.

A controversial hire by the Sanders campaign

Since December, David Sirota has, on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian, been trashing most of Sanders’s Democratic opponents — all without disclosing his work with Sanders — and has been pushing back on critics by saying that he was criticizing the other Democrats as a journalist. He centered many of his attacks on Beto O’Rourke, but he also bashed Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper, Mike Bloomberg, and even Andrew Cuomo.


Sirota’s hiring as a senior adviser and speechwriter was announced by the Sanders campaign on Tuesday morning after The Atlantic contacted the campaign and inquired about the undisclosed role Sirota held while attacking other Democrats.


Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager, confirmed in an interview on Tuesday afternoon that Sirota had been in an advisory role prior to his hiring on March 11. “He was advising beforehand,” Shakir said, explaining that Sirota’s informal work for Sanders goes back months, and was meant to be a trial period to see how the senator, who famously likes to write every word that he says himself, would work with a speechwriter.

Carbon emissions are literally off the charts made by scientists in the mid-1980s

Photo: Brad Johnson

Personal genomics companies have accidentally created a state DNA database

Imagine … that the federal government established a database for which people could volunteer genetic profiles — but that the decision about whether to volunteer your DNA belonged not to you, but to your third cousin. Would you be OK with that?


Whether you like it or not, the United States has effectively already adopted this [system]. Since April 2018, law enforcement investigations stemming from DNA searches in consumer genetics databases have led to nearly three dozen arrests. In every case, those ultimately arrested did not actually upload their own genetic profiles to any database. Rather, they were identified through partial matches between crime scene DNA samples and the genetic profiles of often-distant relatives shared on consumer platforms like GEDmatch or FamilyTreeDNA. By one estimate, more than 60 percent of Americans of European descent are already identifiable through the DNA of a third cousin or closer on one of these platforms, and nearly all such Americans may be findable soon. Meanwhile, Parabon Nanolabs, the leading private company selling genetic genealogy services to law enforcement, claims that it can identify criminal suspects out to ninth-degree relatives (e.g., fourth cousins) — widening the genetic web of indirect database inclusion still further.

florida
florida
Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits Guilt
Offering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
video games
video games
The Best Thing About Google’s New Gaming Platform Is Also the Worst
Google’s game-streaming platform’s close ties to YouTube could create a feedback loop that bodes ill for game developers and fans.

A major museum in London doesn’t want to be associated with OxyContin money

London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has decided against accepting a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, following growing controversy over the damaging medical impact of OxyContin, a drug produced by the family’s pharmaceutical company.


The Art Newspaper can report that this morning the gallery is announcing that “the Sackler Trust and the National Portrait Gallery have jointly agreed not to proceed at this time with a £1m gift from the Sackler Trust to support the gallery’s Inspiring People project”.

vision 2020
vision 2020
Intelligencer Chat: Does Beto’s Policy Vision Matter?
Some Democratic candidates are ultraspecific about what they’d do in office; others are mostly vague. How much do voters care either way?

Marco Rubio moves to end the court-packing debate on the left

We must prevent further destabilization of essential institutions.

Court packing is quickly becoming a litmus test for 2020 Democratic candidates.

Therefore I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to keep the number of seats on #SCOTUS at 9. https://t.co/VBeJaWmeCV
@marcorubio

Surprise! CEOs are overwhelmingly Republican

A team of researchers working with the Harvard Law School program on corporate governance set out to find the political inclinations of top executives — not just the 200 who make up the Business Roundtable, but all the executives of the S&P 1500, a stock index that covers 90 percent of the United States’ market capitalization.


For the study, to be released Tuesday, they tracked personal political contributions for more than 3,500 chief executives that occupied the corner office anytime from 2000 to 2017.


Just 18.4 percent of the executives studied were designated as Democrats. The clear majority — 57.7 percent — demonstrated their affiliation through donations to the Republican Party. Indeed, 75 percent of donations from the median chief executive were directed to Republicans.

foreign interests
foreign interests
U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’
Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
games
games
Hardly Anyone Knows Mike Trout, the Greatest Baseball Player of All Time
Our generation’s Mickey Mantle is going to play his whole career in total obscurity.

A weird shaming exercise going on in Florida

Florida prosecutors have offered to drop charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a number of other men charged with soliciting prostitution, according to a person familiar with the matter, but there is a catch. The proposed agreement calls for the men to admit they would have been proven guilty at trial.


In an unusual provision, the agreement also calls for the defendants to review the evidence in the case and agree that, if it were to go to trial, the state would be able to prove their guilt, this person said. It isn’t clear whether Mr. Kraft and others would accept such a condition. When the charges were announced, a spokesman for Mr. Kraft denied he engaged in illegal activity.

Though it’s not as flashy as the admissions scandal, this trend will be more damaging to the American university system

US experienced a 6.6% decrease in new intl student enrollment in this year, doubling the previous years decrease whereas Canada experienced a 20% increase in the same time frame. We need to be welcoming international students to succeed in the US. #WelcomeToSucceed #nafsaAD
@BrandalynnWhite
transportation
transportation
Flight Attendants Are Ready to Protest Over Frontier’s Low Pay
After fighting to end the shutdown, flight attendants are taking on another kind of wage insecurity, which they say makes a vital job more difficult.
scotus
scotus
SCOTUS Eases Rules for Deporting Ex-Con Immigrants
It’s another ruling that makes it easier for the Trump administration to strike fear in the hearts of those it calls “criminal aliens.”

George Conway tells his side

A total loser!” Trump wrote in the tweet targeting Conway’s husband, a prominent conservative attorney. The president’s tweet also included a dubious assertion from Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, that the president “doesn’t even know” his senior adviser’s husband.


But George Conway said in an interview Tuesday that he has had a number of notable interactions with Trump over the past decade, including legal representation and sensitive legal matters since Trump became president. He described the president as “mendacious” and “incompetent” and predicted he would not win reelection.


Conway also suggested his own tweets questioning the president’s mental health were aimed in part at avoiding conflicts with his wife.


“It’s so maddening to watch,” said Conway, a longtime Washington attorney who is well-known in conservative circles. “The mendacity, the incompetence, it’s just maddening to watch. The tweeting is just the way to get it out of the way, so I can get it off my chest and move on with my life that day. That’s basically it. Frankly, it’s so I don’t end up screaming at her about

An awful trend continues

A 40-year-old Mexican immigrant died in US custody on Monday — the fourth person to die after being apprehended by border authorities in recent months.


The man, who has not been identified, died at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, after being diagnosed with flu-like symptoms, liver failure, and renal failure, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.


Andrew Meehan, assistant commissioner for public affairs at CBP, said their thoughts and prayers went out to the man’s family and his loved ones.


“CBP remains committed to ensuring the safe, humane, and dignified treatment of those within the care of our custody,” Meehan said in a statement. “CBP will release more details as available and appropriate, and will ensure an independent and thorough review of the circumstances.”

Trump: “There Is Collusion”

Trump: “I have many many millions of followers on @Twitter, and it’s different than it used to be. Things are happening. Names are being taken off. If they’re conservative or Republicans, it’s big big discrimination.

“There is collusion. Because something has to be going on.” pic.twitter.com/PXhKbZIAY9
@christinawilkie

Yes, this sounds like a real scourge for New York

.@NYPDTransit chief says at budget hearing that out of 572 people apprehended for turnstile jumping over the course of several recent operations in problematic stations, 421 got warnings: 309 of them were students and 112 were elderly
@joeanuta
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Promised 3 Percent Growth. His Economists Quietly Admit It Won’t Happen.
Page 527 of the new Economic Report of the President contains a pretty big concession.