Monthly Archives: October 2009

Republans are more politically aware than Democrats

According to recent Pew polls, Republicans are more politically knowledgeable than Democrats. I wonder if these results would be the same if Republicans controlled both the White House and Congress. People tend to pay more attention to negatives than positives, … Continue reading

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Obama has no commitment to choice and competition

QandO’s Bruce McQuain notes that while President Obama claims to be a champion of choice and competition to improve our health care system, he abandons those principles when it comes to education–specifically in the instance of the popular D.C. voucher … Continue reading

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Evidence of gender differences

I’ve always thought it obvious that men and women differ in fundamental ways, both physical and non-physical. Scientists have been documenting differences in the way our brains are built and work for quite some time. Now this [via Kathryn Jean … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

Sol Stern has a very interesting piece at City Journal discussing educational philosophy in general and reading comprehension specifically. Stern champions the work of E. D. Hirsch, Jr. and spotlights the achievements of his work as implemented in Massachusetts. This … Continue reading

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Dem po’ black folks just don’t know what’s good fer ’em

I read on Betsy’s Page that Kinston, North Carolina has voted to make it’s local elections non-partisan, but the Obama justice department has overruled the will of the majority, stating that “Removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in … Continue reading

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Wishing the undertow would stop

My ever-present depression has been more present than ever during the past week or so. It does that from time to time. I’ll be coping, doing my little dog paddle and mostly keeping my head above water. Then suddenly, for … Continue reading

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50 example of government waste

From the Heritage Foundation: 50 Examples of Government Waste

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