Monthly Archives: August 2004

The business of education…

Our public schools continue to flounder because they lack two things: competition and accountability. St. Louis has taken a unique approach to accountability (via Education Weak): Faced with a financial crisis of enormous proportions and failing to deliver an adequate … Continue reading

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Reporting for duty…

From John Kerry’s interview with GQ: GQ: You beat prostate cancer. Was that your first thought of mortality? JK: Oh God! No. You kidding, man? I mean, Jesus, I saw my own death any number of times in Vietnam. There … Continue reading

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Unwinnable war on terror…

Yesterday, on NBC’s “Today” show, President Bush was asked if whether we can win the war on terror. His response: I don’t think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the – those who … Continue reading

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Different takes…

Andrew Sullivan describes this passage from John McCain’s Republican convention speech as “an implicit rebuke to Bush’s hubris after the fall of Baghdad.” We must not be complacent at moments of success, and we must not despair over setbacks. We … Continue reading

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The business of education…

Our public schools continue to flounder because they lack two things: competition and accountability. St. Louis has taken a unique approach to accountability (via Education Weak): Faced with a financial crisis of enormous proportions and failing to deliver an adequate … Continue reading

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The business of education…

Our public schools continue to flounder because they lack two things: competition and accountability. St. Louis has taken a unique approach to accountability (via Education Weak): Faced with a financial crisis of enormous proportions and failing to deliver an adequate … Continue reading

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Reporting for duty…

From John Kerry’s interview with GQ: GQ: You beat prostate cancer. Was that your first thought of mortality? JK: Oh God! No. You kidding, man? I mean, Jesus, I saw my own death any number of times in Vietnam. There … Continue reading

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