$4000 educational refundable tax credit

    I was looking at the Obama plan for education on change.org.They are a little sparse on details, but the way I understand the plan is this:Most students will be eligibile for a $4000 refundable tax credit to be used for education, in exchange for 100 hours of community service.My thoughts on the matter are these:$4000 dollars for 100 hours of work works out to $40 | Read More »

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    Vouchers and Charter Schools

    Conservative Republicans tout school choice – school vouchers and charter schools – as the means to liberate low and moderate income families from failing public schools. While I don’t disagree that vouchers and charter school offer an excellent short term solution, the question is, will they hurt more than they help?

    Yes, Indeed

    “The Obamas Walk Away From Public Schools.” C’est la phrase juste. And the following is right on the money as well:. . . it’s wonderful that the Obamas had such a broad range of public and private school choices available to them. What’s puzzling is that the president-elect opposes programs that would bring that same easy choice of schools within reach of families who lack | Read More »

    A challenge (and plea) to EPU (and others)

    From the diaries by Erick.I want to teach a course called “Foundations of Conservative Thought”. I need a syllabus and a reading list. Sad to say, and as conservative as I am, I do not have a very good idea where to start. Conservatism has always made sense and come naturally to me, and as a result I have not put together a comprehensive intellectual | Read More »

    Pointing Fingers, Yep, I’m Doing It!

    I found a very good description of how an economy works and what has happened to ours in cartoon form posted on Tammy Bruce’s site. It was created by Irwin Schiff. Here is a link to it:Irwin Schiff’s Economic CartoonI have pondered what exactly has happened to this country. I think this cartoon gives a good portrayal of what our government has done to us. | Read More »

    Oh, the humanity! Another bail-out is needed!!

    Oldest private black university in US cuts jobsThe nation’s oldest private, historically black university is cutting jobs and reducing salaries to close a $2.8 million budget shortfall.Obama could help them out by donating his next round ofroyalities from his book sales. Now that would be spreading the wealth!Or how about Oprah! $2.8 Mil – that is walking around money for Oprah.Central State University – Wilberforce, | Read More »

    Let’s Say It Again

    As with a whole host of other policies, the expected education policies of the incoming Administration point to what I have been saying all along: Barack Obama is not the Messiah. He’s just another politician.

    Constructive Lessons Conservatives Should Learn from Obama

    I’ll begin by saying that it is hardly possible to exaggerate the EXTENT of media bias–the vast majority of television and print media is utterly and hopelessly in the tank for Democrats, and has a visceral hatred toward Republicans or anything that smacks of conservatism. Even when this hatred isn’t on the surface, it’s so deeply ingrained that even what they choose to cover is | Read More »

    Evidence that College Professors are not biased!

    Read this and tell me if you still believe college professors are biased. Donations to the two campaigns breakdown like this. At the University of Washington, a survey was conducted about which campaign professors donated. Obama-594, McCain-9. Ain’t diversity great!

    Another video that should have gotten out earlier

    This teacher in North Carolina is a great example of how the O-bots view themselves as being open-minded even while trying to insult a little kid who has parents serving in the military. Ignore the first 15 secs or so – this must be from some Scandinavian (Danish?) station. Be sure to listen to her comments in the final minute to the camera outside the | Read More »

    Another Idiot Teacher Alert: Vampire Drawing Gets Kid Called ‘Gang Member’

    But Why Does The AP Report Ignore Key Part of Story?Remember when you were a young school kid and you drew a vampire during the week of Halloween? Remember how the blood was always dripping down from his menacing, pearly white teeth? Remember how it was all in good Halloween fun? Well, you can just forget THAT mister, at least if you are a 5th-Grader | Read More »

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    Who would you hire for your ideal university?

    Whether we win or lose the election this coming Tuesday, it has become very clear that we have a lot of work to do in this country to restore an understanding and appreciation of conservative principles in the population at large. I hope to write further on this after the election. In the meantime, I’d like to engage in a little thought exercise with you. | Read More »

    Because the media will not tell the truth

    Dear Friends,The following articles were compiled because these topics are not being honestly discussed in the mainstream media.We do not need the media to dictate what and how we should think. Please consider emailing these articles as a grassrootsmeans of presenting arguments to counter the lack of integrity in the mainstream media. If everyone would email 10 friends the exponential results would be amazing, and | Read More »

    Wave of First Time Voters Just a Trickle?

    When George McGovern ran for president against Richard Nixon in 1972 the conventional wisdom before the polls opened was that the vaunted first-time voters among the youth of America were going to propel McGovern to victory. It was the first time that those under 21-years-old could vote and many imagined that young people in amazing numbers would turn out for the Democrats. The conventional wisdom | Read More »

    U. of OK Decertifies Teacher Over His Global Warming Skepticism?

    A popular professor of environmental geology seems to be under attack by the University of Oklahoma because of his skepticism over global warming this month. In October Dr. David Deming, a teacher for the U of OK for over a decade, was informed that his “general education” certification was being revoked for his class. This will result in many students passing over his class when | Read More »