Man from Oklahoma gets the call. EPA, here he comes . . . 

Draining the swamp, chapter whatever . . .

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, choosing a harsh critic of the agency to take its helm.

Employment Prevention, that is?

Boeing Said to Offer Talks on Air Force One After Trump Tweets

These are tweets that shake the world. At the pres.-elect’s fingertips. And trust me, to be at the president’s too.

FDR had fireside chats on the radio, Donald T. has Twitter.

To which I say bravo.

Source: Instapundit » Blog Archive » PROCUREMENT: Boeing Said to Offer Talks on Air Force One After Trump Tweets. The Pentagon already…

Marist students’ Racist Text Message during Kairos retreat was to be “strictly confidential”

Two parents are suing the school.

Cardinal C., where are you in re: this apparent violation of privacy? 

Parents of two students claim their daughters were used as scapegoats for the school to respond to media pressure.

While the Year of Mercy writ had not yet expired, no less.

One of my most trusted political commentators knows what most of us don’t . . . 

And I don’t mean Ann Coulter.

I root against Cleveland regularly, but have another good reason . . . 

Left-wing teams leave me cold .

Source: Newsalert: LeBron James & teammates to boycott Trump-branded team hotel when playing in New York

Mendoza wants us to pray for her

How about to St. Jude, patron of impossible cases?

An emotional and grateful Susana Mendoza said she would work to prioritize the most vulnerable before any other.

Am bothered by this display, makes me think of religion, not patriotism, as last refuge of  . . . 

Source: Mendoza takes office: ‘Keep me in your prayers’ | Chicago Sun-Times

Merkel: ban ‘full veil’ Islamic coverings

No-brainer here. She’s up for re-election, by the way.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last year opened the door to nearly 1 million mostly Muslim migrants, called Tuesday for a widespread ban on “full veil” Islamic coverings.

Speaking to a cheering conference of her center-right Christian Democratic Union, Merkel – who is launching a bid for a fourth term in elections next year – used her strongest language yet to back a proposal by conservative elements in her party.

The plan would make it a regulatory offense for women to cover their faces in courtrooms, administrative buildings and schools, as well as while driving or attending demonstrations.

“Therefore the full veil is not appropriate here, it should be banned wherever it’s legally possible,” Merkel said.

It’s where rubber meets road as far as Muslim integration is concerned.