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COVID cases top 200 in Miami-Dade Schools

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Daily | 0 comments

COVID cases top 200 in Miami-Dade Schools

At the end of the business day Friday, the Miami-Dade County school system reported its confirmed cases of COVID-19 had topped 200. Actual cases are likely significantly higher because there is a lag between when a student or staff member self reports to the individual school and when the Florida Department of Health confirms the diagnosis. Only then does the case get placed on the Miami-Dade public school district’s online coronavirus dashboard. The official breakdown Friday was 135 students and 67 staff members, for a total of 202 cases....

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Capitalism Always Buries Its Undertakers

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Book Reviews, Daily | 0 comments

Capitalism Always Buries Its Undertakers

As Francesco Boldizzoni details, reports of capitalism’s demise have, time and again, been greatly exaggerated. In 2017, the Museum of Capitalism opened its doors in Oakland, California. According to its website, it is a place “dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism… and preserving material evidence, art, and artefacts of capitalism.” Its works are the product of collaborations between writers, artists, economists, historians, and “non-specialists from all walks of...

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Rethinking Education: Time to Make Some Changes

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Rethinking Education: Time to Make Some Changes

By Jeff Minick Recently I visited my daughter, her husband, and the grandkids in rural Pennsylvania, where they live in a large 140-year-old house. A short walk away is Gregory the Great Academy, grades 9-12, where my son-in-law Mike works and where my oldest grandson is a student. The 60-some boys in the school receive a classical education with heavy doses of literature and history, attend prayer or church services daily, and frequently wear blazers and ties to classes. They also live a rough-and-tumble existence. Their soccer and rugby...

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Half of Gen Z supports Marxism/socialism. Here’s why.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Blogs, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Half of Gen Z supports Marxism/socialism. Here’s why.

by Rev. Ben Johnson A new poll reveals the shocking extent of young Americans’ support for communism. However, it also reveals the reasons behind the popularity of collectivism and the seeds of its destruction. The number of young Americans who have a favorable view of Marxism has increased five-fold in just one year. According to the new survey, nearly one-third of the members of Gen Z – Americans between the ages of 16 and 23 – say “Marxism” deserves our support. The term’s favorability has skyrocketed to 30% of Gen Z respondents, up from...

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Mayor slams San Fran school district for proposing change of 44 ‘racist’ or ‘offensive’ school names

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Daily | 0 comments

Mayor slams San Fran school district for proposing change of 44 ‘racist’ or ‘offensive’ school names

San Francisco Mayor London Breed slammed the city’s school district for the “offensive” timing of a plan to change school names considered to be racist. The California Democrat issued a statement calling on the San Francisco Unified School District to focus on safely reopening schools for the area’s children rather than target those with names somehow linked to racism and “colonization.” More than one-third of San Francisco’s 125 schools made the list, including those named after Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. A decision on...

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Young People: When Would You Want to Know?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Young People: When Would You Want to Know?

By Rob Pue My heart is very grieved for the younger generation.  I see so many that are so angry — and even filled with rage.  So many living in anguish, confusion, and fear.  Our children and young adults are being fed lies by just about every institution in our nation, and there are ravenous wolves out there, hungry for the hearts, minds, blood and souls of our young people.  I should add their BODIES as well, as the sexualization and exploitation of children and young adults has become sickeningly “normalized.” I hate what our culture has...

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Israel’s ‘shorts rebellion’: Schoolgirls’ protest reveals deeply divided society

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Israel’s ‘shorts rebellion’: Schoolgirls’ protest reveals deeply divided society

By: Clothilde MRAFFKO | Matthias SOMM At the beginning of the summer, a group of female Israeli teenagers fought for the right to come to school wearing shorts. This seemingly minor battle in fact reveals a deep divide within Israeli society between secular and religious views. Amid a heatwave in Israel, 13-year-old Kai and her friends were sent home from school for wearing shorts deemed too short. The teenagers fought back and started a “shorts rebellion”. All over the country, young women stood up for the right to dress as they...

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How America’s Richest Colleges Are Getting Away With Charging More While Providing Less During Covid

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

How America’s Richest Colleges Are Getting Away With Charging More While Providing Less During Covid

Instead of walking to class in one of Yale’s picturesque Gothic buildings, meeting friends in the library for group projects or discussing lectures face to face with guest speakers during the evening events that distinguish the Ivy League experience, most of junior Reilly Johnson’s education this fall takes place on a Zoom screen inside her off-campus apartment in New Haven, Connecticut. Although Yale and other schools are spending freely on Covid-19 testing and masks to keep their campuses healthy, Johnson can’t help but feel a bit cheated....

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Covid-19: Schools may need to close to some year groups, scientist warns

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Covid-19: Schools may need to close to some year groups, scientist warns

Sending some children home may be the only way to control infection rates, Prof Neil Ferguson says. Schools may need to close to some year groups in order to get control over the coronavirus infection rate, a leading epidemiologist has warned. Prof Neil Ferguson, who modelled the epidemic’s impact for the government, said restrictions on household mixing “should have a significant effect”. But he said beyond that there was a “limit to what we can do” without sending some school year groups home. Prof Ferguson...

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Stanley Norman Cohen and His Contributions to Molecular Biology An Interview with Manuel F. Varela and Ann F. Varela

Posted by on Oct 24, 2020 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Stanley Norman Cohen and His Contributions to Molecular Biology An Interview with Manuel F. Varela and Ann F. Varela

Stanley Norman Cohen Michael F. Shaughnessy 1) Born in New Jersey and on to greatness—When was Stanley Cohen born, and where did he go to school? Stanley Norman Cohen is best known for his involvement in the inventions of DNA transfer, bacterial transformation, gene cloning, and the resulting emergence of biotechnology. His birth year was 1935. Stanley N. Cohen was born into the home of Bernard and Ida Cohen on June 30 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Cohen’s grandparents were Jewish immigrants. Cohen’s father, Bernard, was employed as...

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