Sounds like crud to me. So why are so many good conservatives, from Jeb Bush to Rick Snyder, supporting Common Core? Many conservatives signed on to a clever strategy that asked them to endorse, not the specific standards, but the idea of high “internationally benchmarked” national standards. It is a principle of psychological persuasion that, [...]
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So says John Avlon.
This is great.
And this is not it. What he deserves, however, is a fitting memorial. The Gehry design is anything but that; and there is absolutely no need to fix some artificial and arbitrary point at which the Eisenhower Memorial must be completed. The Gehry design should be scrapped, once and for all, because of its inherent [...]
Fascinating. They intended it as a gift, but these 60 years later it’s a time capsule. More than half the players on the roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates got together in the spring of 1953 and gave a Catholic Bible to their boss, general manager Branch Rickey, now known to history as the man who [...]
Frank Miele: The opposite goes without saying as well. When the people are not well-informed, they cannot be relied upon to notice when things go wrong, nor can they set them right, nor — ultimately — can they be trusted with their own government.
Children with autism. As a child, doctors told Jacob Barnett’s parents that their autistic son would probably never know how to tie his shoes. But experts say the 14-year-old Indiana prodigy has an IQ higher than Einstein’s and is on the road to winning a Nobel Prize. He’s given TedX talks and is working toward [...]
Again. Israel decided Sunday afternoon to close its airspace in the North to civilian air traffic following alleged Israeli air strikes on Syria in the past 48 hours. Israeli airline Arkia stated that “due to IDF instructions on the closure of airspace in the North until May 9, Arkia is forced to announce the cancellation [...]
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