Browsing Tag China

We got beat by the Chinese again. Or did we??

By at November 11, 2011 | 10:43 am | 3 Comments

We got beat by the Chinese again. Or did we??

There was a story on the evening news the other night about how Shanghai, China, students cleaned their U.S. classmates’ clock on international exams. While the Shinghai students ranked Number One in the world on the exams, American students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math. “One thing that struck me […]

[...read more]

Education , Featured , Political ,

But M-o-o-o-mmmm! If everyone else does not make clean air, why should we?

By at September 16, 2011 | 8:37 am | 138 Comments

But M-o-o-o-mmmm! If everyone else does not make clean air, why should we?

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer recently lauded President Barack Obama’s Sept. 2 decision to kill new air quality standards proposed by the EPA. “This mid-term change to the 2008 standard is not required by law at this time,” Krancer said, “as EPA is already required to revisit the 2008 standard in 2013. […]

[...read more]

Economy , Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political ,

Public Schools not “too big to fail”

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:39 pm | 43 Comments

Public Schools not “too big to fail”

Teachers, we are told, are to blame for our schools’ abysmal performance, and their unions are the scourge of our wallets. The proper course, according to Good King Corbett, is “school choice.” Take the money from the public schools and give it to commercial enterprises, which promise to, lead us from the darkness of illiteracy to the sunshine of epitomous knowledge.

[...read more]

Education , Featured , Legal , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Video , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 5, 2011 | 10:55 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

n this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; for the first time the Japanese government is affixing a safety standard to fish. That after some species turned up with excessive rates of radiation. Are public schools too big to fail? Pennsylvania better start taking a hard look along more avenues, and why would Governor Corbett prefer if no one showed for his news conferences?

[...read more]

Education , Energy & Environment , Legal , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , RTC Media , , , , , , , , , ,

The Chinese Finger Trap

By at November 19, 2010 | 12:53 pm | 6 Comments

The Chinese Finger Trap

When I was a kid a friend gave me a Chinese finger trap – a woven bamboo tube that got wider when compressed and narrower when stretched. These characteristics made it extremely easy for you to get you fingers into the trap, but very hard to get them out – similar to what we now face with […]

[...read more]

Business , Energy & Environment , Featured , Legal , Political , , , , , , , , ,