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  • Bill Bennett on Common Core: “More Cow Bell”

    02/04/2015 10:35:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/15 | Rob Cunningham
    No amount of false bravado, professorial sounding outrage or political denials can erase the truth about Common Core Dr. William J. (Bill) Bennett, former Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988, advocates for Common Core in a CNN op-ed published on Dec. 2, 2014, and as recently as Feb. 1, 2015, in a televised debate with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In his CNN op-ed, Dr. Bennett concludes that because America “offers no better alternative”, we should accept Common Core. His argument dovetails closely with establishment Republican and Democrat ideology; one imbedded with flawed logic, compounded falsehoods...
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • Rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

    03/31/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT · by matt04 · 137 replies
    CNN ^ | William J. Bennett
    At first glance, the death of Trayvon Martin seemed to be a straightforward example of ugly, racial conflict resulting in the killing of an innocent black teenager by a white man, George Zimmerman. But now, as evidence continues to come forward, the facts seem much more complicated and the "obvious truth" premature. ... To make matters more complex, we found out that in the past several months, Martin was suspended from school three times, once for the possession of drug paraphernalia. The Miami Herald reported that in the gated community in which Zimmerman patrolled, there were eight burglaries, nine thefts...
  • Why Barney Frank and Ron Paul are wrong on drug legalization

    07/01/2011 6:58:00 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30th, 2011 | William Bennett
    From certain precincts on the left, notably Barney Frank, to certain precincts on the right, notably the editorial page of National Review, we are witnessing a new push to end the so-called war on drugs and legalize drug use, starting with marijuana. Indeed, Ron Paul, Barney Frank's co-sponsor in the latest legislative effort, said recently he would go so far as to legalize heroin. It's a bad idea. My friends at National Review begin their case by stating the illegalization of drugs has "curtailed personal freedom, created a violent black market and filled our prisons." But the legalization of drugs,...
  • Charges Filed in Loudoun Slaying [Loudoun County VA]

    04/28/2009 10:01:24 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Washpost ^ | 4/25/09 | Derek Kravitz
    Two men with possible gang affiliations have been charged with capital murder and two other suspects are expected to be charged in the beating death of a Loudoun County man during a morning stroll with his wife last month, authorities said yesterday. The attack was a "random robbery gone bad," Loudoun Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson said. Police began to home in on the four suspects while executing search warrants in connection with a flurry of burglaries, robberies and assaults in Loudoun County. Some suspects appear to be either members of or associated with a regional street gang, but it does...
  • Neighborhood Shaken by Bizarre Murder Mystery

    03/23/2009 1:59:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,927+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Mon, Mar 23, 2009
    Early Sunday morning, deputies found a man's body in a grassy area next to Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne. A woman was found in critical condition nearby. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office got a call at around 5 a.m. A witness had spotted a white van and people outside of it screaming and reported a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found the body of the man. He had suffered severe head trauma. The woman wasn't discovered until the sun started to rise. She was in a grassy area across the street, over a fence. "We found the blood on the...
  • Ex-CIA Contractor Killed on Loudoun County Trail

    03/24/2009 9:32:54 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 53 replies · 3,107+ views
    NBC4 - Washington, D.C. ^ | March 24, 2009 | MATTHEW STABLEY
    .William and Cynthia Bennett were attacked as they exercised near their home in Loudoun County. A man killed while apparently exercising with his wife on a trail in Loudoun County over the weekend had worked for the CIA until 2000, sources said.
  • In the Middle East Where Do We Go From Here?

    08/17/2006 6:41:56 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 125+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/17/06 | Purple Mountains
    Both sides in this, just the latest of several Middle East wars – always started by Muslims dedicated to the extermination of Israel, are claiming victory, and Condy Rice is trying to put the best face she can on the cease-fire agreement. There is no question in my mind, though, that Israel’s incompetence placed the United States in an untenable position
  • Go Purple (Bill Bennetts open letter)

    12/08/2005 7:42:55 AM PST · by oxcart · 26 replies · 1,172+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/08/2005 | by William Bennett
    Dear Sir or Madam: This has been a long year for the citizens of Iraq and for our troops in the armed forces. Headlines, news-stories, and politicians have portrayed the situation in Iraq as violent, terror-ridden, and bloody. All of that is true: such is the nature of war; but also, such is the nature of a burgeoning democracy. Indeed, our own Founding was far from bloodless. Nevertheless, there has been another story in Iraq that has unfolded over the past year, despite the violence, despite the terrorism — it is the story of a brave people standing up for...
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller reveals

    11/14/2005 1:13:06 PM PST · by Jacques Sherock · 42 replies · 1,773+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 14, 2005 | William J. Bennett
    What was the West Virginia Democrat doing as a freelancing prewar diplomat? Yesterday, on Fox News, the following exchange took place between Chris Wallace and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: WALLACE: Now, the President never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller? SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The — I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January...
  • Buckley: Joke Night (Foggy Thoughts From Bill Maher)

    10/18/2005 7:47:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 1,290+ views
    Universal Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2005 | William F. Buckley
    The rhetorical blur decalcifies straight thought. William Bennett thought he was being asked about crime rates. Well, he was being asked about crime rates, but the blur took over and the world found itself deliberating whether he wished to abort all children of black mothers. So he had to begin not with the point he had set out to make, but by affirming that not only was he against aborting black babies, he was against aborting any babies. Ah, but that statement bumps squarely into Roe v. Wade, which, invoking the right to privacy, entitles mothers to abort their children...
  • Dethrone Bennett as king of virtue

    10/09/2005 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 45 replies · 1,000+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 10/9/5 | James L. Evans
    The dictionary defines "virtue" as having to do with moral excellence, righteousness and goodness. I bring this up because William Bennett, America's self-appointed guru of virtue demonstrated on his radio show that he may need a virtue refresher course. Bennett served as secretary of education during the Reagan administration and drug czar for the first President Bush. He is the author of the best-selling "Book of Virtues." He has been an outspoken critic of what he calls America's "moral dilemma," and is one of those who believe that if the Ten Commandments were on display in public schools, everything would...
  • The Bennett Libel Divides The Decent Left From The Indecent Left (Dennis Prager Alert)

    10/03/2005 9:56:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 1,389+ views ^ | 10/04/05 | Dennis Prager
    A few years ago, when Hillary Clinton was attacked as anti-Semitic, I wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal defending her against the charge. As a Jew, an author of a book on anti-Semitism and a conservative talk show host, I had credibility to do so. It is time now for people with integrity on the Left -- and liberal opinion pages -- to show their integrity and defend Bill Bennett against the libel of being a racist who advocated the abortion of all black babies. For make no mistake: This is as pure a character issue as one...
  • The Rules Of The American Race Game (How Leftists Can Be Closet Racists Alert)

    10/03/2005 1:34:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 1,074+ views ^ | 10/3/05 | John Zmirak
    The current flap over former Secretary of Education William Bennett’s remarks last week reveals just what a bizarre set of taboos Americans have imposed on themselves when it comes to race—and what a political booby trap leftists have managed to rig around the subject, ready to explode in a burst of career-destroying shrapnel at the slightest misstep. Yes, it was insensitive of Mr. Bennett to notice the fact that black Americans commit violent crimes in highly disproportionate numbers. It’s worth making a special effort not to incriminate the vast majority of law-abiding black citizens—many of whom grow up poor in...
  • Shameful Attacks (on Bill Bennett)

    09/30/2005 6:24:29 PM PDT · by veronica · 159 replies · 3,884+ views ^ | 9-30-05 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Bill Bennett stresses our morality…and pays the price. In the course of a free-wheeling conversation so common on talk-format programs, Bill Bennett made a minor point that was statistically and logically unassailable, but that touched a third rail — namely, the nexus between race and crime — within the highly charged context of abortion policy. He emphatically qualified his remarks from the standpoint of morality. Then he ended with the entirely valid conclusion that sweeping generalizations are unhelpful in making major policy decisions. That he was right in this seems to matter little. Bennett is being fried by the PC...
  • White House Criticizes Bennett Remarks

    09/30/2005 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 151 replies · 3,105+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | September 30, 2005
    WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for remarks linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. "The president believes the comments were not appropriate," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you...
  • Bennett:Black Abortions Would Lower Crime (President Bush Repudiates)

    09/30/2005 8:47:13 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 296 replies · 5,824+ views
    AP ^ | 9-30-05 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Friday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for remarks linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. "The president believes the comments were not appropriate," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you...
  • Debunking the Drug War

    08/08/2005 8:54:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies · 1,289+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    America has a serious drug problem, but it's not the "meth epidemic" getting so much publicity. It's the problem identified by William Bennett, the former national drug czar and gambler. "Using drugs," he wrote, "is wrong not simply because drugs create medical problems; it is wrong because drugs destroy one's moral sense. People addicted to drugs neglect their duties." This problem afflicts a small minority of the people who have tried methamphetamines, but most of the law-enforcement officials and politicians who lead the war against drugs. They're so consumed with drugs that they've lost sight of their duties. Like addicts...
  • Olbermann Takes on "Faux News Channel," Guest Wants Hume Ousted

    02/16/2005 12:51:29 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 102 replies · 3,942+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday February 16, 2005 | BrentBaker,Brad Wilmouth
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who last October spent an entire segment distorting Vice President Cheney's remarks about Iraq and al-Qaeda, on Tuesday night dedicated a segment, punctuated with a mock "Faux News Channel" logo which matched the appearance of the real Fox News Channel graphic, to how FNC's Brit Hume supposedly took former President Franklin Roosevelt "out of context" and "twisted" FDR's words when he quoted him, as have others, as having advocated private investment in Social Security accounts. Olbermann brought aboard James Roosevelt Jr., FDR's grandson, who denounced Hume, unconvincingly, for committing "quite an amazing distortion." Roosevelt saw a hanging...
  • Bill Bennett: "Wither The Mainstream Media?"

    12/06/2004 6:04:36 PM PST · by macbee · 6 replies · 1,226+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/6/2004 | William Bennett
    Wither The Mainstream Media? By William Bennett In many ways—especially from the views of Blackrock, 30 Rock, and Times Square —President George W. Bush should not have been re-elected: the economy was in less than stellar shape; images of terrorism and death from Iraq flooded the news coverage; civilians were being kidnapped and beheaded; President Bush did not acquit himself well in the presidential debates; and Osama bin Laden gave us a long-awaited (and, in some cases, long-unexpected) proof-of-life days before the election. And, yet, instead of George W. Bush packing up his office this December and January, Dan Rather...