[Our regular DSL is still out. This is posted using my iPhone hot spot feature. Hopefully, ATT will install Uverse this afternoon.]
‘The Worldview that Makes the Underclass’ by Dr Anthony Daniels, a British physician widely published and much experienced in the trenches of society’s detritus, is an excellent summary of the message about our progressive society’s ills in Europe and here in America. It is a worthy read, the kind that summons corps of collective crickets to respond. You can also access the May 2014 Imprimis article here from the Hillsdale College archives page.
California’s insane public policies are again making national news (‘California’s Cap and Trade Revolt’) as a large cohort of the state’s legislative Democrats shrink back from AB32 implementations that now demonstrate what so many of us saw coming after the passage of that socialist weapon of economic mass destruction. The California Clean Air Act was floated in on an historically thick cushion of lies delivered in statewide media and by local leftwing lackeys. From the latter our own county was not spared. Now it is becoming clear to even hardened progressives in Sacramento that AB32 is the most toxic thing to hit California since it became a state. Here is a national take on how some Democrats are attempting to delay setting off the state’s cap’n tax IEDs (i.e. improvised in Sacramento). It is such destruction of our liberties and California’s economy that keeps people dreaming of a State of Jefferson.
Sandy Springs, Georgia privatized everything. Well almost, and maybe they crossed one bridge too far, but I don’t know … . Read this and see what you think.
Common Core is loved by the teachers’ unions, why? Well, it lets them argue that we should delay student and teacher performance assessment for indefinite future until CC has been used in schools long enough to generate sufficient data for additional studies – in short, CC is now their latest weapon to undermine reform. We don’t want to prematurely start comparing student performances or fire really bad teachers until we have all the facts. But that flies in the face of results from school districts like in Washington DC (more here).