Belief is great, but infrastructure and safety nets are better. Belief can inspire and motivate, but it won't provide food, clothing, shelter, or medical care when you're sick. Belief doesn't DO anything. My six-year-old mother knew that, Governor Kasich. Why don't you?
Education wars -- two words that should never be strung together -- are far too common in the United States. The primary casualties of such conflicts, as well as of mounting education cuts and misguided "reforms," are our students.
Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful -- isn't even a city, really -- unless it can lay claim to being "vibrant."
I have always clung to my family's history as something that defines me in a way I have yet to understand. I feel ignorant though when people ask when was the last time I visited, because I simply haven't... ever.
StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, records the stories of everyday people, preserving them for future generations at the Library of Congress. The latest, pays tribute to John L. Black, Sr. It's a great tribute to all fathers.
Kremer projects Midwestern values of focusing on the team instead of the individual. He beats a cupcake team by fifty points, but praises the opponent's "hustle" or "fighting spirit." I've tried to get him to trash talk, but Carl is not going to let that happen.