Each morning, Glenn meets with his producers to discuss the biggest stories of the day ahead of his radio and television programs. On Wednesday, the conversation centered on weight discrimination laws, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions, and the arrival of U.S. troops in Poland.
Wednesday’s big stories:
Support for legislation to outlaw weight bias increases
Can a business discriminate against potential hires because of weight? Currently, only the state of Michigan and cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have laws on the books prohibiting weight bias. But according to a new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity public support for legislation protecting Americans against weight discrimination has steadily increased over the last three years. MORE
Renewed push for affirmative action suffers major setback
U.S. colleges and universities are going to have to find a new way to diversify their campuses after the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions. READ
American troops to arrive in Poland
In an attempt to put our European allies at ease in the wake of Putin’s power grab in Ukraine, U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team will be arriving in Poland for a month-long joint military exercise. Additional Army companies will be sent to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for similar exercises. MORE