Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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The 1 percent lecture about climate change while making it worse

Just west of the Pacific Coast Highway in the Paradise Cove area of Malibu, a major construction project is underway. Every day, at least 20 pickup trucks full of workers, earthmovers and multiple cranes belching black smoke crowd onto the lot, power up and get to work building Laurene Powell Jobs’ dream beach compound.

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GOP in ’24; Abrams and Elections; Quote of the Week

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Good morning, it’s Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. Today’s lines come from two famed 19th century American authors, and on the same subject — grand opera.
The news peg for this morning’s missive is that New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors for the first time on this date in 1883. The Met, as the opera company quickly became known (and is known still), was then located at 1423 Broadway, between 39th and 40th streets.

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GOP in ’24; Abrams and Elections; Quote of the Week

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Good morning, it’s Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. Today’s lines come from two famed 19th century American authors, and on the same subject — grand opera.
The news peg for this morning’s missive is that New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors for the first time on this date in 1883. The Met, as the opera company quickly became known (and is known still), was then located at 1423 Broadway, between 39th and 40th streets.

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Congress Escalates Pressure on the NFL to Release the Washington Football Team Report

Roger Goodell looks on before the Las Vegas Raiders play against the Los Angeles Chargers on October 4, 2021. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

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Congress Escalates Pressure on the NFL to Release the Washington Football Team Report

Roger Goodell looks on before the Las Vegas Raiders play against the Los Angeles Chargers on October 4, 2021. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

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Media Try To Cancel In-N-Out Burger Over Refusal To Enforce San Francisco’s Vaccine Passports

The knives are coming out for popular California burger joint In-N-Out after the company announced it opposes vaccine passports and media outlets reported that In-N-Out donates to Republican political candidates, the two worst things an American company can do in 2021. The controversy over the famous regional fast-food joint began earlier this week when news broke that its only San Francisco location was temporarily shuttered for refusing to check customers’ vaccine status as required by local health authorities.

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What Happened When a Remote Irish Island Finally Got Broadband Internet

Five years ago, Arranmore, an 8.5-square-mile island situated 3 miles off Ireland’s Atlantic coast, was facing a serious crisis. The 2016 census showed that the population was 469, down from more than 600 in 2006, with 45 percent of residents 65 or over. With few young families, schools were in danger of closure. Its fishing industry was dying. It appeared the newest and smallest generation might be its last.
Concerned, residents formed a community council to discuss solutions for reviving their livelihood.

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John Fredericks; Cryptocurrency; Paltrow’s Pitch

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Good morning, it’s Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The news cycle of the last 24 hours includes a guilty plea by the shooter in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the apparent discovery of murder suspect Brian Laundrie’s remains in a state park, and Donald Trump’s plans for a new social media app designed to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” And that’s just from Florida.
Meanwhile, the U.S.

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