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  • Do teens still care about World War II?

     Do teens still care about World War II?
    When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
  • Life is a highway with a hairpin happiness curve

    We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival...
  • Our make-it-up world

    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
  • Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

    Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.  What's curious about this is that they seem to...
  • Ethnic aristocracies have no place in modern America

    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....
  • Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good

     Search Firm Faulted For Overlooking 'Ph.D.' Claims In Carter's Past; Says It Will Make Good
    You're in front of a Google search screen. You type in "Terrence Carter" — in quotation marks — and then add Chicago, his hometown. Hit "Enter." On the first page of results there's a link for some speakers' biographies for a 2011...
  • Appetite for condo eateries has vanished

    The restaurant industry is rough enough. It's even rougher when your primary business is real estate during a monster recession. Steve Kodsi found out the hard way last week when he closed two restaurants he operated in the bottom of one of his...
  • Mike London believes that academic powers can win on the field

    Mike London believes that academic powers can win on the field
    - Mike London is used to coaching at academic-oriented schools - The team's second-semester GPA was its best in 10 years - London: Winning is a priority, but so are academics Spare Mike London the trite, tired and patently false notion that the...
  • Top Gun football camp lands in James City County

    Top Gun football camp lands in James City County
    As a former campaign manager for Sen. Bill Bradley and New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio, Doug Berman is no stranger to logistical migraines. This week's Top Gun football camp in James City County figures to further challenge his planning skills. With more than...
  • Restoration Porsche - Part 1

    I became the owner of a 1967 Porsche 912 in March 2009, a few months after my brother Alan died unexpectedly of a heart attack in California, where he lived. At a memorial service for him on the campus of Stanford University, his wife offered me Alan&...