“Thanks for being a voice for the oppressed … NCLB feeds money to the Halliburtons of education … The two grapplers in the ring so far don’t impress … “
“Thanks for being a voice for the oppressed and the voice less.” Comment on Douglas McGill’s coverage of human rights abuses in Ethiopia, through the testimony of Ethiopians living in Minnesota, which continues to draw high readership and gets dozens of comments.
“NCLB feeds money to the Halliburtons of education, the testing companies. Follow the money. The intent of NCLB is to privatize public education.” Comment on John Fitzgerald’s analysis of recent MN test results. Public passion for education in Minnesota runs high—maybe that will save the public schools in the end.
“The two grapplers in the ring so far don’t impress, but the Body jumping in really is just bad theater.” Comment on Go ask Jesse
“Sorry, the bill of rights protect the citizens, not the people that fail to apply for citizenship being here in the US …” “The Bill of Rights protect who?? CITIZENS not illegals.” Ignorance surfaces quickly in comments on almost any immigration-related article. The Bill of Rights (free speech, right to counsel, etc.) protects persons present in the United States, NOT just citizens.
Other hot topics this week: Las week’s article on IRV voting and this week’s commentary on IRV voting and a Voices commentary on the Supreme Court decision on gun control.
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