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Another Example of What’s Wrong with Public Schools
May 2, 2009 by

Today, my secretary took the day off. No problem, really. She often works over her normal work hours, and we balance things out by giving her the day off pretty much whenever she wants. But, the reason she is out is really “getting my goat.”

You see, her daughter’s 8th grade class is taking a field trip today, and she’s helping with the trip. Where are they going? The natural history museum, to learn more about historical science? No. The arboretum to learn more about botany? No. The space and rocket center? The State Capital? The Smithsonian? No, no and no.

They went to Six Flags.

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Law vs. Moral Values

Law vs. Moral Values
April 29, 2009 by Walter E. Williams

Policemen and laws can never replace customs, traditions and moral values as a means for regulating human behavior. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense for a civilized society. Our increased reliance on laws to regulate behavior is a measure of how uncivilized we’ve become.

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Obama and the Politics of Crowds
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October 30, 2008, by FOUAD AJAMI

The masses greeting the candidate on the trail are a sign of great unease.

America is a different land, for me exceptional in all the ways that matter. In recent days, those vast Obama crowds, though, have recalled for me the politics of charisma that wrecked Arab and Muslim societies. A leader does not have to say much, or be much. The crowd is left to its most powerful possession — its imagination.

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Why We Need Nukes and Gitmo
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May 14, 2008, by Jonah Goldberg

What do Yucca Mountain and Guantanamo Bay have in common?

Well, there’s the obvious stuff. Both have Spanish names. Neither is a great spot for a family vacation. Each is controlled by the federal government.

Oh, and both are essential tools in wars a lot of people claim they want to win.

See, Yucca Mountain is where the government wants to keep incredibly dangerous substances – nuclear waste – until we figure out a better way to handle it.

Guantanamo Bay is where the government keeps incredibly dangerous people – jihadi enemy combatants – until we figure out a better way to handle them.

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Christian website endorses Obama as pro-life
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October 03, 2008, by Drew Zahn

Claims electing Democrat will result in fewer abortions than repealing Roe

A group of Christian supporters of Barack Obama – who has a 100 percent pro-abortion Senate voting record – have created a website touting the Democratic presidential candidate as the most pro-life choice in November’s election.

The Pro-Life Pro-Obama website argues that Obama’s economic and health care plans and support of programs for the poor will do more for reducing abortions in the U.S. than the positions of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain.

As Promised… Obama’s First Move– Expand Abortion Rights

November 9, 2008

Do you remember Barack Obama’s outrageous and dishonest mock “Pro-Life” websites paid for by George Soros?

Yeah, they were all a lie.
One of the first moves by the most radical pro-abortion and infanticide candidate in the last 35 years will be to swell the number abortions both here and abroad.

At least Obama is keeping his promise to Planned Parenthood.

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Race, Sex and Other Political Irrelevancies
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January 15, 2008, by Bill Murchison

So, why not a woman for president? Why not a black? Why not a sclerotic, left-handed tin-typist from Fargo, N.D. — so long as the individual in question served our national purposes while displaying the all-too-rare attributes of intelligence, judgment, decisiveness and patriotism?

We were destined to have this conversation once a half-black candidate and a white woman emerged as the leading candidates for the nomination of one of our two major parties. That doesn’t make the conservation anything less than — how about stupid and time wasting?

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Zogby: Iowans, New Hampshirites angry but less focused on Iraq
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December 06, 2007, by David Cook

A key finding is that “the voters are extremely angry this year,” Mr. Zogby said. “We see very high numbers there. [They are] angry at the political system. They are angry at Congress. They are angry at the president of the United States. That includes Democrats, sizable numbers of Democrats who are angry at Congress, and a sizable number of Republicans who are angry at the president.”

Like other pollsters, Zogby is finding that voters have become somewhat less focused on the war in Iraq. A new USA Today-Gallup poll shows that the Iraq war still is the most frequently cited issue on voters’ minds, but less so than in the past. Voters cite the Iraq war twice as often as they do the next issue. In April, they cited it three times more often than the second-place issue. The USA Today-Gallup poll found growing voter anxiety over the economy, healthcare, and immigration.