The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested interests. And 50 years on, it is pertinent to today’s political debates about class and social mobility. So, let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, sociologist James Coleman, author of the study “Equality of Educational Opportunity.”
He can’t do it, Republicans. It’s time for you to admit that Donald Trump is incapable of even pretending to be an acceptable candidate for president. The question is which side of history you want to be on.
In this state we wrote a lot of our land-use laws in the early 1990s, when urban sprawl made us queasy and a suburb under construction filled all reasonable people with foreboding. Our precious vacant land and orchards would disappear under McMansions and junipers, we feared. The valley we loved for its pastoral beauty, the very reason many of us moved to this place, would be subdivided out of existence.
MANSFIELD — Professional educators should be part of guiding local schools. Employees should have a system that addresses bargaining in an agreeable manner and have a workplace advocate who can address the friction that occasionally arises in any workplace.
The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have to criminalize politics.
You can feel it. The wind has come to suck out what little moisture is left in the hills. The grass is tall and drier by the hour. You can smell it, and hear it with every footstep. We make our homes in a landscape primed to explode.
Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a wonderful holiday marked by dear tradition and beloved ritual, because there are few things more worthy of celebration than our national identity and liberty. Hurrah for us. Hurrah for independence. Hurrah for freedom.
The work isn’t glamorous. There aren’t many romantic touches, or picturesque pastoral scenes. The building is utilitarian, gray, with no cute architectural frills, flashing neon or glass office towers.
Given their arrogance, pomposity and habitual absurdities, it is hard not to feel a certain satisfaction with the comeuppance that Brexit has delivered to the unaccountable European Union bureaucrats in Brussels.
Donald Trump is not always wrong. In his Tuesday anti-trade speech in Pennsylvania he offered a reasonable history lesson. Tariffs and protectionism were once political winners, he said, and a real hit with the economic elites.
There has been a consortium of public interest groups working for the past year to save the Peshastin Mill waterfront from development and leave it open for public access. The Complete the Loop Coalition and Trout Unlimited are leading a fund drive to purchase the waterfront so it can be gifted to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to be kept open to the public in perpetuity. We have recently been given a two-month extension to reach our goal to raise the purchase price. So far, over 200 individuals and ...
We are 4,800 miles away from the heart of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and we really have no basis to second guess its voters’ desire to exit the European Union. Our 401(k)s may take a beating, but we don’t have the personal knowledge or experience to make an informed judgment. Our sovereignty is not the issue. Theirs is.
The extremely rare sit-in by Democrats in the House chamber may have been, as Speaker Paul Ryan claimed, a “publicity stunt.” But it was a righteous one that may improve the prospects for meaningful gun control.