After recently facing controversy for dumbing down the SAT to better align it with the Obama-backed Common Core national education standards, College Board boss and Common Core architect David Coleman is once again at the center of an escalating political firestorm. This time, the powerful “educrat” and the federally funded outfit he leads are under fire for literally trying to rewrite American history . . .
We at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies are pleased to join our newest chapter, Alaska Republican Assembly, endorsing Joe Miller for U.S. Senate. We are five days from the primary in Alaska, and the race is definitely winnable for Joe Miller. In the last weeks, Joe has surged 10 points in the polls against his primary opponents, and that has not escaped their attention. . .
D.C. police officers were instructed late Sunday not to arrest people for carrying legally registered handguns on city streets in the wake of a judge’s ruling that determined the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public was unconstitutional.
Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier sent out an internal memo to officers late Sunday telling them not to arrest individuals found carrying handguns that are either legally registered in the District or in other states. . .
The more things change the more they remain the same. The American left has not changed. Those that are in Ferguson today rioting and looting in the name of social justice—the New Black Panthers are on the scene demanding death for the policeman involved—are merely the descendants of all those kids from 1970. And let it be noted that the vast majority of those kids in 1970 were white middle-class kids who launched a wave of violence in the spring and summer of 1970 because they objected to American foreign policy. Say again, American foreign policy. . .
Often during the very cold nights I have gone into the rooms of these students at midnight to see how they were getting along, and have found them sitting up by the fire, with blankets wrapped about them, as the only method of keeping warm. Still, notwithstanding these inconveniences and hardships, I think I never heard a complaint from the lips of a single student. They always seemed filled with gratitude for the opportunity to go to school under any circumstances. . .