Monthly Archives: November 2021

SCOTUS Reversal Rates (2007 – present)

The US Supreme Court has started to issue 2021 decisions. 2 cases were dismissed and the 3rd was about water disputes between Mississippi and Tennessee. Each term, approximately 7,000 to 8,000 new petitions are filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

  The answer is “no.” Read to the bottom of the article to see remarks from Native families, but before doing this, read a history that makes much more sense. Did you know that the word pilgrim used to describe … Continue reading

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We took big steps toward a multiracial democracy on Election Day

Minority candidates have just been elected as mayor and city and county offices in substantial numbers. “Virginia’s vote was held following implementation of historic voting reforms …” Perhaps surprisingly for an off-year election, “parts of the state saw the highest … Continue reading

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New Mexico sees TV tech as one fix to K-12 internet

NM officials have noticed that TV signals reach places too isolated for optical fiber or cell towers. A small experiment with 8 families from Taos uses those TV connections to send files to students. The experiment is being expanded to … Continue reading

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Uh Oh. More Voter Fraud Proven

We can trust our election officials to investigate such specific claims of dead people who voted in an election.  We should trust voters to remember when fraud is investigated.   Nevada man who voted twice using dead wife’s ballot sentenced … Continue reading

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Red Shawl Day

Grand Teton National Park is recognizing Red Shawl Day today by draping a red shawl on the Grand Teton National Park sign. Red Shawl Day

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“Wellness days” added to holiday in some districts

It’s about time. Anyone in higher education knows that their adult students self-define Fridays and pre-holiday Mondays and Tuesdays as days away from classes. It’s no surprise that K12 might honor teachers and students during covid times with a few … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families

This census site offers a wealth of interactive, visual info about the status of schools (e.g., hybrid, all virtual, …), covid-infections, infection rates, etc. Well worth a glance. https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus/data

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The Native American Government That Inspired the US Constitution

When the US Constitution was being debated in 1787, there were no existent models to be found in Europe. However, many of the designers had personal experience with the democratic government used by the Iroqouis Confederacy. To quote Ben Franklin: … Continue reading

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Women of the WWII Workforce: Photos Show the Real-Life Rosie the Riveters

By 1945, nearly one out of four married women was working outside the home. Nearly 350,000 American women also served in uniform. They rarely took home more than half of what their male counterparts earned.   It is estimated that … Continue reading

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