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The Constitutional Work-Around for Term Limits
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The Constitutional Work-Around for Term Limits

I've always wondered why the National Education Association (NEA) and the country club conservatives in the Republican House and Senate leadership aren't allies, instead of enemies. Both organizations use the same tired talking points to defend inert members f...
Who Controls Your Kids’ Lives?
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Who Controls Your Kids’ Lives?

Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. "My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do," Gramm once said to a woman. "No, you don't," ...
Educational Fraud Continues
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Educational Fraud Continues

Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka The Nation's Report Card, was released. It's not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among bla...
The Fall of James Comey
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The Fall of James Comey

I originally assumed that former FBI Director James Comey is an honorable and truthful man who was striving to be objective and avoid undue political influence. He has earned my change of mind. Our law enforcement and judicial institutions should operate, t...
If You Don’t Agree With Me, You’re a Racist Who Likes Death Threats
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If You Don’t Agree With Me, You’re a Racist Who Likes Death Threats

On Monday, George Yancy, a black professor of philosophy at Emory University, wrote a lengthy piece in The New York Times detailing the awful death threats he has received from white racists. I can sympathize — throughout 2016, I received my fair share of deat...
Mr. President: Fire Them Before They Fire You
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Mr. President: Fire Them Before They Fire You

In his first 15 months, President Donald Trump has fired more administration officials than many Presidents do in an entire term. At this point, it is essential that he use hisThe Apprenticetag line “You’re Fired,” for three more Department of Justice official...
BBC News, Washington, joins the American liberal media in yellow journalism!
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BBC News, Washington, joins the American liberal media in yellow journalism!

For many years, I have had respect for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as an informative and balanced international news service, at least when compared to the biased U.S. liberal media. And I still do when reading reports about the Middle East, Lat...
The Death of the DOJ and the FBI
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The Death of the DOJ and the FBI

This week, the FBI raided the office, hotel room and home of President Trump's personal attorney and self-described "fixer," Michael Cohen. According to various media reports, the Department of Justice signed off on a warrant for the search; presumably, the la...
Has the War Party Hooked Trump?
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Has the War Party Hooked Trump?

With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, "Animal Assad," ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner. "Many dead, including women and ch...
Michelle Obama: Hillary was the best qualified candidate in history
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Michelle Obama: Hillary was the best qualified candidate in history

At the Simmons College leadership conference in Boston on Thursday, former first lady Michelle Obama praised her husband’s presidency while taking a veiled swipe at the current occupant of the White House. She said that her husband’s administration was “like h...