Three Pointer: A federal probate judge ruled that Shelley Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers immediately without permission from her embattled husband Donald. Under threat from the NBA to sell the team, Mrs. Sterling agreed in May to sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer. Two doctors who examined Sterling said he was incapacitated and Mrs. Sterling used their diagnoses as a reason to remove her husband from the trust that owns the team. It didn’t help Sterling when he acted erratically in court and called his wife a pig.
Intel: The US yesterday released satellite images that it says are proof Russia has fired rockets from its own territory into eastern Ukraine. The images show Russian self-propelled artillery on their side of the border and the position of a Ukrainian military unit pockmarked with craters. It looks like most
Shootout: A child molestation suspect recently featured on the John Walsh show “The Hunt” was killed yesterday in a Greenwich Village shootout that left two US Marshals and a New York cop wounded. All three officers were listed in stable condition. The show had produced tips that led to Charles...
Wedding Bells: A federal appeals court in Virginia yesterday upheld a three-year-old lower court decision throwing out the state’s ban on same sex marriage. It’s an odd case because the state’s new governor is not defending the ban. A couple of county clerks have taken up the cause. This makes...Read more
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Smokin’ in the Newsroom: In a sign that marijuana is the new martini,The New York Times editorial board has endorsed legalized weed, saying simply, “The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.” The Great Gray Lady says that after …Read more
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It's Been Said
“Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.”
-William Deresiewicz writing about elite universities in the New Republic