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  • A New Twist on Teaching Economics

    06/21/2017 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Greg Caskey is a 27-year-old Abington, Pennsylvania, native who is a social sciences teacher at Delaware Military Academy. The academy is a thriving charter high school in Wilmington, Delaware, that was founded in 2003 by two retired military officers, Charles Baldwin and Jack Wintermantel. Students from all socio-economic backgrounds attend the school, which is doing a stellar job of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic and, just as importantly, moral character and self-discipline. Mr. Caskey is one of the school's standout teachers. He has developed an innovative way of teaching the principles of economics to the school's students -- a curriculum...
  • Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

    06/21/2017 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution. “The climate movement should be seen in the context of the great moral causes that have transformed and improved the outlook for humanity,” he told the Ashden green energy awards ceremony. “It was wrong to allow slavery to continue, it was wrong to deny women the right to vote, it was wrong to discriminate on the basis of skin colour or who you fell in love with. Gore acknowledged there was opposition to strong action on climate change, but cited the...
  • Jon Ossoff's $23 Million Loss Shows Dems Have No Idea How to Win in the Age of Trump

    06/21/2017 7:02:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21,2017 | Patricia Murphy
    When the full returns are counted, Republicans here will have to ask themselves why the race was so close in a community that Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, and also what Handel did right to keep her own fortunes separate and apart from Donald Trump’s Tweet storms. But Democrats will have more soul searching to do. They are now zero-for-four in special elections since Trump became the president and need to understand why. They’ll be quick to say the Ossoff race never should have been so close, which is true. And that Ossoff won in a sense...
  • The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election

    06/21/2017 7:01:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Posy ^ | June 21, 2017 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: With all the ballots counted, Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive House race in U.S. history by 3.8 percentage points. That’s a larger margin of victory than the 1.5 points that Donald Trump carried Georgia’s 6th Congressional District by last November. Handel even wound up winning by a greater margin than the GOP candidate in an unexpectedly close special election to replace OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina that had not been on the national radar.
  • Bloomberg: Trump’s climate change denial is ‘embarrassing’

    06/21/2017 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | BY AIDA CHAVEZ
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said it is "embarrassing" that President Trump is denying climate change. "No reputable person or scientist doubts that we are creating an environmental and a climate change problem," Bloomberg told Anderson Cooper late Tuesday on CNN. "Is it helpful that America pulls out and the President says these things? No, it is not helpful. Is it a disaster for the world? No, it just makes us look foolish,” Bloomberg, the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, said.
  • A Dangerous Justification

    06/21/2017 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Allen West
    Joy Reid Attacks Scalise While He Recovers After Being Shot By Democrat This weekend I was in Cayman Brac with my diving group called the Dive Pirates. The organization does adaptive dive training with our Wounded Warriors and those who have suffered from spinal injuries. Even with a minor tropical storm, it was such a pleasure to be with those who have given of themselves for our freedom. But, in coming back to the States I soon realized that there is a maelstrom brewing here. As I sat in the airport on Grand Cayman awaiting my flight back to Dallas,...
  • Judicial Watch: Susan Rice Unmasking Material Sent to Obama Library

    06/21/2017 6:49:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    The National Security Council has informed conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch that materials regarding former National Security Adviser Susan Rice's reported requests to identify "masked" U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump's transition and campaign have been sent to Barack Obama's presidential library outside of Chicago. Rice, who served as a senior official during the Obama administration, had requested on several occasions the identities of U.S. persons associated with Trump whose identities were concealed, according to press reports from earlier this year. Following the revelations, Judicial Watch sent a Freedom of Information Act request on April 4...
  • To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower

    06/21/2017 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran
    America’s top universities expend considerable efforts to lead in the rankings, but last week they fell short—missing a critical opportunity to show moral leadership on climate change. If top schools want to lead on climate action, they should join the “We Are Still In” coalition, a collection of states, cities, businesses, and universities promising to support the Paris Climate Agreement. President Trump’s decision to pull out of the international climate accord was swiftly rejected by local and state officials, as well as members of the business and academic community. Over 1,000 leaders have signed on to the “We Are Still...
  • Camille Paglia Blames Dems for Destroying Journalism — ‘It Is Going to Take Decades to Recover’

    06/21/2017 6:37:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2017 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show, author and University of the Arts professor of humanities and media studies Camille Paglia railed against the current state of journalism in America. Paglia called what she said the Democratic Party had done to journalism “absolutely grotesque” and warned it would take decades to recover. “It’s obscene,” she said. “It’s outrageous, OK? It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood. There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage.” “I’m a professor of...
  • Hillary Clinton is under investigation AGAIN for her handling of government emails

    06/21/2017 6:36:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2017 | Harvey Day
    Hillary Clinton is under investigation AGAIN for her handling of government emails and the former Secretary of State and her aides could have their security clearances revoked Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances which could be revoked depending on the outcome of the investigation The inquiry will be looking into whether Clinton and her aides violated government rules with her use of a private email server Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed the State Department's formal inquiry Clinton's spokesman, Nick Merrill, said: 'Nothing's been more thoroughly dissected. It's over' Donald Trump has also continued to draw...
  • Puerto Rico deserves its star: Alaskans should supporting statehood

    06/21/2017 6:34:42 AM PDT · by cll · 128 replies
    It has been nearly 58 years since the last star was added to the U.S. flag when Hawaii joined the union in August 1959. In a referendum 10 days ago, Puerto Rico residents voted to become the next. The matter isn’t up to residents alone, of course — Congress and the president would have to sign off on the admission of a new state, and there are many political hurdles that stand in between America’s closest possession and statehood. But those obstacles existed for Alaska, too, and we had allies who helped us gain entry to the U.S. As Puerto...
  • Burning Brussels terror suspect ran at soldiers

    06/21/2017 6:27:22 AM PDT · by cartan · 26 replies
    sky NEWS ^ | 2017-06-21 | Sunita Patel-Carstairs and Connor Sephton
    The terror suspect is pictured on fire before he is shot, as a Briton caught up in the attack tells of the "chaos" at the scene. Belgian soldiers patrolling a major train station in Brussels have killed a suspected suicide bomber following an explosion. He ran at soldiers while on fire after the blast, shouting "Allahu akbar" - God is greatest - in Arabic, before he was shot dead by troops.Belgium's federal prosecutor confirmed the "terrorist attack" at Brussels Central, one of the country's busiest stations.Authorities have identified the suspect as a Moroccan national, but have not released his name.He...
  • Ford to move Focus production to China, sees no US job loss

    06/21/2017 6:20:14 AM PDT · by central_va · 44 replies
    abc ^ | 6/20/17 | dee-ann durbin
    Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford will continue to make the Focus in Europe, and will also export some variants of the Focus from Europe to the U.S.
  • The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.

    06/21/2017 6:16:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 19, 2017 | John Konrad
    Every ship, regardless of nationality or purpose, is required to carry one terse book . This book is titled the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions but is better know by its acronym “COLREGs”. The chapters are short and to the point and ship officers are required to make marks of 90% on COLREGs tests taken to keep up their licenses. In order to pass this stringent requirement sailors have developed mnemonic aids to help them remember the contents. When the crew loses control of steering, the COLREGs demands that the ship display two red lights in a vertical line. The...
  • Patrick Tomlinson: Constitutional carry comes for Wisconsin (barf alert)

    06/21/2017 6:15:10 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies ^ | 21 june 2017 | Patrick Tomlinson
    I am a lifelong firearm enthusiast. I started shooting at 10 years old when my father got me a Crossman pump action air rifle with a four power Tasco scope. He was one of only three NRA training counselors in the state of Wisconsin for many years. I began shooting competitively through 4-H not long after, eventually shooting air rifle, air pistol, and shotgun trap through the program. After 4-H, I went on to shoot small-bore rifle in local competitions. Today, I own four firearms of various kinds, make time to shoot several thousand rounds per year, and am licensed...
  • CNN Doesn't Like Its Referendum o Trump Anymore

    06/21/2017 6:14:43 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 61 replies
    Vanity | 6/21/2017 | Self
    Don Lemon says it "Shouldn't be Breaking News". Oh the Sour Taste in his Mouth! Way to go 6th District!
  • The Kremlin Is Standing By Footage of Russian Troops in Syria the Internet Says Is Fake

    06/21/2017 6:10:41 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    Standing By Footage of Russian Troops in Syria the Internet Says Is Fake ^ | June 21, 2017 — 14:00 — Update: 14:00 | None attributed
    The Kremlin has denied accusations that military footage it used to showcased the Russian airforce in Syria was a repurposed U.S. clip from 2013. The footage appeared during an interview by U.S. director Oliver Stone during his latest program, "The Putin Interviews." The president told Stone that the video depicted a Russian attack on Islamic State militants, but researchers and viewers said that the clip was "almost identical" to U.S. military footage shot in Afghanistan.
  • 'Stingy' Jeff Bezos

    06/21/2017 6:04:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | John Stossel
    Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, he tweeted a "request for ideas" for "philanthropy strategy." If you have suggestions re "helping people in the here and now... reply to this tweet." Here's my reply: Don't do it, Jeff! I understand why you asked. Giving well isn't easy. Charities often squander donations. Cancer Fund of America gave less than 5 percent of donations to charity. When I confronted its owner, James Reynolds, he blithely said, "True, if they give it to the telemarketer, they get 85-90 percent." Charity-rating services try to separate...
  • The Double Murder of Otto Warmbier

    06/21/2017 5:54:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    We may never know what brutal torture and malign neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea's dictatorship before losing his life this week at the age of 22. But it wasn't the first time the free-spirited Ohio native died. More than a year before succumbing to the unknown illness or injury that left him in a coma thousands of miles away from home, Otto Warmbier's own countrymen murdered his reputation. His character. His humanity. Click-hungry media ghouls knew nothing about Warmbier's small-town upbringing, his family life, politics, personality, disappointments or dreams. But they gleefully savaged...
  • Jon Ossoff’s celebrity supporters are sad and need a hug

    06/21/2017 5:54:42 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 76 replies
    ajc ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jennifer Brett
    Jon Ossoff was a political newcomer entering the crowded race to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as Georgia’s 6th District Congressman but attracted some high profile support. Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham, who were in Atlanta filming a new CW project, took time out to campaign for him, even driving voters to the polls during the early-voting period that preceded the first election night.