Ukrainian Woman: ‘I Was Tortured By Russian-Backed Militants’

A Ukranian woman is speaking out against Russian-sponsored militants that publicly tortured her for speaking about the crisis in Ukraine and criticizing Russia’s recent election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Irina Dovgan, of Donbas, Ukraine, recalled the four days of abuse in a meeting of the Human Rights Council. “I was tortured by Russian-sponsored …

Move to Ban Homework Good for Kids, Bad for Parents

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A professor of education out of University of Arizona South is making the case for schools to ban homework from their education practices.

Dr. Etta Kralovec is the author of The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning claims that children’s time at home could and should be used in more meaningful ways and homework actually ends up undermining the overall learning process for students.

President Obama Declares War on Ebola: An Address to the Nation

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NOTE: The news arrived Tuesday that President Obama will be sending U.S. forces to Liberia to fight the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. The president has not yet addressed the nation on this important and pressing matter. But what if he did? Here’s what we think he would say.

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to diagnose, degrade, and ultimately destroy the virus known as Ebola.

Let me be clear. As commander-in-chief, among my highest priorities is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to those diseases which threaten our country.

Some folks are saying that the world has gotten rather ill on my shift. That’s not so. The world has always been sick. We’re just noticing now, in part because of social media.