Did Public Schools Fail David Brooks?

By: Friday September 14, 2012 3:00 pm

Readers of his column on the Chicago public school strike will no doubt be asking this question as they wade through this morass of error of fact and logic.

Fatster’s New Roundup from June 19th, 2012

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:17 am

Fatster’s roundup of news stories you might have missed, including articles on United Nations special rapporteur, drone strikes, Russian attack helicopters, Emancipation Proclamation, Obama and Putin, austerity, recession, ALEC, public schools, war on women and more

What Mitch Daniels is Doing in Indiana is Far More Radical than Scott Walker’s Union Busting in Wisconsin

By: Sunday May 1, 2011 11:50 am

It’s important to remember that Republican governors like Scott Walker (R-WI) aren’t just targeting unions when they go after teachers — they’re targeting public schools. Why? Because conservatives hate them.

Why Do We Keep Calling Tea Partiers “Anti-Government?”

By: Friday September 24, 2010 9:45 am

Conservatives, including those of the Tea Party variety, aren’t “anti-government.” In most respects they are pro-government to the point of authoritarianism. What they really oppose is any form of cooperative or collective solution to the problems of a complex industrial (or post-industrial) society – especially when the beneficiaries are people they regard with suspicion or fear.

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