Yale professor and expert on authoritarianism says 2024 Trump coup is ‘underway’

If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the Siegfried & Roy show where the tiger starts picturing Roy as a semi-ambulant canned ham.
Donald Trump is a buffoon, but he’s an evil buffoon, and it doesn’t actually take a smart man to demagogue against democracy.

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The Left Leans Into Political Idolatry

Political idolatry, like crabgrass, is nearly impossible to get rid of. We want a winning message, we wish to sell it and get support for it, we tout the sizzle of what we stand for to one and sundry — and we forget about the steak.
The high moments of freedom have involved not the recitation of democratic dogmas but rather clear-eyed, daring, and courageous response to severe challenges that would have not responded to political cliches or the tactics responding only to the challenge of yesterday.

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Dr. Kent Ingle: Coping with college stress – 5 ways to help your student thrive

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Since the pandemic unraveled, there has been an alarming increase in mental health issues among college students. More recently, the incidents at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can remind university administrators and parents that they should be at the forefront of promoting mental health awareness for students.  
College students around the nation are reporting significantly higher burnout symptoms.

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Stop pressuring women to have abortions

At least two Washington, D.C., police officers allege that the Metropolitan Police Department gave them an ultimatum: have an abortion or lose your job.
D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson claims she was told this while undergoing the MPD cadet program in 1988. Another woman, D.C. police officer Karen Arikpo, said the sergeant leading the department’s recruiting class in 1997 told her the same thing. Arikpo said the sergeant even referred her to an abortion doctor, according to Fox 5 .
It’s disgusting that any employer would make a woman kill her unborn baby to keep her job.

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Stop pressuring women to have abortions

At least two Washington, D.C., police officers allege that the Metropolitan Police Department gave them an ultimatum: have an abortion or lose your job.
D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson claims she was told this while undergoing the MPD cadet program in 1988. Another woman, D.C. police officer Karen Arikpo, said the sergeant leading the department’s recruiting class in 1997 told her the same thing. Arikpo said the sergeant even referred her to an abortion doctor, according to Fox 5 .
It’s disgusting that any employer would make a woman kill her unborn baby to keep her job.

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Joe Manchin Is Bad for West Virginians

What does the United States owe to West Virginia? The state exists because political leaders west of the Allegheny Mountains refused to follow secessionists into the Confederacy, sticking with the Union instead. Since then, several generations of mountaineers have risked their lives and livelihoods prying wealth out of the state’s coal mines—a treasure the rest of the nation used to build our shining cities and suburban dreams. It’s fair to say that, historically, West Virginians have done their part to preserve and provide for their country.

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The End of an Era of American Gymnastics

Do not let her ballerina bone structure and ethereal hair-halo fool you into thinking 21-year-old Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova is anything other than an absolute beast. Last Thursday, Melnikova returned to Japan—a scant two months after nabbing team gold and individual all-around bronze at the Tokyo Olympics—and hit great routines on all four events to claim the title of 2021 World All-Around Champion.

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The End of an Era of American Gymnastics

Do not let her ballerina bone structure and ethereal hair-halo fool you into thinking 21-year-old Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova is anything other than an absolute beast. Last Thursday, Melnikova returned to Japan—a scant two months after nabbing team gold and individual all-around bronze at the Tokyo Olympics—and hit great routines on all four events to claim the title of 2021 World All-Around Champion.

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No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not define sports

In a Washington Post opinion piece , Boston University professor Joshua Pederson tries to cleanse himself of “failing at one of the basic tasks of parenthood” by declaring that toxic masculinity is central to organized sports.
It is Pederson himself who claims he worried that he was failing at parenthood because his 7-year-old son hated organized sports. To be clear, he was being far too harsh on himself: Some children just don’t enjoy athletic pursuits in the more structured environment of organized sports, with coaches and referees.

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No, ‘toxic masculinity’ does not define sports

In a Washington Post opinion piece , Boston University professor Joshua Pederson tries to cleanse himself of “failing at one of the basic tasks of parenthood” by declaring that toxic masculinity is central to organized sports.
It is Pederson himself who claims he worried that he was failing at parenthood because his 7-year-old son hated organized sports. To be clear, he was being far too harsh on himself: Some children just don’t enjoy athletic pursuits in the more structured environment of organized sports, with coaches and referees.

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