Last week's education conference highlighted how easy it is ignore fundamental debates in education and embrace the happy rhetoric.
Links for your afternoon.
Two years out, the bill has made health care better, but we're still waiting for 2014 until the big changes.
Why are Obama trade negotiators pushing the extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why is it being negotiated in such an untransparent manner?
America needs to try something new when it comes to international trade.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could end up hurting the broader economic interests of both the U.S. and smaller Asian nations.
Opponents of the health-care law argue that Congress can only pass laws that anger or benefit everybody.
The boast that American workers are naturally superior to other workers and would therefore “win” in any fair competition is problematic at best and at worst, a pander to our national delusion of exceptionalism.
This isn't good news for the administration.
I'll try to maintain the long view.
You need to be a really gifted politician to topple an incumbent president. Mitt Romney might not have that gift.
Trying to explain the big variation in yesterday's polling.
Could his Mormon faith be hurting him down South?
The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story—until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.
Making the case with actual people.