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NY TIMES: Chinese government arrests leading critic; sharp crackdown coming?

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According to the New York Times,

The activist is the latest critic to be caught up in Mr. Xi’s far-reaching efforts to limit dissent in China. The crackdown, which has ensnared scores of activists, lawyers, journalists and intellectuals, is likely to intensify as the ruling Communist Party comes under broad attack for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, one of its biggest political challenges in years.

LA TIMES OPINION: Californians must vote yes on Proposition 13

According to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton,

“When kids walk into a school that’s clean and well kept, it sets the tone for the school day,” says O’Donnell, who taught high school social studies for 23 years.

Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), the other coauthor and a former CSU board member, says the state universities and UC each need $8 billion in capital outlay improvements. They’d get $2 billion apiece from Proposition 13.

“If the state doesn’t provide the money, the only alternative is to raise tuition,” Glazer says.

(ICYMI) For a split second

For a split second

I understood why you did what you did and

It was perfectly clear

I knew I could do it, too

One step to get going and the remaining ones would get easier

And then that split second was gone and

Everything felt right again

TIME: Ball State University Professor Suspended After Calling Police on Black Student Who Refused to Change Seats

(MUNCIE, Ind.) — A professor at an Indiana university who called police to his classroom after a black student refused to change seats will not be teaching for the remainder of the semester, the school said in a written statement. No formal charges or disciplinary action was immediately taken against Ball State University marketing professor…

via Indiana University Professor Suspended After Calling Police on Black Student Who Refused to Change Seats — TIME

NY TIMES: America’s fastest growing group urged to fill out census

As the New York Times reports, 

She thrust a flyer into the hand of a tall young man who looked annoyed. She promised to give a woman a gift for hearing her out. And she practically wrapped her arms around another woman who bounded away shaking her head, uninterested and impatient.