On The Efficacy of Education Reform

1— Introduction The majority of political discourse on the national stage — with varying degrees of philosophical and rhetorical decorum — is evident that the question of public education is a matter of contention and debate. There have been countless efforts in the last few decades to prop up the american education system and notwithstanding … Continue reading On The Efficacy of Education Reform

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A Violent Hope

Dear Barack Obama,   I watched your ten minute impassioned speech on youtube this evening in response to the recent tragic events — which has become all too common and all too cliche’d of an expression. You onerously uttered with the exasperation of a father who has lost hope, lost options and is beginning to … Continue reading A Violent Hope

Meditations on Futility (Elections)

A couple months ago I was sitting in a coffee shop in Palo Alto reading and in the booth next to me was congressional candidate Ro Khanna. He was there with a woman, of whom I do not know, and it seemed as though he was trying to convince her that his campaign was the … Continue reading Meditations on Futility (Elections)

Children of the GOP

Years ago while having lunch with a conservative colleague I found myself in a rather heated discussion over the executive orders signed by President Bush and my colleague argued that the “president should be able to do what he needs to do, to protect the nation”.   I told him he is welcome to believe that, … Continue reading Children of the GOP