Thankful for Thanksgiving

While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain), I do like Thanksgiving.

Cheating, testing, and what's wrong with schools

Since the start of No Child Left Behind the perceived solution to our education situation has been clear: competition.


Irwin Silber, a craftsman of the folk revival, dies at 84

Irwin Silber, the primary craftsman of the urban folk song revival, died Sept. 8.


Committing heresy: Nazis and the Berlin Wall

After witnessing a large and raucos pro-Nazi march near his house in formerly East Berlin, writer Victor Grossman ponders the Berlin Wall and its fall 20 years ago.