Published: Sat, Apr 27, 2013
Fresh off our annual lottery -- which saw 1,000 applications for 30 open spots -- I found myself thinking about the skills students will need for success as adults. Years of experience working to improve conditions for children and families informed my answer to this. I also have weighed years...
Published: Thu, Apr 25, 2013
Susan Patton's controversial letter to the Daily Princetonian advising Princeton women to search for husbands while on campus may encourage more college women to focus on dating and finding a man. But what happens to the college woman who hasn't found someone by senior year? Some such women...
Updated: Thu, Apr 25, 2013
Since 9/11, we have turned ourselves inside out to prevent terror attacks. We went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. We created the Department of Homeland Security and all its trappings, including the Transportation Security Administration, and told U.S. intelligence agencies to share...
Published: Wed, Apr 24, 2013
"Totally bogus." That's how Joe Davis, environmental journalist and director of the Society of Environmental Journalists' WatchDog Project, describes "the concerns over fake emails." By this, he means efforts by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other groups to force the Environmental...
Updated: Tue, Apr 23, 2013
In Buckley, the [U.S. Supreme] Court said that corruption arises when "contributions are given to secure a political quid pro quo from current and potential office holders, the integrity of our system of representative democracy is undermined." Campaign contributions show support for a...
Published: Thu, Apr 18, 2013
British Web engineer Simon Holliday operates a word association website. The site gives you a word and asks you to type in the first thing that comes to mind. The statistics for the word "immigrant" are revealing. The most common user entry is "illegal." The second is "Mexican." This probably...
John V. LaBaume
Published: Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King won a Pulitzer "for his against-the-grain columns that speak to people in power with ferocity and wisdom." Throughout 1990's, as Marion Barry fanned the flames of racial resentment, King consistently, and often eloquently, called him out. So when King...
Updated: Sun, Apr 14, 2013
Charities and other nonprofit institutions perform a vast array of altruistic works yielding benefits for both the direct beneficiaries and for society writ large. Current proposals to change the favorable tax treatment of private giving, and larger proposals to reform the federal tax system,...
Published: Thu, Apr 11, 2013
Despite objections by members of Congress and the American people, President Obama is headed down a dangerous road by providing sequester-era stimulus for radical, anti-American foreign governments. Obama is sending nearly $500 million to the terrorist-led Palestinian Authority and $250...
David S. Kerr
Published: Wed, Apr 10, 2013
There is a faded blue rosette above my desk. In the middle of this staple of British campaigning, which when I wore it made me feel like I had won the pie-eating contest at the county fair, is a vintage campaign button that says "Love Maggie." I wore it when I was working for Margaret...