Mollie Hemingway, Marc Lotter, Rep. Andy Harris, David Reaboi & Andrew Pollack on The Larry O’Connor Show 09.16.19

Happen to miss The Larry O’Connor Show today? Recap today’s program by checking out topics from the program below:

Alleged Victim In NYT Kavanaugh Story Denies Any Recollection Of Incident (The Federalist)

New York Times reporters Robin Pogebrin and Kate Kelly are out with a new book that attempts to buttress the unsubstantiated claims deployed last year against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation” is neither a look at the education of Brett Kavanaugh nor an investigation. They admit they found no evidence to support the claims made by Christine Blasey Ford or Debbie Ramirez, although they say their “gut reaction” to the allegations is that they are true. They generously concede that their “gut” tells them that Michael Avenatti client Julie Swetnick’s claims are not true, citing the lack of corroboration. [Read More]

Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students (Amazon)

The Parkland school shooting was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And the policies that made it inevitable have spread to your school. 

“After my sister Meadow was murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the media obsessed for months about the type of rifle the killer used. It was all clickbait and politics, not answers or justice. That wasn’t good enough for us. My dad is a real tough guy, but Meadow had him wrapped around her little finger. He would do anything she wanted, and she would want him to find every answer so that this never happens again. [Read More]

Bus of 51 Veterans Rolls Down Pennsylvania Avenue to Promote DC Statehood (NBC Washington)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser rode on a bus filled with veterans carrying 51-star flags down Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday to raise awareness that the District wants to be the 51st state.

More 51-star flags have been lining Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between the White House and the Capitol, since late last week. They’re intended to send a message to Congress and the rest of the country. [Read More]

Immigration Supporters, Foes Shout at Each Other Across a Rockville Street (Maryland Matters)

Hundreds of protesters representing the two sides of the polarizing immigration issue stood face-to-face in Rockville Friday with only metal barriers and a police-lined street separating them.

The dual protests staged outside the Montgomery County Council office building were prompted by an ICE-related executive order signed by County Executive Marc Elrich (D) in July that preceded a recent string of sexual assaults allegedly committed by undocumented residents. [Read More]

Schools Pushed for Tech in Every Classroom. Now Parents Are Pushing Back. (WSJ)

When Baltimore County, Md., public schools began going digital five years ago, textbooks disappeared from classrooms and paper and pencils were no longer encouraged. All students from kindergarten to 12th grade would eventually get a laptop, helping the district reach the “one-to-one” ratio of one for each child that has become coveted around the country. Teaching apps and digital courses took the place of flashcards and notebooks. [Read More]


Local Weather