Smacking us back to reality

Given that Kentucky just elected governor a man who campaigned on expanding “free” health insurance, it looks like some voters might be due for a pimp slap back into reality. (Hit the “pimp slap” link for a hilarious analogy, but don’t miss the serious point below.) This is the reality:http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1189804&server=www.vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Shona Holmes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) from…

Scores Up in DC Public Schools

The Washington Post does not want to give vouchers or charter schools any credit for this, but public school scores in the Washington, DC area are up. Whether this is real improvement or just test score manipulation such as we exposed in Kentucky’s CATS system remains to be seen. However, it certainly doesn’t refute the…

Phil Gramm was right

Today’s political roadkill is Sen. Phil Gramm, an economic adviser to Sen. John McCain. McCain’s opponent Sen. Barack Obama is having a field day stomping on Gramm for things he didn’t say and extrapolating his misquotings beyond all reason, a commonly used political tactic. Here is Obama:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XlsZznzb5E]Gramm actually said: “You’ve heard of mental depression; this…