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Slush Fund and Diversity at the Naval Academy

That’s the focus of a report by the Navy’s inspector general, according to this story in The Marine Corps Times. Lots of money was wasted on the academy’s diversity efforts, which the commandant said was “the number one priority” there. Not finding, educating, and graduating the best possible naval officers, period — no, the key was that they have the right skin color and have ancestors from the right foreign countries.

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More