Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 15

Good morning! If today’s Morning Reads seem a little heavy on the NYT, that’s because, well, they are. The Grey Lady recently covered everything from how Georgia State is an engine for upward economic mobility for minority students, to SCTV, goths at Disney, and since the Tuesday Reads are a reflection of what interests me, well, I hope you like Disney goths!

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Sorry to hear about the bees.

I’ve heard high pressure steam dispensed from wands injected into an ant mound wipes it out.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

At least they are getting rain now which should help the bees. In other news, The Hill has a piece about Michael Williams’s “deportation bus”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/387722-gop-georgia-governor-candidate-bringing-deportation-bus-tour-to-states
Wonder how well that is going over with S GA farmers who lost over 140 million due to their inability to get people to work in the fields to pick their crops?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

News from the future:

ATLANTA – Former Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams was charged with 57 counts of kidnapping arising out of his “Deportation Bus Tour.” The charges come just days after Williams suffered an ignominious defeat in Georgia’s Republican Primary, finishing 8th behind write-in candidates “Deez Nuts,” “Seymour Butts,” and “Anybody but Michael Williams.”

Ellynn
Ellynn

I want to go to Goth Disney!!!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

As a researcher, I adore archives. I already have the NYPL bookmarked on my favorites list. Also try the National Archive, The Library of Congress, and if you like newspapers, The Wisconsin Historical Society Archive (part of the UW system) has the largest collection of US newspapers outside of the Liberty of Congress. Also any major museum has it’s collection online, include pieces not displayed.

John Vestal
John Vestal

The OCT17 sitting of SCOTUS heard arguments in 63 merits cases.

29 opinions have been released.

34 to go. As of May 15th. Whoa, Nellie.

By month argued:
Oct 2
Dec 2
Jan 4
Feb 7
Mar 7
Apr 12

xdog
xdog

I’m curious about whether yesterday’s SCOTUS ruling on PASPA and NJ can be extended beyond allowing states to decide on sports betting. For example, does the ruling affect a state’s ability to legalize weed or other drugs? How about setting up sanctuary cities? Can a state decide they don’t have to comply with EPA or FDA regs? Would those be legitimate extensions of the ruling or is thinking so just a Cato Institute dream? If a right isn’t reserved to the feds in the Constitution, what federal laws and regs can a state do away with if they decide they… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I doubt it has much effect on anything else, bc to my limited understanding, the ruling was based upon the process of the law, not the substance. In other words, the feds have the power to regulate, but their method of regulation (banning states from passing laws) was what was impermissible. As for 10th Amendment issue, those kinds of conflicts pop up already, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they arose on all those things you mentioned- marijuana, environment, etc. Where there is a direct conflict on specific provisions, federal law seems to supersede state law much more often than… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Yes and no. PAPSA was struck down because instead of banning sports gaming outright, Congress instead banned states from authorizing sports gaming and gave the federal government and sports leagues the power to sue for an injunction if a state tried to authorize sports betting. In the case of marijuana, Congress has enacted federal laws banning possession, manufacture, transport, importation, distribution, etc. of marijuana. Because Congress has acted directly, its not really analogous to PAPSA. That’s also the case for the FDA and EPA regulations, which are instances of the Federal government taking direct action rather than using state legislatures… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Thanks all for the info.

Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn

So it’s Infrastructure Week again per the White House (seriously)

Too bad the only major design and project info released is not for here (although it is a L.A. based architecture firm).

https://www.archdaily.com/894536/morphosis-releases-details-of-competition-winning-scheme-for-unicorn-island-masterplan-in-china

chamblee54
chamblee54

I just got a robocall from David Belle Isle. Do not vote for this turkey.

Will Durant
Will Durant

An most excellent wordsmith and chronicler of 3 or 4 generations has slipped his moral coil:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obituaries/tom-wolfe-pyrotechnic-nonfiction-writer-and-novelist-dies-at-88.html
Noted locally for A Man In Full though as someone with more local knowledge than his brief research foray into Georgia allowed him, I thought it did strike some false notes along with many that were spot on.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Benevolus
Benevolus

Y’all may need to go through some kind of 12 step process, like H.A., Hillary Anon?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Who had May 15, 10-11pm Est on the for the ‘Kim changes his Mind” pool? (AKA “Trump makes me his Equal” Pool, “Dying Nobel Dream” Pool, and “Trump Gets Played” Pool)

https://twitter.com/AP/status/996579621595475973

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

I actually am in a “Will NK Negotiations Fall Apart or Succeed” bet with some friends on this. We have several political bets, including local GA ones! :-D. Prizes are innocuous. Paying for dinner etc.

I actually had next week for the NK summit falls apart bet. Im still alive though. Because they TECHNICALLY havent officially pulled out of the summit. (At least that’s my argument).