URLs du Jour

2017-03-09

■ Proverbs 28:5 compares and contrasts:

Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

… but, once again, those of us in between just muddle along.

■ Today's Getty image is from their front page (as I type), which they claim is one of sixteen used to illustrate—and I am not making this up—"Women in Hollywood Fighting the Pay Gap". So there's no possible way I can be accused of sexist objectification here, right? Right?

■ Speaking of sexism, The Science is Settled! Gender Reversed Presidential Debate Reveal Trump’s Allure to Clinton Voters (as reported by Ed Krayewski in Reason).

Two professors, one from INSEAD and one from New York University, put together Her Opponent, a re-enactment of the Trump-Clinton debates with the genders reversed—the Donald Trump role was played by Rachel Whorton and the Hillary Clinton role by Daryl Embry.

The results will shock you! No, honestly, they might. The researchers went into this re-enactment "assuming that the gender inversion would confirm what they'd each suspected watching the real-life debates: that Trump's aggression—his tendency to interrupt and attack—would never be tolerated in a woman, and that Clinton's competence and preparedness would seem even more convincing coming from a man." But they had to admit—and good for them that they were able to admit—that the results didn't demonstrate the sexism they were looking for.

■ At NR, Jonah Goldberg laments The False Prophecy of the Presidential Pivot.

Trump is destroying his presidency one tweet at a time. On Friday morning, Trump reportedly chewed out his senior staff for letting allegations of his campaign’s collusion with Russia distract from his post-speech agenda. By dawn the next morning, his tweets had made the Russia allegations a much bigger story and led to Spicer asking Congress to investigate whether his boss was onto something.

As mentioned yesterday, Trump's best move at this point would be to delegate a Secret Service agent whose sole job would be to wrest the phone from his hand when he goes on Twitter.

■ The pun here is so obvious, I will let you make it on your own:

■ And Mr. Michael P. Ramirez shows (once again) his unique combination of artistic talent, wisdom, and (in this case black) humor.

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