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Born Again! George Galloway Stuns Labor, Shakes Up Britain

London George Galloway’s stunning electoral triumph in the Bradford by-election on Thursday 29th March has shaken the petrified world of English politics. It was unexpected and for that reason the Respect campaign was treated by much of the media (Helen Pidd of The Guardian an honorable exception) as a loony fringe show. The BBC toady, a shamelessly partisan compeer on a local TV election show, who tried to mock and insult Galloway should be made to eat his excremental words. The Bradford seat, a Labour fiefdom since 1973, was considered safe and the Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, had been planning...
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‘A Test You Need to Fail’: A Teacher’s Open Letter to Her 8th Grade Students

  Dear 8th Graders, I’m sorry. I didn’t know. I spent last night perusing the 150-plus pages of grading materials provided by the state in anticipation of reading and evaluating your English Language Arts Exams this morning. I knew the test was pointless-that it has never fulfilled its stated purpose as a predictor of who would succeed and who would fail the English Regents in 11th grade. Any thinking person would’ve ditched it years ago. Instead, rather than simply give a test in 8th grade that doesn’t get kids ready for the test in 11th grade, the state opted to also...
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Iranians shocked by ‘Israel loves Iran’ Facebook initiativeIranians respond to Israeli Facebook initiative: Israel, we love you too

  Iranians shocked by ‘Israel loves Iran’ Facebook initiative New York Times, Washington Post report on the initiative started by two Israelis who sent a Facebook message to Iranians last Thursday saying, ‘We will never bomb your country. We love you.’   A week ago, fear and hatred seemed to dominate the Middle East. Then, a simple online call for peace turned those sentiments upside down – at least briefly. The trigger was the Facebook message two Israelis sent to Iranians last Thursday: “We will never bomb your...
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Does Obama need the Catholic vote?

  A very interesting voter analysis has been done by Mark Gray of CARA (Centerfor Applied Research in the Apostolate) at Georgetown University. He can be reached at 202-687-0885 or...
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