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The lessons of Pearl Harbor Day

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, seventy-six years ago, planes of the Imperial Japanese Navy streaked over Pearl Harbor bombing and torpedoing the American fleet at anchor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed that day. President Roosevelt quickly called it a “Day of Infamy.”

December 6, 2017 noon read more..


Could you pass a ‘good citizen’ test?

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork, politeness, kindness, etc.

November 24, 2017 noon read more..
 

Prayer for peace that calls us to act

Howard Henry’s no preacher. But the prayer he uttered outside a home on Logan Street in Harrisburg on a chilly night last week for Kaliah Dearing, 16, and Natasha Harner, 24, who had been found shot dead there, carried the same weight as if they’d been uttered by a man or a woman of the cloth.

November 22, 2017 noon read more..


Congress obsesses over amnesty

A year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump as president. Energized by Trump’s pledge to enforce immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream avowed-open border candidate Hillary Clinton.

November 15, 2017 noon read more..
 

Do we really need diversity visas?

Nothing can compensate for the eight New York murders Uzbek national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov perpetrated or the pain and suffering the victims’ families will forever endure. But one positive shift has occurred.

November 8, 2017 noon read more..
 

Why don’t hospitals give estimates?

If your goal was to design a system that guaranteed high prices, encouraged waste and discouraged price shopping there is no need to start from scratch. Just adopt the U.S. health insurance market and you’re good to go.

November 1, 2017 noon read more..


Non-English speakers affect U.S.

For 22 years, beginning in 1986 and ending in 2008, I taught in the California public school system. My subject was English as a second language, and my students were adults.

November 1, 2017 noon read more..