Baseball has a spring in its step as spring approaches, thanks to one of the four most important people in baseball's history: Alexander Joy Cartwright (the genius who in the 1840s placed the bases 90 feet apart), Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and a fan from
The Republican leadership in Congress still hasn't held hearings on why college is so expensive, although I proposed the idea two weeks ago. Going after Big Education is all upside for the GOP. College professors and administrators already vote 98 percent for the Democrats. In fact,
Do you object to the time being taken away from your kids' classroom learning? Are you alarmed by the intrusive data-sharing enabled by assessment-driven special interests? Are you opposed to the usurpation of local control by corporate testing giants and federal lobbyists? You are not
If his recent State of the Union address is any indication, President Obama is living in an alternate universe that bears no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage.
Politicians in both parties need to listen to the answer Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles gave to this question Saturday as he offered a requiem Mass for aborted babies. "If the child in the womb has no right to be born, if the sick
While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf
The greatest tool in the arsenal of demagogues is economic ignorance. Demagogues will claim that corporations should pay their fair share of taxes. The fact of the matter, which even MIT economists understand but might not publicly admit, is corporations do not pay taxes. Only
This is what happens to parties that lose their reason for being: They disintegrate. The modern Republican Party may be in serious danger of falling into that trap. Republican leaders would be wise to take a lesson from the Whig Party if they hope to