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State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths

South Dakota state Rep. Elizabeth May (R) claimed the Common Core State Standards was "part of the effect" of what caused the deaths. The post State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Out of Darkness, Light

Sherri was a little girl, born with big brown eyes and bouncing curls. She was the forth child born to her parents, but was the first girl. She was born into a seemingly normal family, with two parents and three older brothers. More often, this girl grows up into a lovely young woman, prepared to carve her place in the world. Show More Summary

Mother Jones’ David Corn On His Bill O’Reilly Reporting –And Himself

David Corn is the Washington Bureau Chief of Mother Jones, and the author of this piece on Bill O’Reilly which led to this interview which I did with O’Reilly on Friday, this Facebook post by former CBS correspondent Eric Jon Enberg,...Show More Summary

Will Durst: Up Is Down

In which our intrepid correspondent is confused by simple things like wright and rong. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Tar Pits (Feb 13, 2015) Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, [...]

Kitzhaber resignation statement: We have left Oregon better than we found it.

The following is audio and text of Governor John Kitzhaber's statement of resignation. I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon. It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken – it is to stand and fight for the cause. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Tar Pits

In which our intrepid correspondent weighs in on another sticky subject and manages to mangle it just like always. Now read this:Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 [...]

Podcast: Baraa Shiban on US Drone Strikes, AQAP, the Houthis & the Power Vacuum in Yemen

Shiban joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week to talk about the latest developments in Yemen, including recent US drone strikes and the Houthi uprising.

Camera Work: What You Don’t know You Don’t Know

Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn't Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO fund it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today's post together, I read the first part of it. Show More Summary

The Power Line Show, Episode 9: Jay Cost on Political Corruption

(Joe Malchow) The gang assembled to tape Episode 9 of the Power Line Show this afternoon. I couldn’t make it, but Steve, Paul and Scott all turned up. Their guest was Jay Cost, author of A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Misremembering

In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip down memory lane and completely forgets where the hell he is. Now read this:Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will [...]

Muslim Refugee from Somalia Is Latest Terrorist on FBI Most Wanted List

US refugee from Somalia, Liban Haji Mohamed, is the latest Muslim added to the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list. Not only did Liban Haji Mohamed choose to go to Somalia to fight with al Shabaab, he also took a prominent … Continue reading ?

Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right where he should be, under a rock. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov [...]

Count me among the 'low-life scum,' Senator McCain

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Vile" doesn't come close to describing this man accurately. Eric Bradner of CNN reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger at a hearing Thursday. "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Ice Age

In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold. Now read this:Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will [...]

Podcast: Journalist Marcy Wheeler Reports on Trial Against Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling for Alleged Leak

A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]

The Power Line Show, Episode 8: Exploring Contemporary Conservative Political Philosophy

(John Hinderaker) This afternoon we recorded an extraordinary edition of the Power Line Show: Steve Hayward and Scott Johnson talking about two of the towering conservative intellects of their generation, Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, life-long allies and antagonists who died on the same day earlier this month. Show More Summary

STEVEN TELES: Nudge, or Shove? Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just soun…

STEVEN TELES: Nudge, or Shove? Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just sound oxymoronic; it actually is. Liberalism deserves more forthright advocacy. Libertarian paternalism seeks to authorize a very wide range of tools...Show More Summary

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

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