Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cruising the Web

Jay Cost looks at Tim Pawlenty and finds his secret weapon - the media think he's a RINO, but he isn't. Of course, he might need to get a better explanation for his supposed position on bailouts in 2008 and now beyond blaming John McCain.

The NYT looks at the Stuxnet worm and theorizes that it was tested in Israel with American help from a program begun during the Bush presidency.

There is something shameful on how Ron Reagan Jr. is trying to cash in on his father's popularity by spreading rumors that his father had symptoms of Alzheimer's while in office despite how this has been debunked by both his doctors and people who worked with him on a regular basis. And, as Paul Bedard reports in US News, Ron Reagan tells a story about his dad having brain surgery that is totally belied by any of the facts. At best, Reagan's son is confusing normal memory lapses that everyone has, like failing to recall the names of canyons he was flying over, with symptoms of Alzheimer's. At worst, he's making the accusation to sell more copies of his book.

A Wrinkle in Time in 90 seconds - that's truly wrinkling up time! But it's very cute.

If you enjoy that video, take a look at the Book-A-Minute classics. They're wonderful.

Chris Christie is exactly right about getting rid of lifetime tenure for teachers, a protection that they earn after only their first three years of teaching.

Apparently, choosing your opposite is not the best approach for romance.

Happy 10th birthday to Wikipedia. Slate celebrates the online encyclopedia's anniversary with a look at the evolution and edits of the Wikipedia page on Jesus.

1 comment:

Pat Patterson said...

In regards to tenure one of the nearby school districts is contemplating making it by contract, say five or ten years, then up for renewal. But one thing that will be retained that has the teachers upset is that seniority will still be used to determine assignment but they also must make test score improvements.

If not within a certain range, different for each school, then the teacher is reassigned to a lower performing school and has to improve scores before being able to use his seniority again.