Lies, Liars and Living in Lies

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in General | No Comments

In a fairly recent New Yorker article Arne Duncan told the following story: Once, when Duncan was in high school, a basketball star he knew from Sue’s came to him for help in studying for the A.C.T. test.  “He was being recruited by some big places,” Duncan said.  “He was thinking Marquette, something like that.  […]

No President Left Behind

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in General | No Comments

Dear President Obama, If the midterms elections are any indicator you have your work cut out for you in terms of getting another term. If you are accepting advice from people not from Chicago I have an idea for how to get reelected: The Presidential Standardized Test. Here’s how it works. Declare a presidential “crisis” […]

A Convenient Lie

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in General | No Comments

A Convenient Lie By C. Aiden Downey Waiting for Superman is a misnomer, as director David Guggenheim not only finds Superman (played by Jeffry Canada) but also Wonderwoman (Michele Rhree), both of who are already trying to saving children from what Rhee, chronically tangled up in her own truth lasso, confesses to be a “crappy […]