Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ireland might dump its Senate

The Wall Street Journal examines what Irish voters appear ready to do later this week. Abolishing the senate is Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s idea, the center piece of political reforms he pledged long before his coalition swept to power … Continue reading

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A 10-year-old who is Strong As Steel

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Is NBC’s Brian Williams a propagandist?

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald suggested on Saturday that when it comes to Iran, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News program might be wantonly separating fact from fiction. There is ample reason for skepticism that anything substantial will change in … Continue reading

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Preacher, to Britain: You’re next

The Daily Mail reports that a preacher linked to the mall attack in Kenya says he has identified his next target: Britain. Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, who is known to his followers by the nickname Makaburi, meaning graveyard, said terrorists are … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 MLB playoffs…

…might lead one to make major gaffes and have to dodge tomatoes. Nevertheless, here we go: AL PLAY-IN GAME Yes, Tampa Bay nearly blew its season by dropping two games in Toronto, but the Rays will get past Texas and … Continue reading

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Week 6 NCAA Top 25

A couple upsets and a couple games involving ranked teams playing each other ensured changes in this week’s poll. As a reminder, style points mean nothing to me. If you win, you cannot drop in the rankings. And if you … Continue reading

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One woman explains why she ditched Teach for America

In this report appearing in The Atlantic, one woman says her reasons for quitting Teach for America are valid. In the weeks between accepting the offer to join TFA and the start of our training, I was told by e-mail … Continue reading

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