U.S. adults lag behind counterparts overseas in skills

  No surprise here.  The Obama administration has tried to carry out programs like the National Core Standard.  Resistance from the far right has limited the program to most states but Texas and Arkansas are adamantly against the program.   Many other states run by Republican governors have also limited the program dramatically. The Common… More U.S. adults lag behind counterparts overseas in skills

Ivy Fight! Harvard and Princeton Tussle on Twitter Over… Math

Gotta love Twitter’s nerd fights… Mediaite Last night Kanye West called Jimmy Kimmel a p***y on Twitter.  Today Harvard and Princeton went back and forth on Twitter over a mathematical proof. I think that pretty much covers the spectrum, don’t you? If you were never much of a math person, then you’re really not going to understand this, as opposed to the… More Ivy Fight! Harvard and Princeton Tussle on Twitter Over… Math

Monday Blog Roundup – 5-20-2013

Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame Gingrich Warns Republicans About Overreach Harry Reid eyeing July for the `nuclear option’ Obama, lawmakers tackle military sexual assault North Korea Fires Three Missiles Off Its East Coast  New Audit Allegations Show Flawed Statistical Thinking The most vulnerable House members in 2014, in two charts In IRS scandal,… More Monday Blog Roundup – 5-20-2013

Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End?

Beginning in the 1980s, many critics of the American criminal-justice system complained that the penalties for possession of crack cocaine, a drug most often used by poor blacks, were much harsher than the penalties for possession of powder cocaine, whose users were typically affluent whites. The implication was that the harsh anti-crack penalties, initially imposed… More Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End?

Romney’s misguided bashing of his alma mater

I’ve said it before and I must reiterate it again:  Rachel Maddow is the best news person on TV.  The way she breaks an issue down to it’s bare bones is what makes her so popular. The Maddow Blog Just last night, Rachel explained Mitt Romney’s habit of identifying his perceived weaknesses, and then assigning those weaknesses… More Romney’s misguided bashing of his alma mater

Palin: Obama Wants To Return To The “Days Before The Civil War” When People Weren’t Considered Equal

Sara Palin wants to be relevant again…but as usual, she gets it all twisted. Think Progress Sean Hannity brought Sarah Palin on his Fox News show yesterday to continue his discussion from the night before over the biggest non-story of the week— a video of President Obama from his days at Harvard Law School. But during their discussion,… More Palin: Obama Wants To Return To The “Days Before The Civil War” When People Weren’t Considered Equal

Breitbart’s ‘Bombshell’: The President Still Fights For Racial Equality

Seen on Think Progress’ comment section from the following article: The “bombshell” video combined with the right wing conspiracy theorist who thought the President had Breitbart offed should be having them ask themselves the question “how stupid are we?”. Of course they won’t because as you know all they will do is start disowning Brietbart.… More Breitbart’s ‘Bombshell’: The President Still Fights For Racial Equality

Racism Will Find You, Even at the Harvard-Yale Game: Club Mistakes Black Harvard Crowd For “Local Gangbangers”

Sigh… Above The Law The Harvard-Yale Game was this weekend. I didn’t attend. I’m at that uncomfortable age where I’m too old to go to The Game and get black-out drunk at the keg, but too young to show up in a fur coat handing out glasses of Cristal (rhymes with “Mystal”) while my butler… More Racism Will Find You, Even at the Harvard-Yale Game: Club Mistakes Black Harvard Crowd For “Local Gangbangers”