Virginia Foxx doles out campaign cash to Pope family crony

 North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is known to have associations with prominent right-wing reactionary figures such as Americans for Prosperity (AfP), the American Legislative Council (ALEC) and the Art Pope Family.   Of particular concern is Foxx’s tight relationship with the Pope family and whether this rapport has resulted in a violation of federal campaign […]

RESOLUTION ON HIGH-STAKES TESTING

Please read and circulate!   http://timeoutfromtesting.org/nationalresolution/ This resolution is modeled on the resolution passed by more than 360 Texas school boards as of April 23, 2012. It was written by Advancement Project; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; FairTest; Forum for Education and Democracy; MecklenburgACTS; Deborah Meier; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; […]

Bi-partisan Failure: Misreading Education "Gaps"

It took about twenty years, and then another secondary ten years, but the hysterical and misleading A Nation at Risk under the Reagan administration successfully kicked off three decades of public school accountability. In the beginning, the hysteria revolved around several points that were factually inaccurate, but publicly effective: (1) U.S. public schools were failing, […]

The liberal center has collapsed: Appeasement by public sector unions in Oregon and California

The liberal center has folded.  Anyone who had any illusions about Democrats and a politics of resistance, you can forget it.  The issue that faced both Governor Jerry Brown of California and Governor Kitzhaber of Oregon was the same: whether to tax the rich of both states to offset the state deficits caused by the […]

Our 2nd American Revolution simply affirms US laws, ideals

“Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps […]

Humanity will never get Truth until criminal 1% arrested. Will YOU demand it?

The annual cost of US 1% “leadership” lies and obvious crimes is death to millions, harm to billions, and looting of trillions of the 99%’s wealth. The 1% lie about wars, then do exactly what war law exists to prevent: offensive and illegal Wars of Aggression. They lie year after year as the wars kill millions and cost Americans […]

Insider trading probe at University of Phoenix: Washington Post Company stock sales also seen as suspect

  On April 19, 2012 Reuters news service reported the Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating certain Apollo Company share sales by company insiders. Apollo is the parent company of the for-profit college, University of Phoenix . The insiders being investigated were not named. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/19/us-apollogroup-idUSBRE83I12C20120419   As reported at Dailycensored.com, John Sperling, founder of the […]

THE LAST SUMMIT –THANK GOD

By Saul Landau Fidel Castro scored one big political victory last week, without speaking or even leaving his house – and one sort of amusing little win. By a lopsided score at the Summit of the Americas meeting in Cartagena, Fidel beat President Obama 31-2. The USA and Canada still want to exclude Cuba from […]

May Day and the World Working Class in 2012

By John Reimann  “Competition in a global economy is… not an option…. Rich people can always take their wealth elsewhere.” That was how one columnist in the Wall St. Journal (Bret Stephens, WSJ, 4/24/12) denounced the French voters for in effect rejecting the austerity measures of Sarkozy in their recent (Sunday, April 22) elections, and […]

JUVENILE OFFENDERS: THE CASE FOR COMPASSION

By Elaine Leede Recently, I have seen a lot written on whether juveniles convicted of violent crimes should be given life sentences without parole. At this moment, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the question of whether such a sentence is cruel and unusual punishment, forbidden by the Constitution. Some believe that this might be […]