by Walter Brasch It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: –Teachers only work half a year. –Teachers are overpaid. –Local school districts and their taxpayers [...]
The U.S. military has released video of the destruction of an IS truck in the northern city of Irbil. The US military said the strike was conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defence force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, US personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts. As [...]
Had more than enough of the ice bucket challenge? If not, the following spectacle should convince you it’s time to put it out of its misery. Donald Trump was “called out by everybody... Homer Simpson, Mike Tyson, Vince McMahon.” So he had Miss USA and Miss Universe do the honors but not [...]
Mandating a failing system: The state budget that Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law earlier this month includes a provision requiring the State Board of Education to authorize two online charter schools to serve K-12 students by nextShow More Summary
In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is up across the board, the real winners have been Republican candidates for office. Show More Summary
Two protesters were arrested at a pro-family conference on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. ABC News reported 50 demonstrators attended the event, despite critics' previous promise that thousands of protesters would block the entrances. Show More Summary
And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office... pic.twitter.com/m7N8DDQrZe— Doktor Zoom (@DoktorZoom) August 28, 2014 From "Twitter Nation distracted by president's suit."I'm not distracted by the tan suit. I'm distracted byShow More Summary
"Alarming... dismaying... disturbing..."
JOHN KERRY FLIP-FLOPS INTO SUPPORTING THE BUSH 41 IRAQ WAR COALITION, and Tom Maguire is mightily amused. Well, at first, until he gets to this reflection: “As to the notion that the world stage today has counterparts to Bush, Baker and Thatcher – we wish it were so.”
Conservative MPs have said that they will refuse to campaign against Douglas Carswell, warning that if the party fights too hard against UKIP it could cause a damaging split on the right. An unnamed former colleague told the Times: "Douglas is a Conservative. Show More Summary
To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility.Show More Summary
By way of DCist.com, we find this ad from outgoing Republican Congressman Rob Stockman’s office (boldface mine): Personality and ideology are important. Please bring a confident, vigorous intellect and no drama. Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count … Continue reading ?
A deeply disturbing viral video showing a family's violent reaction to a young man's coming out has prompted an international outpouring of support for him. (Warning: this video contains domestic violence and may be triggering to some viewers.) Click here to view the embedded video. 20-year-old Daniel Pierce is a young gay man from Georgia who…