Tough draft-dodger hombres in the news

News Headline: “Trump says he would have run into school unarmed.”
A way to make sure:
Tell him the school is the other way from Vietnam.

QT XXIII Olympic Winter Games final updVIII

News Headline: “17 unforgettable moments from the Winter Olympics.”
News Headline: “4 unforgettable moments from the Winter Olympics.”
Someone forgot 13 unforgettable moments.

QT trickle-on economics update

A study has calculated that the world’s billionaires gained enough new wealth last year to end the world’s extreme poverty seven times over.
Give or take.

This just in. . . .

News Headline: “Republican leaders silent so far on  gun proposals.”
Note to Republican leaders:
Don’t just stand there.
Appear to do something!

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item:
Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. . . .”
Just be thankful you haven’t been exposed to children with peanut allergies.
And Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, wonders if it is time for QT’s biannual reminder that we shouldn’t “tow the line,” but “toe the line.”


QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Dems want gun control, but worry it would cost them mid-terms.”
To review:
Republicans roll over for the gun industry.
Democrats prefer a sit-stay.

Republican family values in the news

News Headline: “Man featured on ‘Trump Dating’ site has child sex conviction.”
He’s working his way up to senatorial candidate.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

More than
40 percent of British millennials believe Winston Churchill was prime minister during World War I.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Study reveals health benefits to drinking wine.”
News Headline: “Craft beer is better for you than wine, according to experts.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Princeton University has canceled an anthropology class on cultural freedoms and hate speech because some students objected to a professor mentioning examples of hate speech to teach about hate speech.