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Entries by Brian Ross from 09/2010

Rather than Race to the Top, We Should Have Started Fixing Education There

| Posted 09.07.2010 | College

The Obama Administration launched a barrage of carrots under Race to the Top, when they should have started with a stick to beat America's Colleges an...

How Is President Obama Really Doing?

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

For a guy who walked into a historic financial meltdown, two costly wars, and a Wall Street- and GOP-ravished economy, President Obama is doing pretty well.

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

Is the Apple iTunes Store a Victim of Its Own Success?

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Technology

For folks with multiple devices, the iTunes store can be a huge pain. Downloadable content can end up in a variety of devices, and has to be moved around using the iTunes application on the computer, which is slow and inconvenient.

XM/Sirius' POTUS Channel May Be The Last Refuge of Balanced Political Journalism

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Media

The only thing worse than governing by opinion poll is reporting by it. From the 1940s CBS Radio, then CBS Television was the ratings darling of ne...

Throw the Bums In!

| Posted 09.18.2010 | Politics

When the economy stinks, and CEOs are getting millions in bonuses for firing enough of you, and you can't toss GE's Jeffrey Immelt out on his ear, but...

Hawaii Five-O Measures a Different America

| Posted 09.21.2010 | Entertainment

The classic TV show is back in a fun, frothy format that unfortunately also reminds us about the dumbing-down of America.

After the 'Contract with America' Republicans Sell Snake Oil Again with the Pledge to America

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Politics

John Boehner's hard-tack hardware store pitch should have started with "I pledge allegiance to power." Fool me once with the Contract with America, sh...

Dumping the Tea Party in the Harbor Requires A Boycott and Real Campaign Finance Reform

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Politics

It is time to tell the Tea Party that the party's over. Yeah, everyone in Washington sucks. They're all on the take to special interests. Bringing us ...