Daily Archives: April 11th, 2011 «

 

Nanny state on steroids: Chicago school bans kids from bringing lunch … from home

Posted by: ST on April 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm » 15 Comments

Yet another example of the state stepping in and playing the role of parent (via @coyotered9): At [7th-grader Fernando Dominguez's] public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. Principal Elsa […]

 

Honoring mass-murderers

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You can tell a lot about what a society values by noting whom they choose to honor and glorify. In America, we revere important political figures such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln for their devotion to the nation and their wise leadership. We admire star athletes for their physical prowess and […]

 

Public Secrets banned from Facebook? UPDATE — ban lifted

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Apparently so. A reader wrote to tell me he was blocked from linking one of my posts there because of “abusive or spamming content.” So, I fired up the seldom-used Public Secrets account and, sure enough, I was blocked from linking a post from my own blog. Hmmm….. It had to have […]

 

News week

Posted by: ST on April 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

What’s Really Going On With Gabby Giffords?

 

NYT

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McChrystal to Lead Program for Military Families

 

The Nation

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NPR Station in LA Suspends Planned Parenthood Spots

 

Politico

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New Hampshire Democrats celebrate Romneycare

 

AP

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As gas prices rise, drivers start to cut back

 

The high price of the Obama administration’s war on CIA interrogators

Posted by: ST on April 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm » 5 Comments

The LA Times files a disturbing report about how the CIA has “slashed” its interrogation role in light of the administration’s stifling policies on interrogation techniques (via Memeorandum): Reporting from Washington— He’s considered one of world’s most dangerous terrorism suspects, and the U.S. offered a $1-million reward for his capture in 2005. Intelligence experts say […]