This and That

Fearing a shrinking pipeline of new players and fans, the N.F.L. has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to assuage nervous parents that football can be made safer. [NYT 10/1/22]

It is still the early days before we fully understand the economic consequences of Dobbs. It’s likely that between 50,000 and 80,000 women who would’ve otherwise terminated their pregnancy this year will instead give birth.
[Axios Market 10/8/22]

The following were created by Gerry Kauvar…

Looking over or overlooking?

In reading about federal and state candidates in both parties I was reminded of a conversation with a woman in Alaska. She was talking about the fact that men vastly outnumbered women. I asked whether that was an advantage for a woman looking to date someone. Here’s her reply: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.”

Which of the following is not true?

A Wall Street Journal columnist speculated about whether inserting US troops during the buildup phase or those who are now deployed in rear areas of Ukraine would have given Putin second thoughts.

A WSJ columnist wrote, “Another problem is that leftist ideology has ‘escaped from the lab of higher education and is now infecting other institutions, the military among them’.”

Senator Lindsey Graham said the police should have shot the January 6 rioters.

Congressman Green compared President Biden to Hitler and posted a picture of Biden with a Hitler mustache.

The sky is falling. (Not true)

In an opinion piece in Washington Post, President Mitch Daniels of Purdue University includes this description of America:

“The falsification of U.S, history, the poisonous divisiveness of identity politics, the conflation of residency with citizenship and the usurpation of democracy by unelected bureaucrats, have plainly altered the conception of American’s responsibilities to the nation and to each other.”

He continues, “There are those who find these changes acceptable or even preferable.”

“Institutions of higher education strive to make certain students know how to separate fiction from fact, polemics from evidence. In every academic discipline, they teach how to analyze, how to inquire, how to debate civilly, a preference for data over dogma. And to deplore argument by adjective: e.g. falsification, poisonous, usurpation.

“Perhaps in his forthcoming “major vocational change” he will model a more intellectual discourse and appeal to the better angels of our nature.”