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When Paul Became Muhammad

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 3rd, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

When Paul Became Muhammad
Larry Elder, RealClearPolitics
When I was growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, “Paul” was one of my closest friends. In grade school and junior high, he and I spent countless hours together. He helped me become a slightly better athlete, and I helped him with math and biology. But when I returned home from college, Paul had become “Muhammad.” But pre-Muhammad, Paul starred on the high school basketball, baseball and football teams. As the basketball team’s starting point guard, he was a prolific scorer and a tenacious defender, a combination college recruiters drool over. Big basketball power schools — UCLA, Notre…

Newer New Math
Erick Erickson, RealClearPolitics
The other night I could hear my wife and third-grade daughter talking heatedly about something. I assumed they were having an argument. But eavesdropping on the raised voices, I realized that was not it. They were both loudly, angrily complaining about my daughter’s math homework. Her assignment involved one of several methods of subtraction she must learn. The way most people learn to subtract — carrying numbers and borrowing — is derisively called the “Granny Method” and is discouraged. The task at hand the other night involved subtracting using the “Counting-Up Subtraction Method.” This…

Secure the White House
Eugene Robinson, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON — Put a taller fence around the White House complex and lock the doors. Then get rid of the dry rot in the Secret Service bureaucracy, restore staffing to reasonable levels, adopt the latest technology and develop new protocols to replace the ones that didn’t work. But don’t use the recent shocking lapses in presidential security as an excuse to further separate Americans from the symbols of their government. Actually, “shocking” is an understatement. I still can’t get my mind around the fact a man could climb over the White House fence, run across the North Lawn, barge through…

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