This being just five days into the new year, I hate to start off with some negative complaints, especially because my unhappiness has to do with the incomplete reporting.
Will de Blasio/Fariña schools be substantially different from Bloomberg/Klein/Walcott schools? As Randy Newman sings in the opening to every show in the Monk detective series, "I may be wrong now, but I don't think so!"
Reform advocates have long suggested that getting folks out of the ranks of the uninsured should cut down on visits to the ER for noncritical medical care. An Oregon study, which was published in the journal Science, would seem to disprove that theory.
It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.
The New York Times' recent, front-page, lead article on mental illness and guns, followed by its editorial a week later, could have benefited from a more nuanced and deeper understanding of the issues that have an impact on the studies involving those with a serious mental illness.
Sometimes the forces in a country, be it corruption in the political classes or bad grammar in the national press, provoke a revolution. And sometimes, when it appears the revolution will exhaust itself before ever beginning, the computer servers in India for "getmeoutofhere.com" will crash.
Today's editorial peons slink and scurry about because they know the grim reapers from corporate are drawing up the next list of writers to "trim and prune" in their ever increasing drive for editorial "efficiency."
It's not just about educating teachers. It's also about the performance of our students' students, the efficacy of our education system and what we can do as educators and teachers to improve that.
It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.
If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.
The New York Times has assigned Michael Barbaro to cover New Jersey Governor and presumed 2016 candidate Chris Christie.
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