Fox News – Fifty years ago: JFK’s tragic final hours
CNBC via Wall Street Journal – Number of U.S. expatriations reaches record high in 2013
Any wonder why most young Americans are barely capable of signing their own name? Or even know how to hold a pen or a pencil? The Communist ‘Common Core’ education standards that have been adopted in forty-five states do not mandate the teaching of penmanship in public schools. However, seven of those states – including Massachusetts – are taking steps to restore the teaching of cursive writing, and for good reason:
Cursive advocates cite recent brain science that indicates the fluid motion employed when writing script enhances hand-eye coordination and develops fine motor skills, in turn promoting reading, writing and cognition skills.
They further argue that scholars of the future will lose the ability to interpret valuable cultural resources — historical documents, ancestors’ letters and journals, handwritten scholarship — if they can’t read cursive. If they can’t write it, how will they communicate from unwired settings like summer camp or the battlefield?
“The Constitution of the United States is written in cursive. Think about that,” Bateman said.
Please, nobody reading this, give this man any credit: Today’s ‘administrative fix’ is nothing more than a band-aid on a gaping wound, and barely even that. Obama has zero authority to stop any health insurance company from canceling anybody’s policy, and hundreds of thousands or more policies will be canceled in the next year. He also promised yet again that healthcare.gov will eventually work properly, blah blah. Repeal this damn law, and get Obama & the rest of the government out of our personal business!
Washington Times – Obama concedes, announces changes to health care law
I don’t know whether to believe this or not, but it appears Congressional Democrats may be finding some sanity on Obamacare. IF this article is to be believed, party members are now presenting Obama with a 72-hour ultimatum to fix the broken promise that Americans would be allowed to keep their health insurance. With hundreds of thousands already having had their plans cancelled, it is urgent the two parties come together and try to make this as right as possible. Outright repeal of the law is the long-term goal – and by long-term, I mean within the next year – but in the short-term it is incumbent upon the GOP to join with these Democrats and at least make an effort to stop some of the bleeding.
The Wisconsin Free – Breaking: Senate Democrats give White House 72 hours
Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday President Obama should find a way to keep his oft-repeated promise to the American public that if those who liked their present health insurance plan could keep it under Mr. Obama’s new health care law.
“I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview with Ozy Media founder Carlos Watson.
Washington Times – Bill Clinton to Obama: Do the right thing, honor health insurance promise