Kids who use abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and other nonstandard language tools in their text messages to each other aren’t hurting their language and reading skills, according to a newly…

Study confirms TXT SPK doesn't hurt kids' language skills – Ars Technica

While some of the projects in the [stimulus] bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes … $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of…

Jindal Versus the Volcano

Shared by trygve Ha! That’s my alma matter, losing to fifth graders! ;-) Okay.  This is just fabulous…a group of 5th grade girls beat a group of college students in an egg-drop contest. …

5th Graders Best College Students in Egg-drop Contest

Shared by V Holy correct accounting, batman! By stopping accounting gimmicks that make deficit projections look smaller, the budget will appear $2.7 trillion deeper in debt over the next decade,…

Obama Bans Gimmicks, and Deficit Will Rise – NYTimes.com