Browsing Month January, 2013

MUST READ: IMMIGRATION EDUCATION:: Making Americans: UNO Charter Schools and Civic Education

By at January 31, 2013 | 1:00 pm

MUST READ: IMMIGRATION EDUCATION:: Making Americans: UNO Charter Schools and Civic Education

By David Feith -- (January 29, 2013) Download Full Report as PDF This policy brief is the third in a series of in-depth case studies exploring how top-performing charter schools have incorporated civic learning in their school curriculum and school culture. For more information about AEI’s Program on American Citizenship, visit ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL:: NJ’s operatic Gov – NYPOST

By at January 31, 2013 | 12:50 pm

GEORGE WILL:: NJ’s operatic Gov – NYPOST

George F. Will -- Trenton Coyness is not part of Chris Christie’s repertoire, which does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey’s governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up on the wrong side of the bed, is so popular he seems to be cruising toward re-election this November ... Go To Article

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JENNIFER RUBIN:: The best argument against Chuck Hagel: His 2009 speech

By at January 31, 2013 | 12:31 pm

JENNIFER RUBIN:: The best argument against Chuck Hagel: His 2009 speech

Posted by Jennifer Rubin on January 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm -- Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s 2009 speech to J Street confirms that he’s long held views that are out of the mainstream, contrary to the president’s policies and entirely at odds with his new views adopted for his confirmation hearing. Much of the speech, granted, is empty blather, the type ... Go To Article

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EXAMINER EDITORIAL:: Why isn’t gun control working in Chicago? | WashEx

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:43 am

EXAMINER EDITORIAL:: Why isn’t gun control working in Chicago? | WashEx

Examiner Editorial -- One week ago, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton performed with her high school band here in Washington at President Obama's inauguration. In addition to being a majorette, Pendleton was also an honor student and volleyball player who dreamed of visiting Paris this summer. On Tuesday, she was shot dead in a public park two blocks from her high school ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL FINCH:: The Path to Saving the Republic: Just Say ‘No’

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:56 am

MICHAEL FINCH:: The Path to Saving the Republic: Just Say ‘No’

By Michael Finch -- Our nation is in crisis. The Obama administration is centralizing power at a level unmatched in American history with grave consequences for our future liberty and freedom. Of that there is not much debate among conservatives. Conservatives, however, are always waiting for the next Ronald Reagan, wondering if Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan or someone will ... Go To Article

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LARRY J. SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL:: Holding on to a House Majority

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:50 am

LARRY J. SABATO’S CRYSTAL BALL:: Holding on to a House Majority

Rhodes Cook, Senior Columnist January 31st, 2013 -- It has been about two decades now that the two major parties switched roles in Washington. For much of the last half of the 20th century, Republicans dominated the White House while Democrats enjoyed a virtual monopoly on both chambers of Congress. But since 1994, their basic spheres of influence have changed. It ... Go To Article

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MENENDEZ DONOR Melgen Financed Clintons, Wasserman Schultz, GOP Pols

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:46 am

MENENDEZ DONOR Melgen Financed Clintons, Wasserman Schultz, GOP Pols

by MATTHEW BOYLE 31 Jan 2013, 8:17 AM PDT -- Federal Election Commission records show that Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Miami ophthalmologist connected to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s alleged prostitution scandal, has financed several high-ranking politicians from both political parties. Over the years, Melgen and his wife Flor donated $2,000 to former ... Go To Article

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HISPANICS will soon surpass white population in California – POLITICO.com

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:35 am

HISPANICS will soon surpass white population in California – POLITICO.com

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 1/31/13 1:35 PM EST -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State demographers say California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites within six months and exceed it early next year — a milestone in the country's racial and ethnic shifts. Population projections released Thursday by the state Department of Finance show that Hispanics will become the ... Go To Article

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JOBLESS CLAIMS Go Higher; Income Surges, Spending Up

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:29 am

JOBLESS CLAIMS Go Higher; Income Surges, Spending Up

Published: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 9:55 AM ET -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week stayed in a range consistent with job growth and incomes rose in December by the most in eight years, mildly positive signs for a still-fragile economy. The data suggests points to some underlying momentum in the economy despite a surprise ... Go To Article

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OBAMA/GUNS:: Obama goes ‘skeet shooting all the time’? Hardly ever, sources say | Fox News

By at January 31, 2013 | 10:10 am

OBAMA/GUNS:: Obama goes ‘skeet shooting all the time’? Hardly ever, sources say | Fox News

By Jana Winter Published January 30, 2013 -- News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons. This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has ... Go To Article

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