U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher sounded the alarm bell a decade ago: childhood obesity was spreading through our nation like an epidemic, jeopardizing the health of our children and threatening to bankrupt our health care system.
We must first recognize that racial inequality in our schools ultimately harms our shared national interest, and then develop a 21st century approach to learning that can address the challenges facing our schools.
Many in the climate skeptics' camp are 'outraged' by the Obama administration. OK, I respect your high standards. In case you missed them, here are two other instances that should spark similar outrage.
With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.
Cities don't need to wait for Washington to solve our problems. They can come up with creative solutions, like we've done in San Francisco when we launched the country's first universal health care program.