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The Democratic Party and other leftist rabble are in big trouble. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s new Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) is raising money from conservative donors and he is promising to “put together a grassroots-based operation that will hold accountable… liberal politicians.”
In a fundraising pitch, DeLay describes the CCM as “the first real grassroots organization worthy of the name.” His group will fight back, DeLay promises, and success is guaranteed for a simple reason: He has found “the Democrats’ Achilles’ Heal.”
The person who called this to my attention writes: “Conservative Republicans seriously need to rethink their opposition to the No Child Left Behind Act. Clearly national standards are necessary. Every child who graduates from elementary school should know that words that sound the same sometimes have different meanings.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Amount of trash left in New York City’s Central Park by people attending Earth Day festivities, in tons:
High ocean acidity from rising sea temperatures was causing the ears of baby damselfish to develop improperly; without ears, baby damselfish cannot hear (and thus locate) the reefs where they are meant to grow up.
Colombian author and Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez died at age 87. “You’d be at a bordello,” said the journalist Francisco Goldman, “and the woman would have one book by her bed and it would be Gabo’s.”
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Science’s crisis of faith