Beloit College Mindset List: How does the class of 2016 view the world?Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world.- Ron Nief and Tom McBride, Beloit College
Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1994. For these students, Kurt Cobain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon, and John Wayne Gacy have always been "historic" not "contemporary" figures. According to Beloit college officials Ron Nief and Tom McBride, there are 75 ways the freshman of 2016 look at the world differently than their professors.
While there remain a full range of attitudes toward the blogger Ulsterman and broad speculation as to the true identity of his Deep Throaty (class of 2016 please see Wikipedia here) informant (including that it is none other than an alternate personality of Ulsterman himself), he has, more often than not reported stories, that later arise in other media vetted by different sources. Such is the case with this story, originally reported by Ulsterman here on May 2, 2011.
Author Richard Miniter cites a source within Joint Operations for this story, thus a completely separate one from Ulsterman's "White House Insider."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, not a reluctant President Obama, was the one who pulled the trigger on the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
In his new book, Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, investigative journalist Richard Miniter says that President Obama axed three operations meant to kill Osama bin Laden before finally caving on the operation that did just that — but only at the behest of Hillary Clinton.
“Obama feared taking responsibility for a risky raid that might go tragically wrong,” Miniter alleges, according to NY Daily.
One might project a good deal of nostalgia to come when, in January, this secretary of state steps aside, but one thing we might also predict (and yours truly is exceedingly bad at predictions) is that gone will not be forgotten, and we will continue to see her in the news. Here, for good measure, is that iconic picture.