The previous post, in support of the Common Core State Standards, is a response to an August piece by veteran educator Marion Brady that was highly critical of the standards initiative. Here Brady takes another wack at the standards.Read full article >>
Volokh Conspiracy: Why the EFF — and then others — probably misunderstood the numbers on “sneak and peek” warrants
The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a report earlier this week alleging an astonishing increase in the use of sneak-and-peek search warrants. Sneak-and-peek searches are sometimes known as “covert searches” or “black bag jobs.” The government breaks into a home, conducts a covert search, and leaves no sign of entry until days or weeks later. According to the EFF report, such searches have become routine in the last few years:Read full article >>
GovBeat: The likely next governor of Texas has lived a life full of Lone Star ambition — one that may take him beyond his home state.
AUSTIN — The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam Houston governed the state. The last two incumbents, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, ran for president.Read full article >>
Will the FCC ban commissions, cap all calling rates, and eliminate fees?
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