Extra Credit Reading: Monday, October 30, 2006
Here's something from the Tilting at Windmills desk over at The Not A Chance in the World Department: San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter is about to announce Something Big. The inside word is that he's seeking the Republican nomination in '08.
Last spring's math scores on Washington State's WASL exams were disastrous. After much navel-gazing among educators, legislators, and parents, there's a clarion call for action, but, as is the case in all too-many instances, nothing seems to be getting done.
In today's dispatches from the Iraq Civil War, we've learned that the American serviceman who was kidnapped by the guerillas was, contrary to all military regulations, secretly married to an Iraqi woman. Apparently, he was nabbed while visiting his spouse at her parents' home. In news from the homefront, the bulldog edition of The New York Times has photos of U.S. military funerals in Arlington National Cemetary. (Scroll-down and follow the link.) With the military situation worsening in the southern Iraq, the British are evacuating their consulate in Basra, while some 23 policemen were reported killed on Sunday. In today's update about corruption run amok in the Iraqi "government," some 14,030 weapons purchased by the U.S. taxpayer have gone missing.