Brace yourself...this is a big one. Arts education enrichment programs are starting to demonstrate concrete, measurable improvement in student achievement and engagement.
This week, Connecticut won the honor of becoming the first state to pass a law requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled. (The governor has indicated he will sign the bill.) It was really only a matter of time. But how did the small state of Connecticut make this happen?
Entomologist Cole Gilbert finds them "amazing." And after listening to him discourse about the species over lunch late last month, I think I understand why. Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) -- like many of the species Gilbert studies -- are just plain weird.
Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
I'm offering an amendment to the Senate's gun violence prevention measure that would ban high-capacity magazines, a common-sense proposal that a majority of Americans support. Passing this amendment is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.
This was a workmanlike episode, Mad Men moving some plot elements further into place, another chapter in Matt Weiner's novel for television, with some deft direction from series star Jon Hamm.
As you can probably guess, I consider chicken fried steak to be America's single greatest contribution to world cuisine, far outpacing such plebeian fare as hamburgers and Hot Pockets.
Team 26 is wearing Sandy Hook green jerseys that Rider #26 Chris McDonnell added the words and symbols: Hope, Peace, Love. This is all part of the Newtown Effect, and the message continues to spread.
Having covered the spa industry for the past decade, I've had the opportunity to visit spas throughout the world. However, I'm always excited to disco...
The baby needed a name. And, so, Detective Kerry Dalling gave him a name. She called him Baby Victor.
Instead of washing his hands of the process and resigning our budget to an avoidable fate, Mr. Ryan should join with members on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to avoid that outcome.
Insurance companies could do what the government can neither afford nor accomplish -- they could reduce the risk of harm to the rest of us by forcing individual gun owners to act responsibly.
Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Twenty-one first graders pile into a bathroom during a lockdown drill. By: Robyn Gee As recently as a year ag...
As people connect with one another after Newtown, communicate concerns and develop solutions in ways that balance prevention and response, we are strengthening the bond that will help us keep our children safe.
There is a recognition that 2nd Amendment rights, like 1st Amendment and other rights, come with responsibilities and limitations. There is no reason both sides of the gun debate can't support policies that both protect the right to legally own guns, and reduce the likelihood of mass fatalities.