July 28, 2019

*HOLY P.C. – Petition to Change Halloween Date Gets Over 70,000 Signatures:

Depending on who you ask, this is no treat: Some are trying to alter Halloween tradition. A Change.org petition — yeah, another one of those —  is pushing to move the official date of Halloween from Oct. 31 to Oct. 26. All Hallow’s Eve falls on on Thursday this year, and the Halloween & Costume Association — which launched the campaign — isn’t happy about it. The trade organization’s “Join the Saturday Halloween Movement” petition is closing in on its goal of goal of 75,000 signatures demanding that it be moved to Saturday. If they reach that milestone, the Mount Lauren, New Jersey-based group created to “promote and build the celebration of Halloween in the United States” plans to take the results straight to the top: President Donald Trump.

“It’s time for a Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration!” the organization hypes in its petition. “[After all], 51% of millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!” Social media justice warriors are already expressing displeasure.

 *Study Finds Transgender People More Politically Conservative than
Straight Men:

A couple years ago one of the most famous transgender women in the world, Caitlyn Jenner, shocked many observers when she spoke about voting for Donald Trump and identifying as a Republican. Turns out, that might not have been as far-fetched as it first seemed, even if she has since revoked her support of Trump. A recently published large-scale study on LGBTQ political identities has produced some surprising results, finding transgender men and women tend to be “significantly less liberal” than cisgender men, straight men, and others in the LGBTQ community.

The study, “A Rainbow Wave? LGBTQ Liberal Political Perspectives During Trump’s Presidency: an Exploration of Sexual, Gender, and Queer Identity Gaps,” surveyed a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. It was funded by the University of Oklahoma and conducted by Meredith Worthen, a sociology professor in OU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

 *WOW – New Oregon Law Gives Students 20 ‘Mental Health Days’ Annually:

A new Oregon law allows students to take up to five “mental health days” per quarter, or 20 a year. The allotted absences do not require a written excuse be provided to the principal of the student’s school, the Associated Press (AP) reported Sunday: “Under state law, students can have up to five absences excused in a three month period. Anything more requires a written excuse to the principal.”

The goal of the law is to treat mental health the same as physical health. “Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

“Previously, schools were obliged to excuse only absences related to physical illnesses. At many schools, absences must be excused to make up missed tests or avoid detention.” Absenteeism is already a problem in Oregon, as state data show that one in six students miss at least ten percent of school days.

*Man Convicted of Rape on DNA Evidence Released After Victim
Realizes He’s Her Ex:

Michigan man convicted of rape on DNA evidence has been freed from prison after the victim belatedly realized she had dated him in high school. James Chad-Lewis Clay always maintained his innocence, but investigators working on the decades of backlogged test kits said DNA found inside the victim matched him, leading to the guilty verdict in 2017. When the victim testified, she didn’t recognize him and said she never had consensual sex with him.

However, according to a report from Detroit Free Press, this year a private investigator showed her a picture of what Clay looked like when he was younger and she identified him as a young man she dated and had consensual sex with as a teen—around the time she was raped in 1997. Clay was convicted and sentenced to 25-50 years in prison in 2017, but has now been freed. His case goes back to Wayne County Circuit Court for a hearing and decision on whether he’ll get a new trial, the Free Press reported. “It took for the media to get involved to get this case resolved,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the media, I would’ve still been in prison.”

 *Fat Cats, Literally: New Study Finds Felines Are Getting Chubbier:

The term “fat cat” is thrown around quite frequently, but usually not to describe actual cats. Well, a new study out of the University of Guelph finds that cats are indeed getting fatter. According to researchers, cats continue gaining weight well into adulthood, and the average weight of a neutered, adult domestic cat has increased over the past twenty years or so. Most people assume that cats, on average, maintain a steady weight after maturing out of their kitten phase, but this new research indicates that cats’ weights continue to rise until they are around eight years old.

The authors analyzed data on 54 million weight measurements taken from over 19 million cats, the largest feline data pool ever used in a study, to try and produce some more definitive baseline information on what a healthy cat’s weight projection throughout life should look like.“As humans, we know we need to strive to maintain a healthy weight, but for cats, there has not been a clear definition of what that is. We simply didn’t have the data,” explains Prof. Theresa Bernardo in a statement. “Establishing the pattern of cat weights over their lifetimes provides us with important clues about their health.

 *FILTH DISASTER – Nearly Entire Bay Area Sees Homelessness Surge:

San Francisco recently released the results of its 2019 point-in-time homeless census conducted in January, and the news appeared nothing less than disastrous, as SF’s homeless headcount increased by the hundreds despite the city’s seemingly ceaseless efforts to provide relief. However, the San Francisco count alone does not provide the whole story. The 2019 homelessness spike in SF came amid a tide of similar baleful results across the Bay Area.

Five out of nine Bay Area Counties—i.e., all of those not located in the North Bay—saw their homeless counts spike during the same period, with each other county showing worse homelessness surges than SF:

•    To review, San Francisco’s report to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development cited a count of 8,011 homeless persons, an increase of 6.8 percent from 7,499 in 2017. Note that the city’s own internal count is higher (at more than 9.700 persons) because SF uses a broader definition of who counts as homeless. Since that standard is unique to San Francisco, it’s hard to compare the figure with other counties. [Correction: The count submitted to HUD for 2017 count was 6,858, making for a 16.8 percent increase over two years. The 7,499 figure was the local count.]

•    San Mateo County’s homeless count spiked up to 1,512, more than 20 percent more than the 1,253 count from two years ago, and up from 1,483 in 2015.

•    Santa Clara County reported a count of 9,706 for 2019. In 2017, the count was 7,394, making for an increase of more than 31 percent. But in 2015, the homelessness estimate was 6,556. Note that although Santa Clara County has a higher homeless population than SF it also has about double the general population of SF County, at more than 1.9 million.

•    Alameda County’s figure came in at 8,022, up 42.5-plus percent from 2017’s figure of 5,629. On a slighter longer timeline, the increase is even worse, as this latest count is nearly double that of the 4,040 in 2015. Like Santa Clara County, Alameda has a larger homeless population but also more people in general, meaning that SF’s per capita homelessness rate remains the highest in the Bay Area.

•    Contra Costa County saw a similar surge, spiking up to 2,295. That’s 42.8 percent more than the previous count of 1,607, although that count was down significantly from 2,030 in 2015. Since Contra Costa County conducts its counts annually, we see from the 2018 report that almost all of that rise happened between 2017 and 2018 when the figure was 2,234.

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Helmets weren’t mandatory for football players until 1939.

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The late Steve Jobs – 2001.

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Elizabeth Stanton, Host of The CW’s Big Stage, Travels Through Europe on Talent Tour

Elizabeth Stanton has been a world traveler her entire life, experiencing the culture of Europe, the wonders of the Far East, and the natural beauty of remote destinations. She started hosting “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World” at the age of 15, and it was watched in 90% of the United States at its peak and played on Fox Stations nationwide. The show featured stars like Bailee MadisonJake T. AustinGregg Sulkin, and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, and filmed in places all over the world, from the USA to Nicaragua to Paris toBeijing.

Now, Stanton is gearing up for her new project: hosting CW’s “Big Stage,” and she is taking a trip throughout Europe in order to shoot episodes of the exciting new show as well as scouting talent. She’s travelling with a few of her celebrity friends, including Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives), Garrett Clayton (Star of Hairspray Live & Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Jennifer Veal (Disney’s Jessie & Descendants), andNoah Mathews (True Blood). The trip will take the group throughout the United KingdomSpainFranceItaly, and even Monaco.

“I have never seen as many types of amazing, new talent as I have on this trip, and cannot wait to include them in The Big Stage,” states Stanton, “I am so lucky to be able to travel and work on my shows with my friends who are able to experience it with me. It makes such incredible memories.”

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*EXAMINER–CORRECTION:
Upon further legal review, the lead story of July 24th, 2019 “Did a Woman Sue Samsung After Her Cellphone Got Stuck in Her Vagina?” proved inaccurate. It is true that people are increasing suing over the oddest things, but this scenario is probably not legal actionable.

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July 24, 2019

 *’So Sad.’ Google Exec Refuses to Commit to Independent Audit of Its Moderation Practices:

Google and its subsidiary YouTube are constructed, operated and maintained through algorithms to be “politically neutral,” a company executive told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee recently.  But some lawmakers scoffed. What about Google’s censorship in ChinaRepublican Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)asked Karan Bhatia, Google’s vice president of global government affairs and public policy. “Why would anybody believe you now when you say we don’t ever impose an ideological agenda?” Hawley asked the Google executive.

But Bhatia refused to commit to an independent, third-party audit of Google’s moderation practices, much to Hawley’s disgust. “So sad,” Hawley said. At the start of his questioning, Hawley asked Bhatia, “You don’t impose filters based on political viewpoints, that’s your testimony, right?” “It is both contrary to our mission, contrary to our business interests and it would be incompatible to the systems that we build to work political bias in there, which I think is why we’ve has third-party studies, including the ones that I’ve referenced, that demonstrate that we do not have political bias,” Bhatia replied.

 *‘Cut Heart Out Of Victim’s Body’: 19 Illegal MS-13 Gangsters Charged With Racketeering, Many Charged With Murders:

Federal law enforcement officials revealed during a press conference on Tuesday that 22 alleged members of the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang have been charged in a federal racketeering case, many of whom prosecutors believe participated in a series of grisly murders.” A 12-count indictment unsealed Monday afternoon alleges that members and associates of the gang murdered seven people over the last two years,” the Department of Justice said in a statement. “The indictment charges gang leaders who allegedly authorized and coordinated the murders. Also charged are gang members who allegedly murdered and attempted to murder rival gang members, those who were perceived to be cooperating with law enforcement.”

The DOJ noted that the indictment “focuses on a particularly violent subset of the gang known as the Fulton clique, which operates in the San Fernando Valley and has recently seen an influx of young immigrants from Central America.” The statement says that youngsters who wanted to join MS-13 were “required to kill an MS-13 rival or someone perceived to be adverse to MS-13 to be initiated into MS-13.” CNN reported that 19 of the 22 alleged MS-13 gangsters “are in the country illegally and entered the country within the past four years.”

 *BEHIND THE SCENE – Adam Neumann Cashes Out More Than $700 Million Ahead of WeWork IPO:

WeWork hasn’t gone public yet, but that hasn’t stopped co-founder Adam Neumann from cashing out over $700 million from the ubiquitous and fast-growing co-working startup. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the shaggy-haired CEO has sold huge chunks of his stake in the company and borrowed against his holdings in the run-up to its IPO, raising questions as to whether he’s skeptical of its long-term prospects or, as sources close to Neumann told the Journal, he’s simply highly optimistic about WeWork’s future. (Neumann declined the Journal’s request for comment.)

WeWork, founded in 2010, has seen exponential growth in recent years, its revenue spiking from $75 million in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2018 as hundreds of thousands of tenants have flocked to its impeccably designed work-spaces. Valued at $47 billion back in January, it is expected to go public later this year or early next. In a long line of tech companies expected to go public in the near future, WeWork’s initial valuation makes it the country’s highest-valued anticipated IPO.

Still, it’s somewhat unusual for a startup founder to cash in before their company does, and his money grab raises eyebrows—especially following high-profile IPO flops for other tech startups like Uber and Lyft. WeWork, after all, lost a stunning $1.9 billion last year, and an additional $1 billion investment from SoftBank, plus another $1 billion stock purchase, was seen as a disappointment. Many have questioned whether Neumann’s company is truly deserving of its massive valuation, or if it’s business model is less innovative than it seems.

 *Drug Czar James W. Carroll: ‘More Drugs Are Coming in Than Ever Before’ Because of Political Diversions:

Diverting border security resources to address the “humanitarian need” of migrants is leading to record-high levels of illicit drug smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border, said James W. Carroll, director of the U.S. Office of Drug Control Policy, in a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s.

Carroll said, “I couldn’t tell you how bad this is. Seizures are down, and it’s not because there are less drugs coming in. It’s because their attention has to be diverted because of the humanitarian need, but what that means is more drugs are coming in than ever before.”

 *HINDSIGHT – 4 Out Of 10 Adults Regret Their Life Choices:

Life is full of decisions. From seemingly small decisions like what to eat for dinner, to much more consequential ones such as choosing a career to pursue, we are all faced with numerous choices on a daily basis. It’s human nature to look back at the roads we didn’t take and wonder, “What if?” Yet a new survey conducted in England has revealed that a staggering amount of people are unhappy with the way they’ve lived their lives.

According to a survey of 2,000 British adults commissioned by UK charity consortium Remember A Charity, four out of ten people regret how they have lived their lives so far. Spending too much time at work and not traveling enough were among respondents’ biggest regrets.

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An X-ray on the spine is equivalent to 6 months of exposure to naturally occurring background radiation. A CT on the spine is equivalent to 2 years’ worth.

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Simon Cowell reportedly smokes 40 cigarettes a day. He planned on stopping when his son was born in 2014, but he’s still puffing to this day.

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Actor Robert De Niro at age 7.

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Dr. Srini Pillay, Best-Selling Author, Explains How People Can Overcome “Founder’s Blues”

 Mental health is one of the leading causes of disability in the workplace, yet 71% of U.S. adults refuse to contact a mental health professional. In fact, people loathe talking about mental health in the workplace, and the C-suite in businesses of all sizes is no exception.

“One key reason people do not talk about their mental health is the stigma associated with it,” explains Dr. Srini Pillay, a best-selling author and neuroscientist, “they likely fear that they will be judged and socially discriminated against. In fact, the pressure for them to succeed is huge, and the stakes are often so high that 72% of entrepreneurs report mental health challenges, commonly referred to as ‘founder’s blues.’”

Srini Pillay M.D. is an acclaimed psychiatrist, brain researcher, certified master executive coach, technology entrepreneur and musician. He is an award-winning author of multiple books and an in-demand keynote speaker. His most recent book is “Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind”.

“If you are wondering when you should take action, you should do so the first time you register that something out of the ordinary is happening,” Dr. Pillay states, “you may be so consumed by work that you think that poor sleep or trouble concentrating is par for the course. But if you seek help early, you may be able to prevent severe depression or anxiety. The first person to talk to is your primary care physician. Depression and anxiety could signify a medical illness.”

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.

I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to support want to get rid of the private health insurance covering some 250 million Americans and have “Medicare for all” instead. I think we should strengthen Obamacare and eventually add a public option.

I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.

I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.

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July 21, 2019

*The Secrets of Epstein’s World:

Jeffrey Epstein liked to sleep in a 54-degree chill. That’s the detail that a woman who was involved with Epstein in the early 2000s remembers most vividly because she couldn’t nod off in the cold: “I was like, I’m fucking freezing. I’m going to die of hypothermia.” But Epstein had his rules. He never wanted to go to restaurants, preferring his chef’s meals of mostly plants and grilled protein. He meditated each morning, in complete silence. He worked out but was wary of bulking up too much, theorizing that too much muscle mass was detrimental to one’s intelligence. “He had theories about…everything,” the woman adds.

In addition to his sexual predation with “tweens and teens,” Epstein pursued ambitious, beautiful New York City women in their 20s in the early 2000s, some of them ex-models seeking a professional afterlife. To this woman, and others, Epstein introduced himself as the owner of a hedge fund with clients investing $1 billion or more. He kept his child molestation secret, and came off as a gentle, erudite recluse. He was often at movie premieres, sometimes with a blonde on each arm—a blonde of legal age, but still, as noted this week by David Boies, usually under 25 years old. His predation had not been reported to the police yet, but there were indications that he was somewhat different than most mature men his age. Eleanora Kennedy, the elegant wife of powerhouse lawyer Michael Kennedy, recalls asking Epstein to underwrite a premiere party at the Metropolitan Club for The White Countess, a Merchant Ivory film released in 2005. “I got him on the phone and explained that the event was also a benefit for a women’s medical center conducting a study about menopause,” says Kennedy. “As soon as I said ‘menopause,’ he said, ‘Ms. Kennedy, if you don’t say that word again, I’ll send you a check for $10,000.’”

Epstein was open about his interest in sex, presenting it as his only vice. He did not drink, smoke cigarettes, or take drugs. He was a germaphobe who hated shaking hands and preferred to spend most of his time off his massage table talking with important men like President Bill Clinton about politics on speakerphone (he liked it when a woman he was involved with listened in).

Epstein was too agoraphobic to regularly frequent nightclubs. He preferred to stay on his own turf, to be king of his own castle, where he collected both important male friends like Clinton and Lawrence Summers—“he was a star fucker,” says the former model. He saw himself as a great collector of beautiful women too, almost as if were saving them from other men, who could be brutes.

 *HOLY TEENAGER – Military Eyes 16-year-olds as Ranks and Candidates Dwindle:

As the ArmyNavy and other services contend with a thriving economy and a directive to expand their ranks, there is a growing debate over whether the military should consider lowering the minimum enlistment age from 17 to 16. More than a dozen countries, including the United Kingdom, already have adopted the policy.

Critics say the idea is deeply flawed and presents a host of societal problems, but supporters argue that the Pentagonneeds to think outside the box if it wants to continually overcome one of the toughest recruiting environments in decades.

Neither the military nor lawmakers have given any indication that they are entertaining the idea, but some analysts say that opening the ranks to younger Americans could provide unique benefits and may be the kind of fundamental overhaul the recruiting system needs for the 21st century.

 *Students Slam Trump Statement On Immigration, Then Learn Obama
Said It:

After President Trump announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be rounding up illegal aliens convicted of crimes last week, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips wanted to see how students at Georgetown University would respond to the crackdown on criminal illegal immigrants. But instead of presenting students an announcement from Trump for their reactions, Phillips used a statement delivered by then-President Obama back in 2014 touting his administration’s enforcement of the same policy. “We are a nation of laws,” said Obama in a statement Phillips presented to the students as coming from Trump. “Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable, especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing on threats to our security.”

“I think that policy comes from a place of white Americannationalism,” says one student when Phillips asks for her response to the quote and the policy. “Donald Trump has kind of like embraced this rhetoric of racism and xenophobia — that is not beneficial to our country at all,” says another. “I don’t think that that quote really stands true,” says another student. “This administration has totally not done anything moral,” adds another. “This was really awful,” says one incensed student. “Amnesty does not necessarily mean we’re losing border security,” explains another, “and I think Trump feels that way.” “I think that’s a bad decision because like the United Statesshould be open to immigrants,” says yet another student.

 *Serial Killer Victim’s Mother Sues Academy Sports Over Gun Purchases:

The mother of a victim of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp has filed a lawsuit against Academy Sports and against the man convicted of providing guns purchased at Academy to Kohlhepp. Authorities found Johnny Coxie, whose mother Cindy Coxie filed the suit, buried on the killer’s property in 2016 with two other people. The suit names 33-year-old Dustan Lawson and Academy Sports as defendants and claims that the national brand should have recognized that Lawson was buying guns on behalf of someone legally barred from owning them.

Kohlhepp had been convicted of rape in Arizona in 1987 and was legally prohibited from owning firearms. A jury in 2017 decided that Kohlhepp must serve seven consecutive life sentences after killing seven people. He was first arrested a year earlier when a woman was rescued from a metal container on his property after spending weeks in captivity.

 *Alan Dershowitz’s Wife Blames #MeToo For Accusations Against
Her Husband:

The wife of celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz has blamed the #MeToo movement for allegations against her husband. Speaking to New York Magazine’s IntelligencerCarolyn Cohen lamented that her husband is the victim of man hating and claims by another celebrity lawyer David Boies that her husband had sex with one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims while he defended the financier are pure fantasy. “My hope, my greatest dream, would be for this to be revealed as really a sinister plot by Boies, and that he gets what’s due to him, and Alan gets totally exonerated,” Cohen told the Intelligencer.

“And the #MeToo movement pulls back some and becomes a more reasonable, due process-oriented, valuable movement. This alerts us to the dangers of being too fanatical.” She added that she believed that the balance of presumption had tilted too far. “It’s like, all men are evil.”

 *Dropping F-Bomb Increases Pain Tolerance By A Third, Study Finds:

Can’t help but shout an expletive every time you stub your toe? Don’t feel too bad, you may actually be doing yourself a favor. A new study finds that swearing when injured has a measurable effect on pain tolerance. In fact, dropping the F-bomb specifically when in pain increases tolerance by up to 33%. The study, led by a group of language and psychology experts in the United Kingdom, explored how effective established, new, and invented swear words can be in increasing pain tolerance and pain threshold.

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Rare Photographs From the ‘Like A Virgin‘ Cover Session Taken by Steven Meisel in 1984.

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Brett Vance, Host of TV’s Jet Jockeys, Raves Over New British Airways Exhibit

As part of its year-long centenary celebration, British Airways is opening up a major interactive exhibit that will dive into both the history and the future of flight. Set to open in August, “BA 2119: Flight of the Future” will be revealed inside the Saatchi Gallery in London, offering visitors a glimpse ahead of what the future of air travel could look like over the next 100 years.

“If you want to learn more about the future of air travel, our friends at British Airways have got you covered,” states Brett Vance, aviation expert and Host of TV’s *Jet Jockeys, “It’s their 100-year anniversary this year; and to commemorate that accomplishment, the company has developed an outstanding exhibit in partnership with the Royal College of Art.”

Brett Vance is the creative mastermind behind TV’s Jet Jockeys, an upcoming docu-reality series focusing on pilots and the planes they fly. He also recently launched **AirLifeTimes, a new aviation blog that is sure to explode in popularity over the coming months.

“If you’ve ever returned home from a trip where you flew to your destination and your thoughts turned towards what air travel would be like in the future, this exhibit is perfect for you,” continues Brett Vance, “and chances are, a lot of other people are right there with you.”

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan:
I want to kick away from the daily and get to something larger. We are a nation of just under 330 million. We have a lot of disputes, always have, argument is one of our traditions. To make it all work, to keep this thing going, we have to give each other a little room, a little space. We have so many different thoughts and ways. We have to be easy with each other, not pick on each other all the time.This requires tact, which sounds sissy and small-time but is not. Tact takes brains and discipline. It’s a form of empathy: You see the other guy is embarrassed or unhappy, and you decide not to make it worse. You hold back from causing unnecessary pain. It is connected to graciousness: You let your foe up easy.

In a great roiling democracy tact isn’t only desirable, it is necessary. We won’t hold together as a nation without it. And we don’t value it at all. We let it slide down the hole of old habits. Who teaches civic tact now? What has taken its place in our political culture is a spirit of maximalism—let’s rub their faces in it.

In New York six months ago it wasn’t enough to pass one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the land; you had to light up the World Trade Center and the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in pink lights to celebrate. So that even the skyline approves of what you did. You say you do this because you’re happy. You do it to rub the opposition’s faces in it. Before all that and most famously there was “bake my cake.” You’re not allowed simply to absorb the nation’s changing ways; you have to become part of my wedding even if your faith prohibits this, and if you don’t, I’ll gather my friends and kill your business. Progressives cannot understand what a wound this was to conservative Christians, who were obeying the law but hoped not to be pushed around.

Nike makes a new sneaker they’re unveiling on July 4, and it’s got a Betsy Ross flag on it, but Colin Kaepernick, a bright and eccentric young man, declares that flag a racist symbol because we used to have slavery and now have unresolved racial problems. And Nike says: What Colin says goes, no flag sneaker for you, America! Who’s worse, Mr. Kaepernick, so full of himself that his need to provide moral instruction is never ameliorated by any personal modesty, or the mealy-mouthed weasel-cynic corporate executives who in their play-to-the-demographic, postpatriotic way give worldly success a bad name?

What does it matter? They’re rubbing your face in it.

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