Fooling with figures

The choirmaster of the KERA Amen Chorus is at it again. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence just released its “Kentucky Schools: Achieving the Top 20 by 2020: An Update.” This little piece is a statistical cornucopia of apples and oranges comparisons. Prichard’s paper starts out by making old news sound like new. It talks…

East German immigrant warns: Americans could lose their freedom

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Thomas Jefferson Harald Zieger, a former “prisoner” of the Communist German Democratic Republic, would agree. Zieger worries about Americans who tell him, “It can never happen here.” Check out Zieger’s concerns in this video extract of his comments at the 1st Annual Commonwealth Freedom-Liberty Conference on October 2,…