Tag Archives: Rahm Emanuel

Bill Ayers: “The road to the massive cheating scandal in Atlanta runs right through the White House”

Continuing our recent conversation on the misguided work of education reform advocate Michelle “we can test our way to better schools” Rhee, I thought that I’d share this comment, which was sent out yesterday by our friend Bill Ayers in response to news that 27 former educators in the Atlanta public school system had reported […]

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Cynthia Plaster Caster for Mayor

I had been pulling for Rahm Emanuel to become Mayor of Chicago, as it would get him out of the White House, and make room for someone like Michael Moore, but now I’m not so sure. I just discovered, through Facebook, that one of my friends is in the race. While it’s true that she […]

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The death of the Health Care bill

It looks like the President’s healthcare bill is headed for failure. Here’s a clip from the Associated Press: After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials […]

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Obama’s rail investment

Politico has an article today on Obama’s rail strategy that I think some of you might like. Here’s how the piece begins: Railroads made Chicago, and now a Chicago-rich White House wants to return the favor: remaking rail with a huge new federal investment in high-speed passenger trains. The $787.2 billion economic recovery bill — […]

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