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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Democratic party might be know for promoting income equality, but according to a new study, its rich elites don't care about it any more than Republicans. Professors from U.C. Berkeley, Boston University, Yale Law School, and University of Maryland-College Park recently set up an experiment to test how groups with varying levels of "elite" status in society would distribute wealth. There were three different groups involved in the study -- one representing average Americans (roughly 50/50 Republicans and Democrats), a group of "intermediate elite" University of California-Berkeley undergrads, and a group of Yale Law students, assumed to be in particularly high positions of wealth and influence in the future. The results of the study were summed up by two of its authors in a Slate post, when they wrote:


Months after President Trump took office, Russia's disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.


A cat named Baloo is reaching the tail end of a long trip. Originally from Nova Scotia, Baloo was shipped to Montreal quite accidentally. Baloo got inside a Purolator parcel with tire rims in it -- unbeknownst to her owner -- and ended up getting sent on a 17-hour road trip to Montreal.


José Mourinho has been fired by Manchester United after the team's worst start in 28 years. The Reds' 3-1 loss at Liverpool left them 19 points below the leader and in sixth place in the table. Sportswriter Barney Ronay's assessment of the Special One's final game: "This was beyond dire -- dire squared, dire football played in dire fashion by a dire selection. Imagine a bad plan, enacted badly, by someone not very good at enacting bad plans. Imagine a negative approach, applied with extreme negativity by a group of players feeling negative about the actual merits of all this negativity. Why would anyone want to keep doing this?"


The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office. The dissolution of President Donald Trump's charity resolves one element of the attorney general's civil lawsuit against the foundation, which includes claims that the President and his children violated campaign finance laws and abused its tax-exempt status. The lawsuit will continue in court because it also seeks two other outcomes: $2.8 million in restitution, plus penalties, and a ban on Trump and his three eldest children serving on the board of any other New York nonprofit. read more


U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, including the Broward school district and the Broward Sheriff's Office, as well as school deputy Scot Peterson and campus monitor Andrew Medina. read more


Opinion: Everyone should take a deep breath and accept reality: No Californian has much chance of being elected president, which has everything to do with the state's image outside our borders. read more


Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is pushing back against President Trump's suggestion that media coverage and programs like "Saturday Night Live" be challenged in court, calling the First Amendment "the backbone of American exceptionalism."


The purported birth last month of the world's first gene-edited human babies, claimed by a Chinese scientist, spurred a wave of global outrage. Scientists denounced the (as yet unconfirmed) experiment as irresponsible, and the development reinforced fears that the redesigning of DNA is moving ahead too fast and without necessary oversight. read more


Though it's considered an off-year in US elections, there are still many important state-wide and municipal elections taking place throughout 2019. Election-Calendar.com is an independent, nonpartisan guide to those elections, and will be updated as new elections are announced.


Monday, December 17, 2018

The Board of Directors of CBS has completed its investigation of former Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News, and cultural issues at CBS. With regard to Mr. Moonves, we have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance, violation of Company policies and breach of his employment contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the Company's investigation. Mr. Moonves will not receive any severance payment from the Company.


The gang was all there for the final 2018 "Saturday Night Live" cold open. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, Ben Stiller returned as Michael Cohen, Robert De Niro returned as Robert Mueller and episode host Matt Damon returned as Brett Kavanaugh for a look at what the world would have been like had Trump never been elected in "It's a Wonderful Trump." read more


A poacher has been ordered to watch the Disney film Bambi repeatedly after he was convicted of illegally killing "hundreds" of deer. Missouri hunter David Berry Jr must view the film at least once a month during his year-long sentence. read more


The long and winding case of Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn had all the elements of a story that would seize President Trump's attention. A Green Beret charged by the Army in the killing of a man linked to the Taliban. Thorny questions about America's longstanding entanglement in Afghanistan. And a Fox News program that lauded the officer as a war hero. And so, on Sunday, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he would examine the case of Major Golsteyn, using, verbatim, language aired just minutes before by his favorite program, "Fox & Friends."


Witches are not a constituency with which politicians normally concern themselves. And there's little sense in the community that Trump actually cares about what they truly think. But for those who practice witchcraft, the president's words bring up a painful period in history, when men and women were accused of being witches and murdered, both in the American colonies and in Europe.


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