Quantcast

Opinion / Columnist

Subscribe

School vouchers still don’t work, despite what Trump and DeVos think

This would put taxpayers on the hook for bankrolling private schools, with vouchers as the ticket to entry. This is the ultimate example of proclaiming that education is for sale — with the seller being the White House.

More than one nightmare in NYPD slaying

The slaying of veteran NYPD officer and mother of three Miosotis Familia is a nightmare for reasons that go beyond her hideous and heart-breaking murder.

Trump’s ugly mid-year report on civil rights

Trump’s ugly mid-year record on civil rights tells exactly what the horrific outcome could be. It won’t get any prettier.

Campbell: Mentoring key to student success

Research has shown that without proper support structures in school, students are less likely to graduate and continue their education.

Why do we get so worked up over the n word?

TV host Bill Maher intemperately uses the N word. Then a pack of black celebrities and academics feverishly debate the propriety of it. And then everyone within and without earshot is off to the races endlessly chattering about it. I’ve ...

Brighton High teacher says resources matter

Turnaround schools are intended to accelerate school improvement through a menu of strategies. However, our state’s accountability system disproportionately places schools serving high levels of English Language Learners, special needs students, and over-age students in turnaround status.

Republicans put Americans’ health care in jeopardy

There are the 24 million people who stand to lose their health care if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and replaced by the Republican health plan proposal as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.

Comey isn’t the reason Trump is the GOP’s Nixon Nightmare

The Trump taint, as with Nixon, wreaks havoc on the GOP’s image and especially its hell-bent legislative drive to wipe off the map every vestige of the eight years of the Obama administration accomplishments.

Guess who Sessions’ war on drugs will target?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official. The federal government will now reboot its war on drugs. The official word came down in the form of memos from Sessions that ordered federal prosecutors to cease and desist on the soft ...

The unintended consequences of hate

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 867 hate incidents in the ten days after Trump’s win in November. The advocacy group South Asians Leading Together (SAALT) put out a report in January that documented 207 hate incidents ...

House tax plan does not stop the gaming

There is no economic justification behind the special treatment of multinationals. We should also tighten rules to prohibit inversions and ensure companies are playing by the rules by publicly reporting — country-by-country — their profits, taxes paid, and certain operations. ...

The worst presidential 100 days ever

Trump, number 45, got one thing right about the media-hyped, first-hundred-days presidential measuring stick. It’s a silly measure. In fact, presidents from John F. Kennedy to Obama have derided the hundred-day fetish and correctly noted that the far better to ...

O’Reilly got the boot for being a sexual reprobate, but not for being anti-black

Routine racist slurs before millions of viewers also should be instant cause for an O’Reilly to be jerked from the air. This wasn’t the case, and it reinforces the age-old line that a rich, white guy can say whatever he ...

Why the friendly skies aren’t so friendly to the Dr. David Daos

Louisville MD David Dao has so far taken the high road in the furor over his getting mauled, manhandled, and then summarily booted from a United Airlines flight. He has expressed thanks and appreciation to the thousands who have cheered ...

You can kiss any discrimination cases goodbye with a Gorsuch Supreme Court

The anti-labor, pro-business, blind eye toward discrimination rulings, dissents, opinions and writings of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch have been well documented. But here’s a brief recap. Between 2007 and 2016, in ten of 14 cases involving discrimination, he shot ...

Previous