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June 5, 2023

One thing you’ve got to give to the left, they take care of their own. Whenever one of them takes the fall for the horrific consequences of their awful policies, they ensure that person always makes a soft landing, whether with a well-paid government appointment or a fat book contract that would never be offered to a real writer who might turn out a book worth reading.

The big names score multi-million-dollar production deals with Netflix or Amazon Prime to make propaganda films nobody wants to see, while the minnows get regular gigs on MSNBC. Those who aren’t telegenic enough at least get cushy university jobs. But none of them are ever cast adrift to earn an honest living in the lousy conditions they helped to create. It’s like being the boss’s son-in-law or a made man in the Mafia: they are protected from the consequences of their own incompetence.

But seldom has there been a more glaring example of the leftist protection racket than these two stories. Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot – who was so bad at her job that even being a black, lesbian, Democrat incumbent couldn’t save her from being a one-termer – just got hired to teach a course at Harvard…

…While Chesa Boudin, the criminal-releasing former DA who set off a crime wave that’s decimated San Francisco, and who was so hated that even the uber-liberal voters there turned out in droves to recall him – has been hired by UC Berkeley to run their new “Criminal Law and Justice Center.” What does he know about either of those things?

Note that the initiatives UC-Berkeley cites as his accomplishments are precisely the same things that got him kicked out of office. Is this really worth the cost of tuition? Attending UC-Berkeley and living on campus runs about $45,000 a year, but the good news is that you can steal it and the faculty member in charge of the Criminal Law and Justice Center won’t even care.

As for Lightfoot, tuition to Harvard for 2023-’24 is $75,000 for nine months, with other fees and costs boosting that to $111,000. That’s what you’ll pay to have your kids taught to be colossal failures by Lori Lightfoot. You could save a lot of money and get far better results by letting them stay home and watch Prager U videos on YouTube.

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