Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling.

There are so many things wrong with the “cromnibus” spending bill that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the fact that members of the House had less than 24 hours to review the bill before they had to vote on it. The chances that anyone actually read the 1,600-page conglomeration, and knew all of the pork that was packed in it, are just about zero.

Some argue that the torture of innocents under the Bush/Cheney program simply needs to be reformed. But you can't reform the abuse of a program when the program is abuse. You can't defend constitutional liberties with a program that is by definition set against constitutional liberties. In the end, you don't fight tyranny by becoming the tyrant.

How bad is the state of politics in America today? So bad that former Vice Predator Dick Cheney should make us glad that John McCain (R-Ariz.) is still in the U.S. Senate.

In order to reverse the severe decline in literacy in this country, the best way to teach children to read is with intensive phonics, expanding the use of language and logic.

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