If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and -poor.Read More
Because I live in Houston, I sometimes forget that I live in Texas. Houston is liberal; the city has an openly lesbian mayor. Houston is diverse; it is a majority-minority city. Houston is multicultural; I can go to the local supermarket and see women wearing burkas and even veils.Read More »
f u cn rd ths, u cn bcm a sec & gt a gd jb w hi pa. You can tell that’s not a text message. When secretaries were getting good jobs for high pay, no one was texting.Read More »
Education is a promise to our children. It is heartbreaking when that promise is broken. On a hill overlooking Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, PA, four miles from the eponymous river, stands Susquehanna Township High School, where hundreds of broken-hearted students, parents and teachers gathered on Sept. 23 to ask why…Read More »
Tuesday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal carried a disturbing opinion piece by Jonathan Jacobs titled, “As Education Declines, So Does Civic Culture.” Mr. Jacobs is chairman of the Department of Philosophy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Mr. Jacobs maintains that the inability of so many college students today to think clearly and to construct logical arguments will not only dim their chances for success in the future…Read More »
Here’s the irony of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent: he hails himself as an economic savior because he knows how to create jobs, yet many of the jobs he had a hand in creating through his work at Bain Capital fall right into that 47 percent.
To Mitt Romney, the very workers he claims as part of his success story are precisely those he disparages for not paying income taxes and for taking more than they give back to society.
In effect, if Romney follows his own logic, he is far more a part of the problem than he is the solution.Read More »
On August 23, I joined with over 120 Eagle Scouts and returned my Eagle badge in protest over the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to reaffirm its ban on openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders.Read More »
Democrats attempting to paint Paul Ryan as a slavish devotee of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand may see their efforts backfire. In the first place, while Ryan has praised Rand’s defense of the free market, he’s a former alter boy who has made it clear that he rejects Rand’s atheism and is closer to St. Thomas Aquinas when it comes to questions on the meaning of life. So identifying Ryan with Ayn may not be as easy as they think.Read More »