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  • Consolidation by starvation 9/16/2014

    I am sitting at my home office in my nine-county legislative district and pondering the recent controversy about forced school consolidation and who m ...

  • School mergers tricky 9/16/2014

    This school district consolidation issue is one of those hot button topics that on its face seems simple, if you don't look at it very long or critica ...

  • Abuse video revealed nothing we didn't know 9/15/2014

    Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: Can we stop pretending we know something now we didn't before about what ...

  • Lessons from 13 years ago 9/15/2014

    It seems like yesterday. And yet, so much was different. My kids were little. I still felt young. We were all so naive. Oh, of course we knew the ...

  • The zero option 9/14/2014

    Frustration with political candidates is nothing new. For decades, political science's truism about Congress held: People hated the institution but lo ...

  • Why branding ISIS matters 9/14/2014

    "ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State -- or whatever you want to call it." That's how one NPR reporter referred to the new face of terror last week as the Unit ...

  • Favors and loot for sale 9/12/2014

    At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that h ...

  • The 'college experience' 9/12/2014

    Across the United States, public universities are focusing on providing resident students with the "college experience." With the movement to present ...

  • Hold on, Mr. President 9/11/2014

    "Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?" asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the ...

  • The day the world stood still 9/11/2014

    September in New York City can be one of the best months of the year. The searing heat of summer has past, the evenings start getting cooler, and in t ...

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