This is one secret that won’t stay in Vegas. Governor Brian Sandoval attached a license plate to the experimental vehicle recently and let it take him for a spin. Daimler’s Freightliner Inspiration driverless truck doesn’t quite live up to its name. At this stage, drivers are still required, but they can leave much of the work to an “autopilot.”
Karen Maple only wanted to get help for her daughter’s anxiety. Instead, she saw her whisked out of state to a mental ward, against both their wishes. It gets worse. Elissa’s keepers forced drugs on her that may have led to a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
A researchers looking into possible causes of the recent riots have uncovered a chilling federal statistic. Baltimore has the second lowest rate of intact families in the country. It kind of reminds you of a similar observation about the animal kingdom. If you eliminate the older males in a herd of elephants, the younger ones run wild.
Colleges are usually swift to punish proselytizing professors. But Polk State, in Florida, has refused to discipline humanist L.J. Russum. He gave 16 year-old Grace Lewis four zeros after she refused to play academic games with her faith.
Republican Senator Mike Lee, of Utah, and Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, have issued a joint statement: “We will not consent to any extension of this program.” A federal court ruled today that the bulk collection of phone data goes beyond what Congress authorized in the Patriot Act.
The former Arkansas governor and Baptist pastor vowed to end “stagnant wages,” protect Medicare and defeat radical Islamic terrorism. Even before the speech, Huckabee was trying to position himself as the GOP candidate best equipped to defeat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner.
Not content to head a federal department that has no constitutional reason for existence (remember, the 10th Amendment leaves education up to the states and the people), Arne Duncan is threatening unspecified intervention if Common Core testing boycotts continue. He doesn’t want to be reminded that opt-outs are legal. And now, at least one state with Common Core participation concerns is afraid it could be labeled “high risk,” as if there is only one legitimate approach to education.
Now people who want to see a woman in the White House have a Republican choice. Carly Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She’s promoting herself as a conservative with global business experience.
Ben Carson announced his presidential run yesterday. But when the GOP hopeful learned his mother was critically ill, he changed his plans for the next few days. The GOP hopeful is skipping three days of campaign events in Iowa, the state that holds the first presidential caucus in 2016.