This can’t be coincidence. Blog reports in the last two weeks indicate that public schools in two different states have assigned students to identify their political affiliation by answering questions about policy issues (mostly social-policy issues). The assignments are handed in.
This isn’t a matter of students being asked to debate social-policy topics and think about arguments pro and con, an exercise that has been a staple of classroom activities in grades 7 and up for decades. The assignment is Continue reading
This is not your father’s sex discrimination case. The accusers in it are males and are claiming that their boss — a female — discriminated against them by (among other things) yelling “Penis! Penis! Penis!” during a business meeting.
New York’s Daily News reports that Nancy Silberkleit, the co-CEO of Archie Comics, is on the defensive after using “gender as a weapon,” according to papers filed in October in Westchester Supreme Court by five employees, including Archie president Mike Pellerito and Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick.
Day 65 of Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov roll-out (also known as Day 4 of the President Obama-guaranteed new and improved re-launch) produces lesson no. 65 on how not to build and launch a website.
The latest “glitch,” around which Democrats have wrapped there’s-nothing-to-see-here-police tape, that “all” president’s lie about, and about which Republicans are required to lead cheers lest they be accused of “rooting for failure,” concerns the security of your personal health and other information you are mandated to impart to government bureaucrats so they can get you some insurance:
Barack Obama is making good on a promise he first gave utterance to during one of the Democratic primary debates leading up the 2008 presidential election. When asked whether he would meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and Cuba, without precondition, Obama said he would, explaining:
In case you missed it, the big story of the weekend (apart from Obamacare) was a tweet posted by the Republican National Committee to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’s bold stand against government-sanctioned racial discrimination. What generated heat was the reference in the message to Parks’s “role in ending racism.” It was the verb end that was the flash point.
To listen to the loud, plaintive wails from the left, you’d think that Obamacare was the greatest invention since white bread and that the only reason conservatives want no part of it is pure selfishness. Jamelle Bouie, as a case in point, has an item at the Daily Beast titled “They Just Don’t Care if Healthcare.Gov Works or Not.” The they in that sentence refers to Republicans — his umbrella term for all cretins who refuse to acknowledge the “truth” that the rough part is over and that the future of Obamacare is bright. He laments:
When it comes to global warming, climate change, or whatever the theorists are calling it this these days, the mainstream media will report exactly what they are being fed without question. That is what was done on Tuesday in USA Today in an article that asked “How fast is the Earth’s climate actually changing?”
Victim sprawled on ground seconds after being cold-cocked
Before his encounter with the Knockout “game” and racial violence, Paul Lane was “a lefty. As left as you can get,” he said. He supported Obama. Intends to vote for Hillary. Or least he did.
That was up until November 7, 2013, the day Kenneth Johnson walked into the Contra Costa library and played the Knockout game. Said Lane, a librarian:
Sunday night in St Michael’s Square, Kiev (BBC image)
It was a minor blip on the American radar screen when Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovich, announced on 21 November – in a significant policy reversal – that Ukraine would forego economic and political agreements with the European Union in favor of closer integration with Russia.
For Ukrainians, the blip was anything but minor. Yanukovich’s political opposition mounted a no-confidence vote in the Ukrainian parliament, which his Continue reading
Can we all agree on this? If you’re writing a column on, say, a First Amendment issue, you should do some research–not enough for a doctoral thesis or even a legal brief, but, say, enough to demonstrate you have an understanding of the issue beyond the most casual of observers. Is that really too much to ask?
Apparently so for Daily Beast columnist and occasional MSNBC contributor Sally Kohn. She has offered her audience a piece at the Daily Beast titled: “When Religion and Liberty Collide,” and subtitled: “How right-wing conservatives are using the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case on contraception to force their religious views on the nation.”
Just Joe being Joe…
The Vice President of the United States hasn’t even been in Japan more than 48 hours and he’s already found a way not only to insult Japanese women but women everywhere, as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Dec. 3, 2013.
Maybe the school’s decision to ban a student from posting flyers promoting a prayer event held every year at public schools across the nation wouldn’t seem so egregious if the administration took the same position with regard to all postings. The fact, however, is that they allowed another student to put up flyers promoting a performance by rapper Lil’ Wayne with the words “Good Kush [a type of Cannibis] and Alcohol,” suggesting a double standard.