Choose To Refuse: Say "No" to PARCC/SBAC Testing
This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents' school testing choice.
For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty.
Walter E. Williams:
Defense Against Demagogues
When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, "I think it's time to say to these people, 'Stop ripping off the American people.'" When the average price of regular gas was close to $4 a gallon, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to look into breaking up giant oil companies. The claim was that "Wall Street greed (was) fueling high gas prices."
Dr. Ben Carson:
When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit.
Abortion Protesters Don't Count?
Hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on Washington every January to "March for Life," protesting the horror of more than a million abortions in America every year. Every year the "news" outlets report next to nothing, even when their reporters are there documenting the event as their cameras film it.
Obama, Ignoring Realities, Sticks to His Comfort Zone
A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world.
Spare the Blogger and Lash us Instead
ON JAN. 9, the government of Saudi Arabia publicly whipped a liberal Muslim writer, Raif Badawi, flogging him 50 times outside a mosque in Jeddah.
The Cross Examined College Prep Course IV
This column series provides an overview of my ten-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college.
Our Best Option: GIVE MONEY AWAY
Positive stock market returns along with uncertain tax policy is driving charity. At least something is driving it.
Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham
There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a professional journalists career.
Adelson Visits DC to Reboot Effort to Outlaw Online Gambling
After spending millions of dollars to help elect a Republican House and Senate, Capitol Hill sources report Las Vegas gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson received a private briefing with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee in the second week of January.
Christian Ex-Fire Chief Fires Back at Atlanta Mayor, Files Discrimination Complaint
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he was fired because he wrote a book expressing his Christian faith, according to a discrimination complaint filed Jan. 19 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Archbishop Gomez: 'No One Has Right to Decide Who Can Live and Who Can Die'
When should it be legal for a doctor -- or anyone else -- to deliberately take an innocent human life?
Will Republicans Go the Way of the Whigs?
In 1856, the Whig Party ran former president Millard Fillmore for president of the United States.
Time for Obama and Ambassador Power to Account for Their Darfur Failure
For some five years, from the 2004 presidential campaign through the end of his term, indignant media headlines excoriated Republican president George W. Bush for failing to stop Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir's genocidal war in Sudan's Darfur region.
Rachel Marsden: Accused Russian spies come up short on intelligence
Federal prosecutors have filed espionage charges against three Russians allegedly working for Russia's foreign intelligence service, SVR.
Obama And Democrats Declare All Out War On Keystone Pipeline Jobs
WASHINGTON - If you're one of the millions of people who can't find a good paying job in the Obama economy, the Democrats sent you a message this week: Get lost.
Democrats' Opposition to Keystone Pipeline is Hard to Fathom
If you're one of the millions of people who can't find a good-paying job in the Obama economy, the Democrats sent you a message this week: Get lost.
Hasty Drug Warriors Are a Menace: Prompted by a Raid That Gravely Injured a Toddler, Georgia Considers Limits on No-Knock Search Warrants
The last time the Georgia legislature considered a bill aimed at restricting no-knock search warrants, it was prompted by a 2006 drug raid in which Atlanta police killed Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman who grabbed a revolver to defend herself against the armed men crashing into her home.
Cry For Argentina
A country where terrorists and gangsters get away with murder
The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents
President Obamas State of the Union address was predictable for a President nearing the end of his second term.
Michael Helm :
Second Chances for Jihadists Must Stop
While at Gitmo, he told a military review board that he wanted to kill as many Americans as possible. Nonetheless, despite a history of violence at Gitmo, he was returned to his native country Kuwait.
President Obama Has Left the Middle Class Behind
Almost a year before the Iowa caucuses, the fight for the middle class is already well underway. President Barack Obama made income inequality the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, and Hillary Clinton has been honing a populist narrative in recent appearances, though presumably not in her paid speeches to the likes of Goldman Sachs.
The Cadbury Egg Flap: Much Ado About Nothing
Some storylines are too irresistible to ignore, even if theyre not true. Sometimes, it involves important stories, laced with violence, tragedy and cultural overtones such as the false hands up, dont shoot, narrative that emerged from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri last August. Other times, its just silliness, illustrated by the dust-up over Cadbury Eggs, the beloved chocolate confection.
Maybe Freedom Should Come with a Government Warning
Unconfirmed reports of Michael Bloomberg weeping with joy have been trickling in since the CDC decided to out-nanny the former NYC Mayor, and ban smoking at every private business in America.
Another One Bites the Dust
The casualties continue to pile up in the wake of the Swiss National Bank dropping its peg to the euro.
Angry?…. Clinging to Guns and Religion?
Former Democratic presidential aspirant Howard Dean thinks that the Americans who have been going in droves to see the Clint Eastwood movie American Sniper are angry...
Kurdish Forces Make Another Attempt to Take on ISIL
Kurdish forces fired 20 Grad rockets into Mosul. This is the first Kurdish attack against the main base of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces in Iraq. ISIL said the rockets killed 30 civilians.
DexCom: More Good News for Diabetes Patients... and Shareholders
DexCom (DXCM) stock is trading up on news that its medical app system, the DexCom Share system, to be used in conjunction with its G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring device, received FDA approval.
The Truth Is In The Rails
A lot of our work starts at the top down, or whats commonly referred to as macro analysis. We can take the lens further and further back to get a general picture then zoom in (micro) for details. Much is being made of the global economy, but its really about Europes perpetual fall from grace.
Carrie Schwab Pomerantz:
Cash or Credit, Which Is the Smarter Way to Pay?
Dear Reader: Rather than old-fashioned, I think your question is right on target. Especially with the new one-touch payment methods, such as Apple Pay, it's easier than ever to rely on credit cards.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Overly Generous Fringe Benefits for Government Retirees Threaten Survival of States
As a taxpayer, I dont like the fact that government employees get paid more than folks in the private sector. But the big difference between bureaucrats and regular workers isnt so much the pay, its the fringe benefits.
Postponing Gay “Marriage” Constitutes “Irreparable Harm?”
Leave it to the homosexual lobby to defy rationality. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade has determined that protecting a childs right to a mom and a dad constitue[s] irreparable harm, and injures those children.
Again & Again & Again & Again...
As we enter 2015 with a worldwide bang, not a whimper, it would seem that a paradox of quotes will be the marching orders for the remainder of the year.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Putin Seems Like a Pretty Good Progressive
As it turns out, a state-run Russian oil company is deeply connected with an effort to restrict US oil exploration and hydraulic fracturing. I didnt realize those Russians were such environmentalists. Doesnt it kinda say something when Progressives have to turn to Putin for financing?
Note to Political Reporters: Take a Page from the Sports Guys' Playbook
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has balls, knows how to use them and enjoys playing with his soft balls. I like them the way I like them, which is 12.5, deflated or inflated, whatever norm you are using. Uh, oh! Was Brady caught on a sex tape? (Should this op-ed be rated R for mature audiences only?) readers 18 years of age or older?)
Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship?
The Decline of the West, Again
History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. That observation has been attributed to Mark Twain but, much like Dorothy Parker in our time, old Sam Clemens tended to get credit for any saying that is wise, witty and compact. Talk about history rhyming: The unending news dispatches out of Ukraine might as well have been written in rhyming couplets.