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    Common Core From the Inside

    A few years back, in an effort to supplement by income, I became a substitute teacher and eventually settled into a rather steady calling at a local K-8 elementary school.

    The October 2014 Supreme Court Docket

    The 2014 term of the United States Supreme Court kicks off on Monday, October 6th.  While most Court watchers will be doing so with an eye towards cases making their

    Rand Paul, Voter ID and Racism

    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate recently made some comments regarding voter ID laws which have riled up some conservatives and rightfully so.  As anyone should

    The Complicated Senate Scene

    Sabato’s Crystal Ball had an interesting article about the Senate elections this year and the possibility that we may not really have a clear indication of control of the Senate

    Ray Rice, Shaneen Allen and Chris Christie

    Generally, I would not dedicate a whole diary entry to another person’s entry, but since I (for whatever reason) cannot seem to comment, I feel this is a necessary follow

    How to Win the Non-War on Terrorism

    With ISIL all the rage these days in the media, some of the discussion has descended into the ridiculous and bogged down in semantics.  Is it a “war” or is

    Obama and Silencing Dissent: A Continual American Tradition

    There is much (out)rage against the Obama administration and Democratic efforts to silence political opposition.  Yet, almost from the beginning of this country’s founding as a constitutional democracy, presidents have

    The 2016 Crystal Ball

    Having recently peered into my crystal ball and consulted Tarot cards and a Ouija board to boot, I saw the following vision.  It is December 2016.  The long presidential campaign

    The Closing of the Liberal Mind

     Political polarization is all the rage in the news.  Looked at realistically, one cannot say that the country is the most polarized it has ever been.  Perhaps that is true

    New Hampshire 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Other than the Governor’s race, there should be competitive House races and a competitive Senate race…maybe.  In the Governor’s race- which is held every two years like its neighbor Vermont-