Troy

In the unlikely event that two of my earlier posts ("Santorum: Who Needs Public Education?" and "Horace Mann, Antichrist?") left you wondering whether Santorum was positioning himself as a militantly anti-education president, today Santorum cleared up all remaining ambiguity by saying President Obama was "a snob" for trying to make it easier for Americans go to college: There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to task that aren't taught by some liberal college professor and trying to indoctrinate them.

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In advance of the March 17th delivery of a National Broadband Plan to Congress, mandated as part of the Recovery Act, the Federal Communications Commission has released a mound of useful data this month. Last week, at an event hosted by Brookings, Chairman Genachowski presented the results of a consumer survey on attitudes towards broadband and views on how to improve access for all. Some major findings: ·        Two thirds of American adults have broadband access at home, but rates vary according to socioeconomic status: of adults whose highest level of education is a high school degree, only

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America continues to grope toward the development of an effective innovation strategy as part of a credible push toward economic reinvention. Notably, in September President Obama--through a solid white paper and a good Troy, N.Y.

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President Obama gave a good speech yesterday in Troy, N.Y.

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Obama’s Innovation Speech

President Obama spoke today at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.

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The Siegfried Line

SIEGFRIED SASSOON: A LIFE By Max Egremont (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 597 pp., $27)    I. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, do Americans know, or think they know, about Siegfried Sassoon? To judge by Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, not very much. There they will find four short and surprisingly limp passages from Sassoon’s war poetry, which give no idea of the hysterical loathing, fear, and compassion that generated them (the only one that might have done so is carefully removed from its context).

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A poem by W.B. Yeats.

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