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How do we save education?

(By Jay Ambrose, '76 Contributor) Go back a bit and there was President Barack Obama promising us educational utopia. Then move forward some and what you have is a hugely expensive, bureaucratically dumbfounding mix of

Gun control not the answer to shooting deaths

(By Jay Ambrose, '76 Contributor) It loosened them up some last year, but Russia has had strict gun laws for decades and currently boasts as few as 13 million civilian-owned firearms. That compares to something

Much atheistic ado about nothing

(By Jay Ambrose, '76 Contributor) There’s a New Yorker article that has a provocative title — “All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists” — but reading the piece makes you think something else, namely that all

Workers get new rights in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has signed a measure freeing workers in his state from having to pay union dues if they want to keep their jobs, naturally enough upsetting labor honchos wanting to grab

An Obama legacy of less freedom and more danger?

As the last two years of his tenure move toward their conclusion, President Barack Obama’s increasingly probable legacy — on top of the much-discussed debt he will leave to punish future generations — could be

How Washington can help the poor this Christmas

In this holiday season, let’s suppose what might strike some as a miracle, that our Democratic president and a Republican Congress will soon join forces to do something wondrously humane. Let’s suppose they agree to

It’s time for Barack Obama to listen

It’s a bit astonishing to think about, but President Barack Obama has now been criticized by three secretaries of defense and one secretary of state who served under him. And, while the message may sometimes

Signs of Healing in Ferguson

We’ve had plenty of rhetorical villains since the fatal police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, little more than grandstanders stirring up fear in vengeful tones. And we’ve had violence and looting, mostly

Jeffco dramatizes US schools’ history deficit

(Centennial Fellow) Refuse to think, assume the worst, overreact, disregard laws and rules and then pronounce yourself someone standing up for the best in education. That’s what we’ve recently witnessed in Colorado’s Jefferson County, the