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Bill Gates Calls The Ed Tech Bluff

May 15, 2016 Bill Gates recently shocked a lot of people when he told a room full of educational technology entrepreneurs at the ASU GSV conference in San Diego that educational technology hasn’t really improved... more »»

Restoring US Influence In The Middle East

May 15, 2016 The United States is viewed in the Middle East today as a declining power with a diminished ability to influence events and lead. The Arab states, Turkey and Israel are disturbed by U.S. more »»

Solar Power Investments Don’t Pay Off

May 15, 2016 Ivanpah is a 640,000 megawatt-hour solar farm in California that received $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded federal loans. more »»

How A Popular Provision Is Undermining The ACA Exchanges

May 15, 2016 New warning signs that Humana may be pulling out of the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, coupled with UnitedHealthcare’s recent exits, has reignited the debate about the stability of the... more »»

The Paradox Of Limited Time

May 14, 2016 It’s a rat race out there. People are stressed because they are so busy. Many families have two bread-winners, with some having to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. more »»

‘Old Hickory’ Was A Great American

May 8, 2016 I guess I am supposed to be ashamed of Andrew Jackson. I am not. “Old Hickory” remains among my favorite Presidents. more »»

Schools And Universities Must Make Cybersecurity Education A Priority

May 8, 2016 Cyber-attacks have increasingly become the chosen method of attack against the United States by enemies of our country. more »»

Jeopardizing U.S. Jobs With Tax And Environmental Policies

May 8, 2016 The court battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s “breathtaking expansion” of its powers with the Clean Power Plan also means a renewed spotlight on the Obama administration’s tax and... more »»

Park’s Portrayal Of Perseverance Perfect For Jackson Center Program

May 8, 2016 How do individuals survive in challenging environments? How do culture, time and place influence the development of identity? How does reading from different texts about the same topic build our... more »»

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

May 7, 2016 A picture is worth a thousand words. That well-worn idiom is popular because it is true. more »»

Prendergast Library Must Maintain Funding

May 1, 2016 The James Prendergast Library is one of the crown jewels in the city of Jamestown. The library is much more than a warehouse for books. more »»

AT&T Educates Motorists On Dangers Of Texting While Driving

May 1, 2016 When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. more »»

Personal Care Accounts Can Help People Who Need Time Off From Work

May 1, 2016 Americans are dismayed by stories about parents who can’t afford to take time off from work when a new baby is born or a family member is hospitalize. more »»

Evangelicals Should Beware Trump’s Temptation

May 1, 2016 As much as I’m concerned about authoritarianism outflanking constitutionalism and populism beating out conservatism, it’s the trumping of evangelicals that concerns me most. more »»

Wage Mandates Are Neither Compassionate, Nor Just

April 24, 2016 Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a hastily passed incremental wage hike to eventually bring the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15. more »»

Doubling Minimum Wage Wins Votes, But Will Hurt Economy

April 24, 2016 Arguing that no full-time worker should be paid so little as to live in poverty, Bernie Sanders supports increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. more »»

Public Pensions — The Problem Is Not Just The Benefits

April 24, 2016 It’s been a long recovery for U.S. states and cities, thanks in no small part to the trillions in retirement-benefit debt weighing down their balance sheets. more »»

Are All The Economic Gains Going To The Top 1 Percent?

April 24, 2016 Some on the political left have used analyses by French economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez to argue that the “top 1 percent” have captured all of America’s post-Great Recession economic... more »»

Donald Trump: Viewer Discretion Advised

April 17, 2016 With Donald Trump now such a prominent voice, many of us are confronted with the necessity of explaining him and his behavior to our children. I recently wrote of one such moment. more »»

Flint Is The Canary In Our Nation’s Water Mine

April 17, 2016 In the past, the death of a canary in a coal mine was the indicator of poisonous fumes and for miners to react to a pending emergenc. more »»



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