Scores from one of the world’s most important tests have been announced, and American students, as they have in the past, have earned a C.
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American conservatives, especially in the hard-right sector, are up in arms, where they like to be, aghast at President Obama’s handshake with the president of Cuba, Raul Castro. Fidel’s brother. Raul took over when his sibling grew too ill to go on TV. Messrs. Obama and Castro were seated near one another at the Nelson Mandela funeral in South Africa and, exchanging pleasantries with other heads of state, the U.S. president found himself confronting his Caribbean counterpart and, well, either offered his hand or accepted Castro’s.
As has been widely reported by media outlets, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) walked out of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service while Cuban president Raul Castro was speaking. Of course, Cruz framed the hasty egress as some kind of knock against the tyranny of the Castro brothers’ regimes.
Many pastors across the country are paying attention to a federal court case in Wisconsin that could have a big impact on their taxes.
It is a fitting coincidence that Nelson Mandela’s death should come so close to another seminal event in the cause of justice: the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.
To achieve any ambitious goal, you have to want it badly enough to work and sacrifice. But there is such a thing as trying too hard. Overzealous pursuit of your heart’s desire can end up chasing it away.
When Gus Malzahn bolted from Arkansas State University, which had given him his first head coaching job, about this time last year, he nearly tripled his $850,000 salary, generous by the standards of most Arkansans who work for a living.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is being cast as a regal, gentle giant who used a humble, quiet disposition to put his critics at ease and usher in democratic rule in South Africa, all while keeping blacks, wanting retribution, and whites, fearing their demise, from engaging in a deadly clash that could have torn the nation apart.
We have repeatedly called for a more direct and dependable solution to economic malaise: growing our own. While less flashy and given to much smaller starts, it accords well with the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America the nation it is.
In 1772, the famed English magistrate, William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield, presided over the case, Somerset v. Stewart . It was the first significant test of slavery as a legal institution.