The world awoke from a tired August to the crash of the Chinese stock market. Amidst the sturm and drang of what seemed an economic bipolar episode we looked for some serious reflections on what this meant for China’s political and economic future. Its rapid pace of growth, despite the control of information flow and
A telling expose for the Washington Post on how little we know about what is happening in the Washington, D.C. public schools has been written by our friend and subscriber, Ruth Wattenberg. Ruth was elected last fall to be D.C.’s Ward 3 representative on the City’s “State School Board” (Yes, D.C. has a State School
The Other France, the banlieus and – cites, or suburbs, outside Paris — are a breeding ground for young jihadists, but they are also neighborhoods housing loyal French citizens who just happen to be Muslim. The New Yorker’s George Packer, who we can count on to be thoughtful and thorough, takes an in depth look
On Citizens United, as we have written many times before, we think Bernie Sanders is right. It holds a critical key to the future of American politics. While we wish he weren’t running, dubious about this tactical approach, and won’t contribute, putting the issue out there is at the top of our list.
For Fun It hasn’t been a very funny month and we’ve spent entirely too much time fretting over the stock market, so we had to look hard, but we found something to cheer us up. On Cuba. To lighten up on Cuba’s recognition, listen to this hilarious song from the comedy group, Capitol Steps. You