The gotcha culture of the media in Washington and elsewhere is occasionally mildly entertaining. But at an event where many people have gone to such great lengths to do something good, what could be more unseemly?
Something has broken apart in our society. While testing is a reasonable component of the education process, pretending that evaluation is a hard science -- that you can reduce a child's mental growth to a statistic -- is not.
The whole city seemed like a walking party to our eighteen year old sensibilities. It did not take me more than a couple of days to realize that New Orleans held for me the best of original American culture.
Social media is great for meeting people in a given field, but it's nice to get out. I've met quality contacts at live events this year, and it's more fun and lively to engage with people and communities in person.
After years of clearly destructive consolidation and lawsuits, the FCC will hold a public hearing next week to debate modifying the existing anti-trust regulations for print and broadcast outlets. Does any of this matter any more?
Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.
While the recent spate of Rahm Emanuel profiles offer some insight into the workings of the Obama presidency, they're simply not interesting. They reveal more about the media than our current political predicament.