Why is Nicholas Kristof Bashing Teachers’ Unions?

By: Sunday March 13, 2011 11:59 am

Nicholas Kristof makes an interesting point about teacher pay in today’s New York Times. But then, as is Kristof’s habit, he feels the need to “balance” this plea for higher teacher pay with some rather shallow union bashing.

New Attack on Protesters in Bahrain, Many Shot by Army Live Fire

By: Friday February 18, 2011 8:49 am

Al Jazeera English is broadcasting a call from a Dr. Ghassan of the Salmaniya hospital who calls desperately for help saying the hospital is full and overwhelmed, “almost impossible to cope,” that the number of casualties is “uncountable” and that it is “as if we are in a war.” A second doctor reported that ambulances are blocked from entering the area to help the wounded and that there are many, many there.

Secretary Clinton is Deeply Concerned About Events in Bahrain

By: Friday February 18, 2011 6:00 am

Secretary Clinton is deeply concerned – but not concerned enough to take similar actions to guarantee that US weapons and tax dollars are not spent on the bullets and batons that ravaged the Bahraini people last night.

Egypt’s “Day of Departure”: A Statement from the “Youth Protesting in Midan al-Tahrir”

By: Friday February 4, 2011 6:02 am

And so begins the Day of Departure, the mass demonstration called by the Youth of Tahrir Square for after Friday prayers.

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