Breaking the Eleventh Commandment

elephant in the room

*+-Tina Dupuy: The Tea Party’s premise is like phoning someone you’re mad at because they won’t call you back and telling them never to call you again. That’ll show ‘em you aren’t crazy!

Why Teachers Unions Matter

teacher and student

*+-Shamus Cooke: The anti-teacher hysteria looks diverse on the surface, but underneath, this public controversy seeks to dislodge teachers unions: the right-wing trashes teachers’ unions outright, while the “liberal” media takes a more subtle, sophisticated approach, blaming the state of public education on “bad teachers” who must be fired and replaced.

Obama Needs a Shot of LBJ

*+-It is way past time for The White House to start playing hardball politics with Congress, and I don’t mean the annoying Chris Mathews version.