High Stakes Testing’s Threat to Civil Liberties

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Yohuru Williams: The likes of Scott Walker and Chris Christie continue battering into the side of teachers unions in defense of high-stakes testing but the real dragon at the door in the form of the assault on American democracy goes unchecked.

Scott Walker’s Broken Promises

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Julie Driscoll: With Walker’s track record on promise-keeping, it should really come as no surprise to the cops and firefighters that he’s now going after the very unions who supported his gubernatorial campaign.

Billionaire Dispatches: Welcome to Charlotte

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Clifford “Felonious Ax” Tasner: All of us were out in force in Tampa last week, but there aren’t enough Billionaires in Charlotte to fill a clown limousine. It’s mostly our entertainment and media moguls who are here.

Vietnamese Independence Day

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Jim Rhodes: Ironic that today, I will honor war dead from all sides and celebrate the independence Ho Chi Minh wanted to talk about in Washington but was denied.

Koch Brothers: The Least of Our Worries

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Robert Illes: But in many ways worse are the watery “liberals” on, say, MSNBC, especially Chris Matthews, whose main interest seems self-serving, to maintain the election as seeming like a tight horse race.

Nuns on the Bus

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James Rhodes: Shortly after Walker’s victory, Sister Simone Campbell felt a compelling need to witness on behalf of economic justice for all. She organized a “Faith, Fairness, Family” bus tour that is underway.