Larry O’Connor’s Radar Report 09.11.18

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough hit for saying Trump hurts ‘dream of America’ more than 9/11 terrorists (FOX News)

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” namesake Joe Scarborough was slammed on Tuesday for tweeting that “Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could” in promoting a column he wrote one day before the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Scarborough – who was one of then-candidate Trump’s strongest supporters in the media before changing his mind and turning on him – penned a column in the Washington Post headlined, “Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.” The MSNBC host notes that America “dominated the world stage” prior to the tragic events of Sept. 11 and points out gaffes by George W. Bush and Barack Obama before attacking Trump. [Read More]

U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For ‘Offensive Or Insulting’ Speech (The Federalist)

English police are now calling on citizens to report hate incidents. Reporting friends and neighbors to the police has terrible historical connotation, and for good reason. It is legitimate fascism. Timid citizenries are easy to control — fear that even a coworker could file a report to the police can keep people in check.

The latest call for action in England is from the South Yorkshire Police on Twitter. Similar reporting requests are posted on the United Kingdom government website. Two tweets from the South Yorkshire Police over the weekend requesting citizens to report hate matters to police should grab our attention. [Read More]


Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a “media leak strategy” during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017.

The text messages were revealed Monday by North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee.

“Our review of these new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations,” Meadows wrote to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the letter, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation and first reported by Sara Carter. [Read More]

I’m A New Yorker. Here’s How I Teach My Son About 9/11 (The Federalist)

It happens every year around this time. I emerge from the subway, leave a play, or walk out into my backyard, and there it is again: Two piercing blue lights racing razor-straight into the dark skies. It’s jarring, in a somber and soft kind of way, I can feel it in my whole body.

A few years ago, something new happened when I saw that ghostly tribute to the Twin Towers. My son asked, “Dad, what’s that?” [Read More]

Fathers Are Doing More Childcare Than Ever Before (Psychology)

Though mothers in two-income households still do, on average, an hour more of childcare and housework a day than their male partners, those numbers hide an interesting trend among younger families. Narrow the research to families with children under the age of six, and focus on places where fathers have been given the right to take paternity leave after the birth of a child, and the numbers change dramatically. Studies from Austria by Georg Wernhart and his colleagues at the Austrian Institute for Family Studies are showing that dads now do up to one hour more domestic workin heterosexual families where both parents have paid employment. Mothers, meanwhile, are actually doing less than they did a generation ago, and in many cases, less than fathers. [Read More]

MCPS To Consider Allowing Excused Absences for Civic Activism (Bethesda Magazine)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is considering allowing county high school students to be excused up to three times per year to participate in “civic engagement activities.”To be excused, a student would have to present the school with written permission from a parent and the organization sponsoring the event that a student wants to attend. The principal of the school that a student attends would also have to give permission, according to the proposed policy. [Read More]

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