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From Israel: The Bright and the Dark

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm   /   Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner There is a fair measure of dark news that must be shared. But the flip side in many instances is bright: for I see growing strength in the responses to what is ugly and threatening. We must be grateful for this and do all we can to encourage yet more strength. The […]

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Big Problems with the New Texas English Standards for High School

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 11:45 am   /   Politics, Top Stories

By Donna Garner Originally Appeared here: http://www.educationviews.org/big-problems-texas-english-standards-high-school/ The subject in school that opens the door for students to attain success in all other school subjects is English / Language Arts / Reading (ELAR). Without those all-important reading, writing, and speaking skills, students cannot hope to do well in any other courses. The Texas State Board of […]

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From Israel: Never Easy

Posted: March 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner No one ever said it would be easy. When something turns out as we hoped it would, we might murmur “Fantastic!” and allow ourselves a momentary sense of ease or satisfaction. But in no time at all – bang! – we are likely to confront a stumbling block. Then we might murmur […]

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Squishy Legislation Won’t Fool Voters: Ryancare Will Loom Over Trump 2020

Posted: March 12, 2017 at 7:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Brian Darling Republicans are engaging in a politically dangerous game by partially repealing Obamacare while leaving its core elements intact. President Donald Trump might have a more difficult time winning re-election in 2020 because Republicans are breaking their solemn campaign promise to repeal Obamacare fully. I am no expert in health care, but I do remember that […]

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If We Can’t Eliminate The Education Department, At Least Broom Out Its Office For Civil Rights

Posted: March 11, 2017 at 10:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By George Leef,  Excerpts from this article: …In recent years, the Department [of Education’s] Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been the spearhead for “progressive” change. With nothing more than some “Dear Colleague” letters supposedly meant to provide “guidance” to colleges and universities, OCR officials made dramatic changes in the law during the Obama administration. […]

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Autonomous Drones To Streamline Commercial Deliveries

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Allison Crady,  As technology develops, more and more devices and machines are becoming “smart.” With connection to the internet, they connect to each other and present endless opportunities. Robot delivery has climbed high on the tech development agenda. Catching the attention of headlines and Super Bowl fans, drone delivery services are swiftly approaching the […]

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Ron Paul: Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 7:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Ron Paul, History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This is because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks […]

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From Israel: A New Day

Posted: March 7, 2017 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner After listening to the speech President Trump delivered to a joint session of Congress last Tuesday night, I came to the conclusion, with gladness in my heart, that he has the potential to be – not merely a good – but an excellent president. One who will repair America on a variety […]

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From Israel: Thumbs Up

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner: As most readers surely know, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump had their highly-anticipated first meeting last Wednesday. There was much angst on the right here in Israel before the meeting, for Trump was putting out an ambivalent message and Netanyahu was saying he would endorse a “two-state solution.” But in the end, […]

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