Here is a brief roundup of some things I have been reading, in between spouse generated projects, today.
Low Graduation Rates
Mustang of Social Sense, a former educator, has weighed in on some issues that plague the U.S. educational system today. It is spot on and so are the comments, so be sure to read them too.
"Gulag" leaker fired by CIA
CIA leaker underlines point made before
AC at Fore Left and AICS of the Logic Lifeline have the CIA Officer's firing well covered. It seems we now live in an age where even the very agencies that are in place for the purpose of protecting this nation, have become more loyal to their political party than to the country, itself. Read both of these, to get a clearer picture of how this situation has evolved and why.
CAIR And Litigation
AOW of Always On Watch has a post on CAIR and the disposition of some recent lawsuits filed by the group. AOW has read more on Islam, by accident, than I could ever try to. She stays on this and has to be a thorn in the sides of this group and others like them, so give this a read.
I must declare openly to all of my readers that I am a dying cockroach and am not worthy of anything else, because I have been remiss in not giving one single plug to the Q and O Blog, for their Project Hero series that they have been putting up for some time now.
These guys put out a good product and this is but one reason that it is so good. So, I would highly recommend checking them out, if you haven't already. They churn out a lot of information, daily. (I don't always agree with their stances, but do most of the time.)
How Great Powers Become Great
Here is a piece by someone that I agree with even less than the guys at QOB, Pat Buchanan (courtesy of RCP). I agree that he's divisive at times. But sometimes he gets it right and he pretty much does in this essay, about China. Read it and compare the waning days of the mercantile age, with this current one.
Countering the Hype
VARepublicman at the Flaming Duck is back and has some thoughts on rabid enviromentalists. Plus, his son just graduated from Marine Basic Training and now is worthy of the title, United States Marine, for the rest of his life. Check his site out and the link he provides.