BY DON SORCHYCH | AUGUST 7, 2013
The lack of transparency, which was a promised fix by the slate, is in shambles. The problem is there was no lack of transparency under Town Manager Usama Abujbarah’s tutelage and now there is.
BY DR. PAUL KENGOR | AUGUST 7, 2013
There’s an intense debate right now over “Common Core,” a major effort to implement a set of federal education standards in public schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards thus far have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
BY NICHOLAS PURPURA | AUGUST 7, 2013
It’s time for a Black reality check. Let's start with this; “Know the truth and the truth shall set you free”.
First, put the blame for Trayvon Martin's death where it belongs. Stop whining and blaming whitey. The media, which never fails to enjoy racial tension, and the Judge for the Zimmerman trial prevented America from knowing just who and what Trayvon Martin was. So here it is.
Trayvon Martin was nothing more than a two-bit punk hoodlum. At 17 he already had a long history of drug abuse, suspensions, assaults, possession of stolen jewelry and burglary tools. He was not the 12 year old everyone in the media loved to portray. Trayvon was an experienced fighter and even held his own street fight matches where he would referee. And Trayvon was 3 inches taller and 35 pounds heavier than Zimmerman. Trayvon was sent to his father to live because he could not be handled or controlled by his mother.
BY LAWRENCE SELLIN | AUGUST 7, 2013
On Aug. 22, 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), then the Republican candidate for Vice President, implied to talk show host Hugh Hewitt that he ran "marathons" and that his best time was an exceptional "two hour and fifty-something."
According to Runner's World, however, Ryan has only run one as a 20-year-old, in the 1990 Duluth, Minnesota Grandma's Marathon, which he completed in a more modest 4 hours, 1 minute, and 25 seconds.
BY BOB WILLIAMS | AUGUST 7, 2013
A few weeks ago, the Scottsdale Republic published an in depth assessment of Carefree’s diminishing economic condition. I’m sure that many of you read it. To simplify, and hopefully not over simplify, it said that many shops (businesses) have closed, more are closing, there are no crowds and no real draw for crowds, revenues are declining, Carefree has no property tax, and the resident population cannot support the town. Like Cave Creek, they need visitors/tourists. This was pretty much the same set of conditions in Cave Creek after the development bust some 5 years ago that spawned the infamous White Paper. So, indulge this White Paper veteran on his take on Cave Creek Economics 101.