The War On Standards Comes to College Debate

18 Apr 2014, 7:05 pm

(John Hinderaker) Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway). Now it appears that the decline of standards–indeed, the abolition of any standards at al

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18 Apr 2014, 7:01 pm

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Byron York Why would Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook billionaire born and raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and now based in California, have any particular interest in the politics of Iowa's rural 4th Congressional District? washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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The American Spectator

A Lonely Visionary

“Sorry to bother you, but haven’t we met before? Aren’t you…what’s his name?” “I doubt you’d know my name,” he said. “Nobody does these days.” There was a trace of bitterness in his voice, just enough to prod my curiosity. On the wh

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18 Apr 2014, 11:43 am

Amanda Marcotte just couldn’t resist a dirty jab at the Duggars. In her scathing article at the Daily Beast yesterday, the feminist blogger predicted the end of the Duggar Dynasty. The popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” follows the semi-chaotic, but strangely normal and splen
Upon learning that a leaflet had been circulated in the Ukrainian city of Donestk ordering Jews to register their property, Secretary of State John Kerry swiftly condemned the leaflet.   When I first heard about the leaflet, it sent a chill down my spine. So I'm glad Kerry spoke out


18 Apr 2014, 7:33 am

Feature of the Day: High Tech: How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are rushing to cash in on cannabis. Morning Headlines Domestic                                                 &nbs

The Federalist

Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Affect The 2016 Elections?

Will news of Chelsea Clinton's baby have an impact on the 2016 presidential elections?

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It's no surprise the President isn’t more circumspect when touting Obamacare enrollment numbers. But he should be.
Is there more to feminism these days than embarrassment about female traits or is that pretty much it? This week's example: The supposed "confidence gap."
You can sit passively back as your own political preconceptions take you for an easy ride, or you can retake the reins and steer your own thinking.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Power of Steyer

(Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat la

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A private American plane owned by the Bank of Utah landed at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran this week, according to the Blaze.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) denied that a nuclear Iran would pose a national security threat to the United States or Israel in a 2007 radio interview with talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Big Government

Experts Slam Indiana's Education Standards as Worse Than Common Core

Though in March Indiana became the first state to officially abandon the Common Core standards, both opponents and supporters of the initiative who have been waiting for the unveiling of their replacements are now weighing in on the final version released this week, and most say that, if approved,

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Radical Islamists from the terrorist-linked 'Need4Khilafah' group took to London's streets today in a protest held outside London's Regent's Park Mosque. Activists including notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary and others linked to other extremists organisations around the UK arrived at the Rege
In the summer of 2008, while the U.S. presidential election was in full swing, I took a break from the political fray to visit Prague, where my girlfriend (now wife) Julia was studying Czech. I intended to stay for a week but ended up staying for a month, charmed by the city and by the delightful
Nissan announced Wednesday that it will be significantly expanding a program that provides free charging stations for new buyers of its Leaf electrical vehicle. Nissan is not building a new network of charging stations, rather it is partnering with several already existing networks. The new partne

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Ben Carson: ‘We’re Being Manipulated’ by Those ‘Trying to Divide Us’

Dr. Ben Carson slammed the culture of political correctness and partisan labels at a local CBS12 town hall panel Thursday, arguing that it has stifled free expression in America—namely religious freedom. “We’re being manipulated. We’re being played by those people who want t

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Matt Yglesias, now with Vox, finds this chart of ours misleading: He admits that the data is correct and that what it shows—that the federal income tax is highly progressive—is also correct. So what’s the problem? Our chart looks exclusively at federal income taxes in the context
Indiana has a great opportunity to implement education standards that are “written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high,” as Governor Mike Pence (R) wants to do. One option for doing this would be to re-adopt Indiana’s prior state standards. Before the advent of No C
Al Gore was “fired up” at the University of Hawaii in sharing his message on climate change, according to a local TV news report of a speech in which the former vice president bashed unnamed “carbon polluters” as being ”immoral, unethical, and despicable.” Gore,

Townhall.com

Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area

The government has no business owning (or administering) all of this land. I am willing to concede courthouses and even national parks to the feds, but why is practically all of the far West run by the Federal Government?

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WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately.
The 4th of the 10 Commandments of Political Warfare says for too long conservatives have been doing their enemies’ work for them.
In a recent article, I applauded a colleague for adapting a play to our school stage —Songs for a New World. This play, I contended, marked quite a radical departure from the standard Politically Correct line insofar as it resoundingly affirmed “the morality of individuality.”

The Corner

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like everyone else I read One Hundred Years of Solitude in college. The magical realism — the sister, was it? with the tail, the other one who ascended into Heaven — seemed like cheating. Another way to put it is that Garcia Marquez was like Faulkner only worse. Yet some expre

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Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick.  The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a
Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market. So many nuggets of #yellowjournalism in this @NRO piece by @bigtimcavanaugh, it’s hard to pick my favourite: htt


18 Apr 2014, 2:20 pm

now looks even better.

Red State

The Good Friday Show

At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The sh

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One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. I
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich
  Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more po
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