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Commentary

Why great teachers matter to low-income students

April 19, 2010

In the debate over how to fix American public education, many believe that schools alone cannot overcome the impact that economic disadvantage has on a child, that life outcomes are fixed by poverty and family circumstances, and that education doesn’t work until other problems are solved.

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State legislators and physicians discuss health-care under Obama

April 1, 2010

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) and the National Medical Association (NMA) met in Virginia for the first day of a series of panel discussions between state legislators, physicians and other health care professionals at the Eleventh National Colloquium on African-American Health (NCAAH).

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Guest Editorial: Corbett’s folly

March 29, 2010

By glomming on to the Republican-led court battle to block the historic health-care overhaul President Obama signed into law last Tuesday, Attorney General Tom Corbett has lined up against the best interests of most Pennsylvanians.

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Oh, the hypocrisy!!

March 14, 2010

Whenever Palin opens her mouth, it becomes a font of ridiculousness—like the time during the 2008 campaign when she couldn’t answer a 3rd grader’s question regarding the role of the vice-president; or her reference to ‘the Department of Law’, a federal agency that doesn’t exist; or the time she…

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Blowing off tea baggers as racist misses the point

March 4, 2010

The new political article of faith is that tea baggers are blatant or closet racists. MSNBC’s Keith Olberman, Meghan McCain, and Captain Marvel Comics Captain America and his black sidekick Falcon, are the latest to poke fun at and pick a fight with the tea baggers over their alleged serial racism.

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45 years later: Remembering the impact of Malcolm X

February 27, 2010

It was February 25, 1965, and I was nine years old. My father was intently listening to a radio broadcast which I really couldn’t hear, and besides, I was too involved in playing with the dye-cast metal Texaco tanker truck I got for Christmas.

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Palin is Obama’s secret weapon

February 22, 2010

Sarah Palin may turn out to be Obama’s greatest political asset. Polls show that Obama is the most polarizing Democrat since Truman. Palin, in turn, is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.

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