Thursday, December 06, 2012

Extra. Extra. Read All About It.

* Peter Ferrara believes that "The conservative comeback begins now -- on the assumption that a majority of Americans will not welcome a second Great Depression."  Interesting take. Read "Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise" in the American Spectator here.

* With an aggressiveness that increases with every year, the intolerant bullies of government, business and academia prohibit Christmas trees, cards, carols, nativity displays, clothing...even the phrase "Merry Christmas" itself. And yet every year we're assured by the American media that there is no war on Christmas. Here's a story about the managers of a nursing home insisting the folks take down a Christmas tree that they ALL want to stay.

* Dana Milbank over at the Washington Post has a revealing column ("The open-and-shut administration") that describes how remarkably murky and secretive the Obama administration has been (despite the loftiest claims that it would be the most transparent administration in history). But that's old news, of course. What I found most interesting was Milbank's examples of just how much slack the "progressive" press has given the Big O on this matter.

* Teachers unions in Louisiana won a victory over good schools last week when the courts threw out Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s school choice funding scheme, declaring it unconstitutional. Jindal’s program allowed parents to use vouchers to send their children to a better school if the one in their district was a failure. Now those students will be forced to go to the failed schools that parents are desperate to leave behind.

Unions call this a victory because teachers unions do not care about kids or education…

(From "Louisiana Unions Fight to Keep Students in Bad Schools" by Warner Todd Huston at Liberty News.)