Thursday, April 26th, 2018 13:05:19

Fear Less. Quesion More. Be Free.

To create the future we want but cannot see, we must have less fear. Just imagine. What if we were to value fascination and hard questions that open our minds more than we value easy answers? How much more would....

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018 13:04:43

Be a Mermaid

"And may your future be worthy of your dreams," Barbara Bush, then-first lady of the United States, challenged the graduating class of Wellesley College in the spring of 1990. This challenge remains with us today, after her death this week....

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Thursday, April 12th, 2018 13:03:59

More Options for Students, More Appreciation for Teachers

We need to expect and receive more of our educational system and students, while supporting, thanking and training teachers. Our future will be determined by our students' current educational experiences.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2018 13:03:23

All God’s Children

This week includes Easter as well as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. On Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this anniversary, we reflect on King's message, work and legacy.....

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018 13:02:51

Framework, Fact, Opinion and Common Ground

Inherent to any democracy is robust debate and an understanding of all the options available before reaching a solution. For a democracy to work, people from all walks of life must participate in the process.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 13:02:10

A Better Future

When we see a problem in society, we want to fix it. Often the theoretical solution appears as a large government program, administered and funded through Washington, D.C. It is intellectually appealing and provides that ability to gather large amounts....

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Thursday, March 15th, 2018 13:01:37

A Learning Experience From PA-18’s Special Election

Republicans have a chance to learn and grow. The question is whether they will take this opportunity to do that. I am writing this column on the morning after the special election for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, and the race....

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018 13:00:56

With Malice Toward None, With Charity for All

To make progress as a nation, we must have free and open debate. This can be done only by approaching topics with the belief in others' rights to have and to state their opinions and for us to take no....

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Thursday, March 1st, 2018 13:00:13

Relative Political Vision

Republicans need to more clearly articulate their relative political vision. In our current two party system, the decision is often based on which option is disliked the least. The winner, after winning, determines that they earned the votes they received,....

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 12:59:38

Make it Work

Make our current systems work first -- then figure out if additional changes are needed. This past week, 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by a single shooter. As a mother of two....

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