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    Wind Energy’s Problems Reach Well Beyond the Threat to Wildlife

    As reported in the N&O: A team of scientists led by Duke University researchers will set out to determine the risk offshore wind turbines could pose to birds, fish and marine mammals with the support of a U.S. Department of Energy grant. The $7.5 million grant…
    Brian Balfour, October 19, 2021
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    “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Staff in Public Schools

    A new Heritage Foundation report by Jay Greene and James Paul examines the number of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) directors/superintendents among the nation’s largest K-12 school districts.  According to Greene and Paul, An analysis of student test-score data shows that employing a chief diversity officer (CDO) in K–12…
    Terry Stoops, October 19, 2021
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    Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate On Private Business Even Legal?

    President Biden is seeking, through a rule from OSHA, to force private businesses with more than 100 employees to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. But does Joe Biden have the authority to do that? Is it legal? At this week’s Shaftesbury Society forum, I talked with…
    Donna Martinez, October 19, 2021
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    Universities Enlist Students As Mask Police

    Spencer Lindquist writes for the Federalist about a disappointing development within American universities involving face masks. How much would you have to be paid to commit social suicide? What if a paycheck wasn’t the only perk, but it also entitled you to a sickening sense of self-righteousness and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Abolishing Buttigieg’s Department: Who Would Notice?

    Editors at the Washington Examiner offer an idea for cutting government waste. It involves the current job held by former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Here’s a question for you: What if a Cabinet secretary took a couple months off from work and nobody noticed? What if his…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Exploring San Fran’s Government-Induced Problems

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new book detailing problems in a leading West Coast city. San Francisco has a poop problem. Between 2011 and 2019, reports of human feces on public sidewalks quintupled, rising from roughly 5,500 to more than 30,000. Incidents have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Unions Exacerbate Supply-Chain Problems

    Editors at National Review Online explore the role labor unions play in making supply chain problems worse. Organized-labor headlines typically offer a zap of top-line shock — UPS is paying some drivers $134,000 a year? Philadelphia is paying a police detective $310,000 a year? — but those six-figure…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Fauci Claims He Dispenses ‘Inconvenient’ Truths

    Brittany Bernstein writes at National Review Online about the latest dubious claim from the face of government’s COVID-19 response. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday dismissed concerns that he is a polarizing figure, saying he merely speaks truths that may be “inconvenient for some people,” causing them to lash…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021