While I recognize that there are legitimate concerns regarding the use of public funds for these charter schools... it seems that at the heart of this is an undercurrent of phobia about Islamic teaching in America.
While the kerfuffle over whether the Bachmann Newsweek cover is sexist flaps on, here's where the real sexist talk is going on: in the Obama camp. We'...
Perry's comments about Ben Bernanke were unpresidential. More importantly for a candidate who professes that he is called by God to run for the presidency, his comments were un-Christian.
Hilary Rosen & Kellyanne Conway debate who gets credit for our credit downgrade -- a hell-no Tea Party or a big-spending president? Then, are Perry & Bachmann creating a religious test 60 years after Kennedy's Catholicism didn't?
Bachmann is an excellent speaker. She makes what she says sound reasonable, even when it patently isn't. And one of the primary ways in which she does this is by channeling others' anger without internalizing it.
Michele Bachmann could just as easily have been photographed in a camouflage bikini holding an assault rifle, or biting the heads off chickens at a Klan rally. No photo-op can eclipse Bachmann's own words in accentuating her inherent craziness.
To all those Republicans lamenting the Bachmann imagery, I have to say: "Wait a minute. You started this." When Sarah Palin strode on the convention nominating stage with her tight skirt and traditional values, the fellas on the right said "We're on to something here."
When we see an executive featured in a corporate scandal, it's usually because they became addicted to success. And sooner or later, this addiction consumed them.
Every so often, I step back to see what staunch proponents of "corporate reform" are saying now. Maybe there's new evidence? Maybe I've missed some ...
Bill Clinton's Newsweek cover story shows that the man has long been convinced that there is no problem or contradiction of his that cannot be simply plastered over with blather. Sadly, he may be right.
As unemployment, gas and grocery prices are on the rise, so are people's levels of anger, anxiety and frustration.
Data-driven "reform" seems very rational, and not inhumane, from 30,000 feet above our schools and families.
Pakistanis may hail A.Q. Khan as the father of the "Islamic bomb," but what is generally not mentioned is that his PhD is in metallurgical engineering. He was not involved with the actual design, development and testing of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
Once we reject the silver bullets proposed by "the billionaires boys club," we can commit to a humane vision of school improvement that respects the dignity of teachers and students.
While some have turned the photo into a meme, others have reflected on its significance, particularly Obama's and Hillary Clinton's expressions.