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The Road to an Effective Innovation Diplomacy

Robert Hormats | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Robert Hormats

The United States is still an enormous generator of innovation, from which other nations have long benefitted. But we now also have the opportunity to benefit from innovation taking place around the world.

Why the School Turnaround Experiment Is Failing

John Thompson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
John Thompson

For the last 20 years, however, non-educators have rolled the dice in the quest for "transformative change." They have tried to blow up "the status quo" in the faith that something better would naturally emerge.

A Primer for Non-Education Writers

John Thompson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
John Thompson

Education beat writers demonstrate the same excellence as other journalists. The problem is Op Ed columnists and other writers who seem to know no more about schools than what they hear at cocktail parties.

Congress Needs an Adult Conversation About Climate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

We should not be forgiving if Congress fails to protect us from the risk that climate change is not only real, but also a looming global catastrophe. Where is the leadership?

Why the RNC Commission Report Won't Help Future Planners of National Security Special Events

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coleen Rowley

One of the notable aspects of President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington was that, somehow, without tear gas, tasers or thousands of people d...