Monthly Archives: June 2013

Five Ideas for Education Reform

The topic of education reform seems to be highly politicized. I know what you’re thinking:  If you’re a Republican, you’re probably screaming about vouchers and standardized testing in your head, right now.  If you’re a Democrat, you’re probably screaming about, … Continue reading

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At the Intersection of Gay Rights Boulevard and Religious Freedom Way

In the wake of this week’s landmark decisions by the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and invalidating legal challenges to uphold California’s Proposition 8, the LGBT community is celebrating loudly and proudly.  The cause of … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking, Defined

I had a long — very, very long — talk with my brother recently.  It all started when my brother took issue with something that a public official said.  There was just one problem:  The public official in question hadn’t actually said anything like … Continue reading

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Whistleblower, My Ass

Do you think Edward Snowden is some kind of hero?  Do you think Private Bradley Manning is a martyr to some cause?  Do you think them brave for standing up to the government?  Think again.  These kids don’t deserve your respect, your … Continue reading

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Myths and Facts about Government Employees

There’s been a lot of politicization of late about government employees.  It seems that all people, but particularly the right, are confused about who we are, what we do, what we get paid, how we can be disciplined, and what … Continue reading

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