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  • The Woodrow Wilson school of thought in matters of judicial activism

    05/26/2012 7:51:11 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    In "Constitutional government in the United States", Woodrow Wilson wrote the following: (Page 167) The weightiest import of the matter is seen only when it is remembered that the courts are the instruments of the nation's growth, and that the way in which they serve that use will have much to do with the integrity of every national process. If they determine what powers are to be exercised under the Constitution, they by the same token determine also the adequacy of the Constitution in respect of the needs and interests of the nation; our conscience in matters of law and...
  • Will Student Loans Cause an Economic Armageddon? (student loan growing faster than housing bubble)

    05/25/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Lifeboat Foundation ^ | 05/24/2012 | Jake Mann
    In 2006, the underpinnings of the American financial system began to crack from a speculative bubble in the country’s housing market. Fueled by irrational exuberance in which homeowners believed their home prices would rise forever, this was made worse by Main Street and Wall Street, both of whom repackaged mortgage loans for sale to everyday investors through a process called securitization. That’s right, this was a multipronged problem, not the hell-bent desires of a few financial fat cats, as Occupy Wall Street would have you believe. When the bubble burst and home prices began to decline, this not only hurt...
  • Adventures in Politicking I : A Presidents Job

    05/24/2012 9:04:52 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 24, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. ~ Oscar Wilde *According to Barack Obama, the job of the President of the United States is to make sure everyone has a fair shot." However, according to Article II (Sections 1 3) of the United States Constitution, in which the job of the President is officially and clearly outlined, nowhere do we find such 'verbage'. Therefore, it is unnecessary to try to figure out whos included or excluded in 'everyone', and how fair a shot must be before...
  • Progressivism: The purpose of colleges it to indoctrinate and manipulate

    05/24/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The following words are attributed to Woodrow Wilson in 1909: (14th quote down) The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible. By the time a man has grown old enough to have a son in college he has specialized. The university should generalize the treatment of its undergraduates, should struggle to put them in touch with every force of life. This is important, for several reasons. He's making clear the progressive point of view about universities - they're not really there to educate people with meaningful and substantive information(although, some of...
  • GOP's 'No' Votes On School Choice Defend Their Decisions

    05/24/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Legislative candidates fill out a lot of questionnaires from interest groups in election years. Some stick with their answers if they are elected; others flip flop when it comes time for an actual vote, which doesn't sit well with the groups that asked the questions, or with voters who want elected officials to stay true to their word. In 2010, the Great Lakes Education Project, a pro-schools of choice group, asked prospective legislators about increasing or eliminating the cap on charter schools in Michigan, but when a vote was taken, some Republican legislators voted contrary to how they answered the...
  • Memorial Day, Gettysburg, and Amos Humiston

    05/24/2012 8:46:16 AM PDT · by NEWwoman ^ | May 23, 2012 | smithsk
    Humiston Children Memorial Day had its genesis in the Civil War. First known as Decoration Day, the holiday began by commemorating fallen Union soldiers. The event was inspired by how the Southern States had honored their dead, decorating Confederate graves, usually in the time frame of April through June. The first observance in the North was May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery as well as other cemeteries in the Northern States. But after World War I, the North and South agreed on the same date (May 30th). And Decoration Day was extended to all men and women, who...
  • We are the 4%

    05/23/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 2 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/23/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This young man is the 4%. He is the one who proves the American dream is real. And by the way: you 99% OWS-ers are a bunch of whiny, lazy, good for nothing brats who rightfully deserve to remain poor and stupid for the rest of your miserable lives.
  • Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar

    05/23/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies ^ | 5.23.12 | Alexander Higgins
    Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated. John Brennan, Obamas chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as the continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter. Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and Obama has delegated...
  • Stalking the Blogosphere BlogBurst Friday for Free Speech

    05/23/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | 5.23.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Join Us For: BlogBurst Friday to Target a Terrorist In honor of those protesting the terrorism of Stacy McCain/Aaron Walker/Patterico/Liberty Chick by the Speedway In the 11 years I have been blogging, I have had numerous death threats. But they are nothing compared to what Stacey McCain at The Other McCain is going through. I have watched good friends like Michelle Malkin and other bloggers be threatened, stalked and terrorized mercilessly by the left. They have had to move multiple times, hire private security and fear for their lives and their families simply because they dared to speak the...
  • Why do newspapers have a sports section?

    05/23/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    If you thought to yourself "because it brings in revenue" you'd be correct in a modern sense. But that answer is so overly generic as to be potentially meaningless, because it doesn't get to the root of the question. Why newspapers have sports sections is explained in a study done a century ago of newspapers, done by Will Irwin in his "The American Newspaper". Part 1, "The Power of the Press" explains the following: On the other extreme, the yellow journals a few years ago, put some of their best cartoonists and cleverest writers into the sporting department. This created...
  • Expensive Janitorial Contract Forces Cuts

    05/22/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2012 | Tom Gantert
    While the state of Michigan was facing a $1.5 billion deficit in 2009, the Ortonville-Brandon Public School Board of Education signed a four-year deal with its custodians and maintenance people that would pay for 90 percent of their health care premiums. The family plan for the luxurious MESSA health plan cost $17,171 in 2010 or about $2,000 less than what it could have cost the district to pay the salary of a new custodian. The four-year contract meant that Gov. Rick Snyder's education reform law that says public employees have to pay 20 percent of their health care premium couldn't...
  • Ohio Judge Permits Student To Wear "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" Whenever He Wants.And Pays Him.

    05/22/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/22/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As usual, the Waynesville, Ohio public school had to back down against the powerful gay Lamda Legal organization which lawyered up for a gay student who wanted to wear a "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" tee shirt in school. Well, the student, not knowing much about Jesus to begin with, should have understood that Jesus fears nothing, but he will judge many things, such as adultery, homosexuality, etc. if there is no repentance. I asked the Ohio judge, who made the decision, if a student could be allowed to wear a shirt saying, "God Judged Sodom and Gomorrah." The said...
  • Obama daughters' school hit with prank email about sex, contraception

    05/22/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The upscale Washington private school that counts Sasha and Malia Obama among its students was hit Tuesday with a prank email advising parents that, among other things, their children would receive "a voucher that may be redeemed for their choice of contraception" at the prom this year. Washingtonian magazine broke the news of the fake message, which purported to be a missive sent from the Sidwell Friends School administration. It is unclear how many families at the Quaker day school received the message, which was addressed to "Parents of the Sidwell Friends School Community." Contacted by Yahoo News, the school...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and the budget: deceiver or inept?

    05/22/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 6 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown promised not to follow the lead of his predecessors, to right the ship of state and to make the hard decisions in order to get the state budget into shape. How did that work out? As economist Thomas Sowell says, The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. But maybe thats not the full explanation. There seems ample evidence that maybe Browns truthful,...
  • <b>THEE 2012 Campaign Speech!</b> Ronald Reagan's 2012 Address Speech!

    05/21/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | December 26, 2011 | Paul Williams
    This video is the quintessential 2012 campaign speech. If every Republican, from Romney to dog catcher, would use this video as their primary campaign ad, they would win in a landslide. Reagan's principles are conservative principles. His, and ours, will live forever as long as everyone is educated about basic conservative ideas. The video is on you tube here: Ronald Reagan's 2012 Address Speech - "We Can Overcome The Injuries Done By Obama!" View it and pass it on!
  • Study: The power of the press is the power to omit and shape public opinion

    05/21/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    I never cease to be amazed by the things I find by digging around in old progressive-era publications. At one point, they examined themselves and their own newspaper establishments.(All 15 segments) I would be shocked if anything like this were published today, with this level of candor. But 100 years ago the progressives thought they owned America lock, stock, and barrel. The primary author of the study was Will Irwin, who is still remembered to this day for this series of news articles - it's significant enough to have it's own section within Irwin's Wikipedia entry. In reading part 1...
  • Public Schools Aren't About Academics Anymore

    05/21/2012 5:27:03 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 47 replies ^ | 5/17/12 | Tony Caruso
    If you want to know what really goes on in our public schools, go to a teacher-of-the-year banquet. Here you will see why schools aren't about academics anymore. Educators will never admit it openly, but an event like this reveals so much that outsiders never get to see.
  • The Fairy's Mistake's Mistake

    05/20/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT · by AndreaClark · 2 replies ^ | 18 May 2012 | Andrea Clark
    Today, Im going to use economics to dissect The Fairys Mistake by Gail Carson Levine: 87 short pages that can be read in an hour. Levine writes charming fairy tales. Ella Enchanted, probably her most famous, is about how the use of power leads to unintended consequences, and why liberty is to be desired above all else but requires hard work and bravery to attain. The Fairys Mistake is also about unintended consequences.
  • Has Your County Health Department Infringed the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment?

    05/20/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | 5.16.12 | Sally Kerwood and Jason Mihalick
    In our county thats exactly the question we are pondering and now researching after the Knox County 912 Patriots recently hosted an information session on an upcoming November Knox County health levy. The featured speakers at the information session were the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) Commissioner and Public Information Officer (PIO). In 2011, according to a handout from the KCHD, the department spent nearly $3 million ($2,983,295 to be exact) and took in just over $2.9 million ($2,908,269) for a shortfall of approximately $75 thousand. Sounds like they need to make a some cuts, right? Oh no,...
  • Obama and Warren, the fabulists - rottenness at the heart of academia, the media and govt

    05/20/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ......I've often thought that God has a particularly acerbic wit. After all, FriedrichNietzsche, who famously proclaimed God is Dead, badly wanted to be known as a famous writer. He was granted his wish -after he became too insane to enjoy his fame. Obama seems to have wanted to become an uber-celebritycumpolitician in the worst possible way. How fitting it would be if presides over the bankruptcy of both systems. ..fabulists rising to some of the most esteemed positions in our society have potential impact far beyond what people suspect. They lay bare a rottenness at the heart of academia, the...