To hear educators and pundits talk youâ€™d think we are at the dawn of a change in public school education that will herald a new commitment to providing students and parents an education worthy of the tax dollars spent. Yet, until such time that teachersâ€™ unions stop being impediments to success, our education system will not deliver the results we need to prepare todayâ€™s students for tomorrowâ€™s challenges.
Victim mentality only creates helplessness. Helplessness is the most maddening, the most miserable, the most upsetting of mental states. In fact, it is commonly reported anecdotally that nothing triggers madness like a sense of helplessness. It is a cousin of paranoia, a sense that the world is out to get you, that there is some opposition between you and the world, some rivalry. This is a warped, twisted mentality that offers no benefits, and, more importantly, is manifestly false: the world is the world, and you, O man, are a speck of dust.
For most Americans,Â Independence Day is a lot like the beginning of aÂ baseball game. A famous artist sings theÂ National Anthem and everyone in the stadium stands and places their hand upon their heart. Some people sing along or at least mouth the words, but most putÂ on a fake look of sincerity thinking,Â â€śI canâ€™tÂ wait till the song ends so the game can begin.â€ť
President Obama is doubling down in his defense of his blunder inÂ defying the rule of law, exercising poor judgment, and mischaracterizing (I'm trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bergdahl in his ill-conceived 'deal' to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan. Â The proximity of this poor decision to the heat of opprobrium the president was recently suffering for the VA access-to-care scandal is disquieting. Â When it is set against his prior action in jumping at the Joint Plan of Action to "give diplomacy a chance" in the matter of Iranian nuclear ambitions, there is a downright disturbing pattern. Â Is our narcissist-in-chief jumping at available, but poor, deals-in-the-offing to turn the page on his own political difficulties.
â€śIf it bleeds it leadsâ€ť remarked Janks Morton during our discussion. The media has an obsession with reporting on violent, specifically black, crime. Instead of focusing on the positive developments of the black community, the media loves to tell stories that grab viewerâ€™s attention using a shock factor. The kinds of stories highlighting inner-city black crime possess this shock factor and, according to Jamal Simmons, demonstrate the prejudice that exists among many media outlets.
The leader of theÂ Islamist terrorist groupÂ behind the kidnappingâ€”AbubakarÂ Shekauâ€”has taken responsibility. He recently releasedÂ a video in which heÂ promisedÂ to sell the girls as slaves in the â€śmarketplaceâ€ť.Â NaviÂ Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights,Â toldÂ reporters:Â â€śWe warn the perpetrators that there is an absolute prohibition against slavery and sexual slavery in international law.â€ť
All too often,Â rich individuals in this country areÂ demonized for simply being rich. If some sort ofÂ financialÂ catastrophe happens, such as theÂ latest recession in 2009, the richÂ are to blame. If the government is running large deficits, the richÂ are not paying theirÂ â€śfair shareâ€ť. If an individual is poor and cannot find employment, it is because the rich hoardÂ all their profits and donâ€™t shareÂ with anyone else.
The amount of influence the family life has on a child is eye-opening. Did you know that marriage reduces the probability of child poverty byÂ 80%? Did you further know that a child coming from an â€śintact married homeâ€ť is 44% more likely to gain a college degree, 40% less likely to have a child out of wedlock, and will earn $4,000 more per year than a child that did not come from such a home? The power of family life can, in many cases, determine the outcome of a childâ€™s life.
This conclusion shouldnâ€™t surprise anyone. There has been a long and old consensus that a 10% increase in the minimum wage would lower employment for low-skilled workers by 1-3%. The logic behind this economic truth is simple: increasing the cost of low-skill labor leads to a decrease in businessesâ€™ demand for their service. This economic truth can be observed while buying tickets to a basketball game on the internet. As game day approaches, more and more people desire a ticket to the game, so the price of that ticket increases.
You must go see "Son of God". Â It is the coolest and most spell binding movie seen in a long time. Â The cool thing about it is how it truly make Jesus and God so cool again. Â Wow, just think of the disdain that is heap upon society by the liberal media elite whenÂ Jesus and GodÂ is acknowledged in aÂ well-deserved and long overdue respectful manner.