Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Parents and Teachers Don't Like Common Core

The trendy and heavily-advertised plan to nationalize school curriculum is called Common Core, but its innovative plans have never been field-tested. Among other reasons why parents and teachers don't like it, is that it has created a tremendous money-making business for private companies that advertise their products as "aligned" with Common Core. "Aligned" has become the magic word to promote sales. California has allocated $1 billion in the current school year to pay for adopting Common Core. For example, now available for purchase is a set of 500-page books called "SpringBoard, Student Edition" which is advertised on the cover to be "The College Board's official Pre-AP program." There is a book for each middle-school and each high-school level that includes large spaces where students can write their answers and comments.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gun Control Backfires in China

Like all totalitarian regimes, Communist China has strict gun control. Ordinary citizens are not allowed to have guns for their safety. The reason is obvious: an armed citizenry is more difficult for a dictatorship to control. One of the first things Fidel Castro did after seizing power in Cuba in the late 1950s was to take away guns from the Cuban people.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Interview: Steve Deace — Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win

Suppose you were conservative. And suppose you wanted to win a culture war. What would your game plan be? Our guest will share 10 strategic commandments for victory.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

What Is a Dangan?

In my last broadcast, I told you that the Chinese Communists keep tight control over their citizens by maintaining a personal file called a dangan on every citizen. Those files are written on paper, filed in manila folders, and stored in shelves from floor to ceiling in large warehouses that contains millions of these files. Several years ago, a reporter for the New York Times managed to get inside one of those warehouses and report on what he saw. The Chinese government opens a file on every citizen when the kid enters elementary school, and then shadows him throughout his life, following him through high school, college and into the workforce. The dangan contains political evaluations from supervisors and government officials that affect the person's career prospects and permission to travel. A dangan is particularly important for government officials, professors, students, and Communist Party members.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not some schlump off the street

The current Phyllis Schlafly column says:
Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.

While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.
As if trying to prove the point, a NY Post article describes a woman who wants to marry a man who makes more money:
“As a successful woman, I’m looking for someone of my caliber — not some schlump off the street, but someone as successful as me — or more.”

The flaxen-haired vixen is heaving with desire, and has the décolletage-baring dresses to prove it.

“I want to go from a First Avenue princess to a Park Avenue princess,” says the UES singleton, who is unequivocal about her choosy checklist. “I’m looking for a perfect 10 — someone who’s 5 on the looks scale with $5 million in the bank.”

She earns in the top 1 percent, but she’s not interested in a parasite who’s not earning his own keep.

“Some people may call me a gold digger, but I call myself a goal digger — I’m goal-oriented, I have a really nice lifestyle, but I need a husband who can move me into the next tax bracket, together. There’s no shame in my game.”
You do not hear men talking this way.