From the daily archives: Thursday, August 23, 2007

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In his inaugural address Marc Dann pledged “to take on powerful politicians, corrupt corporations, entrenched special interests or anyone else who threatens the well-being of Ohioans.”

Earlier this week he proved he’s a man of his word- by getting tough on alcoholic energy drinks.

Way to go, Marc.

p.s. Is anyone else wishing Subodh Chandra didn’t lose the primary?

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That’s how Ari “Mouth of Sauron” Fleischer’s new organization – Freedom’s Watch – answers their phones. They are encouraging people to call their Congressman – by calling Freedom’s Watch. If you support the war, they connect you thru to Congress, as documented in this video from Americans United for Change.

You can see Freedom’s Watch videos at their site. You can reach Congress directly by calling (202) 224-3121.

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From Gongwer:

Economically disadvantaged pupils in traditional public school scored better on all 28 state achievement tests than their counterparts attending charter schools, the Coalition for Public Education said Wednesday.

The Department of Education’s recent state report card shows that the same student groups that tend to enroll in charter schools achieved higher test scores when they remained in traditional public schools, according to the coalition’s analysis.

Andy Jewell, Ohio Education Association education research and development consultant, said the data refutes proponents’ argument that charter school test scores are lower because they educate poorer children with more disabilities.

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No, seriously.

I meet Paul Giamatti in [the New York neighborhood] SoHo on the hottest day of the summer?He says he?d like his character to be based on Karl Rove ? a seemingly bookish guy who exercises power behind the scenes. I like it. His character turns out to be way more flamboyant than Rove ? but I like how our free-flowing conversation started making the character better than what is on the page.

HT: Think Progress. Here’s the trailer for the movie (I can’t wait to see it – I’m a huge fan of all three leads).


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The Jena Six

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Stick with the video. It’s about double standards and racial injustice… still alive in the South today.

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