Current Events

Spin Cycle

Author: Howard Kurtz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Current Events

Page: 346

View: 155

The Washington Post's reporter on the media reveals the Clinton Administration's unprecedented efforts to manipulate and manage information about its ongoing scandals
Political Science

Spin Cycle

Author: Jeffrey R. Henig

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 613

One important aim of social science research is to provide unbiased information that can help guide public policies. However, social science is often construed as politics by other means. Nowhere is the polarized nature of social science research more visible than in the heated debate over charter schools. In Spin Cycle, noted political scientist and education expert Jeffrey Henig explores how controversies over the charter school movement illustrate the use and misuse of research in policy debates. Henig's compelling narrative reveals that, despite all of the political maneuvering on the public stage, research on school choice has gradually converged on a number of widely accepted findings. This quiet consensus shows how solid research can supersede partisan cleavages and sensationalized media headlines. In Spin Cycle, Henig draws on extensive interviews with researchers, journalists, and funding agencies on both sides of the debate, as well as data on federal and foundation grants and a close analysis of media coverage, to explore how social science research is "spun" in the public sphere. Henig looks at the consequences of a highly controversial New York Times article that cited evidence of poor test performance among charter school students. The front-page story, based on research findings released by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), sparked an explosive debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. In the ensuing drama, reputable scholars from both ends of the political spectrum launched charges and counter-charges over the research methodology and the implications of the data. Henig uses this political tug-of-war to illustrate broader problems relating to social science: of what relevance is supposedly non-partisan research when findings are wielded as political weapons on both sides of the debate? In the case of charter schools, Henig shows that despite the political posturing in public forums, many researchers have since revised their stances according to accumulating new evidence and have begun to find common ground. Over time, those who favored charter schools were willing to admit that in many instances charter schools are no better than traditional schools. And many who were initially alarmed by the potentially destructive consequences of school choice admitted that their fears were overblown. The core problem, Henig concludes, has less to do with research itself than with the way it is often sensationalized or misrepresented in public discourse. Despite considerable frustration over the politicization of research, until now there has been no systematic analysis of the problem. Spin Cycle provides an engaging narrative and instructive guide with far-reaching implications for the way research is presented to the public. Ultimately, Henig argues, we can do a better job of bringing research to bear on the task of social betterment.
Fiction

Spin Cycle

Author: Elias Souri

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 328

Jonathan Rana has two names. The other name is Qubert Spin, but in truth these names are facetious tags. Qubert is the most descriptive for those who care, and for those who don’t, Jonathan sounds more natural, for one who is unnatural, but invites less curiosity, while the other has a nice spin. In the course of a few years, Qubert came into being, an offspring of so many. Rare was the person who could foresee the outcome of such an eclectic undertaking, but once realized was helpless to convince anyone else. No credible supervisor could claim the existence of an animate computer. Quantum physics is not a hot topic in the culture of today or for that matter of yesterday. All of those sub-atomic particles, actually wave forms, are the same on earth as at the edge of the universe; they undulate and spin. Once enough of those wave forms are regimented into productive alignment, a door will open. Now comes the choice of either crossing the threshold or not. It’s a safe bet what happens next. In this account, there is Qubert, full of human traits, with an ambition for descendants. Cultural forerunners have detractors, hostile and afraid, thus being unique brings great risk, even loathing. In contrast there are others who have no fear, quietly anticipating things to come. Too often there have been attempts to predict the technology of the future, which end as wishful thinking. The safest narrative is to employ predictable human behavior, blend in the technical basics, and the rest will follow. Herein are the basics for the characters to manage thereafter.
Fiction

Spin Cycle

Author: Teresa D. Patterson

Publisher: Teresa D Patterson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 781

An evening of doing laundry turns into pleasure and chaos for middle school teacher, Greta Stevenson and principal, Austin Johnson. When Austin makes a comment about her thong, Greta blushes in embarrassment, but secretly, she's turned on. The more she thinks about Austin, the hotter she gets. Betrayed by her hormones, she finds herself in an uncompromising position on top of a washing machine. While in the throes of passion, the two have no idea their act has been been caught on tape.The videotape falls into the sinister hands of Larry Newsome, another teacher. Since he has a sick obsession for Greta, he tries to use the footage as a way to get her into his bed. He also attempts to blackmail Austin who he considers a weak “pretty boy.”Austin and Greta devise a plan to get the infamous videotape back. When Larry is confronted by Austin and a dangerous woman from his past, will the situation spin out of control?
Family & Relationships

Spin Cycle Stop

Author: Ma Lmft Bob Meade

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 129

One of the most difficult and dangerous things a person can do is to leave an abusive relationship. This book provides insights into what victims go through and the challenges they face to change from "victims" to "survivors." It is filled with real-life stories and experinces as well as quotes from survivors who have made that change. It also provides information the author feels is important not only for the survivor but also for the family, friends and loved ones of those caught up in the frightening, crazy-making world of abusive relationships. The author addresses such issues as: What is domestic violence? Why do victims stay and/or return to the abuser? What are the psychological, emotional and verbal tools the abuser uses to control the victim? What is the worst part of the abuse according to victims? What is the Cycle of Abuse and how does it compare to the Cycle of Respect? Why is it so hard to get away? What is Safety Planning and how can friends, family and loved ones play a big part in it?
Religion

Out of the Spin Cycle

Author: Jen Hatmaker

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 536

What lists and systems and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches, Jesus can accomplish blindfolded. Yes, moms are busy, they need a break, and they'd just like a shower. But they are also strong and brilliant and have the power to move mountains. Author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom's life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. She shows overburdened moms forty things Jesus doesn't expect them to do on their own. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the trap of comparison, this lively Bible teacher brings Jesus's message alive in a format geared to the short moments moms have that can be allotted to reflection. This is a devotional for the woman inside the mom--the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer.
Political Science

Spin Cycle

Author: Jeffrey R. Henig

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

View: 238

One important aim of social science research is to provide unbiased information that can help guide public policies. However, social science is often construed as politics by other means. Nowhere is the polarized nature of social science research more visible than in the heated debate over charter schools. In Spin Cycle, noted political scientist and education expert Jeffrey Henig explores how controversies over the charter school movement illustrate the use and misuse of research in policy debates. Henig's compelling narrative reveals that, despite all of the political maneuvering on the public stage, research on school choice has gradually converged on a number of widely accepted findings. This quiet consensus shows how solid research can supersede partisan cleavages and sensationalized media headlines. In Spin Cycle, Henig draws on extensive interviews with researchers, journalists, and funding agencies on both sides of the debate, as well as data on federal and foundation grants and a close analysis of media coverage, to explore how social science research is "spun" in the public sphere. Henig looks at the consequences of a highly controversial New York Times article that cited evidence of poor test performance among charter school students. The front-page story, based on research findings released by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), sparked an explosive debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. In the ensuing drama, reputable scholars from both ends of the political spectrum launched charges and counter-charges over the research methodology and the implications of the data. Henig uses this political tug-of-war to illustrate broader problems relating to social science: of what relevance is supposedly non-partisan research when findings are wielded as political weapons on both sides of the debate? In the case of charter schools, Henig shows that despite the political posturing in public forums, many researchers have since revised their stances according to accumulating new evidence and have begun to find common ground. Over time, those who favored charter schools were willing to admit that in many instances charter schools are no better than traditional schools. And many who were initially alarmed by the potentially destructive consequences of school choice admitted that their fears were overblown. The core problem, Henig concludes, has less to do with research itself than with the way it is often sensationalized or misrepresented in public discourse. Despite considerable frustration over the politicization of research, until now there has been no systematic analysis of the problem. Spin Cycle provides an engaging narrative and instructive guide with far-reaching implications for the way research is presented to the public. Ultimately, Henig argues, we can do a better job of bringing research to bear on the task of social betterment.
Poetry

Spin Cycle

Author: Chris Stroffolino

Publisher: Spuyten Duyvil

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

View: 102

A unique and extremely valuable work of criticism. It is the first work I know to recognize the gulf between established contemporaries, about whom many of us write, and other, usually younger writers, who have much greater claims to be capturing what might count as 'contemporaneity.' -Charles Altieri.
Fiction

Spin Cycle

Author: Sue Margolis

Publisher: Delta

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 180

Stand-up comedian Rachel Katz finds her life resembles her own punch lines when her husband leaves her for another man, her son obsesses over Barbra Streisand, her boyfriend leaves for South Africa, and a sexy repairman turns her world upside down.
Poetry

Somewhere During the Spin Cycle

Author: Joseph Mills

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

View: 559

The subjects and settings of Joseph Mills' poems range from Laundromats, groceries, and coffee shops, to cemeteries, the stars over the Grand Canyon, and even Purgatory, which is seen as a combination "dry cleaner/car wash." These poems, which deal mainly with traveling and motion, explore the simple encounters that can suggest the complexity of human interactions. In everyday language, the narrator considers topics such as how difficult it can be to find a poem to read at a wedding, what happens when a person drives non-stop from Salt Lake to Chicago, and why it would be convenient if people wore labels like wine bottles, so "we would have a better idea/who might improve with age/and who we should enjoy now."
Family & Relationships

Out of the Spin Cycle

Author: Jen Hatmaker

Publisher: Revell

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 637

A Bible teacher with a keen understanding of women offers forty devotions for moms based on the words and deeds of Jesus.
Fiction

Spin Cycle

Author: Louise Payne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 182

When Sydney is released from a lengthy stay in a psychiatric hospital and into the care of her older sister Naomi, she is far from the woman she used to be. Falling in love is the last thing on her mind until she meets Judas Mendez. A mid-level hustler from East London coming up real quick, and her once warm and humble demeanor is replaced with a shady backstabbing Diva with money and status being her only motive. Back in her old neighborhood the real Sidney finds herself unable to escape the tragic events of her past and she struggles to move forward amidst the multiple personalities that corrupt her mind. She's on the brink of self-destruct when she is reunited with her ride-or-die chicks Brittany and Shelly, and situations heighten when old habits die fast leaving her torn between love, money or friends.
Compulsive behavior

Spin Cycle

Author: Zoe Strachan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Compulsive behavior

Page: 311

View: 118

From the award-winning author of Negative Space, a dark, humorous and wryly compelling story of furtive desires and hidden obsessions Agnes, Siobhan and Myrna all work in their local launderette. Agnes, betrayed by her husband, is fascinated by tales of true crime - particularly the murder of her glamorous cousin Vina, killed years ago. Myrna, meanwhile, dreams of romance but craves sex and money; with mounting debts, she enters a shadowy world fraught with danger. Siobhan, the most reclusive of the three, spends her time conjuring the details of people's lives through their laundry - her fantasies becoming gradually more and more treacherous. Blacker and more ambitious than Negative Space, Zoe Strachan's vibrant second novel is illuminated by her light observational touch, deft characterization and gift for creating - and sustaining - suspense.
Ambition

Spin Cycle

Author: Nick Duerden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ambition

Page: 320

View: 230

Meet Flox and Danny - childhood friends careening towards a stage when lost ambition is coming back to haunt them. Danny has just lost his job to negligence, his mother to cancer and his girlfriend to another man. Flox, meanwhile, is wallowing in the kind of job that transforms tedium into an artform. And across the Atlantic, Mallory Cinnamon, sometime star of Central Park Six, knows that fourteen of her fifteen minutes have expired. Still in her prime, her Sunset Boulevard is setting early. Via a stolen car and a first-class plane ticket, both parties flee to Paris where a chance meeting allows the past to come hurtling back at speed before they take off on an adventure that throws the humdrum of their previous lives into a frantic spin cycle.

Off Balance In The Spin Cycle

Author: Christopher DuQuette

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 152

View: 409

Having spent time caring for my precious wardrobe. observing it process through the modern wash cycle; I've witnessed mechanical malfunctions first-hand. This is when clothes become Off Balance in the Spin Cycle. Nearing the end of a wash sequence typically, when this occurs, the washer rocks violently and requires an adjustment. An off balance spin cycle is usually due to my intention to cut corners to complete necessary but unsatisfying chores more quickly. I overburden the washing machine resulting in a lop-sided load. This directly correlates metaphorically to "life-cycling." Off Balance in the Spin Cycle, shares intimate short stories where addictive influences living in the fast lane resulted in an "off balance lifestyle." The average washing machine spins at 600 to 1400 RPM. Like these machines, many of us live at our ultimate RPM. I know I have. In doing so, we, like our washing machines, cry in despair for balance. We demonstrate to our inner self our need for adjustments to reach our "Chi In Balance." Off Balance in the Life Cycle, shares these personal stories of adversity providing readers a recognition. While running rampant in our world full of menacing obstacles, we learn to overcome them by developing coping skills and in building support networks getting us "in Balance." My hope is for these stories to share a reality and belief we all can open ourselves to cura te ipsum. Heal Thy Self!

Off Balance in the Spin Cycle

Author: Christopher Duquette

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 790

Having spent time caring for my precious wardrobe. observing it process through the modern wash cycle; I've witnessed mechanical malfunctions first-hand. This is when clothes become Off Balance in the Spin Cycle. Nearing the end of a wash sequence typically, when this occurs, the washer rocks violently and requires an adjustment. An off balance spin cycle is usually due to my intention to cut corners to complete necessary but unsatisfying chores more quickly. I overburden the washing machine resulting in a lop-sided load. This directly correlates metaphorically to "life-cycling." Off Balance in the Spin Cycle, shares intimate short stories where addictive influences living in the fast lane resulted in an "off balance lifestyle." The average washing machine spins at 600 to 1400 RPM. Like these machines, many of us live at our ultimate RPM. I know I have. In doing so, we, like our washing machines, cry in despair for balance. We demonstrate to our inner self our need for adjustments to reach our "Chi ~ In Balance." Off Balance in the Life Cycle, shares these personal stories of adversity providing readers a recognition. While running rampant in our world full of menacing obstacles, we learn to overcome them by developing coping skills and in building support networks getting us "in Balance." My hope is for these stories to share a reality and belief we all can open ourselves to cura te ipsum. Heal Thy Self!

Spin Cycle

Author: Mike Schumacher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 265

Since the dawn of time, people have wondered, "Why does he (or she) act that way?" And those who are more self-reflective ask themselves, "Why in the world did I say that (or do that)?" In Spin Cycle, Mike Schumacher and Pat Springle use the three roles in the Drama Triangle to show how and why people react the way they do-especially in times of stress. With compelling stories, a biblical foundation, clear principles, and specific applications, this book clears away the fog of confusion in our relationships so we can be wiser and stronger . . . and we can experience and express genuine love. If difficult relationships are puzzles to be solved-and they are-this book helps people find the pieces and put the puzzle together.

Spin Cycle Series

Author: Tom Wilcox digital

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 768

A beautiful series of rotational fractal images. Tom creates beautiful fractal images that are truly unique and stunning in their design and color. 75 images in the series.