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  • Mother of dying, disabled boy continues fight to opt-out of standardized testing

    Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life. His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Let Kids Solve Their Own Problems

    "Snowplow parents" refers to those who not only hover like helicopter parents but also plow ahead to pre-emptively eliminate any obstacles from their child's path. These are the folks who would like to hand-select their young child's classmates, or...
  • Christie vs. Hillary: Who would win in 2016?

    Christie vs. Hillary: Who would win in 2016?
    New polls are showing that 2016 could provide an interesting presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former senator and onetime White House occupant, and Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor. An NBC poll shows Clinton would...
  • Was U.S. wrong to spy on allies?

    Was U.S. wrong to spy on allies?
    According to news reports based on leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the United States has been spying on allies, including Germany, Spain, France and Brazil. The spying reportedly has gone as far as monitoring the cellphone of German...
  • Edward Snowden breaks silence to declare his mission accomplished

    Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who had been keeping a low profile in Moscow since being granted asylum there in August, has broken out of his seclusion with a lengthy interview with the Washington Post and a recorded television address to be aired in...
  • Should presidents stop pardoning turkeys?

    Should presidents stop pardoning turkeys?
    A tradition -- the president pardoning turkeys from certain death just before Thanksgiving -- has come in for an unusual amount of criticism this year. A Slate.com writer suggests President Obama pardon real people instead of (or in addition to) turkeys....
  • Should Congress raise the debt ceiling right away?

    Should Congress raise the debt ceiling right away?
    The Obama administration says it won’t be able to pay some bills unless it can borrow more money soon. It says the government’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling will be hit by Oct. 17, and it may default on its obligations for the first time ever...
  • Five Super-Size Myths About Obesity

    The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings. 1. If you're obese,...
  • Will Obamacare kill jobs?

    Will Obamacare kill jobs?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A Congressional Budget Office report says that the Affordable Care Act may prompt some people to cut their work hours if they qualify for the health care subsidies. Is...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.  The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...