So given that we've allowed ourselves to become a country with such tremendous educational disparities, can we really sit back and pretend to be shocked by this turn of events? To act like it's not decades of poor social policy finally catching up to us?
For some time now, there has been a constant stream of nonsensical assertions about the nature of and proposed course for America's future, from people in political and business "spheres of influence."
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It's been a year since my niece, Becca, was murdered in her college room by the guy she'd just broken up with. A year since he shot her to death in her sleep then turned the gun on himself -- another "good guy with a gun" who wasn't.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently proposed increased early screenings and more resources for treating autism.
Recent rule changes by state Republicans had some political junkies thinking Colorado would be sidestepped by GOP presidential candidates. But the cl...
As Trump grabs headlines saying he won't participate, we have to wonder what will be interesting during this debate if he isn't there to stir things up. Will it be the most civil debate all year?
It is utterly ridiculous that Trump is throwing such a hissy-fit over Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host and debate moderator, merely because she asked him a question that he didn't like in a prior debate.
Donald Trump's assertion that he could stand on Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and his groupies would still support him, was met with outrage on the part of other Republican Presidential wannabees.
After Fox News' refusal to remove anchor Megyn Kelly from the Thursday Presidential debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump ran all the way home crying and locked himself in his room, which he has refused to leave.
Donald Trump's language, although less consistently anti-government than Ted Cruz's, is something new and strange. That is part of his unsettling novelty.
Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.
After careful consideration and analysis of the top ten Republican presidential candidates' websites, it was clear that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio owns the best of them all. But what about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley? Their report cards are about to be delivered.
Turn on the news on any given day - but especially during an election - and you're likely to see and hear confrontation between Democrats and Republicans. News stories about stark disagreements in Congress, negative campaign ads, statements by politicians that sharply criticize the other party, and commentary by political pundits all point in one direction: there is little hope that the Democrats and Republicans can ever agree on anything. Moreover, not only do partisans disagree, but they are also very angry - mostly at each other.
In recent elections the gender numbers are moving against the GOP. Even with a female running mate, Republican presidential nominee John McCain lost women to Obama by seven percentage points; four years later, Republican challenger Mitt Romney lost them by 12 percentage points.