As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

August 16, 2014

Excessive Police Violence Must End

A Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in 1968, awakening now, would see TV news footage that was achingly familiar: An American city under siege as mostly white police officers, firing tear gas, face off against mostly black civilian protestors, some violent but most just angry. The two elections of a black president... continue

August 09, 2014

Growing Income Gap Is Ripping the Social Fabric

Perhaps it's a sign of the times that one man's act of altruism has attracted national attention. Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has given up more than $90,000 of his annual salary in order to boost pay for the lowest-paid workers at the college, some of whom earn as little as the... continue

July 26, 2014

Teachers' Unions Stand in the Way of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start of the academic year -- a departure from days of yore. Many of us remember a school year that started after Labor Day, with summer a carefree stretch of about three months. This earlier start suggests a radical departure from the old ways. ... continue

July 19, 2014

Rand Paul Faces Challenge in Opposing GOP War Hawks

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is a curious vehicle for reformation of the Republican Party. He's not a font of creative ideas; he's hobbled by intellectual contradictions; he's viewed skeptically by his party's establishment. Still, Paul brings a refreshing view of the limits of warfare to a GOP that has spent... continue

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