Tag: education

How Trumpism is Faring in My Precinct

Tuesday was Election Day in Pennsylvania, but there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about on the ballot out here in the Philly burbs. The main thing getting decided was who the candidates would be for school board elections…

How Trump’s Lies Do Their Job

Lying is an effective political tool because it’s so easy to do and often so hard to debunk. Michelle Ye Hee Lee and the researchers at the Washington Post’s Fact Checker have awarded four Pinocchios to Donald Trump for his…

How Dumb is This?

Can it get any more pathetic in the Lone Star State? Christian conservatives win, children lose: Texas textbooks will teach public school students that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was…

Ever Thus to Deadbeats

This is pretty awesome. What better way to celebrate a class’s graduation from high school than to point out that two-thirds of the graduates are morons? That’s what Volusia County, Florida, School Board Chairwoman Linda Costello decided to do during…

Obama’s Legacy and Income-Contingent Loans

In the latest issue of the Washington Monthly, Steven Waldman recounts the history of “pay-as-you-can” student loans from the infancy of the idea in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign to its fulfillment during Obama’s presidency. It’s largely forgotten that Clinton…

Giuliani Attacks Reality

Those of us who supported the president’s election, and we constitute a majority of voting Americans, have the right to take personal offense at the disrespect the man is shown on a routine basis. This is particularly true when that…