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  • Kaplan University Takes On Obama

    10/06/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 3, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The U.S. Department of Education’s latest rule, the “gainful employment” or GE rule, mandates that for-profit colleges cannot saddle students with debt at an arbitrary rate. However, it affects only for-profit colleges such as Kaplan, DeVry and University of Phoenix, representatives of Kaplan claimed during a Washington, D.C. briefing recently. At the meeting organized by the Independent Women’s Forum, former Dallas mayor Thomas Leppert, now the CEO of Kaplan, explained how the rule itself is not fair to for-profit colleges. “A regulation should apply to any institution,” said Leppert, who noted “it only applies and targets the for-profit sector.” He...
  • Kaplan University Takes On Obama

    09/18/2014 7:11:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The U.S. Department of Education’s latest rule, which mandates that for-profit colleges cannot saddle students with debt at an arbitrary rate, affects only for-profit colleges such as Kaplan, DeVry and University of Phoenix, representatives of Kaplan claimed during a Washington, D.C. briefing recently. kaplan university Former Dallas mayor Thomas Leppert, now the CEO of Kaplan, explained how the rule itself is not fair to for-profit colleges. Non-profit and state colleges and universities have similar debt problems for their students and yet are exempt from this rule. “A regulation should apply to any institution,” said Leppert, and noted “it only applies...
  • GOTV Election Day in Virginia & New Jersey Vote Ken Cuccinelli in Va & Ken Kaplan in NJ for Gov

    11/04/2013 10:31:06 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    http://www.lp.org/candidates/liberty-candidates-13/ken-kaplan Ken Kaplan for Governor of New Jersey
  • Journalists respond with snark and awe to Washington Post sale

    08/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Twitter Room ^ | August 5, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    Journalists responded with shock, awe and a predictable amount of snark to the news that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post. The news was announced Monday afternoon. Bezos himself, rather than his company, bought the Washington newspaper for roughly $250 million. The sale includes just the Post and not other publications owned by The Washington Post Company. Esquire's Chris Jones joked about Bezos's decision not to buy the contrarian Slate.com, which The Washington Post Company owned for the last few years.....
  • University of Phoenix to Shutter 115 Locations

    10/18/2012 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Tamar Lewin
    The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit university, is closing 115 of its brick-and-mortar locations, including 25 main campuses and 90 smaller satellite learning centers. The closings will affect some 13,000 students, about 4 percent of its student body of 328,000. [Snip] Enrollments at the University of Phoenix and in the for-profit sector over all have been declining in the last two years, partly because of growing competition from other online providers, including nonprofit and public universities, and a steady drumroll of negative publicity about the sector’s recruiting abuses, low graduation rates and high default rates. Late last month,...
  • Shocker: Hollywood Leftists Hid Millions of Dollars from the IRS

    06/22/2011 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Greg Pollowitz
    Radar Online is reporting that a bunch of Hollywood’s elite are being sued in connection with their participation in high-stakes poker games. The civil complaint alleges that the money won by said Hollywood elite was actually money stolen by a hedge-fund manager from his clients to pay off his enormous gambling debts. According to the report, Toby “Spider-Man” Maguire was the big winner making $1,000,000 a month in winnings. Interesting. Maybe the next time Maguire is in D.C. for a photo-op with President Obama, he can explain to the president why he’s exempt from paying his fair share of taxes...
  • The trials of Kaplan Higher Ed and the education of The Washington Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/10/2011 2:17:37 PM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2011 | Steven Mufson and Jia Lynn Yang
    Eleven years ago, one of Washington’s most tradition-bound companies placed a bet that would transform its fortunes. The wager, by The Washington Post Co. and its Kaplan division, took the form of a $165 million purchase of an Atlanta-based chain of for-profit vocational schools that catered to low-income students. The bet was big — the price equal to the profits earned that year by The Post Co.’s print-media pillars: this newspaper and Newsweek magazine. So was the payoff. The acquisition of the firm, called Quest Education, turbocharged the rise of Kaplan, a modest business that had until then mainly prepared...
  • Kincaid: Post Has Watergate Scandal of Its Own

    08/12/2010 11:45:42 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA.com ^ | August 12, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>President Obama's Big Government socialism is threatening the profits of The Washington Post, and Post reporter Steven Pearlstein can remain silent no more.</p> <p>Not only does a Post company now stand accused of fraudulent practices, two high-powered law firms are considering lawsuits on behalf of the shareholders of the Post against the company's directors, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' wife Melinda.</p>
  • Court Upholds Ban on Wearing of Political Buttons by Teachers

    01/26/2010 11:10:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 677+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | By Noeleen G. Walder
    A regulation barring New York City teachers from wearing political campaign buttons in public high schools does not violate their constitutional right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled. Rejecting the teachers' argument that high school students would "spontaneously understand" that the buttons were not part of the curriculum, Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held that the plaintiffs had "offered no admissible evidence to undermine" the city's argument that "displays of political partisanship by teachers in the schools" could "influence children and impinge on the rights of students to learn in an environment free of partisan political influence."...
  • CBS News Exec Kaplan: 'Everybody would have to say his first 100 days have been great'

    05/03/2009 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 1,201+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2009 | Michael M. Bates
    Today's Washington Post Web site carries the Associated Press story "Who's Watching News Scorecards on Obama?" Written by David Bauder, the piece begins by reporting: As President Barack Obama passed his 100th day in office last week, two studies judged that the news media has given him more coverage, and more positive coverage, than his two predecessors at the same point in their terms. Paragraphs later comes one explanation of the fawning mainstream media coverage: The newscasts reflect reality, said Rick Kaplan, executive producer of the "CBS Evening News." He said he believed that the president has done extraordinarily...
  • CBS News Chief:Everybody,including Republicans,would say that his first 100 days have been great.

    05/03/2009 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 1,252+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 3, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Rick Kaplan apparently has been at the airplane glue again. In a New York Times piece discussing how much more favorable the news coverage has been to Obama than it was to both Bush and Clinton, Kaplan, the Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News, gave a whopper of a quote full of self-delusion, personal bias, and a keen ignorance of what the news is supposed to be.
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Lawrence Kaplan - 'I Don't See Anything Good That Has Come from this War'

    05/08/2008 5:10:02 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 83+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 8th, 2008 | Lawrence Kaplan
    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Kaplan, in a recent publication, the US National Defense University described the Iraq War as a "major debacle." According to the latest statistics, 500 insurgent attacks are still taking place each week. Still, you are convinced that there is a "learning curve" for the US Army in Iraq. What exactly has been learned? Kaplan: One attack is one too many. But a while ago there were 500 attacks a day. So empirically, the situation has improved -- whether measured in terms of Iraqi cilivans killed or American soldiers attacked, insurgents captured or the number of intelligence tip-offs....
  • 'Stop the ISM' Founder (Lee Kaplan) Wins Case Against Web Stalker

    06/26/2007 8:20:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | June 22, 2007
    'Stop the ISM' (International Solidarity Movement) Founder Wins Case Against Web Stalker Lee Kaplan went after a deranged internet stalker and won his Day in Court. Notice that Kaplan’s stalker is running a web site on Blogspot—because Google (owner of Blogspot) explicitly refuses to do anything about these kinds of creeps. If you’re a hate-filled stalker type who likes to threaten and libel the target of your obsession, Google wants your business.
  • The Kaplan-Clinton Connection (plus my email challenge for him to report Paul v Clinton on CBS)

    03/13/2007 9:44:10 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,449+ views
    March 13, 2007 The Kaplan-Clinton Connection (AP)Rick Kaplan, the new executive producer of the "Evening News," is a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Newsbusters, which bills itself as "exposing and combating liberal media bias," has seized on the connection. The implication in their coverage is that Kaplan will not be able to cover Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in a fair way. Kaplan addressed his Clinton connections with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Gail Shister. "I've got a 38-year track record," Kaplan said. "I find it astounding that this is an issue for anyone since it's never come up in my...
  • Hillary's Shill At CBS(CBS scumbag alert)

    03/09/2007 7:19:30 AM PST · by bilhosty · 12 replies · 901+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 3/8/2007 | Editorial
    Media Bias: After "60 Minutes" used fake documents to accuse President Bush of avoiding war service, how could CBS News possibly stoop lower? By hiring a longtime Clinton crony to rescue its evening news show. Consider this quote, dating from a few months after Bill Clinton first took office: "If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we'd take it right now and walk away winners." Those are not the words of a campaign operative or grass roots fundraiser, but of then-CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather, speaking on...
  • KATIE BAR THE DOOR: Anchorwoman not brought into conversations about hiring Rick Kaplan

    03/09/2007 3:26:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 2,227+ views
    Drudge Report and NY Slimes ^ | 9 Mar 07 | Drudge and Bill Carter
    Rick Kaplan described his new position as the executive producer of the “CBS Evening News” yesterday as “coming home.” He worked on the broadcast in the 1970s when Walter Cronkite was the anchor. But then, he could have said the same thing at almost any television news organization this week.
  • PR: RICK KAPLAN IS NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC”

    03/08/2007 9:13:08 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    CBS Press Release ^ | March 8, 2007 | CBSssssssssss
    RICK KAPLAN IS NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC” Rick Kaplan, a multiple award-winning news producer and executive spanning a career in broadcast journalism of more than 35 years, has been named Executive Producer, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. The appointment is effective immediately. “Few broadcast journalists have a list of accomplishments and the history of success that Rick has had – the list is truly extraordinary,” said McManus. “I’m very much looking forward to working with Rick and having the benefit of...
  • (Rick Kaplan) To Rescue Katie (Couric)?

    12/28/2006 5:34:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies · 1,186+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/06 | Richard Johnson
    RICK Kaplan, the veteran network news exec who most recently ran MSNBC, is rumored to be coming to CBS News to help boost Katie Couric's ratings on the "Evening News." After a brief stint on top of the ratings when she launched in September, Couric has been mired in third place, right where Bob Schieffer was and where Dan Rather was before him. Kaplan, who ran ABC News when his friend Bill Clinton was in the White House, has been unemployed since Dan Abrams replaced him last summer at MSNBC. CBS News denies Kaplan is coming aboard, but the buzz...
  • The Taliban’s Silent Partner

    07/20/2006 11:44:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 696+ views
    The Treasonous NY Times ^ | July 20, 2006 | ROBERT D. KAPLAN
    Op-Ed Contributor WHEN the American-led coalition invaded Afghanistan five years ago, pessimists warned that we would soon find ourselves in a similar situation to what Soviet forces faced in the 1980’s. They were wrong — but only about the timing. The military operation was lean and lethal, and routed the Taliban government in a few weeks. But now, just two years after Hamid Karzai was elected as the country’s first democratic leader, the coalition finds itself, like its Soviet predecessors, in control of major cities and towns, very weak in the villages, and besieged by a shadowy insurgency that uses...
  • MSNBC Replaces 'Rita Cosby'

    06/29/2006 7:45:44 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 130 replies · 7,316+ views
    TV Week ^ | 6/29/06 | Michele Greppi
    Rita Cosby is losing her year-old MSNBC show and will get her own specials unit for the cable channel effective July 10. The shuffle, which MSNBC announced Thursday, is the first big move of Dan Abrams' three-week tenure as MSNBC's general manager. "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct," which has been telecast at 10 p.m. (ET) weeknights and repeated at 1 a.m. (ET) since late spring, will be replaced by taped documentary programming, under the familiar label of "MSNBC Investigates." Ms. Cosby will serve as the primary anchor of "Investigates," which has been led by various rotating anchors over years. "Investigates"...
  • Rick Kaplan Resigns (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/07/2006 1:56:16 PM PDT · by abb · 104 replies · 1,958+ views
    TVNewser ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    Wednesday, Jun 07 Rick Kaplan Resigns: "He Has Led MSNBC Through A Period Of Impressive Growth" "I want to thank Rick for his service to MSNBC," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a message to MSNBC employees at 4pm. "Over the last two and a half years, Rick has been a tireless champion for the network and all the hard work you do each and every day. He has led MSNBC through a period of impressive growth especially in primetime. You, the staff at MSNBC, are enormously dedicated and have built a rock-solid foundation for our future growth. MSNBC...
  • KAPLAN MAY BE BOOTED (MSNBC President)

    09/13/2005 3:47:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies · 1,231+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/13/05 | TIM ARANGO
    After being passed over for a chance to replace NBC News chief Neal Shapiro, MSNBC boss Rick Kaplan's job is in jeopardy, The Post has learned. Sources say Kaplan is likely to be out as the head of the ratings-challenged cable news network by the end of the year.
  • There's bad blood at MSNBC

    08/10/2005 5:07:24 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 23 replies · 2,032+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-10-05 | Lloyd Grove
    It might be a good idea for Keith Olbermann and Rick Kaplan to give each other a wide berth until things cool down. I hear that MSNBC staffers in the Secaucus newsroom-studio watched in horror Monday night as the volatile Kaplan, the president of the cable outlet, publicly laced into the eccentric Olbermann, anchor of the 8 p.m. show "Countdown," after the latter eulogized lung-cancer victim Peter Jennings with a graphic rant about his own cancer scare.
  • A Force for Good

    03/02/2005 9:54:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 351+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2005 | ROBERT D. KAPLAN
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Aboard U.S.S. Benfold, in the North Pacific AS the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln returned home to San Diego this week from its relief mission in Indonesia, the main lesson of the United States military's remarkable tsunami relief effort has yet to be acknowledged: that the global war on terrorism, rather than distracting the military from performing humanitarian deeds, has made it far more effective at them. This is worth bearing in mind, especially now that President Bush's request for $82 billion in emergency military spending has re-opened the argument over Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's longstanding plan for...
  • Tsunami 'wave rat' sells domain name, gives cash to Chabad (Jewish charity in Thailand)

    01/10/2005 2:02:48 PM PST · by anotherview · 12 replies · 589+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 10 January 2005 | Reuters
    Last Update: 10/01/2005 22:07 Tsunami 'wave rat' sells domain name, gives cash to Chabad By Reuters TORONTO - A Canadian student dubbed the "wave rat" for offering the domain name tsunamirelief.com for $50,000 on the online auction site eBay has sold it and donated the money to a Jewish charity's relief efforts, the gaming company that bought it said Monday. Josh Kaplan, 20, branded a "wave rat" by the New York Post, which suggested he was trying to profit from the disaster, sold the domain name to the Montreal-based internet gambling company for $10,000. The entire amount was given directly...
  • MSNBC's FOB Rick Kaplan's Desperate Attempt to Hijack Election via Olbermann, Matthews, etc...

    With Kaplan’s entrenchment, MSNBC will, like the other establishment networks, almost certainly become just another cookie cutter stamping out a daily batch of predictable one-sided, pro-Democrat, anti-Republican, pro-Leftist propaganda. Needless to say, MSNBC Democrats like Matthews or the “Countdown” laughing Lefty Keith Olbermann will get no comparable command to “balance” their Left-leaning shows with right-wing voices and views.
  • Germany deports Islamic leader

    10/12/2004 6:47:07 PM PDT · by TexKat · 14 replies · 394+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 10/12/04
    An Islamic leader sought by Ankara on treason charges has been deported by Germany hours after a court cleared his extradition. Muhammad Metin Kaplan, 51, was detained at an Internet café in Cologne and hustled into a Turkey-bound plane at the Duesseldorf airport on Tuesday although he formally had two weeks to appeal the decision by the Cologne administrative court. Kaplan faces charges for masterminding a failed 1998 plot to crash a plane laden with explosives into the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern secular Turkish state. Angelika Flader, a spokeswoman for the North Rhine-Westphalia state...
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    03.22.04
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Franken’s living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • Slate's Fred Kaplan: Risk of Bush Collapse Is Soaring

    06/04/2004 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Bonaventure · 64 replies · 270+ views
    Slate ^ | June 3, 2004 | Fred Kaplan
    The walls haven't collapsed around George W. Bush, but the pillars are buckling, the floorboards are rattling, the inspectors are probing, and it doesn't look good. In the White House and the Pentagon, senior officials face the prospect of criminal charges. The vice president is accused of malfeasance, at best. A key erstwhile ally in the war on terrorism has apparently turned against us in an act of criminal perfidy. And now the nation's spymaster has turned in his cloak—it's not yet clear whether he jumped or got pushed; either way, Bush's risk-rating has just soared.
  • Germany: Kaplan Case Casts Doubt on Immigration Compromise

    05/31/2004 8:20:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 146+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | May 31 2004
    The long-winded case of Metin Kaplan, the radical Muslim cleric, is threatening the recent German immigration compromise. The conservative opposition has renewed calls that the law include tighter security measures. After the botched attempt to arrest and deport radical Muslim imam Metin Kaplan from Germany, the opposition is raising new questions about the compromise reached with Chancellor Schröder's government over a much-needed immigration law. Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian premier and head of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), who was part of the long-running immigration negotiations, has demanded further refinements to the compromise which is designed to make it easier for...
  • Faith for the Fight: Barry Strauss reviews Robert Kaplan's Warrior Politics

    04/28/2004 10:17:21 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 9 replies · 233+ views
    At a recent academic conference on ancient history and modern politics, a copy of Robert D. Kaplan's Warrior Politics was held up by a speaker as an example of the current influence of the classics on Washington policymakers, as if the horseman shown on the cover was riding straight from the Library of Congress to the Capitol.* One of the attendees was unimpressed. He denounced Kaplan as a pseudo-intellectual who does more harm than good. But not so fast: it is possible to be skeptical of the first claim without accepting the second. Yes, our politicians may quote Kaplan more...
  • Kaplan (Washington Post) Transforms Into Big Operator Of Trade Schools

    11/07/2003 2:25:55 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 162+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 November 2003 | By DANIEL GOLDEN and MATTHEW ROSE
    <p>BOCA RATON, Fla. -- In a call center here, 148 sales representatives work the phones, following their training manual's exhortation to "sell the dream." Their jobs and raises hinge on meeting quarterly sales goals. They adorn their cubicles with colored flags, denoting completed interviews with prospects and allowing supervisors to check progress at a glance.</p>
  • Bush to World: Drop Dead!

    09/23/2003 2:37:50 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 73 replies · 235+ views
    SLATE! ^ | 09/23/03 | Fred Kaplan
    Bush to World: Drop Dead! The president lays an egg at the U.N. By Fred Kaplan Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 2:23 PM PT Has an American president ever delivered such a bafflingly impertinent speech before the General Assembly as the one George W. Bush gave this morning? Here were the world's foreign ministers and heads of state, anxiously awaiting some sign of an American concession to realism—even the sketchiest outline of a plan to share not just the burden but the power of postwar occupation in Iraq. And Bush gave them nothing, in some ways less than nothing....
  • 'Caliph of Cologne' Ex-convict cleric wanted in native Turkey but can't be deported

    08/09/2003 8:12:13 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 10 replies · 255+ views
    SFGate ^ | 8/9/2003 | Eric Geiger
    <p>Munich, Germany -- Metin Kaplan heads a group that seeks world domination by Islam on the basis of Shariah law, welcomed the Sept. 11 attacks, agitates against the United States, Western society and Jews, and allegedly is linked to al Qaeda.</p>
  • Kaplan: The World in 2005 [Peace and Security through Global Welfare alert]

    08/08/2003 4:53:21 AM PDT · by risk · 141+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2002 | Robert Kaplan
    The Atlantic Monthly | March 2002   The World in 2005 Hidden in plain sight   by Robert D. Kaplan   .....   s Americans, we have a natural tendency to believe that world events over the next few years will unfold from September 11. But in truth much of the world will evolve without regard to September 11. Civil wars will continue, diseases will break out, and local economic crises will run their course. The challenge is to anticipate how these other processes will intersect with the war on terrorism. We saw an example of such intersection after...
  • Tutor Restoration: Test-prep firms

    12/28/2002 5:23:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | December 2002 | Siobhan Gorman
    In a country where high school kids of every stripe seem to favor the same uniforms of baggy pants or midriff-baring shirts, it can be hard to spot differences in class background. But one giveaway for juniors and seniors lies in the contents of their backpacks--there's a good chance that the more affluent will be toting test-prep materials from companies like Kaplan and Princeton Review. These are the top firms that teach courses designed to give kids a leg up on those all-important college-entrance exams, the SAT and ACT, as well as graduate school equivalents like the GMAT and LSAT....
  • WARRIOR POLITICS (Whitcomb on the Warpath)

    11/01/2002 9:04:41 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 6 replies · 237+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 1,2002 | Peggy Whitcomb
    "The greater the disregard of history, the greater the delusions regarding the future." Robert D. Kaplan OMED: there is a dispute about this book, particularly with respect to Kaplan's seeming belief that the spread of Western democracy is not necessarily a good thing across the globe. Here is a quote from Steven Alford, in a Houston Chronicle review: "Despite careful readings of Machiavelli and Hobbes, however, Kaplan fails to distinguish between selfishness and self-interest. While selfishness ignores the interests of others (Hobbes' idea of human nature), self-interest, in action, is a much more complex idea and one that distinguishes Machiavelli...