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Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...last week.Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, a chief critic of the multistate education standards, said he was "glad that...R-Covington, one of the compromise negotiators and a Common Core critic, said he believes the deal puts Louisiana on a path to move...
An Outdoor View: New twists on fish and shrimp

...cilantro and queso fresca (Mexican fresh cheese), and served them with Margaritas. Another home run, according to my chief critic, my wife.Everything in the above two dishes and sauces can be found in local stores and waters. What's more, there is...
Bob Franken: All sides hate the media

Everyone is a media critic. President Barack Obama, unsuccessfully pleading for a peaceful reaction to the grand jury exoneration of policeman Darren Wilson...
Rich Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time

...religion.Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation and married off to a distant cousin, she is famously a critic of Islam. She has excoriated it at extraordinary risk to her own safety, and makes the case again in her latest book, "Heretic...

...opened, the reviews were decidedly mixed, with the New York Herald Tribune critic only liking Act 2. The New York Times grudgingly enjoyed just Act 1 and its critic, Brooks Atkinson, sniffed that the show was "the sort of thing that loses...
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Cooking salmon

The salmon I cooked for dinner Tuesday night earned a thumbs up and a "Mmm-mmm!" from the in-house food critic, so I thought I'd share with you how it came to be. It began with a frozen fillet, the front half of a silver that tried in...
Rich Lowry: Creep meets girl

...after their epic road movie attacked "conventional patterns of chauvinist male behavior toward females" (in the words of one critic), here arrives "Fifty Shades of Grey," perhaps the most successful anti-feminist movie ever made. The runaway best-selling...
Many artists have drawn inspiration, drive from nature

...while pruning a fruit tree.John Ruskin, a Victorian-era art critic, painter and conservationist, was another hands-on gardener...theorist, was the planter, while Virginia, the novelist and critic, was more of an observer. She "experienced 'profound' pleasure...
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Bob Franken: Bitter, nasty medicine

...something you don't understand about 'no questions.'"Christie seems to snarl a lot. He's the guy who told a persistent critic at a ceremonial gathering to "sit down and shut up." This is the same Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, who believes...

...and critics of the government. For example, this year it sentenced a revered Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a vocal critic of the government, to death for sedition and sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer, Waleed Abul-Khair, to 15 years...


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