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Duke Lacrosse

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Advocate for all people who are falsely accused of crimes.

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Human nature dictates that the ongoing talk about banning some types of firearms...

...will inevitably have one very predictable result:

A massive and durable increase in sales of whatever types of firearms the loudest people are demanding be banned.

That is all.
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:17 PM (9 replies)

State Department struggles to clear interns

On Sunday, the NYT’s Peter Baker noted that only 304 of 543 appointed positions have been filled by the administration after nearly a year. Though some of the hold-up has been from petty pork-barrel politics in the Senate, much more has resulted from the White House’s incredibly tough preemptive vetting of its own appointees.

Though some of the hold-up has been from petty pork-barrel politics in the Senate, much more has resulted from the White House’s incredibly tough preemptive vetting of its own appointees.

This vetting, which has already stopped Paul Farmer from heading USAID, has been defended by the White House, which argues it is ahead of the historical precedent. Why isn’t that reassuring? Even less reassuring is David Herbert’s report in the National Journal that the State Department struggling to get security clearances for its interns in time for the periods they were supposed to be working.

One would-be intern, a graduate student at Tufts, came to Washington in May for a summer gig working on development issues. But he never got his security clearance and never started his internship. He’s driving home to New York today after spending a frustrating summer spent calling his congressmen for help and wondering what happened.

“With the clearance process, as an applicant, you don’t know anything,” he said.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2009/08/26/state-department-struggles-to-clear-interns/
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:52 AM (2 replies)
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