10 Requests to the Press

Please stop reaching for false equivalencies in an effort to appear unbiased. You’re not being biased when you acknowledge that something bad is

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We need a Secretary who will reform the Department of Education, not gut the public school

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Hot Air and the Media

This morning, NPR reporter Steve Inskeep spoke the words “Donald Trump” and stopped. After a pause, he said, “That’s it. That’s all I need to say. You know you’re interested.”
I have news for Steve Inskeep, NPR, CBS, and all the other alphabetical purveyors of what is supposed to be news.
Many media consumers are interested in

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The Geography Teacher Made a Poor Choice

Although my own family tends to regard me as a bleeding-heart-liberal, I cannot agree with the knee-jerk reaction from liberals regarding the community outcry in Staunton, Virginia about a public school teacher’s assignment to write the Islamic statement of faith, the shahad, in Arabic letters.
The bulk of the comments in defense of the assignment imply

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A Whole Year To Go!

This morning I heard something very discouraging on the radio. The presidential election is still one year away.
Twelve more months of dreary election coverage.
I have two suggestions for the news media.
1. From today until October 1, 2016, limit election coverage to one story per candidate per week.
2. Instead of reporting the non-issues and personal attacks

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Three Cheers for Lily Garcia

If anyone had asked me which union had more backbone, NEA (National Education Association) or AFT (American Federation of Teachers), I would have replied, “AFT, hands down.”
I’ve long felt that NEA leaders and members tended to be mealy-mouthed clones who meekly follow the latest directives handed down by theorists and bureaucrats who know more about

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