I respectfully and totally disagree. Having seen the disparity in facilities and coaching salaries, there is no way there is an "equal" in private and public. Public schools are limited in geographic areas, private schools may draw from several states if they wish. In the interest of fair play, let's play fair. Private schools have already chosen to separate themselves by moving to private and well funded facilities, well beyond the reach of publicly funded school systems. Let's let equals play equals. Good riddance to private schools in any state funded athletic situation.
degage is regurgitating false propaganda against a great man. Let's remember that Mandela was arrested by the white apartheid government in 1962 and only released from prison in 1990. Pleading guilty to terrorist acts in the 80'2 would be very difficult for him to have done. The list of atrocities committed by the South African Republic overwhelms everything committed in the struggle against them. Mandela's writings on why he turned to armed struggle are very interesting reading for those who have an open mind.
"This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle, and to form Umkhonto we Sizwe. We did so not because we desired such a course, but solely because the government had left us with no other choice"
OK, this one made me laugh out loud. Well done, sir.
I'm thinking this is a shot across the bow and a wake up call to Corker and Alexander to quit filibustering the President's nominees. This comes at nearly the same time as Obama's re-nomination of energy efficiency expert Dr. Marilyn Brown to the TVA board. Let's see if our good senators can find the will to support someone who doesn't bend over for big coal?
Powerful piece! Thank you for standing up for the people in Tennessee. It's time to change TVA, in spite of Corker and Alexander obstruction.
President Obama must re-nominate Dr. Brown to the TVA Board.
There seems to be a clear agenda that doesn't serve the best interests of the people TVA is supposed to serve, Tn citizens. Senators Corker and Alexander need to pay attention as the people who are affected both near and long term by TVA policies call for the re-nomination of Dr. Brown to the TVA Board. It's time to change the way they have done business. It hasn't worked very well.
The man who got Bin Laden, or the man who got 4 draft deferments and spent the war in France?
"NPR advertizing" collapsing? NPR has sponsors. Thanks for proving Clay's point, JR.
It's tough to have a conversation with what passes for a conservative these days. Look, Politifact sold out, published its own lie, and forever lost credibility.
Medicare is a government program and manages the least expensive delivery of healthcare. It would be less expensive still if Republicans would get out of the way instead of continually passing bills to keep funneling money to their corporate masters, such as the one that bans negotiating prescription lower prices. The Ryan budget is a sham that turns this function over to private businesses whose motives will be for profit instead of delivering healthcare. Is Medicare socialist? Damn right it is and thank god for that. The USA is the only industrialized nation that doesn't have socialized health care management for ALL of its citizens. As a result we have the most expensive medicine on the planet and are ranked 34th from the top. The best system in the world is France, which costs half what we pay and covers every citizen in the country.
Under the Ryan plan, healthcare costs in this country will soon eat up 20% of our GDP, compared to 10% or less for every other nation, and we get crappy health care to boot. Call names and spew nastiness all you want, but nothing really matters except the result and Republicans can't give us even a whiff of a positive result on Health Care. Paul Ryan has his 78% government subsidized insurance as a Congressman but he would just as soon see us all pass away as do something good for all American citizens.
I usually love Clay Bennett cartoons but this one has me puzzled. Why is the date 1955 when Santorum actually wants to take us back to the 13th century when the world was still flat and science was an abstract concept from Greek history?