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[OP-ED]: Book focuses on why we need power -- and how to get it

 04/18/2017 - 08:30
Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.

At America’s core, you’ll find two competing beliefs about citizen power. On the one hand, Americans cherish the idea that one person can create social change. But there is also the sense that -- to quote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- the game is rigged.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am

[OP-ED]: Don’t stiff the State Department

 03/07/2017 - 14:52
Trump says he has full confidence in Sessions US President Donald J. Trump (C), along with Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) and Navy personnel, rides an elevator to the flight deck of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier after speaking to sailors in Newport News, Virginia, USA. EFE

The first time I met Gen. David Petraeus, he said something that surprised me. It was the early days of the Iraq War and, while things were not going well, he had directed his region in the north skillfully and effectively. I asked him whether he wished he had more troops. Petraeus was too politically savvy to criticize the Donald Rumsfeld “light footprint” strategy, so he deflected the question, answering it a different way. “I wish we had more Foreign Service officers, aid professionals and other kinds of non-military specialists,” he said.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:34pm
Plain Text Author: 
Fareed Zakaria

[OP-ED]: Don’t tell your children that you’re not good at math

 02/09/2017 - 08:07
We carry emotional baggage about our own schooling, relationships with our parents and their expectations. This is layered over the hopes and dreams we have for our own kids, making it challenging to always be positive and constructive.
 
 

There is an emerging education trend I’ve noticed that will hopefully sweep the nation: Asking the adults in children’s lives to not bad-mouth themselves about math.

The first time I noticed it was several years ago at an orientation for parents at my younger son’s new middle school. The principal was trying to explain that the math standards on the statewide achievement test were going up and that it might be noticeable in work that was coming home at night.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:46am
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

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