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Global Hope and the Rhetoric of Change: Election Night 2008--A View from Abroad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Snyder   
Thursday, 13 November 2008 13:52

 

I am currently living as a postgraduate student in Edinburgh, Scotland, and perhaps like many Americans living abroad, I spent much of my free time during election week glued to the computer screen, punching the 'refresh' button, and eagerly watching for the latest polls to roll in.  For my own account, beyond having a healthy general interest in politics, I have a secret obsession with the myriad of statistics and little colored maps, and stupidly over-dramatic terms (such as "Battleground States" and "Gamechangers") that surround the whole election-media-circus.  But watching the Scots around me, and watching my own reactions, made me realize some important things about myself and about our world.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 11:02
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No Child Left Behind: Improve or Else PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Abbey   
Thursday, 13 November 2008 13:22

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) -- the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. The aim was to improve the academic achievement of children of low-income families. ESEA was first enacted in 1965 and is revised every five to seven years. The latest revision, passed by Congress in 2001 and signed by Bush in 2002, is known as the "No Child Left Behind" Act.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 11:03
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The Good Ship Dick...Power to the People PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Monday, 10 November 2008 23:58

As heard on Cumberland's WCBC Radio, AM 1270, these are the columns of the Good Ship Dick, an American privateer plying Red-sea waters ripe with self-bloviated targets hostile to freedom. Commissioned by sons and daughters of liberty, we seek out and engage said forces, until they yield or go under. Then sail off with their trophy-licious booty, who never had it so good as upon the waters Dick...

 

"Being American means knowing when to lead, and when to follow…"

Recorded 11.9.08

 

All of a sudden, I wonder about the health of my gig on WCBC. What am I without Bush to pound?

It is a question I hope to explore, given the stirrings of Tuesday night past.

After his infamous victory at Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto observed: "I fear all we have done ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 01:06
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Bigotry in Our Mountains: A Call to Action PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Friday, 07 November 2008 22:43
Bigotry in Our Mountains:  A Call To Action

 

A very unpretentious man, no question about it, this gentleman who serves as one of the spokesmen for a local community organization called Concerned Citizens.   Bill Peck is passionate and articulate in his efforts as part of a group that seeks to address the racial issues that still plague us as a society in western Maryland.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2008 09:35
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Shout It From The Rooftops PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Tuesday, 04 November 2008 16:19

CARPENTERS IN THE FOREHEAD/SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS:  WE'RE BLUE TODAY!

 

When you read the expression that we are blue today, I'm not referring to an emotional state of feeling depressed, down and out, or trapped in a glum-city state of mind.  Instead, this is intended as an expression of incredible joy at the outcome of a long and heart-wrenching political campaign that has given us a new President of the United States of America.  The Blue States and blue voters throughout our country have given rise to a resurgence of unabashed liberalism and the dream of a better future.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 17:43
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