Topics and articles chosen with care. Linked articles in bold purple
◆ St. Petersburg, Russia hit by deadly Islamacist terrorist attack, probably retaliation for Russian action in Syria. (Washington Post)
At least 11 dead, 30+ injured.
No one has claimed responsibility yet, but everyone suspects Islamic terrorists associated with the fighting in Syria.
A crackdown by Putin is certain.
◆ Democrats have enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch. (New York Times)
Comment: Mitch McConnell won’t let it prevent Gorsuch’s confirmation. For D’s in purple and red states, this opposition is perilous. Their base loves it, their donors love it, but the general public does not.
◆ President of Northern Arizona Univ. rejects idea of “safe spaces.” Students now demand her resignation. (Heat Street)
Rita Cheng had the courage to tell students they had to confront ideas they don’t like.
Comment: Well, they didn’t like that idea.
◆ White House says mainstream media not showing interest in Obama-era spying (Washington Post)
Comment: Absolutely right. In a separate post (here), I show screenshots from CNN, NYT, and WaPo that completely ignored the revelations about Susan Rice on Monday. That’s worse than spin.
◆ CNN’s chief national security correspondent say Susan Rice story is a “distraction” that the Trump Administration “ginned up” (Daily Caller)
Comment: CNN is the name of a former news organization
◆ Odd, new job titles: “Sales Enablement Associate” Yes, someone just emailed me with that title.
Comment: Like all right-thinking people at universities, I object to Enableism.