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  • The Coming Conservative Collapse

    12/29/2015 3:21:02 PM PST · by VinL · 76 replies
    USNEWS ^ | 12/29/15 | Nicole Hemmer
    The rise of Trump signals a conservative crackup. The big political story of 2015 was the rise of Donald Trump. In addition to generating endless cycles of entertainment and outrage, the Trump juggernaut crystallized a decade-long development: the fracturing of American conservatism. The first hints of the crackup appeared in 2005, when the base rose up in opposition to President George W. Bush's proposed immigration reforms. It reappeared in 2009 with the tea party, but that movement was so quickly co-opted by the GOP that its significance was muddied. (Remember that in 2010 Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted...
  • Alternative to the U.S. News College Rankings

    08/31/2015 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A welcome alternative to the U.S. News college rankings. If you’re looking for an alternative to the U. S. News rankings of colleges, the Washington Monthly offers one. texas a&m students The U. S. News rankings generally focus on how much money goes into colleges, which mostly benefits administrators. Conversely, the Washington Monthly also looked at what students get out of college. Thus, the Washington Monthly guide gives higher marks to lesser-known schools which those who look at the U. S. News rankings might normally not encounter. The Washington Monthly guide rated schools on, among other things: ~ Student loan...
  • Jefferson and the nuns

    01/09/2014 2:26:00 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2014 | Morrissey
    I have a couple of concluding thoughts about the ignorant, bigoted screed from Jamie Stiehm and published by US News a couple of days ago, both of them about Thomas Jefferson. In attempting to defend the big-government project of ObamaCare, Stiehm oddly (and ignorantly) invoked the storied libertarian to boost her claims that the government should dictate the expression of faith: Catholics in high places of power have the most trouble, I’ve noticed, practicing the separation of church and state. The pugnacious Catholic Justice, Antonin Scalia, is the most aggressive offender on the Court, but not the only one. Of...
  • Why U.S. News' college rankings hurt students

    09/10/2013 11:22:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/10/2013
    U.S. News & World Report released its college rankings at midnight and, as usual, there was no suspense in which university was crowned No. 1. During this annual autumn rite, Harvard University sometimes grabs the No. 1 spot and in other years Princeton does. Last year both shared the title. For the 2014 rankings, Princeton came out on top. In reaction to the criticism that mars this annual collegiate beauty pageant, U.S. News once again tinkered with its college rankings methodology. The rankings goliath gave less weight to class rank, which fewer high schools are reporting. On the other hand,...
  • Freep a Poll! (twofer: Obama a one term President? and Best way to meet energy needs?)

    11/29/2011 4:52:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 11-29-11 | US News
    Will Obama Be a One-Term President? Yes no AND What's the best way to meet our growing energy needs? (sponsored by Shell) More oil drilling Renewable energy (wind/solar) Nuclear Natural gas
  • Freep a Poll! (A follow up from a 2 year old one from US News. "Worst President?"

    05/30/2011 3:30:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies ^ | 2009 | US News
    Who is the worst president of all time? Barack Obama George W. Bush Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford Richard Nixon Lyndon B. Johnson John F. Kennedy Harry S. Truman Dwight D. Eisenhower Franklin D. Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Calvin Coolidge Warren G. Harding Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft Theodore Roosevelt William McKinley Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland Chester A. Arthur James A. Garfield Rutherford B. Hayes Ulysses S. Grant Andrew Johnson Abraham Lincoln James Buchanan Franklin Pierce Millard Fillmore Zachary Taylor James K. Polk John Tyler William Henry Harrison Martin Van Buren Andrew Jackson John Quincy...
  • James lee Killed Shot Dead discovery channel hostage

    09/02/2010 6:47:51 AM PDT · by yokami · 34 replies
    newsvideo ^ | 2nd sep, 2010 | Yoka
    James Lee, was killed by police discovery channel hostage
  • Freep this poll

    10/23/2009 8:02:45 PM PDT · by daytrader · 53 replies · 1,617+ views
    US News and World Reports ^ | 10/23/2009 | Kenneth Walsh
    What grade would you give Barack Obama on his presidency so far?
  • Freep a Poll! (U.S. News straw poll for 2012)

    09/11/2009 2:42:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies · 1,390+ views ^ | 9-11-09 | U.S. News
    Who will win the straw poll on the 2012 presidential race at next week's Values Voter Summit? Newt Gingrich Mike Huckabee Bobby Jindal Sarah Palin Ron Paul Tim Pawlenty Mike Pence Rick Perry Mitt Romney
  • U.S. News Editor Bonnie Erbe Celebrates Economy Causing More Abortions

    04/01/2009 5:02:57 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 433+ views ^ | April 1, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Abortion advocates complain bitterly any time pro-life people refer to them using the moniker pro-abortion. However, US News & World Report contributing editor Bonnie Erbe has written an editorial inviting the description as she is celebrating the fact that the poor economy is causing more abortions.
  • Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War

    02/20/2009 2:58:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 97 replies · 1,913+ views
    CEH ^ | February 20, 2009
    Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War Feb 19, 2009 — It might be expected that media attention on Darwin would be exceptionally high this month because of his bicentennial, but some of it seems downright religious. The adulation he has been receiving is almost embarrassing sometimes. It is only exceeded by the righteous indignation frequently expressed against intelligent design. In any other context, the fighting words of the Darwinians would be described as hate speech. Here are some recent examples: 1. Shrine to Darwin:...
  • U.S. News dropping its weekly frequency (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/09/2008 5:19:30 PM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 96+ views
    Media Life ^ | June 9, 2008 | Diego Vasquez
    Newsweekly will begin publishing every other week By Diego Vasquez Jun 9, 2008 Long rumored, it's now a fact. Mort Zuckerman's U.S. News + World Report is formally dropping out of the newsweekly race, leaving the field to Time, Newsweek, The Week and The Economist. Next year, U.S. News will go biweekly, in a shift of focus away from news and the print title to its rankings, such as of colleges and hospitals, and toward its online properties, with their emphasis on data. Calls to publisher Bill Holiber were not returned. A spokesperson for the magazine could not say when...
  • Zuckerman: Journalism Ties Won't Allow Him to Give to Campaigns(But Has Made 12 Gifts Since 1995)

    05/09/2008 11:55:57 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 66+ views ^ | May 9, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It's not unusual for journalists to attempt to distance themselves from the appearance of political ties, especially when trying not to be perceived as biased. But saying you do and actually doing are two separate things. U.S. News & World Report Editor-in-Chief and chairman of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) Mort Zuckerman was asked about donating money to Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton's fading campaign by Huffington Post blogger and MSNBC "Morning Joe" regular John Ridley on the May 9 "Morning Joe." "I wish I could make a contribution, but I'm in the world of journalism and I can't, but thank...
  • U.S. News(& World Report) Slashes Rate Base, Frequency (cuts 10 issues) (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/19/2008 6:25:44 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 116+ views
    MediaWeek ^ | April 17, 2008 | Lucia Moses
    U.S. News Slashes Rate Base, Frequency A spokesperson for U.S. News declined to comment on the changes, which were confirmed by media buyers. Lucia Moses APRIL 17, 2008 - In another sign of the ongoing contraction in the newsweekly category, U.S. News & World Report has whacked its rate base to 1.5 million from 2 million this year, while cutting its frequency to 36 issues from 46. A spokesperson for U.S. News declined to comment on the changes, which were confirmed by media buyers. As previously reported, Newsweek cut its guaranteed circ by 16 percent to 2.6 million this year,...
  • U.S. News lauds 5 Tucson high schools, 2 in top 20

    12/01/2007 2:55:14 AM PST · by onja · 3 replies · 69+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11.30.2007 | George B. Sánchez
    Five local high schools are praised in the upcoming issue of U.S. News & World Report, with two ranked among the top 20 in the nation. The magazine's first annual list of American's top public high schools ranks University High School as 13th and BASIS Charter School as 16th. University High is on the campus of Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Ave., and has an academic program geared toward college preparation. BASIS, 3434 E. Broadway, also gears students toward college and consistently receives high marks. Both schools have been on Newsweek magazine's lists of the nation's top public high...
  • A New Tool for the College-Bound (Aims to Compete With US News & World Report's Information)

    10/05/2007 7:02:41 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Businessweek via Yahoo Finance ^ | 09/27/2007 | Alison Damast
    Another salvo in the battle to gain control of the college admissions information process was fired Sept. 26 when a group of nearly 600 independent colleges and universities launched a new Web site that's being billed as a consumer-friendly source of information about the schools. The new U-CAN site, in development for more than a year, is being launched during a push by the federal government to get schools to provide students and parents with more accessible and relevant data. It also comes as some schools are raising questions about the usefulness of privately published rankings such as those in...
  • Many American colleges balk at U.S. News rankings

    09/24/2007 7:27:16 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 26 replies · 1,078+ views
    CNN ^ | June 2007 | Janine Brady
    If presidents of some of the nation's top liberal arts colleges get their way, they will no longer be included in the U.S. News and World Report's influential collegiate ranking system. At issue is the "reputation survey," part of the ranking system that is filled out by the presidents of colleges included in the survey. Presidents from some of the nation's leading private and liberal arts colleges met in Annapolis Tuesday to discuss a possible boycott. Approximately 80 presidents and 71 academic deans of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges attended the annual meeting of the Annapolis Group, an organization...
  • Major U.S. Newsweekly Offers Sanitized Version of Racist Margaret Sanger

    08/11/2007 7:32:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 747+ views ^ | August 7, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Major U.S. Newsweekly Offers Sanitized Version of Racist Margaret Sanger Entirely omits racist motivation behind vehement commitment to birth control, abortion, sterilization By Elizabeth O'Brien WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2007 ( - The third largest U.S. newsweekly published a highly skewed historical account of Margaret Sanger, entirely omitting the racist motivation behind her vehement commitment to birth control, abortion and sterilization. U.S.News & World Report, a rival of Time magazine and Newsweek, published an article on Sunday entitled, "The Passions Behind the Pill, helping women in poverty is what drove the development of the oral contraceptive." The story makes no hint...
  • Iran Attacked US Forces In September

    03/23/2007 8:30:31 PM PDT · by jdm · 86 replies · 2,102+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | March 23, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    While the world wonders about the attack on and abduction of 15 British sailors by Iranian forces earlier this month, US News & World Report published the details of an attack by Iranian forces on Iraqi and American troops last September: As the British government demanded the immediate release of 15 of its sailors whose boats were seized by Iranian naval vessels in the Persian Gulf on Friday, U.S. News has learned that this is not the first showdown that coalition forces have had with the Iranian military. According to a U.S. Army report out of Iraq obtained by U.S....
  • Someone's Not Telling The Truth About What General Jones Said

    10/06/2006 6:55:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    WaPo-USNews/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 6, 2006 - 21:36 In State of Denial, Bob Woodward claims Marine Gen. James L. Jones, the U.S. commander for Europe, said that the Iraq war is a "debacle" and that "the Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld." Two reporters from two publications followed up on the story. They couldn't have reached more diametrically opposed conclusions as to whether Woodward quoted Jones accurately. How's this for dueling headlines? "U.S. European Commander Confirms Quotes in Book" "NATO Chief Denies Quotes in Woodward Book" When it comes to contradictions, it doesn't get more stark and point-blank...