Monique Murrieta

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This World Cup makes it official: Cristiano Ronaldo is greater than Lionel Messi

MOSCOW — Cristiano Ronaldo is selfish, arrogant, attention-hungry and in love with himself. Lionel Messi is selfless, humble, team-driven and genuine.<p>That is how the narrative surrounding the undisputed pair of individual kings in modern soccer goes, the perfect plotline with a down-to-earth hero …

Soccer

Ter Stegen: Losing Neymar made Barcelona stronger

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes his side is better off in the wake of Neymar's sensational summer departure, explaining that the …

Soccer

Arsenal: Is Mesut Ozil now a legend?

<b>Mesut Ozil penned a bumper new contract which sees him continue his career at the Emirates until 2021, earning a whopping £350,000 a week in wages.</b> …

Manchester United fans won't like what Cristiano Ronaldo was watching on TV with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

Manchester United fans won't be best pleased when they spot what Cristiano Ronaldo has been watching in his spare time.<p>The Real Madrid forward was …

Stop expelling troublesome pupils to boost league table performance, Chief Inspector says

Stop expelling troublesome pupils to boost league table performance, the chief inspector will say, as she denounces the practise of “off rolling”.<p>Headteachers who try to “game” the system by pushing out youngsters who they fear may drag down the school’s ranking have “lost sight of the purpose of …

The Evolution of American Isolationism

“Isolationism” is a government policy or doctrine of taking no role in the affairs of other nations. A government’s policy of isolationism, which …

29 Classic Movies To Watch In Honor Of Black History Month

From 'The Color Purple' to '13th,' these are required viewing.<p>It’s Black History Month, which means there’s really no better time to see a great film that captures the diverse narratives of black people. In theaters, movies like “Hidden Figures,” “Loving,” and “Fences” are telling little-known …

Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month?

Every February since 1976, the United States has celebrated the achievements of African-Americans during Black History Month. The month-long …

'Why whole-class reading beats a carousel – and seven ways to ensure it is successful'

Each time we open a book with children it is an opportunity to walk into a new world together, to explore the inner workings of great literary minds …

And now, here are just 6 incredible female revolutionaries to inspire you today

We’re calling it: January 21, 2017 is one for the history books. By now, you’ve probably seen the photos of the crowd sizes at the Women’s Marches. …

How I Teach My Students To Be On Guard Against Fake News

We need to teach all students critical thinking skills, and we need to start when they’re young.<p>Telling people I teach a high school course called Theory of Knowledge often ends in the person reflecting that they wished they had been offered such a course. In today’s world of fake news that many …

Lies, insults and exaggerations: A U.S. presidential campaign tradition

This year’s presidential campaign has been described as outrageous, coarse, unfitting of a civilized country. But there might be another way to describe it: thoroughly American.<p>The United States is no stranger to scandalous and strange presidential elections. In fact, they were the norm in the …

How Nat Turner Explained the Slave Rebellion He Led

It was in August of 1831 that Nat Turner led a rebellion of Virginia slaves that left dozens of people dead, including small children. One-hundred …

Black History

The Twenty Years’ War

Two decades ago, Osama bin Laden officially launched al-Qaeda’s struggle against the United States. Neither side has won.<p>Exactly two decades ago, on August 23, 1996, Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. At the time, few people paid much attention. But it was the start of what’s now …

National Security

When Martin Luther King Jr. Came Up Against Chicago Racism

The main goals of the Southern civil rights movement included ending Jim Crow and securing the right of African Americans to vote across the South. …

The Power of Reading Practice on Student Achievement

<i>By Eric Stickney</i><p>Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham once said, “It is virtually impossible to become proficient at a mental task without extended …

Teaching

Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne: Exploring the songs behind the samples

<i>From ‘Otis’ to ‘Who Gon Stop Me’ to the all-conquering ‘Niggas In Paris’, Ye and Jay’s 2011 blockbuster remains an explosive ride. Five years to the</i> …

Rigged Election? A History of Presidential Candidates Who’ve Made Allegations

The current election is not the first time a candidate has charged that the game was rigged. The new book, “Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals …

How America's Puritan Roots Helped Create Its Unforgiving Prison Culture

While I was in Ireland teaching a criminal justice course this past semester, I had the opportunity to take a tour of an Irish prison.<p>The Irish prison service states one of its key missions is to protect human rights: the rights of the public and the rights of the offender. A tour of a …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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Ranking the Magical Food & Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Frozen butterbeer > regular butterbeer.<p><i>It's Road Trip Week at Bon Appétit! Which means every day, we'll be sharing stories about food on the long and lonely highway. Or not so lonely if you grew up traveling across the country in a minivan packed with six of your closest brothers, sisters, friends,</i> …

Capitalism and Democracy [part 1]

Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. …

Globalization

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt – review

An insightful, anecdotal history of the modern Games mixes sport and politics to enjoyable effect<p>My first Olympics was the 1980 Games in Moscow. I didn’t know much about politics or world affairs – to be fair, I wasn’t quite six years old – but I did know the Americans were not competing because of …

'I Accept This Nomination:' Watch the Presidential Nominees Through History

Since the first national political conventions were broadcast in 1924, we’ve heard every presidential candidate—from Calvin Coolidge to John F. …

Hillary Clinton

The deep roots of “white trash” in America: “Not only are we not a post-racial society, we are certainly not a post-class society”

Salon talks to Nancy Isenberg about America’s history of race, class, eugenics and the myth of social mobility<p>Nancy Isenberg’s book “White Trash” begins by looking at the characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both the book and the movie play with the divide between Atticus Finch, who is saintly …

Saddam Was No Enemy of Terrorists

Donald Trump claimed last week that Saddam Hussein, the deceased Iraqi dictator who was deposed from power more than a decade ago, was "so good" at …

The Year the Veepstakes Really Mattered

If you’re seeking the single most consequential VP choice in modern times—one that justifies our “veepstakes” obsession—look to 1944.<p>It’s the topic that will dominate the next three weeks of political coverage—and if history is any guide, it may not matter much at all. “It” is the veepstakes, when …