I would have been under my desk as well. Frightening thought! But part of the nightmare did come true: the GOP is still in control of the House and girding from gridlock and sending the US over the edge.
Note that in most communities race is closely correlated with poverty and where one lives and hence, race impacts student performance. Research has long shown the htterogenous classrooms (i.e., classrooms with equal numbers of students by race, income, performance, etc.) result in the highest achievements for all students. Resegregation and neighborhood schools perpetuate and magnify the impact of poverty and neighborhood segregation.
I find the vitrolic rhetoric of sue of those responding appalling. Bennet's cartoons capture the irony of political and everyday life more effectively than words ever could. In doing so, they often touch a nerve among those wishing to ignore that irony and they lash out at the messenger rather than listen to the message. There is nothing that President Obama, the Democrats and more rational republicans can do or say that they will not oppose or demean. Thank you Clay and others who have continued to be accurate chroniclers of the world around us.
You are the greatest! I love your drawings and insights.
TN once again turns out the lights on compassion under the Republican administration!
Nice work Clay! You've caught the facial expression and attitude perfectly. By the way, BRP continues to provide a wealth of material for a book on the inanity of southerner conservatives.
Bellefonte has been systematically stripped of all its usable parts in order to keep TVA's other ancient nuclear plants running. Alprova points out that they have sold off its assets for pennies on the dollar because the didn't believe they could economically or safely operate the plant. What has changed? Is it because they already have a license to operate a nuclear plant at the site and don't want to fight another battle over permitting a new site or design? Bennet is right in pointing out that Bellefonte's design is prehistoric in design and operation. Simply reopening the plant may not be the best solution.
It is long past time when we should ALL have been aware of the Code of Judicial Ethics, including the judges themselves. We seem to ignore the codes or find excuse when a judge's conduct supports our point of view but selectively pull out the codes when their conduct doesn't.
Anti-urban, anti-poor biases were brought out by this article in the comments of some of the readers. Instead of understanding what they read and hear, they blame the victim. This study reiterates the results of similar studies over the last 20-30 years that the poor pay more in absolute dollars and in lowered quality when it comes to the cost of food, produce and other more healthy foods. The comments also ignore the fact that inner city stores like Dollar General on Grove Street on the Westside of Chattanooga have some of the lowest shrinkage rates (theft) rates in the area and instead raise up some urban myths to justify both higher prices and the movement of major chains out of the inner city.