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My $1000 Bet: No Teacher is Going to Be Shot at Holding a Bulletproof Whiteboard in 2014

As I noted yesterday, the latest report on school violence from the Bureau of Justice Statistics has been released. As the data in that report show, the in-school homicide rate in 2010-2011 was 0.00002%; in other words, a child’s chance of being killed in school during that year was 1 in 4.5 million.

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Can You Sincerely Acknowledge One Strength of the Candidate You Don't Support?

In his latest column, the professional Republican supplicant Thomas Sowell sacrifices accuracy to the altar of partisanship. Sowell highlights Barack Obama’s peripheral role in the “Bridge to Nowhere” but neglects Sarah Palin’s central role in the same affair. Sowell contends that Obama is different from “liberal left politicians” only in “his rhetoric,” completely ignoring Obama’s […]