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  • Don Hirsch Hailed As A Founder of Common Core Standards, Says 'It's Not Going To Work'

    11/01/2014 8:08:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Proponents of the Common Core standards are hailing educational theorist E.D. “Don” Hirsch as a founding father of the education initiative and one who laid the intellectual groundwork for the controversial reform. The problem is that Hirsch himself says, “I hate to be godfather of something that is not going to work.”
  • A Wealth of Words (The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.)

    01/28/2013 2:01:44 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 2013 | E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
    E. D. Hirsch, Jr. A Wealth of Words The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary. WInter 2013 A number of notable recent books, including Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Inequality and Timothy Noah’s The Great Divergence, lay out in disheartening detail the growing inequality of income and opportunity in the United States, along with the decline of the middle class. The aristocracy of family so deplored by Jefferson seems upon us; the counter-aristocracy of merit that long defined America as the land of opportunity has receded. These writers emphasize global, technological, and sociopolitical trends in their analyses. But...
  • Proof: New Records Show DOJ Lied About New Black Panther Dismissal

    09/20/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 20, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    A FOIA request reveals contradictions in statements made to Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and to the public. Some of these statements were made under oath. Judicial Watch made an explosive announcement today about the Justice Department’s stonewalling in the New Black Panther voter intimidation case dismissal. Forced to bring a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after DOJ rebuffed its public records request (so much for transparency), Judicial Watch obtained a privilege log from the DOJ last week.It shows — in a rather dramatic way — that the DOJ has been untruthful about who was involved in the dismissal...
  • ACLU Taps Pros for Gitmo Defense Work

    04/08/2008 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Miami Herald via ^ | 8 April 08 | Unknown
    The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned the Pentagon's military commissions as "kangaroo courts," has announced that it will mount an effort to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantanamo, notably the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will helpdefray the expenses of civilian defense attorneys working on the terrorism cases. Under the military commissions scheme, the Pentagon will not reimburse volunteer civilian attorneys for their expenses. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero...
  • The Mission of the Jews

    03/06/2010 5:25:32 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 105 replies · 494+ views
    First Things ^ | 3/5/'10 | David Klinghoffer
    You will often hear Jews say, with pride, that Judaism rejects a missionary or evangelizing stance. This is true in the narrow sense that Jews do not pursue converts to Judaism, but it is deeply misleading in another. The German Orthodox rabbi, polemicist, and scriptural expositor Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808–1888), a towering figure in modern Jewish thought, taught insistently that God brought the “Abrahamitic nation” onto the stage of history for “the salvation of the world through Judaism.” As he wrote in his Torah commentary, this was to be accomplished “by example and admonition,” with the Jews as “God’s...
  • Why America's Pullout From Vietnam Was a Success (Freep this megabarfer alert)

    08/23/2007 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Parody · 43 replies · 1,075+ views
    SpewsWeak ^ | Aug. 23, 2007 | Michael Hirsh
    The Soviet Union was in its final days of existence when I visited Vietnam in late December of 1991. The cold war was about to end forever with the collapse of one of the two adversaries that had kept it going for 40-odd years. A lot had changed in Vietnam, too, I discovered during my trip. The coziness between Moscow and Hanoi, once comrades within the Soviet bloc, had curdled into mutual hatred. Throughout the country, but especially in the North, the Vietnamese had come to despise the large resident Russian population for its cheap spending habits and arrogance. Visiting...
  • Seymour Hersh speaks out...

    11/02/2006 8:58:38 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 47 replies · 1,628+ views
    Fox News | 11/2/06 | Seymour Hersh
    Breaking on Fox....Seymore Hirsch speaking out....says he has personally seen footage of our military purposefully targeting and killing civilians playing soccer in Iraq.
  • At Limits of Science, 9/11 ID Effort Comes to End

    04/03/2005 6:48:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 707+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 3, 2005 | ERIC LIPTON
    Again and again, the standard DNA tests came up negative on a three-inch-by-two-inch piece of muscle recovered from the World Trade Center site, and just a year after the 2001 attacks, forensics experts were stymied. Yet now, the scrap has been linked to a firefighter from Midtown Manhattan, allowing his death to be confirmed and giving his wife and two children some sense of finality. Solving brutally difficult cases like that one required an investment of two extra years and millions of dollars by the medical examiner's office in New York, which sought out and used DNA identification technologies that...
  • Sy Hirsch Tries To Rip Off Gunny Bob?

    01/16/2005 8:56:24 AM PST · by GunnyBob · 50 replies · 2,311+ views
    I could use some intel from you guys. Last week, I broke the story on Clear Channel stations from coast to coast of how the US is conducting clandestine reconnaissance missions via Global Hawk in Iran. The Hawks are searching for intel on Iran's nuke program. One went down near Arak, where Iran has their heavy-water facility. I also reported that the rumors of US manned reconnaissance flights over Iran were in fact decoy flights to draw Iran's attention away from the GH missions. I just heard on MSNBC that Sy Hirsch will have an article in next week's "New...
  • Arafat Paid Moshe Hirsh (Neturei Karta sect) Tens of Thousands of Dollars

    08/15/2004 6:04:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies · 464+ views ^ | 02:00 Aug 16, '04 / 29 Av 5764
    Arafat Paid Moshe Hirsh Tens of Thousands of Dollars 02:00 Aug 16, '04 / 29 Av 5764 ( According to documents recovered from Yasser Arafat’s Ramallah headquarters, he has paid Rabbi Moshe Hirsch tens of thousands of dollars to obtain his continued support. The documents were recovered from Arafat’s office by IDF troops during Operation Defensive Shield. According to correspondent Haggai Huberman, Hirsch received $25,000 in January 2002 and an additional $30,000 when he signed on the dotted line, officially lending his support to Arafat. Hirsch is affiliated with a fringe extremist segment of the ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta sect which...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • Bush to Headline Terrell Rally Tuesday in Shreveport

    11/27/2002 5:47:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 224+ views
    The Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 11-27-02 | Walker, Don
    Bush to headline Terrell rally at Hirsch Free ticket required to attend GOP-sponsored event Don Walker / Staff Writer Posted on November 27, 2002 It's played host to rodeos, tractor pulls and Miss USA pageants, now Hirsch Coliseum on the Louisiana State Fair Grounds will become political stomping grounds for President George W. Bush's visit to Shreveport on Tuesday. Bush will briefly take center stage in a political rally for Republican Senate hopeful Suzanne Haik Terrell. Times are tentative due to fluctuations in the president's schedule, but for now doors of the coliseum are expected to open at 8 a.m.,...