The Rio + 20 Summit Will Promote Sustainable Deterioration for All

February 25th, 2012

By Dan Miller It does not go far enough. The much awaited Rio + 20 conference on sustainable development of good stuff for everyone calls for full participation ultimately (although not necessarily at the Summit itself) by all because Sustainable development requires major groups – women, children and youth, indigenous peoples, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, […]


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Might President Obama Morph into an el Presidente Chávez?

January 12th, 2012

By Dan Miller President Obama ain’t no el Presidente Chávez.  Yet.  But what if he gets another four years in office and a compliant Congress? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began only slowly to implement his “reforms.” To a casual observer, few changes were apparent in Venezuela between 1997 when my […]


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Arne and Bill’s Misguided Adventure: An Open Letter

August 1st, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Dear Arne and Bill, I really don’t understand you two, the U.S. Secretary of Education and the world’s second richest man and noted philanthropist. How can you possibly say that public education can be reformed without eliminating poverty? Let’s start with you, Arne. Here’s a quote from you: “When I was […]


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Are Public Education Chicken Littles Wrong?

December 20th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor We have been hearing a constant drumbeat from politicians, policy wonks, and pundits that America’s public education system is losing the educational “arms race” against other countries around the world. These advocates for reform use the widely reported results of testing of students from dozens of countries showing that U.S. students […]


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Obama Calls For Repeal of Laws of Thermodynamics

October 15th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last night President Obama, with the full backing of the Democratic Party, shocked the nation by calling for a repeal of the Laws of Thermodynamics, which he claims have been “nothing but an impediment to my efforts to get this country out of the recession.” When asked why he felt it necessary […]


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