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  • The Choice of Botel for White House Education Advisor Should Offer Some Comfort to DeVos Opponents It’s not easy being a progressive education reformer in the age of President Trump. Speaking for myself only, I support high-quality public charter schools but I oppose vouchers. And even progressive voucher supporters want choice accompanied by real accountability, which does not appear to be part of this administration’s agenda. So far, Trump has said little ...
  • 8 Ways Cutthroat Work Cultures Suck the Life Out of You Far too many companies believe that a cutthroat pressure-cooker culture gets results. They think that the harder they crack that whip, the better people will perform. Cutthroat business culture is so prevalent that it’s a cliché in our society, being the inspiration for countless TV shows and movies. The sad thing is that people relate to ...
  • The Magic of Ralph Towner on “My Foolish Heart” Ralph Towner My Foolish Heart ECM 2517 If ever there was a guitar player who captures the gorgeous nuance, the magic that a nylon string classical guitar can emote in the right hands it is Ralph Towner. His principal instrument was the piano, which he studied as classical conservatory student until he decided to take ...
  • Will “Measles Parties” Return? The co-author of this post is Will Schupmann President Trump’s possible appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on vaccine safety should frighten all American parents. Kennedy, a vocal believer in the thoroughly discredited notion that childhood vaccines lead to autism, could strengthen the anti-vaccination movement, which would undoubtedly result in the deaths ...
  • Right-Wing Writer Lashes Out At Criticism of His Anti-Muslim Reporting WorldNetDaily reporter Leo Hohmann is one of the most rabidly anti-Muslim writers in the right-wing media. His reporting for WND is obsessed with painting all Muslims as terrorists and potential terrorists, he complains when Muslim extremists who perpetrate violent acts are noted to have mental illness, and his employer recently published his book portraying the ...
  • Why TAP Portugal Airlines Should Be Back On Your Radar I’ve often questioned if every single country on Earth requires its own national flag carrier. Some have flown into the history books, such as Sabena (Belgium, 1923-2001), CSA Czech Airlines (1923-1995), and Malev (Hungary, 1946-2012). Many others have been grounded around the world as well. TAP Portugal, that country’s flag carrier, looked like it would follow ...
  • We Must All be the Lorax I teach at Dartmouth College, famous among other things for having provided a home to the author Theodore Geisel (aka “Dr. Seuss“) during his formative years. Among his most loved stories is “The Lorax”, a tale of a cranky Seussian creature living among the beautiful Truffula Trees, a proto-eco-advocate fighting the scourge of a textile ...
  • The Male Muse The male muse is the curatorial concept for the latest PoetsArtists project, and it is an especially good topic for the community it addresses, of artists loosely or strongly aligned with highly-rendered figurative work. Elizabeth Claire Ospina, The Male Muse, Photography and Digital Manipulation, 14″ x 11″, 2016 Sometime in the modern period, the core focus ...
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 2 – Argentina and Chile: Mountain-Combing on the Looney Front The second in the series on mountains and volcanoes I’ve met around the world, not necessarily the most famous or tallest, just beautiful mountain scenery, even if not particularly high, snapped and chosen at random – Argentina and Chile. Argentina Tierra del Fuego – Ushuaia Patagonia – El Chalten Chile Puerto Natales Torres del Paine Patagonia, between ...
  • Resist! The Fight for the Soul of America Wikimedia Commons The best and the worst of the United States is on display street by street, airport by airport, in our legislatures, courts and the White House itself as we contend over the #MuslimBan and the future of our democracy. I want to very clear. I do not believe this is a fight over opposing ...
  • Trump’s Illegal Immigration Ban Threatens All of Us The focus of my work and writing is the environment. But I write today to express my personal outrage, sorrow, and embarrassment at the ban imposed by Donald Trump on entrance to the United States by people from seven countries in the Middle East – based solely on their country of origin. This action is ...
  • 10 Concrete Ways To Take Action Against The Muslim Ban The #MuslimBan is personal for me — as it should be for every soul on the face of planet earth. I will not respond with silence, indifference or hatred; I will respond with love, resistance and power. TEN CONCRETE ACTION ITEMS BELOW. While I am neither Muslim, nor a citizen of the seven countries Trump has barred from ...
  • Ardbeg: Cold Smoke on the Rocks The Ardbeg distillery complex and the south shore of Islay. The Ardbeg whisky distillery sits on the south shore of Islay, along a stretch of coastline named the Kildalton coast. The name Kildalton is a tribute to the island’s 1200-year-old Kildalton Cross. The distillery’s name is derived from Scotch Gaelic, Ard Beag, for “small headland.” Along ...
  • How WWE Royal Rumble Surprises Are Decided… | WrestleSketch #10 How WWE Royal Rumble surprises are decided, via Oli Davis’ WrestleSketch. Watch the other WrestleSketch episodes. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • Flying By the Seat of the Pants The first ten days of Donald Trump in the White House is reminiscent of early aviation when the only way to learn to fly was to rely on one’s own senses:, eyes, balance and seat of the pants. There were no instruments to refer to for altitude, attitude or location. No GPS or weather satellites. ...
  • How Could the Trump Era End? It is apparent from the first few weeks of the Trump administration that many fears of what this would look like were well founded. This administration has been vitriolic, angry, reactionary, patently dishonest, unconcerned about democratic norms, rarely competent and very dangerous. The bad news is that this is not likely to stop soon. The ...
  • The Arab Spring: Six Years Later Egyptian protesters during demonstrations in Cairo, January 2011 On December 17, 2010, a street vendor in Tunis, named Mohammed Bouazizi, immolated himself in protest of the arbitrary seizing of his vegetable stand by a local government official. That act triggered the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and a wave of public unrest throughout the Middle East that ...
  • Making Final Arrangements for a Terminally-Ill Loved One No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It’s painful to think about any loved one’s eventual passing, but it’s important to make the arrangements sooner rather than later. In fact, it’s best to do it when you first learn your loved one has a terminal diagnosis. ...
  • Chicken Tomato Soup | Syn Free | #SlimmingWorld | Indian Recipes | @CookwithAnisa #recipeoftheday This Chicken Tomato Soup is amazing! When its cold outside, warm yourself up with this wonderfully healthy chicken tomato soup, bursting with flavour with an indian twist and as always, so simple to make. If you are on Slimming World or Weight Watchers or any other diet plan this would be perfect for you also! INGREDIENTS: Chicken Fillet (cut ...
  • There Is Still Work Ahead For Workplace Equity Eight years ago today, landmark legislation was enacted in the name of women’s equality activist Lilly Ledbetter to advance equal pay. Today’s anniversary is a reminder that while we’ve made strides to end pay inequality, the persistence of the gender and racial wage gap means we’ve got much more work to do. According to the National Women’s ...