Daily Bread for 5.13.19

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of sixty-three.  Sunrise is 5:33 AM and sunset 8:09 PM, for 14h 35m 44s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 66.1% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the nine hundred sixteenth day.

Whitewater’s Planning Commission meets and 6:30 PM, and the Whitewater School Board in closed session at 6:30 PM, with an open session beginning at 7 PM.  Among the agenda items are numbers 2, 3, and 7:

A. Adjourn into closed session, pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 19.85(1)(c), and (e), Wis. Stats., considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility; deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session, specifically, teacher compensation, to discuss administrator and teacher contracts, evaluations, and performance of duties. (Action Item)
3. OPEN SESSION (7:00 pm)
A. Reconvene into open session per Section 19.85 (2) Wis. Stats., for potential action on any matters discussed in closed session. (Action Item)
7. ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION (continuation of previous session, if necessary)
A. Adjourn into closed session, pursuant to Section 19.85(1) (c), Wis. Stats., to consider employment, promotion, compensation, or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Specifically, to discuss administrator contracts, evaluations, and performance of duties with the District’s legal counsel; when closed session ends, the meeting will end (Action Item)

On this day in 1864, the Battle of Resaca, Georgia begins: “From May 13-16, 1864, more than 150,000 soldiers clashed outside Georgia’s capital city, including 10 Wisconsin regiments.”

Recommended for reading in full:

Felicia Sonmez reports Kudlow acknowledges U.S. consumers, not China, pay for tariffs on imports:

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration’s tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump’s repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot the bill.

In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” two days after U.S.-China trade talks ended with no news of a deal, Kudlow was asked by host Chris Wallace about Trump’s claim.

“It’s not China that pays tariffs,” Wallace said. “It’s the American importers, the American companies that pay what, in effect, is a tax increase and oftentimes passes it on to U.S. consumers.”

“Fair enough,” Kudlow replied. “In fact, both sides will pay. Both sides will pay in these things.”

Pressed again by Wallace, Kudlow acknowledged that China does not actually “pay” the tariffs.

Michael Stratford reports Colleges urged to shun Trump officials tied to family separation:

In an open letter to university leaders, the coalition [Restore Public Trust] urges them to “make it clear that your college or university will not hire or bestow a fellowship or other honor to anyone involved in the development, implementation, or defense of the Trump administration’s family separation immigration policy.”

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