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  • “Unbroken”: Angelina Jolie’s great (and boring) blow for Hollywood feminism

    12/27/2014 6:33:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies
    Salon ^ | December 26, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Let’s imagine, for a moment, that “Unbroken” had been directed by somebody who wasn’t Angelina Jolie. It easily could have been. This tale of wartime adventure and survival, adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction bestseller, definitely called for a big-name Hollywood director, but it would have been highly plausible – maybe more plausible – as a project for Ron Howard or Ridley Scott or Steven Spielberg or Clint Eastwood than as the second film for the star-turned-director best known as the female half of the world’s most famous celebrity couple. Would it be getting less attention if one of those guys...
  • Yes On 8 challenges Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell to live debate

    10/28/2008 11:13:58 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 588+ views
    ProtectMarriage.com ^ | 28 October 2008
    YES ON 8 CHALLENGES SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION JACK O’CONNELL TO LIVE DEBATE Yes on 8 Says Debate Will Make It Clear: If we do not Pass Proposition 8, Gay Marriage Will Be Taught in California Public Schools, and that is Already Happening October 28, 2008 SACRAMENTO – The Protectmarriage.com – Yes on 8 campaign today challenged Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and the No on 8 campaign to a live, televised debate this weekend so voters can learn the truth about the issue of gay marriage being taught in California public schools. The Yes on 8 Campaign, in...
  • California: Yes on 8 TV Ad: Truth

    10/25/2008 4:28:46 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 423+ views
    Yes on 8 campaign ^ | 24 October 2008 | Yes on 8
    Watch our latest TV ad to learn the truth about teaching gay marriage in public schools if Proposition 8 fails http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61Pd5_jHQw
  • Yes On 8 Campaign Slams New No Ad With Jack O'Connell (Democrat Education Secretary's Big Lie Alert)

    10/23/2008 9:03:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 771+ views
    ProtectMarriage.com ^ | 10/23/2008 | NA
    The ProtectMarriage.com—Yes on 8 campaign today criticized the "No on 8" campaign’s new television ad, released yesterday, which features California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. The ad raises a new standard for using a small, cleverly worded kernel of truth to foster the Big Lie. Specifically, the discussed whether schools are "required" to teach anything about marriage, and states that they are not. By this logic, presumably, they would argue that no one in California is required to have a drivers’ license, only the people who want to drive cars are. The real fact, as stated clearly in the...
  • CA: O'Connell to run for governor in 2010 if Schwarzenegger wins

    09/13/2006 12:58:22 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 233+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Sep. 13, 2006 | Timm Herdt
    By Jack O’Connell’s count, Phil Angelides has called 10 times to ask for his help since winning the primary and 10 times O’Connell has said yes. O’Connell, the state superintendent of public instruction who lives in San Luis Obispo, has appeared alongside the Democratic gubernatorial candidate at events to highlight Angelides’ education platform. He traveled around the state with Angelides on his Labor Day campaign blitz. He also organized a successful Central Coast fund-raiser. Between now and November, O’Connell says, he intends to do everything he can to help Angelides get elected because having him as governor "would make my...
  • State ed chief backs flat $50 property tax to fund public schools

    03/07/2006 1:30:14 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 44 replies · 687+ views
    North County Times ^ | 03-07-06 | PHILIP K. IRELAND
    CARMEL VALLEY ---- The state Department of Education is working to place an initiative for a $50 parcel tax on the November ballot as a way to pump an additional $500 million a year into public school education, State Superintendent of Schools Jack O'Connell said Monday. The tax, an annual assessment of $50 on every property in California, could generate an additional $500 million that would be earmarked specifically for California schools. EdVoice, described by its leaders as an organization of reform-minded philanthropists who support greater student achievement through investment, is backing the measure, said EdVoice president Christopher Cabaldon. The...
  • CA: Prop. 54 foes cite effects on medical care

    08/29/2003 10:30:12 AM PDT · by Alia · 20 replies · 289+ views
    The Contra Costa Times, California ^ | 08-29-03 | Carrie Sturrock
    SACRAMENTO - Proposition 54 would make it nearly impossible to study why more white women are diagnosed with breast cancer but more African-American women die from it, say opponents in health care. The initiative, which would ban the collection of racial data in California, would also hinder efforts to gather information on hate crimes, say those in law enforcement. And it would hamstring efforts to close the educational performance gaps between Latino and white students, say those in education.