Quotation of the Day

Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH “Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist  and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as…

Stat of the Day

Statistic of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH According to a Public Policy Polling survey released on August 16, Donald Trump holds a relatively narrow 6-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Texas built on his strength with white and older voters. Trump leads Clinton with 50 percent to her 44 percent, according to the poll of 944 likely voters…

Sledgehammers

Myths of Strength and Weakness

BY MARTIN KICH This week the National Review published an article by David French (yes, the alternative candidate very briefly proposed by the #Never Trump folks) titled “Men Are Getting Weaker Because We Are Not Raising Men.” These are the opening paragraphs of that article: “Young American males are losing touch with a critical element…

Money and College Football

UC Spending on “Athletics Arms Race” Is Irresponsible

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an op-ed written by Ron Jones and John McNay and published on the August 13, 2016 on the Cincinnati Enquirer website [http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/08/13/uc-spending-athletic-arms-race-irresponsible/88584650/]. Ron Jones is a librarian in the University of Cincinnati College of Law and president of the UC chapter of the American Association of University Professors. John McNay is…

Quotation of the Day

Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said on Wednesday that her comment calling Hillary Clinton a “lying killer” was just a “mispronunciation” of the Democratic nominee’s name: “I was trying to say Hillary Clinton. It was a stumble of the tongue.” Buzzfeed, 17 Aug. 2016.    

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Some Good Labor News

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This item is from Politico’s Morning Transportation newsletter for August 15: “UNITED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS NAB NEW UNION DEAL: The flight attendants of United Airlines jet off to work today with a freshly ratified union contract after turning out in droves last week to vote for solidifying the agreement. More than 90 percent…