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Obama administration's mismanagement led to Obamacare rollout fiasco, probe concludes

WASHINGTON — A non-partisan congressional investigation has concluded management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health-care program last year. 441 more words


German Internment Camps In The U.S.

A recent article from Smithsonian.com details the treatment of German Americans during World War I. 

Smithsonian states that the German nationality attracted suspicion and anger from nationalistic Americans during World War I.   257 more words

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U.S. Senate bill aimed at ending the NSA's bulk collection of phone records

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. 304 more words


How to hurt struggling kids

Your columnist may be unique in having included in the final assessment of his post-graduate teaching qualification a quote from Bartholomew Simpson. This is not some pedagogic expert at a university faculty of education, but the perennial ten-year-old in the cartoon series, The Simpsons.  548 more words

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