The failures in American education are due to fundamental aspects of American society -- our religiosity, spirituality, and irrationality, and our failure to integrate African-Americans into the mainstream.
Meryl Streep's recent speech pointed out the ridiculous fact that we still don't have an actual National Women's History Museum. The bill that would make it possible has been submitted every year for seven years.
From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.
David Brooks recycled one of those weird ideas that's been buzzing around the mediasphere -- that Obama has so much to worry about with the economic crisis that he cannot possibly have any time or energy to expend on anything else.
The battle over the bailout of some segments of the US auto industry has become increasingly defined in terms of class, but this hides the fact that the same type of players will benefit from both bailouts.