By Betsy McCaughey | August 21, 2019 at 12:09 am President Trump told a rally last week: “We are all Americans. We all share the same home. We all share the same heart.” He cautioned that “the radical Democrats are trying to tear this country apart” with their divisive identity politics. Warning to parents: Left-wing activists are using these same divisive tactics to target your kids’ schools and co-opt their young minds. Across the country, leftists are demanding that public schools teach “ethnic studies.” Don’t be fooled by the title. Many of these courses demonize America’s past, label whites as oppressors and convert students into “social justice organizers.” California Democrats are pushing to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement statewide. Their drafted curriculum defines ethnic studies as the “experiences of people of color in the United States” and the “forms of … [Read more...] about ‘Ethnic studies’ left-wing attempt to control curriculum
By Peter Lucas | August 21, 2019 at 12:57 am It’s a good thing the MBTA doesn’t fly airplanes. Otherwise we all would be in trouble, not only on land and sea — as we are now — but in the air as well. The Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan Airport, should post a warning reading: “No one from the MBTA is allowed anywhere on or near this property.” Or more succinctly: “Keep your hands off our planes.” It is bad enough that the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Trauma Authority) can’t seem to get it right on land, where there is a derailment, delay, signal failure, shutdown, bus crash or other disaster every other day. Now it also has trouble at sea and in navigating the waters in Boston Harbor, where 81 MBTA commuters and three crew members had to be rescued after their boat ran aground Friday morning. Just think if they flew airplanes the way they run trains, subway cars, buses and boats — we’d all be in the drink. So, … [Read more...] about Once again, MBTA scuttles competence
By Boston Herald editorial staff | August 21, 2019 at 1:00 am The Boston Common is under siege. The city’s bucolic park, a lush green gem at the easternmost end of the Emerald Necklace has become a gathering place for drug addicts and the homeless. Discarded hypodermic needles litter the ground where kids bicycle, dogs frolic and college students play Frisbee. As the Herald’s Joe Dwinell reports, the city’s 311 hotline has more than 2,000 complaints on file for Boston Common — from “drug addict camps” to “harassing” boozers. One report posted Tuesday read, “By the baseball field in the boston common, a drug addict is loitering around kids during our soccer practice. He is being disruptive.” An earlier post reads, “Substantial increase in drug addict camps on the common. They leave trash all over the place.” Another poster noted, “Many individuals camping overnight in the Common. No overnight camping is … [Read more...] about Boston Common: Jewel of the city needs first aid
By Stephen Moore | August 21, 2019 at 12:57 am Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported a significant drop in earnings, in part due to declining rail shipments. This was partially due to the impact of ongoing trade disputes. While we generally support a better trade relationship with China (hopefully with fewer tariffs and nontariff barriers), we need to see strong freight rail traffic if the economic expansion is going to roll on. Our manufacturing, mining, merchandising and energy industries are dependent on freight rail and trucking. This is why we can’t think of a worse time for Washington to be imposing new onerous regulations on the rail industry. One policy that could very negatively affect freight rail is the effort among some regulators inside the Trump administration and some in Congress to reregulate the rail industry during the time when it least needs additional red tape. We do not make a habit of praising Jimmy Carter on the … [Read more...] about Trump should stop freight rail reregulation
The $60,000 price tag may not stick around longer than a year as Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray starting prices may go up thereafter. An anonymous source of Motor Trend has informed that the $60,000 starting price of the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray may not be offered when the model moves into its 2021 iteration. So do expect a significant revision in prices as the 2021 model makes its first appearance. When the mid-engined C8 was launched with that unbelievable base model price of $59,995, including destination charge, the whole industry was surprised. The whole deal was such a bargain and many applauded Chevrolet for keeping its word of keeping the entry-level Stingray price below $60k. So how much of an increase in prices should a prospective buyer prepare for in 2021? Unfortunately, that’s not a piece of information which was available with the undisclosed source.Turning a few pages back in the Corvette’s history book, we find that the 2014 Corvette was launched … [Read more...] about Rumor: Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Prices may Increase!