Stupid empire prevails – the nation loses

By Saul Landau “The reason we have a Department of Defense is to break things and kill people. The problem we have now is that so much of the money is not going to the people who are breaking things and killing people.”  -Ret. Marine General Arnold L. Punaro, Member of the Defense Business Board, […]

The Myth of the "Bad Teacher"

In this political season of faux anti-establishment anger born of very real economic desperation, public educators have become the villain du jour, their reputations collateral damage in the war against “big government.”

Media Spreads Tea Party Leaders as “Anti-Establishment” Myth

The Tea Party mythology – that it is a grassroots, “insurgent” movement bent on overthrowing the “establishment” – has taken root in the corporate and even independent liberal media, largely because of the Herculean efforts by conservative think tanks, media sources, and big corporate funding.

Theocrats, the establishment clause, religious theme schools and charter schools: The dis-association from American life

Authors Weinberg and Cooper claim that TiZA offers an example to citizens as to how to tailor such ‘religious theme’ schools to meet the exigencies of the Establishment clause while still allowing for a religiously or ethnically based ‘theme charter schools. Take their commentary published in Education Week in 2007 whereby they counsel those interested in opening such ‘theme’ schools could follow Ziyad Academy’s example.