WaPo’s Jenkins: Looks like judge will lay the smack to NFL in flimsy Deflategate case
By Dan Calabrese Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I guess Roger Goodell thinks he is Barack Obama. Constitution schmonstitution. Bylaws schmylaws. The big cheese can just do whatever he wants, and no one can tell him otherwise. Even the federal courts won’t do anything about it! Worked for Obama!
“Stop in the name of Law” turns “joy of sex”into a police process
By Guest Column Thursday, August 20, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Florida—Rape is inexcusable and deserves to be discussed seriously, but the current nationwide push for so-called “Yes Means Yes” laws is likely to cause more harm than good.
Steelers’ James Harrison says no to ‘participation trophies’ school gave his sons
By Dan Calabrese Monday, August 17, 2015
Maybe this is why the Steelers have won six Super Bowls (although I’d rather forget the first one). There’s a mindset that’s necessary for real achievement, and it has no room for the handing out of rewards that were not earned. This is one of the reasons I enjoy sports so much, by the way. As much as some people want to prattle on about everything being equal, there’s no way that will ever work in practice because there will always be some people who work harder than others, and it shows in the results. An NFL season is never going to result in 32 teams being tied with 8-8 records, not just because the Raiders would never win eight games, but also because life doesn’t work that way.
By Guest Column Thursday, August 13, 2015
Once upon a time in America college students were elated to discover that they had made the dean’s list. It was a sense of pride to finally be acknowledged for what they always believed—“I’ve got a high IQ!”
Once upon a time those high school students who knew soon enough that they were headed for college, took college prep courses; biology, algebra, chemistry, Latin and history. Not one single kid left the 12th grade without being able to read and write proficiently (to the teacher’s satisfaction).
By Jimmy Reed Sunday, August 9, 2015
I was a skinny, cowardly kid, which worried Jaybird, my mentor and best friend.
“Someday, you gwine have to fight,” he warned. “But de way you is now, if you wus to git in a fight — shoot, you’d most lackly be a one-day-old hain’t de nex’ day. I’m gwine teach you how to delivuh a sankin’ lick.”
Education, politics, and lies—what’s the difference?
By Bruce Deitrick Price Thursday, August 6, 2015
During the past decade, I wrote mainly about education. I decided it would be good strategy to stay away from peripheral issues, especially politics. I didn’t want to confuse my readers. I wanted them to think, oh yeah, this is that guy that writes about education.
Has Lexus really done it? Looks like we’ve got a hoverboard, folks!
By Dan Calabrese Thursday, August 6, 2015
I’m guessing about half of you are firing up your keyboards and getting ready to type replies that consist solely of “FAKE!!!!!!” because that’s the instinctive reaction whenever a video comes out purporting to show something like this.
But remember: This isn’t some fly-by-night outfit claiming to have done the impossible in its garage. This is Lexus, which already has a pretty nice reputation and doesn’t need to beg for attention via fantastical claims it can’t back up. And if you’re going to claim a video’s been faked, you’d have to have some sort of theory as to how it was faked. Take a look:
Why Empires Fall
By Dr. Robert R. Owens Friday, July 24, 2015
Although the generalization is usually applied to republics, according to Sir John Glubb, a British author and lecturer, most empires don’t last longer than 250 years.
Or as Sir John said in summation:
Pro-Life Teachers, Parents, Students to Picket NEA Teacher Convention in Orlando July 1
By Christian Newswire Monday, June 29, 2015
ORLANDO,—“Pro-Life teachers, parents, and students from throughout the greater Orlando area will conduct a peaceful Awareness Campaign of picketing and literature distribution as 10,000 delegates arrive for the National Education Association’s annual convention. The demonstration will take place outside of the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday, July 1 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM,” announces Bob Pawson, Director of Pro-Life Educators of America.
VIDEO: 11-year-old Indians fan styles for Miguel Cabrera
By Dan Calabrese Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I sometimes think it’s not fair that I’m a Detroiter. Not fair to the rest of you, that is. Oh sure, we have the shootings, the bankruptcy, the corruption . . . but we also have the pleasure of enjoying Miguel Cabrera on a daily basis. Not only is he the most amazing hitter I’ve ever seen - probably the best hitter in Tigers history with all due respect to Messrs. Cobb, Greenberg, Kaline and Trammell - but he’s also an amazingly joyful human being.
Scott Walker and Academic Tenure
By Bruce Walker Friday, June 12, 2015
Scott Walker is advocating a reform in Wisconsin which could have a more profound impact on America than anything we have seen in a long time. Establishment leftism depends upon institutions which support and promote its philosophy and agenda using our money. The most obnoxious offender is Big Education, especially tenured professors who mock our values even as they rob our pockets.
Why a certain 14-year-old’s traditional school career ended today
By Dan Calabrese Friday, June 5, 2015
I try not to wade too much into the use of this forum to tell personal stories, because I’m sure you really don’t want to know that much about me. But I also thought you might find some insight and inspiration from a decision we’ve made that today takes my son in a very unconventional - and we’re convinced, very positive - direction with his education and his life.
What is a “State of Emergency”?
By Robert L. Rosebrock Wednesday, June 3, 2015
LOS ANGELES - On January 3rd, Rafer Johnson—the legendary Olympic Decathlon Champion and iconic leader of major Civil and Human Rights issues over the past 60 years— spoke before the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) and declared:
VIDEO: Parents walk out as principal rips police in graduation speech
By Dan Calabrese Monday, June 1, 2015
Maybe we should just do away with graduation ceremonies altogether. If anyone says something worthwhile at one of them, the result is so much shrieking it hardly seems worth it. And the flip side of that proposition is that graduation ceremonies give a voice to knuckleheads like this guy, who thinks it’s his big moment in the sun to rip the police for their psychopathic propensity to murder black men:
Is it Time to ‘Abolish the Family’?
By Matt Barber Sunday, May 31, 2015
I appreciate it when leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say what’s really on their minds.