We’re Not Gone

A quick note.  This blog has been on a bit of a hiatus for the past few weeks.  The blog will be moving to DC in May and there has been a lot of preparation.  Once everything is settled, posts will become more frequent and regularly scheduled.  Thanks for your patience.

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The Morning: April 14, 2011

Sentence of the day: “Humans then will have their first definitive look at the great beyond.” Voyager 1 will enter deep space at some point in the next few years.  It will be the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  That means Bach, Chuck Berry, Blind Willie Johnson, and greetings in 55 languages … Continue reading

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The Morning: April 13, 2011

A public school district is trying something new: L.A. Unified schools will begin evaluating students with a broader system.  They also want to incorporate this broader assessment into teacher reviews.  Everyone will hate it.  Which means they’re probably onto part of the solution. The “ethics” of biofuels: A report shows that we may need to … Continue reading

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The Morning: April 12, 2011

I’ve asked this before, but what does Congress actually do? Republicans miss their own deadline for filing the (not-at-all historic, Mr. President) FY 2011 budget compromise that kept the government from shutting down on Friday. We’re Ikea’s Mexico: Ikea employees in Virginia make $8 per hour with 4 days off per year while their counterparts … Continue reading

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The Morning: April 11, 2011

A little view from “rose-colored glasses”: A decent attempt to understand why the President caved.  It’s straining to be too positive and give the President a pass. It must be nice for Congress to be able to experiment on the District: Abortion rights, public schools, and a needle injection program all lost out when the … Continue reading

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