Last week, Gates Foundation education chief Vicki Phillips wrote a “letter to our partners” urging that states give students and teachers time to adjust to the new Common Core standards before using those standards as factors “in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition.”
According to the Obama Doctrine, making a lighter footprint around the world and ending the wars inherited from President George W. Bush will improve U.S. global standing and encourage other states to take greater responsibility for their own peace, security, political liberalization and prosperity.
Leon Trotsky probably did not quite write the legendary aphorism that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” But whoever did, you get the point that no nation can always pick and choose when it wishes to be left alone.
Sunni fighters from around the Muslim world, having failed to conquer all of Syria from the Assad regime’s Alewites (a branch of Shia Islam) have been pushed eastward into majority-Sunni areas. These extend from east-central Syria into north-central Iraq.
On this week’s “Political Capital, Tom Davis, former Virginia congressman, on what effect Eric Cantor's demise has on the 2014 and 2016 elections, John Negroponte, former ambassador to Iraq, on what to do about the unrest there, Julianna Goldman on Obama's slipping poll numbers, and Lanhee Chen and Margaret Carlson debate who is to blame for Iraq.
Bloomberg View columnist Lanhee Chen discusses the status of immigration reform following the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and how it plays into midterm elections and the 2016 presidential campaign. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”
Dr. Lanhee Chen, research fellow at The Hoover Institution, faculty member public policy program at Stanford University, Bloomberg View columnist, policy director for Mitt Romney 2012, regarding the Eric Cantor loss and what this means to Republicans regarding Immigration Reform
William Easterly of New York University and author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his book.
I've spent enough time in Egypt and interviewed enough people there to know that authentic liberals (in the general, classical, sense of the word) are thin on the ground, but they do exist and Samuel Tadros is one of them.