We lost a skirmish today with the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. But we cannot let our defeats demoralize us into inaction any more than we can permit our victories to lull us into a false sense of security.
By Tamara Enz When I was in third grade, the elementary school principal came into our class to speak with the students. I don’t now remember what the primary reason was for […]
Politicians have always sought the power to control the meaning of language. But now this open warfare has raced past reprehensible to dangerous for democracy. In the vicious descent to American unexceptionalism […]
Roy Spencer’s rant on “global warming Nazis” should have been offensive, but except for one anti-education statement, it was just misguided and sad.
This morning I walked past a man about my age, sixty, who was wearing camouflage and a fatigue-style cap. He had two Bowie knives on his belt and was walking a ferocious-looking […]
Our oldest daughter went to Kenyon College in Ohio, and we’ve always loved the place. Its campus is one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth, especially early […]
GOP convention spared, God turns his judgment on Louisiana: what the hell is He mad about THIS time?
A few days it looked like The Lord Thy God was a’fixin’ to smite the Republican National Convention. Now, though, His Wrath has veered out over open water, picking up steam and drawing […]
<by Rafael Noboa y Rivera Should Penn State’s football program receive the “death penalty”? The NCAA – far more swiftly than most expected – is set to hand down its decision at […]
by Evans Mehew Rifling through Google News this morning, I saw numerous headlines reporting layoffs affecting corporations (HP, Timberland, T-Mobile USA, etc.) and local governments. Spring has sprung, and economic recovery beckons […]
Facebook reminded me of an important lesson this morning. When I was young, I was an idiot. A well-intentioned idiot, to be sure. And in my defense, it must be said that […]