The New York Times today features a story about small schools as a possible remedy to the problems of public education. The story focuses on “Peace and Diversity Academy,” a new small public school founded with money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One condition of the funding from the Gates Foundation is that the new small schools have to have a close relationship with a community or cultural organization. No doubt Peace and Diversity School is affiliated with MoveOn.org. The themes of these small schools are supposed to keep students interested. I know how much our public schools care about not imposing political agendas on students–or at least with presenting prospective students with a wide range of options. So I expect the Gates Foundation and New York City will shortly establish a “National Defense and Individual Merit School” (affiliated with the Manhattan Institute, of course).
So, is Russia now presumed innocent of hacking the 2016 election? If not, it is difficult to understand any proper purpose served by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve military officers in the Kremlin’s intelligence services for doing what everybody in America already knew that they did, ... Read More
On Monday, President Trump gave a deeply disgraceful press conference with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. The presser began with Trump announcing that although the Russia–U.S. relationship has “never been worse than it is now,” all of that “changed as of about four hours ago.” It was downhill from ... Read More
1)Al, as you were posting on social media a list of proposed questions for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, did it occur to you that your opinion on the matter is no more relevant than Harvey Weinstein’s? 2) Al, is it appropriate for a disgraced former U.S. senator to use the Twitter cognomen “U.S. ... Read More
Back in March, I wrote about Maryland Democrats talking up a single-payer system for health insurance, and how they were refusing to look too closely at how to pay for the plan, which would eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses for patients. They dismissed Vermont’s experience from a few years earlier, when a ... Read More
Donald Trump is not, and never will be, the Moscow correspondent for The Nation magazine, and he shouldn’t sound like it. The left-wing publication is prone to extend sympathetic understanding to adversaries of the United States and find some reason, any reason, to blame ourselves for their external ... Read More