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  • Recruiting excellent teachers requires more than same old soft-soap

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • Imagine if Republicans actually cared about health care

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill -- and the rest of us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers...
  • Fred Phelps was the best argument against his cause

    Fred Phelps once told me, "I'm the best friend that homosexuals have." In a way, he had a point. Although it is only now, almost 21 years later to the day and with the news of Phelps' death all over the Internet, that I'd concede it. He told me this...
  • Changes to SAT will even out playing field

    The College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the once pre-eminent college entrance exam, has announced several major changes to the exam and the way it is scored. Which of the following statements describes its motivation? A. It's a...
  • Congress hard at work at nothing at all

    Sadly, the American public does not have a thunderbolt to throw at Congress to get its members to quit acting like petulant children and focus on doing the work of the nation. In their latest tantrum, House Republicans passed a measure to sue President...
  • Trying 'El Chapo': Let's let Mexico handle this

    Mexico got its man. Now the question is whether it can keep him. The trophy is Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Mexican Marines arrested him February 22 in the port city of Mazatlan, in a beachfront condo -- reportedly without...
  • Seriously, what is wrong with Kansas?

    Kansas might as well start producing "Only Heterosexuals Served Here" signs for businesses and government offices. A bill that sailed through the state's House of Representatives tells Kansans: You can be as discriminatory as you like against homosexuals...
  • It's time for a raise, America!

    Why on earth would anybody oppose raising the minimum wage in America to 10 bucks an hour -- a level no working adult would recognize as livin' large? I can think of two reasons. Actually, there are three, considering that President Barack Obama has come...
  • Gender pay equity: Yeah, it's still a problem

    Everybody knows that women commonly get paid less than their male counterparts to do the same work. But does that hold true for highly educated women in the upper reaches of corporate management, including Mary Barra, whom Fortune Magazine ranked No. 1 in...