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As the One Percent Insulates Itself and Buys Political Power, Public Education Suffers

One of the things that has struck me about National Public Radio’s three week series on public school finance equity is that it is providing refreshing widespread coverage about the most necessary of basic subjects: how to fund the schools that serve the mass of children across America.  968 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Political Correctness or Decency?

Thomas B. Edsall‘s essay, “Trump, Obama, and the Assault on Political Correctness“, wanders through the issue of political correctness and the literal changes occurring — some of them abruptly — in… 334 more words


Donald Trump. Again.

I know, I know, I don’t like blogging about Donald Trump either, but he hasn’t gone away yet, so I suppose that we cannot ignore him, much as I would like to. 1,016 more words

Trump and Republicans

Thomas Edsall defines Trump’s single-issue constituency and their demography on today’s NY Times op ed page (“Donald Trump Understands Republicans“). What he understands is that the party’s latent Nativism trumps the rest of its ideolog(ies). 223 more words


Missed it by that much. The Left almost understands Pro-Lifers.

Today was an article by Thomas Edsall in the New York Times.

Edsall is a hard Bernie Sanders type liberal, which makes him a hard read for me.  696 more words

Social Issues

The Housing Segregation Conundrum

I live in a city that is often called “the most racially segregated city in America.” I’ve heard a few different definitions of what that means but the best one explains that in no other city in America does black so thoroughly and consistenly mean “poor,” and white so thoroughly and consistently equate with “middle class or wealthy.” I think about segregation and it’s complicated cousin, gentrification, a fair amount, especially as they relate to housing and homelessness. 2,038 more words

Justice For The City