Conservatives denounce it as “Obamacore,” in what has become a surefire applause line for potential presidential hopefuls. Other Republicans are facing opprobrium from their own party for not doing more to stop it. At a recent Republican women’s club luncheon in North Carolina, a member went from table to table distributing literature that called the program part of “the silent erosion of our civil liberties.”
Supporters of the Common Core, which outlines skills that students in each grade should master but leaves actual decisions about curriculum to states and districts, say that it was not created by the federal government and that it was up to the states to decide whether to adopt the standards."
Sad to see yet another example of how far the GOP has fallen. Their knee-jerk reaction to any policy that is favored by the President, even if it originated from their side, is absurd and rather pathetic in terms of demonstration real leadership. I would love to see a choice between multiple political parties on ways to move this country forward. Instead, what I see is one party with their vision of how to do so, and another with a path that leads this country backwards.
Truly, Nimoy is an amazing guy, and he is at his most magical when all of his personae come together in one place where he feels safe to be everything he is: an observant Jew, a Shakespeare scholar, an attentive reader of literature, a historian of the Yiddish Theatre roots of American stage and film comedy, etc. I was once a guest on a show he used to do about technology, and we spent a couple hours onstage together as the segment was slowly videotaped -- I was the only 'stranger' there: everybody else was clearly a long-time colleague and the studio ran with the clockwork efficiency of a team that's done this routine a hundred times before, so Nimoy was 'at home' in this place. And it was amazing: he kept up this constant stream of relaxed, amusing, erudite banter on a dozen subjects, culminating in a series of takes on how Shylock has been represented onstage with varying degrees of 'Jewishness' by different actors. I was totally enthralled: we were ten million light years away from that banal vision of Hollywood as a place filled with brain-baked dollies and machers, and into a parallel vision of Hollywood as a place filled with thinkers like Nimoy, S.J. Perelman, the Marx Brothers, etc.
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