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In The News for Thursday, April 6, 2023
Posted Apr 06 2023 8:03AM

·        Joe Biden had an interesting, and telling, comment about Donald Trump a few months ago. I quote: “We just have to demonstrate that he will not take power if he does run, making sure he—under legitimate efforts of our Constitution—does not become the next president again.” Adam Mill writes in American Greatness, Seven Things You Don’t Know About the Stormy Daniels Hush Money Case. Number 7 is worth a close look.

·        San Francisco, RIP? Looks that way. I visited San Francisco a lot in the late 80’s and early 90’s. It was a great city with outstanding restaurants and always an enjoyable trip. No longer.

·        A good post from Elizabeth Stauffer on Powerline. She proposed what I have suggested. I wish Ron DeSantis had a senior advisor smart enough to figure out that the most brilliant political move he could make would be to unequivocally endorse Donald Trump. I believe they could successfully bury the hatchet somewhere other than in each other.

·        Is the Banking system out of the woods? Maybe not. The “Yellen-Powell Put” might could expose mid and smaller-sized banks if we see the expected downturn in commercial real estate. The Daily Chart: More Bank Shots.   

·        I have a feeling that Chicago just traded an uber liberal, incompetent Lori Lightfoot for an equally liberal and very likely incompetent Brandon Johnson, an endorsee of Bernie Sanders. If so, they’ll get what they voted for good and hard. His opponent was backed by the Police Union while he was backed by the Teachers Union. Oh, boy! And from the paper of record, this – Sick of Same Old Crime and Violence, Chicago Tries Electing a Democrat This Time.

·        Do They Teach Law Anymore? Harvard, Yale, and the elite law schools are graduating increasing percentages of incompetent lawyers, at least when it comes to what lawyers have long done: practice law. A series of articles looking at the top ten ranked law schools, this one on the University of Chicago.  As the author ends:

Hans von Spakovsky and I will march through the remaining top-ten law schools. Hopefully, by the end, you will ask yourself whether you want your lawyer to be from Yale or a saner law school like the University of Alabama or West Virginia University.