Now we know Nixon lied. A newfound cache of notes left by H. R. Haldeman, his closest aide, shows that Nixon directed his campaign’s efforts to scuttle the peace talks, which he feared could give his opponent, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, an edge in the 1968 election. On Oct. 22, 1968, he ordered Haldeman to “monkey wrench” the initiative.
via Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery – The New York Times.
Johnson’s closest aides urged him to unmask Nixon’s actions. But on a Nov. 4 conference call, they concluded that they could not go public because, among other factors, they lacked the “absolute proof,” as Defense Secretary Clark Clifford put it, of Nixon’s direct involvement.
In the Pew Research Center’s study, distrust of colleges was strongest in the highest income bracket and the oldest age group, with approval levels of just 31 percent among respondents whose family income exceeds $75,000 a year and 27 percent among those older than 65.
Favor for higher education was highest among Republicans who are younger than 29 (52 percent) and those who have not completed a college degree (37 percent).
via Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why? – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Thanks to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, we now have the opportunity to return the Internet to a thriving platform for consumers that encourages investment and growth in new technologies, and guarantees the American people benefit over government bureaucrats.
Stand up for a truly free and open Internet by telling the FCC and Congress to give the Internet back to the people and overturn Obama’s Internet regulations!
via Unlock The Internet.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
From: July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.
The irony in all of this is that Trump’s actions may very likely have caused him to personally come under investigation.
via Is Trump Now a Subject of the Mueller Investigation? | The New Yorker.
I’m not a math expert, but if you’re paying $6 billion a year in rights fees and you only bring in $4 billion in subscriber revenue, that’s not good. Add on top of that that advertising, which represents around a quarter of ESPN’s revenue, would plummet as well. Hell, it’s already happening. ESPN had to make up for ratings shortfalls with this year’s playoffs.
via Only 6% of Consumers Would Pay $20 a Month For ESPN – Outkick the Coverage.
Indeed, it’s hard to come to any conclusion other than this one: ESPN is a dead company walking