Archive for September 10th, 2007

FOX tries to make Ron Paul invisible

| September 10, 2007 | 3 Replies
FOX tries to make Ron Paul invisible

If you don’t think that FOX news is absolutely corrupt, and that FOX has drunk lots of concentrated neocon Koolaid, take a look at the furious spin job FOX did during the first Republican debate. This video has been doctored by Ron Paul’s people, sometimes in an entertaining way. The video does a good job […]

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O’Reilly and Ron Paul debate U.S. Middle East policy

| September 10, 2007 | 2 Replies
O’Reilly and Ron Paul debate U.S. Middle East policy

This one is difficult to watch because O’Reilly is so utterly condescending and so unwilling to allow his guest (Ron Paul) to speak. The debate does capture the neocon perspective (O’Reilly) and Paul’s view, to which I am sympathic. Ron Paul argues that our “troubles” in the Middle East are largely blowback for inappropriate actions […]

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How we’ve changed since Nuremberg

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How we’ve changed since Nuremberg

This is an excerpt from a book written by presidential candidate Chris Dodd: “For six decades, we learned the lessons of the Nuremberg men and women well,” the presidential candidate writes in his book, “Letters from Nuremberg” published this week. “We didn’t start wars — we ended them. We didn’t commit torture — we condemned […]

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What does a bicycle-friendly city look like?

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What does a bicycle-friendly city look like?

These are not poor cities, yet their citizens prefer getting around by using bicycles.

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“Drill and kill” as a failed educational strategy

| September 10, 2007 | 4 Replies
“Drill and kill” as a failed educational strategy

What does “No Child Left Behind” mean in real-life classrooms? I’ve discussed this topic with several grade school teachers. They are uniformly distressed that NCLB narrows the focus of classroom instruction to the point where children are too often “taught” factoids, ephemeral bits of information that will allow them to pass a test without significantly […]

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