by Paul Blest
Yeah, gee, I wonder why a world-class public university system would be skeptical of taking advice from someone who denies global warming.
3. Pat McCrory opens his dumb mouth about Iran.
The complaint states a former Duke University student was “subjected to a drug-facilitated rape” by two students, including the stepson of [Peter] Lange, who at the time was provost of the university. Lange is no longer provost, but he is listed as a professor with the university’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
After the assault the woman reported it to university officials and the Duke Police Department. The two students involved in the woman’s assault had been named in similar sexual misconduct cases around the time she was assaulted.
Within weeks of the woman’s report, another student told assistant dean Christine Pesetski that he saw the two men and a third “employ the same modus operandi that was used in the drug facilitated rape of Plaintiff with a female student who was visiting from another university,” the lawsuit says.
McCrory has been spending a lot of time with Donald Trump, so that could be why he's spouting off the Iran deal without anyone asking for his opinion. Trump repeatedly told audiences at his rallies that he saw a video—a video, with his own two eyes—that showed U.S. officials giving $400 million to Iran in exchange for prisoners. Then, he backpedaled.4. The courts are important!
Both Trump and McCrory are wrong. Here's what the $400 million was actually for, according to two Stanford law professors who penned an op-ed for The Washington Post.
So far, the courts have turned back the legislature on its attempts to ban same-sex marriage, strip teachers of tenure and require doctors providing abortions to perform an ultrasound and describe the sonogram image in detail.5. The Raleigh food community is banding together for Baton Rouge.
The courts have rejected attempts to overhaul election law, change how sitting state Supreme Court justices are elected and redraw congressional, legislative and some local voting districts.
“I would say the Republicans have tried to put their stamp on the state,” said Michael Bitzer, a political science professor at Catawba College who follows state politics closely. “What they’re facing now are the checks and balances that are a natural part of our political system.”
Members of the Raleigh food community are rallying together on social media with the hashtags #RaleighingUp and #BRFlood to collected donated items that McIntyre, at the helm of the project, will take down to Louisiana for flood victims. He's leaving from Dram & Draught today at 1 p.m. with hundreds of donated items from community members and local businesses. McIntyre explains his mission in a Facebook video on his page, with a direct link to make an online donation.That's all for today. Have a good week.
McIntyre grew up in the city of Central, Louisiana, located in hard-hit East Baton Rouge Parish. Of its 150,000 residents, only 13,000 were allowed to go back to their homes. His mother is among those lucky few.
As of Aug. 16, CBS News reported 40,000 homes impacted by the historic flooding, with 11,000 people displaced in shelters.