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Monday, July 28, 2014

Maybe It’s a War on Boys

There’s been a lot of talk about the War on Women, but when it comes to school, women are doing just fine. It’s our boys we should worry about. The New York Times recently reported on a study that highlights the struggles boys face in school. According to the study, girls enter kindergarten with better social and behavioral skills, and they maintain this advantage throughout elementary school. By eighth grade, 48% of girls receive A’s and B’s, while only 31% of boys reach that standard. This trend continues into college, where women outnumber men and often outperform them.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Not like Goldwater

George F. Will writes:
Today, in this state where one in eight Americans lives, and where Democratic presidential candidates can reap 55 electoral votes without spending a dime or a day campaigning, the Republicans’ gubernatorial candidate has an agenda and spirit similar to Goldwater’s. Neel Kashkari is not, as some careless commentary suggests, an anti-Goldwater, diluting the state party’s conservatism. He is Goldwater 2.0, defining conservatism a half-century on.
I looked at Neel Kashkari's web site, and I had a hard time finding anything conservative. He voted for Barack Obama in 2008. His biggest claim to fame is that he was an advocate of huge banking bailouts at the Treasury Dept. in 2008. His support seems to come mainly from anti-Tea-Party factions who like him because he is a symbol of excessive and irresponsible government spending programs and favors to private business interests.

Gov. Jerry Brown is a leftist Democrat, but at least he believes in only spending money that the government has.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rick Santorum — Blue Collar Conservatives: An America That Works

Millions of blue-collar voters stayed home last election day. Why? Don't miss this conversation about elections and America's future with former presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

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Japan rules against welfare for foreigners

Here is news from Tokyo:
Japan’s Supreme Court made a controversial and potentially damaging ruling concerning the country’s long-term foreign population last Friday. The Second Petty Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that foreigners in Japan with permanent residency status are not guaranteed to receive social welfare benefits under existing law. ...

The Supreme Court ruled that only “citizens” have the right to public assistance, and that foreign residents do not meet the legal definition of that term. The court further said that, “Foreigners do not possess the right to receive assistance based on the law and are only limited to being subjects for public assistance in a practical sense based on administrative decisions.”
Japan has a different idea of nationality.

Friday, July 25, 2014

College “Not the Place for Religion”

A college in Maryland has rejected a student based partly on his Christian faith. Brandon Jenkins applied to the radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County. When he didn’t make it into the program, Jenkins asked the college to tell him why he was rejected. He received a response from the program director. Her letter mentioned that other students had higher GPAs and that he had had a drug conviction years earlier that could hurt his ability to find a job after graduation. These are valid reasons to reject a student. However, the program director went on to say that Jenkins’s religious views also hurt his chances for admission.