The Department of Education Was Created 32 Years Ago, Today
On October 17, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Department of Education Organization Act. The ED opened officially in May, 1980.
On this education anniversary, it seems fitting to look at some of America’s classrooms from decades past. Plus, it wouldn’t be right not to give a big shout out to all the teachers out there. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Praying perpetually to save society: At the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., the worshiping never stops. The 24-hour effort is part of a movement to save business, media and government from evil.
Photo: Worshipers raise their hands in the prayer room at the International House of Prayer. There has been around-the-clock worship at the evangelical church in Kansas City, Mo., every day since September 1999. Credit: Mitchell Landsberg / Los Angeles Times
Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and other assorted cast members from The Expendables face off tonight at a casino in Las Vegas in a debate sponsored by the Western Republican Leadership Conference. Which maybe means candidates will be discussing “western” issues like guns, cacti, and the Breaking Bad finale? Whatever the topics covered, GQ editors Lauren Bans and Sean Fennessey will be live-blogging everyone’s disastrous pizza jokes. Join us here at 8pm.
Thanks to Thomas from Tumblr customer service for this prompt reply:
Thomas, Oct-27 08:20 (EDT):
Hello, Melody. Please know that we’re aware of a recent increase in blogs with odd URLs that are following large numbers of users. We’re doing everything we can to quickly suspend these blogs and…
Tumblr and SoundCloud both are fantastic communities of people expressing themselves through the things they create; we think bringing them together is like a match made in heaven. So from today, we are thrilled to announce along with the fine folks from Tumblr that you can now easily share the…
Whatever shred of doubt you may have harbored about the determination of congressional Republicans to keep the economy in the dumps through Election Day should now be gone.
Today, in advance of a key meeting of the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee to decide what to do about the…
Here are the annual prices of a variety of services, all of which allow users to access the service from the web and across multiple devices with a single unified subscription. See if you can pick out which one is the outlier:
As Frédéric Filloux and others have pointed out, The New York…