In Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address, the president urged bipartisanship to heal a deeply divided and struggling nation. “What the American people hope” he pleaded, “what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics.”
The No Child Left Behind Act certainly had an ambitious goal. It mandated that all students tested in reading and math would reach grade level by the year 2014. Six years ago, when the law was passed, almost no one believed that this standard for success was realistic.
In this article, I will summarize the ideologies of the federal political parties in Canada. This article lays out in admittedly and purposely simple terms what every major political party in Canada is all about.
There was a time that being politically correct meant speaking and acting in a considerate manner to others. Now it means speaking and acting in a manner acceptable to the Hollywood and politically left wing Elite who have appointed themselves as the arbitrators of what is proper and what is not proper.
Only a few months ago, Prakash Karat, the CPI(M) General Secretary, was dreaming of becoming the king maker by toppling congress govt and forming a third front. His obstinate stance on nuclear deals issue led to withdrawal of support to UPA govt. The left was dam sure that the Govt will not survive and that it will get a chance to dictate who will be the next PM.
Ask the question, “what is Liberal education?” to students attending the university today, and one will find very few students who could answer this question with any sort of accuracy. One will hear such things as, “a Liberal education is a well rounded education,” or, “I dont really know, Im going to school to have a career.”
Liberalism is having its day on a global scale. The United States is only a notch behind Europe in becoming the second great home for secular liberalisms gray soup where all absolutism is dissolved into a giant pot of tolerance and diversity. It promises to feed the world but it is un-palatable under the strong light of truth.
Unless you’ve been living the last decade under a very large and weighty rock, there’s no way you’ve failed to notice that in a thousand different ways, the internet has changed pretty much everything about the way we live, work, and communicate with each other.
Political News vs. Infotainment These days, it seems like even non-political news winds up being political news. Politics is as hard to get away from as the heat in the summertime in the deep south (which, for those of you who live elsewhere, means it’s damned hard to avoid). I …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Political Debate – Where Has All the Civility Gone? There was a day when political debate carried with it the notion of civility. That it was possible to hold a political debate with a rival (even one from the opposite side of the political landscape) and hold an issues-driven conversation. …Wait! Don’t stop there!