Saturday, February 28, 2009
Factlet of the Day: Ignorant offspring
America is the only country today where parents are more likely to graduate from high school than their children. —Nicholas Kristoff opining in "Throwing schools out the window"
Thursday, February 26, 2009
No comment — 2/26/09
From the AP—
Britain's government acknowledged Thursday that two terror suspects captured by U.K. troops in Iraq were later transferred by the United States to Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary John Hutton's admission contrasts with previous government assurances that there were no cases besides two that had been disclosed earlier.
Hutton says the two are still being held in Afghanistan and the U.S. has given assurances that they are held "in a humane, safe and secure environment."
Monday, February 23, 2009
"First" of the Day: Union growth
In the last two years, unions nationwide have seen an increase in membership. In 2008, their ranks rose by 428,000 workers, the largest gain since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track in 1983 — which underscores how bad things had been rather than how good they have become.
Rehabilitation Program of the Day
We try to help these guys realize that the skills they already possess from illegal ventures have real value in the business world. —Catherine Rohr, founder and chief executive of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, as quoted by Leslie Berlin in "Running a Business After Doing Time"
I believe Ms. Rohr may be onto something. All they'll need is a suit, some nail polish, a little seed capital for political donations, and they could be running a bank in no time.