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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...
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    09/02/2010 6:47:51 AM PDT · by yokami · 34 replies
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  • 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...
  • Heard the Good News?

    05/23/2006 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies · 1,786+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 5/29/06 | Michael Barone
    Things are better than you think. Yes, I know, most Americans are... convinced that the struggle in Iraq is an endless cycle of bloodshed, certain that our economy is in dismal shape.... That's what polls tell us. But if we look at some other numbers, we'll find that we are living not in the worst of times but in something much closer to the best. [snip] First, economic growth. In 2005, as in 2004, the world economy grew by about 5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF projects similar growth for several years to come.... [snip]...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • Time to Fix Court

    05/29/2005 8:55:51 AM PDT · by penowa · 16 replies · 635+ views
    US News ^ | 6/6/05 | John Leo
    As soon as the filibuster deal was announced, we began to hear the argument that President Bush should sustain the spirit of compromise by naming a moderate as his first selection to the Supreme Court. This suggestion floated mostly by Democrats and faithfully carried in headlines and news reports as a neutral idea, boils down to this: It would be needlessly provocative for Bush to name a Supreme Court justice who reflects his party's basic conviction that something is very wrong with the courts.
  • More Liberal Media!

    07/14/2004 1:32:07 PM PDT · by Irishman185 · 20 replies · 695+ views
    Check out front cover of U.S. News & World Report. " How he pulled off one of history's biggest political turnarounds". The header for the main article say's, "AFTER NEARLY EVERYONE HAD WRITTEN HIM OFF, JOHN KERRY TURNED A LIMPING CAMPAIGN INTO A FORCE THAT COULDN'T BE BEAT. HERE'S HOW". I had no idea that this campaign was over. One more example of the biased media. Needless to say subscription was canceled.
  • The Daddy Deferment (Liberals Set to Attack VP Cheney this week on Vietnam record)

    05/09/2004 7:18:25 AM PDT · by pdfw · 26 replies · 167+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 5/17/04 | Paul Bedard
    Washington Whispers-The Daddy DefermentLook for Kerry campaign surrogates to step up attacks on Vice President Dick Cheney's five Vietnam War deferments, a strategy that began last week when Teresa Heinz Kerry called the veep 'unpatriotic.'Veterans for Kerry, a campaign support group, is using humor to hit Cheney in suggesting that he had a child to duck the war. 'I never knew that Cheney was the first hippie,' said one.'He made love so that he didn't have to make war.'
  • Controversy is Clinton's Fault (Mar. 30, 2004 11:04 PM EST)

    03/30/2004 8:06:43 PM PST · by SirChas · 30 replies · 228+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Mar. 30, 2004 11:04 PM EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2004 11:04 PM EST U.S. News Poll: 9/11 Controversy is Clinton's Fault After a ten-day media blitzkrieg spotlighting claims by former terrorism czar Richard Clarke that President Bush dropped the ball in the war on terror, most Americans still say President Clinton and his national security team "should be held responsible for the latest 9/11 controversy" - according to a U.S. News & World Report online survey. As of Tuesday night, a combined total of 60 percent of those responding to the unscientific survey blamed either Clinton or Clarke, with two-thirds - 40 percent - saying the...
  • 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...
  • Roger Simon of U.S. News: "Nobody Died When Bill Clinton Lied"

    02/16/2004 9:26:18 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 81 replies · 353+ views
    MRC ^ | 11:20am EST, Monday February 16, 2004 | BrentBaker
    On Sunday's Face the Nation, at the start of a segment on President Bush's National Guard duty, CBS's Bob Schieffer said he was "surprised, frankly," that the Guard story "has gone on as long as it has." As if he had no control over the subject matters addressed on his own show. But neither Schieffer, nor his guests on the topic, Time's Karen Tumulty and Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson, went so far as Meet the Press panelist Roger Simon of U.S. News who remarked that, as opposed to Bush taking the nation to war, "nobody died when Bill Clinton...
  • (Chris)Matthews Panel Sees "Crony Capitalism" as Good Anti-Bush Issue

    01/06/2004 8:24:15 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies · 191+ views
    MRC ^ | 10:10am EST, Tuesday January 6, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The panel on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend salivated about how Democrats should be able to use "crony capitalism" as an issue against President Bush with Chris Matthews regretting how Democrats are supposedly called "unpatriotic" when they raise the subject. Time's Joe Klein recommended: "I think crony capitalism is gonna be a big issue. All of the connections between the Bush White House and companies like Haliburton and the deals on energy and the environment and so on, I think the Democrats are gonna use that." Klein insisted this is not just bashing the rich: "This is...
  • CNN Won't Participate US News Broadcasts to Irak

    04/15/2003 4:56:50 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 27 replies · 242+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/15/03 | GRRRRR
    The US Government will be beaming US Broadcast and CABLE news to the newly FREED Iraki public. In a segment from CNN tonight (4-15) Paula Zahn spoke with Norm Pattiz from Westwood1 Radio and and Georgetown Professor Mamoun Fandy. Pattiz is PRO and Fandy is CON. The telecasts will include ABCCBSNBC and FOXNEWS nightly news broadcasts in the hope that by viewing a "free and OPEN" news media system, this will aid the creation of a free Iraki media too..."the benefits of a FREE PRESS" as Zahn put it. Fandy also said that viewing the US news broadcasts would bias...
  • Brief Iraqi Stay

    03/15/2003 5:10:54 PM PST · by ewing · 4 replies · 196+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | March 24, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    Despite United States Army statements that hudredes of thousands of troops could be stuck in Iraq after the war, we learn that the Office of Reconstruction thinks soldiers could begin going home just three weeks after Baghdad is defeated.What's more about half the force could be shipped home three weeks after that..
  • Take a deep breath, say homeland officials

    02/14/2003 7:55:45 AM PST · by ewing · 240 replies · 664+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | February 14, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    Indications from government sources are that the already heightened Code Orange security alert Washington D.C. is operating under may be increased to 'Code Red' in the next 24 hours because of a heightened concern about a possible terror attack.Whispers learns that lawmakers are being encouraged to send their families back to their home states.Other government sources are freely talking about the increased security alert possbily coming as soon as Friday.Also, Equipment that can detect chemical and biological weapons has been deployed in Washington.And some government workers have been warned that if terrorism strikes, agencies might not be able to provide...
  • **AL QAEDA AT OKC?**-Dan Burton Investigating Two 9/11 Bombers in Same Motel Room as McVeigh in 1995

    04/27/2002 12:37:52 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 104 replies · 1,291+ views | May 6, 2002 | Paul Bedard
    (Dan Burton, [R-Indiana] Investigating) Allegations that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is tied to Islamic terrorists.McVeigh the story goes, met in an Oklahoma City motel with Iraqi agents before the 1995 explosion.Part Two: Unsubstantiated reports that two 9/11 hijackers holed up with the suspected 20th hijacker Zacarais Moussaoui in the same motel room last July.Coincedence?Sources say Burton sent investigators to Oklahoma City to sniff around, tasked three staffers to the probe, and asked David Schippers, who led a house panel on Bill Clinton's impeachment, to advise.But that's not all:Burton wants more staff.While there's a lot of circumstantial evidence to investigate,...