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Not News: Duncan Threatens to 'Step In' Over Common Core Test Opt-Outs

April 29th, 2015 9:27 PM
Well, this is awkward — or rather, it would be if the press cared about the federally-driven tyranny which is in the process of capturing the nation's public and private K-12 schools. Common Core's proponents have insisted and still insist that "it was and will remain a state-led effort" (italics is theirs). Yet when faced with the "problem" of too many parents…

New York Times, Friend of the (Government) Worker

June 20th, 2012 1:02 PM
The New York Times proved itself friend of the worker – the government worker, anyway – in Wednesday's front-page story by Shaila Dewan and Motoko Rich, "Layoffs Hitting Public Workers; Recovery Is Hurt – Tight Rein On Spending – Government Jobs Down by 657,000 Since '09 as Aid Is Cut." Companies have been slowly adding workers for more than two years…

Saving the Economy Through More Jobless Benefits, Food Stamps, at the

July 12th, 2011 10:06 AM
Monday’s New York Times front-page story by Motoko Rich, “Economy Faces a Jolt as Benefit Checks Run Out,” portrayed massive government spending on unemployment benefits and food stamps as an economic plus, not a potential drain, warning that cutting that funding would be a drag on the fragile recovery. An extraordinary amount of personal income is coming directly from the…