Keepers

I am beginning to fear for the future of our nation. While we have yet to cross the Rubicon, its banks are now within sight. Citizens on either side of the political spectrum are, increasingly, losing faith in our primary institutions of government. Social media platforms have, at once, monetized and exploited uncivil discourse,…

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A Shout-out for Principals

Last week I was talking on the phone with a private school principal, exhaustion evident in his voice. “In the best of times there were issues that would pop into my head at three o’clock in the morning and keep me from falling back to sleep,” he told me. “Now,” he continued, “I’m having…

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One Shining Moment

Last week, while listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR, I heard a member of the Colorado Legislature, his voice choked with emotion, relate how a longtime political rival approached him and gave him a hug. (That, of course, occurred before social distancing practices took effect.) Two days earlier, while watching the proceedings of…

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Losing Like a Winner

The Los Angeles Dodgers finished this year’s regular season with the best record in baseball, winning a total of 104 games. During one torrid stretch, the team chalked up 43 wins in 50 games played, a feat last accomplished more than 100 years ago. After 29 years of coming up short, the Dodgers steamrolled…

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