Since 1970, America’s education spending per student has more than doubled and the average class size has been cut by 70 percent, yet test results haven’t improved one bit. The only thing that’s gone up is the number of reforms.
This week, President Obama and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will frame the climate change discussion at the U.N. as a simple way to confront the rising tides effecting coastal and island countries. There will be much talk from wealthy and developed nations about not ignoring these problems while poor and underdeveloped countries will eagerly agree to any action plan that includes money. But the two sides have very different goals.
Drowning aboard the sinking ship of President Obama’s unpopularity, Democrats are throwing out a lifeline to Michelle Obama in their effort to tread water in the U.S. Senate.
The first lady is hitting the campaign trail for endangered Democrats while the president, viewed as more of an electoral liability than an asset, is nowhere to be found.
The embers of anti-Semitism still burn in Germany. This was clear during summer demonstrations against the war in Gaza. Anti-Israeli protesters crossed a line when they engaged in hate speech and violence against Jews, breaking all German taboos and laws against such speech. Police reaction was weak.
Americans have become passengers on an ill-fated Titanic, with Obama at the helm, refusing to warn us. Politically correct, as always, he misrepresents Islam and leaves us apathetic and in the dark, blind to Muslims’ plan to destroy Western democracies.
If ISIS is serious about creating their caliphate, and if we do not become serious about stopping them, President Obama could remain out of step for the rest of his term. If things go badly enough, he could be tagged as the president who lost the war o…
“Of course you should shame your children,” I replied. “That is your job, as a responsible parent. Shame is one of our most useful tools! Shame is the barrier between decency and depravity in a moral society.”
Roger Goodell continues to play defense in a public relations nightmare that demands a good and constructive offense. Instead of defending weak policies and now, belatedly, promising harsher penalties, the NFL should lead the way in a vigorous public campaign to educate Americans that abuse of women and children is not just illegal, but wrong.
Kanye West is a “fool.” That’s not breaking news, but this week, Mr Kardashian earned the “Fool of the week” title — Kanye style.