Pros and Cons of the U.S. Higher Education System

January 20th, 2012

By Justin Herbert American education and higher education has taken a hit in the media in recent years. Education professionals continue to flood our news reports saying that America has fallen behind and that our education system needs to be radically reformed. The fact is, however, that higher education in the U.S. is actually gaining […]


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Texas Toast: Rick Perry, Ted Kennedy, Roger Mudd and 1979 Redux

September 28th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey “Why do you want to be President?” It was the question that killed a candidacy the national media had conceived, created and cajoled. Ted Kennedy’s famous flub of a simple question asked by Roger Mudd on a national broadcast in November 1979 accomplished two things. First, it paved the path for […]


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Throw the Woodstock Generation off the Stage

September 25th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey They famously said, “If it feels good, do it.” Well…here goes. We need three simple rules to return common sense to the common good. Here they are: Never vote for anyone in government who was old enough to drive themselves to Woodstock but too young to fight in Korea. Never vote […]


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He Promised Change

September 17th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey He promised “Change.” In 2008, with a brilliant strategy, Clinton/Bush fatigue, an aspirational biography and a natural grace and eloquence before adoring crowds that brought the media world and popular culture to wistful, teary longings for the time of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Barack Obama mastered the moment and […]


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A Simple Fix for Our Economic Mess … Really

September 13th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey It’s very simple. The economic crisis will not end until the marketplace redresses the problem that caused it in the first place — housing. Fix the housing crisis and you fix the economy. Fix the economy and you fix the deficit. Fix the deficit and you fix … the economy.  Fix […]


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