Monday, February 22, 2010

Thanks for a great turnout last night out our Religion on the Line event with Dennis Prager and Steve Arterburn!  We're already planning another one!

400-408 Nick Hall, founder and president of Pulse (  He is speaking along with Jeff Schadt at the live simulcast this Saturday of Succeed 2010. For more information go to  2/27, 10am-3pm.

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428-437Richard Brookhiser, long-time journalist for National Review ( and author of many excellent books on the founding fathers, including his classic Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington, published back in 1996.  Larry Arnn said it's one of – if not – the best book on George Washington ever written.  He had his first article published in National Review when he was a sophomore in high school!  And he turned down his acceptance to Yale Law School to work for National Review full time, and became the senior editor at 23.  Although we now celebrate Washington's Birthday on President's Day, his actual birthday is today, February 22nd. His most recent book is entitled Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement.

[Washington on horseback, turning a battlefield on his own.  Spectacles.  What King George said about him as the "greatest man" for rejecting to become the American King.  Testicular cancer, medical pot, '77 Camaro?

443-452Richard Brookhiser

458-508Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot Public Schools (, which has a wonderful track record of transforming large public schools that are failing, into smaller cluster schools with amazing graduation rates.

Green Dot operates now operates 20 charter schools, including the much maligned Alain Leroy Locke High School in Watts.  As of today, 8 Green Dot schools have had graduating classes with the following cumulative results:  80% of Green Dot ninth graders graduated in four years, 76% of them were admitted to four-year universities, and almost all the rest have gone on to junior college.  What's the LAUSD graduation rate?  Just 47%.  If you're ready to improve the education of your child, join the parent revolution to transform your school by signing up at

512-523Steve Barr

528-538Michael Barone, senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner (, resident fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News contributor, and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, the latest edition just out back in September.

• Michael Barone (2/22/2010) Is the Obama health care proposal serious?

• City Hall News (2/22/2010) Empty On Funding, ACORN Shutters Around the Country:  Phone lines disconnected nationwide, reconstitutes in Brooklyn office as New York Communities for Change.

• NRO Editors (2/22/2010) Summit of Spin.

• Fox News (2/22/2010) White House Talks Compromise, but GOP Claims Health Care Plan is Merely Camouflage.

• AP (2/22/2010) Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan.

• Rasmussen (2/22/2010) Daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

544-554 • Fox News (2/18/2010) Conservatives Come Together at Mount Vernon.

•• The Mount Vernon Statement (

(3:16) GB at CPAC. (Glen Beck speaks at CPAC Washington DC @ 2/20/2010).  He criticizes the Republican Party for spending too much.

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• Guardian (2/21/2010) Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels.  Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown.

(:11) GB short.  "My name is the Republican Party and I've got a problem."

(1:17) MH thoughts on CPAC. (Mike Huckabee on Geraldo at Large, Fox News @ 2/20 or 2/21/2010). He criticizes CPAC.

(:31) Samantha Bell:  Hero (Good Morning America on ABC with Andrea Canning @ 2/22/2010).  Daughter of Joe Stack, man accused of flying plane into Texas IRS building.

(:21) Ken Hunter: response (Good Morning America on ABC @ 2/22/2010).  Son of Vernon Hunter who died in IRS building in Texas plane accident Friday.

• ABC News (2/22/2010) EXCLUSIVE: Stack's Daughter Retracts 'Hero' Statement.