Sometimes classroom educators must use their "Teacher Voice" to restore sanity. That's what is happening in Chicago, where striking public school teachers are shouting "enough is enough" to test-driven school reform schemes.
Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.
Something about Fred Thompson's life mirrors the greatness of America -- how ordinary men and women answer the call to service. He was willing to serve, of course, but not obsessed by the need for power.
Sarah Palin's Twitter account has been rich fodder this week for those of us who enjoy that lazy summer pastime of rolling our eyes at ex-half-governors who believe they have something to add to the national discourse via social media.