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Patsy Tollin was the kind of teacher who encouraged "creative play" rather than assigning scads of homework. She told her "over-programmed" second-graders to "go build a snowman, go look at the stars." "When students wanted to tend to their Webkins in class, Tollin said no, suggesting they'd learn more interacting with each other. " 'If your playmate is a computer,...
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Wannsee, a suburb of the great city of Berlin, is one of the most idyllic neighborhoods in the world. Situated beside a picturesque lake, its long, quiet streets are lined with palatial homes that were once owned by some of the most accomplished Jewish families to ever reside in the German capital. But because of the political and ideological turn...
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Andrea Levin
At times, National Public Radio makes gestures toward balancing its ideological tilt against Israel. The Hamas takeover of Gaza prompted, for instance, an interview with Johns Hopkins Professor Fouad Ajami, who placed responsibility for the violence among Palestinian factions on Palestinians themselves. He enunciated reasons why a unity government between Fatah and Hamas is unworkable, and said that "Palestinian political...
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Samuel G. Freedman
During the first week of September 2001, President George W. Bush welcomed his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, to the White House for a state dinner. The pageantry offered a very public confirmation of the close bond between the two leaders, an alliance that held the promise of helping to bring a sane solution to America's economic reliance on millions of...
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The endless presidential campaign should lead to sharp questions on Iranian nukes
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Jonathan S. Tobin
If there were any doubts about the fact that one-time Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson was about to run for the Republican nomination for president, it was not due to his recent tiff with filmmaker Michael Moore, appearances on Fox News or various other public appearances. It was the fact that he used a radio commentary spot, the text...
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