WASHINGTON — There’s a certain irony in the Supreme Court remaining open while much of the federal government is shut, for the high court created much of the dysfunction that cripples Washington today.
hat day is it?
A gaggle of school voucher-haters – led by the Arizona School Boards Association and the Arizona teachers union – filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program. Among other things, the voucher haters maintained that the voucher program violated the state’s constitution since the vouchers could be used in religious schools.
When I was small I did not think there should be homework. Actually, I still feel that way. I analogized it to adults — when they came home from work, they read the paper and watched television. A dry cleaner didn’t spend evenings at home dry cleaning. But even more than that, I thought that schools should have to get their thing done during school hours. I liked spending time with my mother, my father, my brother, my friends in our Reno neighborhood — or myself.
ive ‘em hell Harry!
OLD TOWN – When friends from the flatlands ask what it’s like to live in upper Kyle Canyon at Mount Charleston, I just tell them it’s paradise.
WASHINGTON — “If Reince Priebus from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is the Republican ‘establishment,’ God help us,” says the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus. His physical presence is almost as unprepossessing as James Madison’s was, and his demeanor is self-deprecating. But with meticulous — Madisonian, actually — subtlety, he is working to ameliorate a difficulty that has existed for two centuries and in 2012 wounded the GOP.
WASHINGTON — I almost shut down the government.