Got wind of this article at New York Times: AS the Senate awaits the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice, a frank discussion is needed on the proper role of judges in our constitutional system. For 30 years, conservative commentators have persuaded the public that conservative judges apply the law, whereas liberal judges make […]Read More This just in: New York Times Suggests a Fill-in-The-Blank-Constitution..wonder if that would work in the Philippines?!?
ON A WINTER DAY five years ago, Doug Lemov realized he had a problem. After a successful career as a teacher, a principal and a charter-school founder, he was working as a consultant, hired by troubled schools eager — desperate, in some cases — for Lemov to tell them what to do to get better. […]Read More This just in from NY Times: Education ain’t just an Asian problem
From Jessica Zafra’s blog post “This just in” : “I think it’s a good policy to aim too high. It is more practical to be overly ambitious than to set a goal that is well within range of your abilities. How is this possible? Well, if you aim low and fail, you put your talent […]Read More Quoted here last: Jessica Zafra and Conrado de Quiros on success
Tired and sleepy. Went out yesterday to check out London Pride Parade at Oxford Street. Temperature: 40 bloody degrees Celsius! English sun: out the whole day! Parade: one hell of a fun one! ^^ Parade started at 1pm, but I had to come from Gloucester Road and so I had to take the Picadilly, get […]Read More London Pride 2009 in Central London was a blast!
I must say I have been having a grand old time scouring the internet for articles on Michael Jackson, if only because since his death writers from People, MSNBC, CNN, Time to Newsweek to the Guardian to moreintelligentlife.com have been struggling to write articles that can encompass the high drama, the low comedy, the talent, […]Read More And the debate is on: Michael Jackson, King of Pop? or Reluctant father of modern-day celebrity culture?
Slept last night to news that Farrah Fawcett has died of cancer at 60, woke to news that Michael Jackson has died as well, at 50. Spent the whole morning thus verifying this news as I first heard it on facebook. I thus went on msnbc.com, bbc news, people.com and so on. It’s a bit […]Read More Michael Jackson, RIP
Bet you didn’t expect this post to have North Korea, missiles, and comedian Margaret Cho on the heading huh? Well, I have. So South Korea has claimed that North Korea has fired more missiles, according to the latest BBC News. In true international diplomatic fashion, UN has issued a statement, is scrambling to make a […]Read More North Korea fires more missiles, Margaret Cho says Koreans are sneaky-assed people