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Schools, Parents Lawyer Up Over After-School Clubs

In New Zealand, some parents are ready to sue

(Newser) - Parents and school officials in New Zealand have turned to lawyers over the question of which students will be allowed into school musicals and sports clubs, the New Zealand Herald reports. The news that school principals, government officials, and government lawyers are huddling to plan legal strategy follows a few... More »

Newt and Callista: A 'Narcissistic Blastoff'

But Callista's surrogate ambition a double-edged sword: Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Blame Newt Gingrich's third wife Callista for his relentless, Quixotic quest for the presidency, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . Where other politicians' spouses often appear beside them, looking on dutifully and quietly, Callista's "frozen attentiveness" is something entirely new, perfectly reinforcing her husband's... More »

Liz Cheney Thrives as Dad's Attack Dog

She's definitely thinking dynasty, says Karl Rove

(Newser) - Liz Cheney is hard at work on the family legacy, not just collaborating on dad's memoirs but boosting the former VP's attacks on the current administration with her own. Insiders say Liz was pivotal in convincing her father to reenter the public sphere and stand by his policies—at the... More »

Why Millenials Are Quitting Teaching

(Newser) - Sarah Fine arrived to teach at an inner-city school 4 years ago, ready to “‘give back’ after spending 22 years in a suburban, Ivy League bubble,” she writes in the Washington Post. Now, like so many other young teachers, she’s leaving—not just because she’s... More »

52% Think Ambition Moved Palin to Quit

(Newser) - A majority of Americans believe Sarah Palin resigned as governor of Alaska to further her own political career rather than to help her state. A CBS News poll found that 52% see personal ambition behind her decision, while 24% accept her explanation. Only 23% have a favorable view of the... More »

Alaska Paper: Baffling Move Smacks of 'Self-Service'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s reasons for leaving office early ring exceedingly hollow to the editors of the Anchorage Daily News. She “baffled Alaskans with her explanation that, having decided not to seek a second term, she doesn't want to be a lame duck until December 2010. That explanation is more... More »

Obama Needs Shorter To-Do List: Noonan

Prez must fix the economy and keep us safe—and that's it

(Newser) - Confidence in Barack Obama is fading fast for many reasons, but above all it’s because he's not tending to "The Sentence,” writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal. Clare Boothe Luce once said that all great leaders are summed up by a sentence. “He preserved... More »

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