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Do female college athletes lack mental toughness?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:53:12 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) I don’t know. I don’t watch women’s college sports, and thus have no opinion. But Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post has one. She sees a problem: The data shows that since. . .2012, female athletes have become more anxious, more prone to depression, less adult and more insecure than ever before. What is up with that? According to a 2016 NCAA survey, 76 percent of all Division I female



Does Trump’s tweeting help foreign spies? Don’t be silly

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:06:49 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Former CIA analyst Nada Bakos claims to be worried that President Trump’s tweets are a gold mine for foreign spies. Writing in the Washington Post, she explains: Usually, intelligence officers’ efforts to collect information on world leaders are methodical, painstaking and often covert. CIA operatives have risked their lives to learn about foreign leaders so the United States could devise strategies to counter our adversaries. With Trump, though, secret operations



Trump Insiders Denounce Democrat Leaks

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:06:51 +0000

(John Hinderaker) The Free Beacon has an interesting story, based on interviews of unnamed Trump administration officials, about the Obama minions, some still embedded in the bureaucracy, who are leaking furiously to the Washington Post and the New York Times: A new wave of leaks targeting the Trump administration has actively endangered ongoing intelligence and military operations being conducted by the United States and its allies, sparking anger and concern inside and



Seattle Discovers Gravity Is Not Socially Constructed

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:55:42 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Well not quite gravity, but close enough for post-modernist work. You know how liberals like to attach taxes on cigarettes so we’ll buy fewer of them, and on alcohol so we’ll drink less, etc? Funny, though, how the basic lesson of supply and demand and price sensitivity falls by the wayside when it comes to the minimum wage. We’ve commented on this invincible ignorance repeatedly (such as here, here, here,



The merits and me

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:46:25 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Reading the Supreme Court’s per curiam (unsigned) opinion in the Trump v. IRAP (Fourth Circuit) and Trump v. Hawaii (Ninth Circuit) “travel ban” cases today, I was struck by this. The Court unanimously stayed most of the injunctive relief granted by the lower courts in the two cases. In doing so, however, the Court doesn’t even address the usually key factor of likelihood of success on the merits. Apart from