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White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg teamed with education reporter Diana Jean Schemo for Wednesday's " Bush Prodding Congress to Reauthorize His Education Law ," on Bush fights for renewal of his No Child Left Behind education reform. But the story began like an editorial. " With his domestic agenda in tatters , President Bush tried Tuesday to prod Congress into reauthorizing his biggest domestic achievement, the 2001 No Child Left Behind education law. But lawmakers have yet to come to terms on the legislation, and prospects for a deal this year appear dim. "Mr. Bush invited civil rights leaders,... continue reading
When pressed to run for the presidency, Al Gore often tells people he is running a different campaign – one that involves spreading his message about global warming to the uneducated masses. So that begs the question – why won’t Gore take on his critics and debate them about the science he espouses when it comes to promoting the global warming hysteria he has created. One group, DemandDebate.com, has repeatedly made requests for a debate, but thus far Gore has declined. “Al Gore has refused multiple invitations to debate in-person about global warming,” said Steve Milloy, executive director of DemandDebate.com... continue reading
In Marc Lacey's Santa Clara (Cuba) Journal on Che Guevara chic Tuesday (" A Communist He Was, but Today, Che Sells ") the reporter interviewed the murderer's daughter on the 40th anniversary of his death andcame awaysatisfied that the Communist and killer, excuse me, "revolutionary icon" Cheis being "used to inspire the next generation of Cubans." "Aleida Guevara March, the 46-year-old daughter of Che Guevara, says she can bear the Che T-shirts, the Che keychains, the Che postcards and Che paintings sold all over Cuba, not to mention the world. "At least some of the purchasers truly cherish Che, she... continue reading
The ruckus over the Rush Limbaugh "phony soldiers" statement is dying down. It ought not to. There is a huge story here. What did Rush say? In a September 26 conversation with a caller to his program who claimed the media never interview "real soldiers," but just people out of the blue, Rush added for emphasis, "the phony soldiers." The left saw its opportunity and pounced with a vengeance. Led by the George Soros-funded and Hillary Clinton-inspired Media Matters outfit, it unleashed a scorched-earth attack on Limbaugh for insulting the military, stating that any servicemen or women who might oppose... continue reading
CNBC billed the October 9 “Your Money Your Vote” Republican presidential debate as one that would confront important economic issues for the presidential election. It didn’t stop there. Other topics included catching bin Laden, the war in Iraq , a third political party and policing the Internet. CNBC billed the October 9 “Your Money Your Vote” Republican presidential debate as one that would confront important economic issues for the presidential election. It didn’t stop there. Other topics included catching bin Laden, the war in Iraq , a third political party and policing the Internet. “Senator McCain, this is close to... continue reading
It takes a lot to defend Hollywood , but CBS’s “The Early Show” makes it easy. According to an article by Nikki Finke on LA Weekly’s Deadline Hollywood Web site, Warner Bros. (held by parent company Time Warner, NYSE: TWX) President of Production Jeff Robinov made the decree “We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead.” Finke called Robinov’s comment “Neanderthal thinking.” Reportedly Robinov made the statement after poor box office numbers from Jodie Foster's “ The Brave One” ( grossing $34,380,387 domestically – ranked 49 th for 2007) and Nicole Kidman's “ The Invasion” ( grossing... continue reading
CNN “American Morning” co-anchor John Roberts accused Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) of being “fashion police” after the airline asked a passenger to change shirts before boarding, but Roberts should have familiarized himself with the agreement Southwest Airlines passengers enter into when they buy a ticket. “A passenger wearing a T-shirt with a somewhat off-color joke on it about his fishing prowess was told that he couldn't board the flight while wearing it.” Roberts said on the October 9 “American Morning.” Florida resident Joe Winiecki was told by the airline to turn his shirt inside out, change shirts or get off... continue reading
Paul von Zielbauer has filed 34 stories on the alleged killings by marines of two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha since the incident first came to light in July 2006. His story on Saturday may be one of the last, as the murder charges against the marines are falling apart: " The Erosion of a Murder Case Against Marines in the Killing of 24 Civilians ." One would never have guessed that outcome based on von Zielbauer's previous pieces, which bought into the assumption thatthe marines had "massacred" 24 Iraqi civilians. January 7: "An American government report on the killing... continue reading
If a coordinated protest took place across the country on a single day you'd think major media outlets would cover it, right? Thousands of people lining roads in communities from California to Florida should generate national headlines. Such an event would generate headlines if the protest was against something the liberal media hated – like the war in Iraq . But because it was a protest against abortion, there was nothing but silence from the national media. The Annual Life Chain is a national protest coordinated by members of the pro-life movement. It is an event that is held every... continue reading
It’s listed as the top thing you can do by Al Gore’s Web site on climate change to reduce your carbon impact at home – replacing a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). But Gore doesn’t warn you about what could happen if you improperly dispose of them or even accidentally break one. The Washington Post’s Eco Wise columnist Eviana Hartman reminded readers, “they contain a small amount of mercury, a potent neurotoxin.” “If you toss the bulbs in the trash, they're likely to break, potentially exposing workers to mercury or releasing it into groundwater... continue reading