The Bully Politics of Education Reform

America is a bully nation. America is the embodiment of might-makes-right. When another country (USSR) invades Afghanistan, America is filled with righteous indignation, but when America invades Afghanistan, well, all is right with the world. America has bred the bully tactic of vigilantism in the sanctified Petri dish of law (Stand Your Ground), and the […]

Bioethics Commission Failed Obama’s Mandate in New Report

by Cheryl Welsh, January 2012 President Obama directed his Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Commission) to review human subject protections to “determine if Federal regulations and international standards adequately guard the health and well-being of participants in scientific studies supported by the Federal Government.” Obama ordered the report last year in response […]

Anti-Muslim Bigotry: SPLC Intelligence Report

This summer’s “Intelligence Report” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) features an article by Robert Steinback titled the, “Jihad Against Islam”.  The SPLC is a non-profit organization founded by civil rights lawyers and headed up by a group of  lawyers, educators, and journalist that are known for tackling and exposing the activities of hate […]

Right-Wing Hate on the Rise

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released their spring 2011, Intelligence Report. Since the 80’s, SPLC began counting hate groups. For the first time, the organization has counted over 1000 hate groups, up from 932 in 2009. Since 2000, there has been a 66% increase in hate groups. According to the SPLC, “All hate […]

The Education Celebrity Tour: Legend of the Fall, Pt. II

The U.S. is floundering at the bottom of international comparisons of education, and what makes this worse is that in the grand ol’ 1950s, the U.S. was at the top—at least that is one story offered by Michelle Rhee on a recent episode of the Colbert Report. Like the discussion of Waiting for Superman by […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 2 of 13

source with live video (and better formatting). David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind […]

Report on March and Rally to Defend Public Education and where we go from here in our struggles

Readers- As you know I have spent a great deal of time bringing you the news regarding the efforts of ‘By any Means Necessary’, or BAMN (www.bamn.com) and their efforts to stop privatization city by city, but especially in Detroit.  I have done this for the purpose of letting readers know about the struggles against […]