Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.
As Social Security turns 80 this year, we celebrate it as the nation's most successful anti-poverty program in history. In 80 years, it has lifted millions of our families out of poverty and never missed a payment. But millions of the seniors in our communities still live in poverty today.
If everyone bred like the Octomom, the population would double every 11 years!* In less than 50 years, then, the population would be 16 times the current bloated level. And you think your ride to work is congested now?
Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln all lived in Illinois before they made the White House their home. However, some candidates were not so lucky, and many of these Illinoisans' names have been lost to history.
In the latest poll, Donald Trump leads the pack of announced Republican presidential candidates. This should surprise no one, least of all his Republican challengers. The Republican Party created the water in which Trump swims, much as it spawned the Tea Party which it now sometimes regrets.
There is a deep sadness that won't leave me. It dogs my steps. Similar to the days surrounding the Newtown massacre of first graders almost three years ago, I feel bereft of any joy when I live in a world where what happened in Charleston last Wednesday took place.
Two days after the tragic church shooting in South Carolina, Senator Cruz made some comments about gun control that many felt was in poor taste. In the clip below, I ask him to explain. His answer might surprise you.
He dodges around the science and refuses to offer a single plan. This bobbing and weaving may leave some GOP heads spinning. Conservatives will want more forthright climate denial, while the half of all Republicans who favor government limits on carbon pollution support acting on climate.