How to Fix the American Education System

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT - The state of education in the United States today is troublesome.  One report after another comes across the wires:  stressed out teachers are disengaged with their work, teachers are overworked and burned out, and apparently we have ineffective teachers in our low-performing schools.  Go figure. Is any of this news … Continue reading How to Fix the American Education System

Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics

By John Ruberry The effects of Russia's annexation of the Crimea are being felt in the Baltic States--Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The three states were part of Czarist Russia, but they won their independence from the Bolsheviks after World War I. It was not to last--the tiny nations were seized by the Soviet Union in … Continue reading Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics

Field Guide to CPAC 2014 Mike Steinberg (R) NC 9

The last Pol I interviewed at CPAC 2014 was Mike Steinberg who is running in the GOP primary against Congressman Robert Pittenger His web site is here. No Democrat has filed for the 9th district so baring something totally unexpected The May 6th primary will determine who will representing the 9th district in November.

A Helpful Clarification from Justice Stevens

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's … Continue reading A Helpful Clarification from Justice Stevens

Six reasons why I’m glad John Paul Stevens is no longer an active judge

By Steve Eggleston Semi-retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has a new book coming out later this month titled Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. Assistant Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Josh Blackman received a review copy and revealed Stevens' proposed amendments (H/T - Jazz Shaw). … Continue reading Six reasons why I’m glad John Paul Stevens is no longer an active judge