Mark and Charlie's Blog

School Keeps Christmas, Halloween; Adds Ramadan Muslim Mother Asks That Ramadan Be Celebrated Along With Other Holidays In Oak Lawn Schools (CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. Following a school board meeting where parent complained about what the saw as an assault on traditional American...
Students withdraw as deportation fears reach Irving schools Irving parents withdrawing kids, may keep them out 11:27 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 By KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH / The Dallas Morning News kunmuth@dallasnews.com Immigrant parents who fear deportation are "on the...
SCHIP OF FOOLS October 4, 2007 -- President Bush's veto yesterday of a Democratic health-insurance bill is variously being described as "heartless," "irresponsible" and a bid to deny "health care to millions of low-income kids in America." "With the stroke of a pen, President...
Truthiness on Young Black Males in Prison Cells vs. College Dorms The Washington Post Fact Checker column is an invaluable source on the truthiness of campaign rhetoric. Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards made headlines earlier this year with claims...
Study: Strippers Make More in Tips When Most 'Fertile' A new study from the University of New Mexico found that, on average, strippers make the most money in tips during the most “fertile” days of their monthly cycles, Psychology Today reports. Researchers also found that women...
Lawmaker Shows Nude Photo to Students A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson Tuesday when he inserted a...
Deputies compete in arrest contests Southeast L.A. competitions were meant to boost morale, official says. Baca calls them a well-meaning but ill-conceived idea. By Scott Glover and Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers October 4, 2007 Participating in sports such as...
Texas border mayors block access to proposed fence sites By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press BROWNSVILLE — Mayors along the Texas-Mexico border have begun a quiet protest of the federal government's plans to build a fence along the border: Some are refusing access to their land...
Massive sweep deports hundreds By Anna Gorman and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers Federal officers in Southern California over the last two weeks have arrested more than 1,300 immigrants, most of whom either have criminal records or have failed to abide by...