Splitting Hairs in a Multi-Cultural School

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*+-Walter Brasch: Students can only have “natural hair color.” They can dye their hair honey blonde or raven, and highlights and lowlights in female hair are also acceptable. But a blue streak? No way.

Open Letter to President Obama Post-S&P’s Credit Rating Downgrade

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*+-Lucia Brawley: I will fight for you in the upcoming campaign with everything I have, in order to prevent a Republican, or unthinkably, a Tea Party candidate from winning the presidency. But in order to fight for you again, I have to know you’re fighting for Bianca and me. Because if not you, then who?

Veterans Day: Dusty, Faded Surprise

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*+-But I remember him– every time a street person asks for money (I always give), when a man holds up a cardboard sign reading something like “Viet Nam vet. Will work for food,” when news stories cover veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, struggling to cope with crippling injuries and PTSD.

An Ol’ Dear at Ol’ Miss

*+-The first televised generational arm-wrestling match is over. For the right was John McCain, the Grand Ol’ Party’s Grand Ol’ Man. An Ol’ Dear at Ol’ Miss. I bet the GOP wishes that Old wasn’t their middle name!