Within hours on Sunday afternoon, two Michigan basketball teams seasons came to an end, falling just short of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. But a glorious silver lining quickly followed: Opening Day in Detroit on Monday, followed by Opening Day in Denver on Friday. Baseball is in the air, bringing the sweet smell of spring and of hope springing eternal for the loyal fans. Sports-wise, it’s arguably the best time of the year.
From the Independence Institute
- Amy Oliver Show: Commission Recommends Online Education Policy Improvements (Podcast)
- Colorado Ranks 21st in Per-Pupil Spending (and Other New Numbers from the NEA) (Ed Is Watching)
- New Independence Institute Ownership? Goodbye, Eddie; Hello, Little Ed Koch (Ed Is Watching)
- Yes, Fordham, Colorado School Boards Matter; Let’s Encourage True Local Control (Ed Is Watching)
Finished One Good(read) Book This Week
- Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics by Charles Krauthammer: A selected compilation of Charles Krauthammer’s writings on a variety of topics like this one is a genuine treat. Though I occasionally disagree with his point of view or his conclusion, his solidly grounded worldview combined with his lucid, approachable writing style make this book a thoughtful stroll down memory lane. The op-eds and essays included cover the range of his 30-year writing career, including surgical approaches to prominent moral debates, blunt assessments of foreign policy challenges, and forceful take-downs of Leftist political absurdities. Given the format, I recommend a slow and deliberate approach to reading the book — to savor his colorful analogies and forthright prose, and to reminisce or wrestle with the arguments he formulates.
Top Facebook Links of the Week
- Simply Chilling: CEO of Firefox Maker Mozilla Steps Down (USA Today)
- A Story that Deserves More Attention: Sharf: Colorado’s Obamacare Exchange Deserves an Audit (Greeley Tribune)
- Video: Special Opening Day Finish, First of Two Straight: Gonzalez’s Walk-Off Single (MLB.com)
- A Policy Issue to Keep Wrestling With: Can Schools Be Held Accountable without Standardized Tests? (KQED)
- Research I Can Bitterly — and Proudly — Cling To: Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality of Life than Meat-Eaters (CBS Atlanta)