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School Discipline: Standing Up for All Children in the Public School System

Two kindergartners were sent to the principal's office during their second week of school. One hit a little girl after she refused to share a toy. The other smacked a little boy after he cut to the front in the lunch line.<p>At the principal's office, each child was asked what happened in their …

The Safest Place to Escape the New World Order

There are many of us who are all to well aware of the dangers that lie ahead for those people who speak out against the tyranny that is sweeping our …

24 Cheap DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas and Tutorials You Should See

The purpose of a kitchen backsplash is to protect the wall from getting dirty and ruin. But at the same time, it beautifies and unifies the kitchen …

A writer walks into a bank: Facing the financial fallout from a life dedicated to art

The pain of admitting to a mortgage officer “I write realistic fiction” for a living is almost too much to bear<p>The mortgage broker is very polite and very young. He grew up in town and graduated high school a few years ahead of one of my kids. His initial questions regarding the refinancing of my …

Why College Isn't (And Shouldn't Have to Be) For Everyone

I know a high school senior who's so worried about whether she'll be accepted at the college of her choice she can't sleep.<p>The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter to arrive.<p>Parents are also uptight. I've heard of …

Japan Is Trying to Rewrite Its Horrific World War II History — We Can't Let That Happen

In a recent bizarre episode, a number of Japanese academics are pressuring American publisher McGraw-Hill to revise "many erroneous expressions" in a …

Mario Vargas Llosa: 'the novels we read now are purely entertainment'

Approaching 80, Mario Vargas Llosa tells Tim Martin of his unabated hunger to change the world through fiction<p>Aged 78 and with the Nobel Prize for Literature behind him, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has now begun an acting career. Or has he? “No, no no!” he laughs delightedly, rocking on …

Time Warner Cable's Triple Play Gluttony and the Net Neutrality Rules

(NOTE: This Graphic of Gluttony supplies the Time Warner Triple Play bill for the starting month, May 2012, the most recent bill for March 2015, as well as the taxes, fees and surcharges' section for June and August 2014. And the issues we will be discussing are 'numbered'.)<p>In just a few months …

Net Neutrality

The Story Of The Roma, Europe’s Most Discriminated Group

For centuries, the Romani Gypsies have been misunderstood and persecuted in Europe. Now, a new book shines a light on the group’s unique history and …

World History

Tip Sheet: The Power of Deduction | Inc.com

Tax time is one of the least-liked seasons for business owners, especially if you can't afford the armies of accountants that help save larger companies a bundle. And it's getting more complicated every year, even for the experts, thanks to the mounting gridlock in Washington. Congress waited until …

Health Care

Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us …