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  1. 41 minutes ago on Matt Davies

    You may be correct, but I wish you were not on this point.

  2. 42 minutes ago on Clay Jones

    Psychopaths have no moral character. They lack the empathy to be moral. They can only be made to act morally when it is made clear to them that they will lose if they don’’t. and many cannot even be reached that way (the 35% that make up our prison population).

  3. about 6 hours ago on Steve Kelley

    No. “some people on the left” is not the same as “some people”. You are attributing a position to a group on the basis of political orientation, as you have implicitly excluded anyone right or center.

  4. about 8 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Yep, basically the satisfactory/unsatisfactory system. For individual skills (e.g., the 3 R’s) and projects, it seems to make more sense, but I am not competitive, so maybe I’m not in a position to judge the value of competition.

  5. about 8 hours ago on Steve Kelley

    Then don’t make your posts so partisan,“some people on the left” indeed.

  6. about 10 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Way back in the day when I started elementary school, we had only 2 grades, satisfactory or unsatisfactory, but I don’t think that system lasted long. Competition seems too strongly built in to the US psyche to allow that system to persist. I still think, particularly at the early grades it is an excellent system.

  7. about 10 hours ago on Steve Breen

    I can’t leave the negative comment below as featured comment, so here goes. Mean-spirited comments such as that like dnie below should NEVER be in top position for anything. Please refrain from replying to that post directly. Thank you.

  8. about 10 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Thank you, bill, for showing some real compassion.

  9. about 11 hours ago on Robert Ariail

    McConnell has a soul? I didn’t know that…

  10. about 11 hours ago on ViewsLatinAmerica

    It may be of interest to see how the Catholic membership world-wide has changed over the years:

    While there were dramatic shifts in the regional distribution of the Catholic population between 1910 and 2010, some of this change is due to different rates of overall population growth. Europe, for example, was home to 24% of the people in the world in 1910; as of 2010, just 11% of the world’s population lives in Europe. Meanwhile, Latin America and the Caribbean grew from 4% of the global population in 1910 to 9% in 2010.

    Another way to look at the change between 1910 and 2010 is to compare the portion of each region’s population that is Catholic. Latin America was the most heavily Catholic region in both years, but the share of the region’s population that is Catholic decreased from about 90% in 1910 to 72% in 2010. Meanwhile, Europe’s population went from 44% Catholic to 35% Catholic. While both Latin America and Europe became less heavily Catholic over this period, Latin America – which had much larger population growth – eclipsed Europe to become the region with the largest Catholic population in sheer numbers.