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Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
I am always dismayed by articles such as Mike McClellan’s commentary on public prayer.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Gilbert School Board President Stacy Burk recently made a proposal sure to generate discussion. On a Facebook site, “Gilbert Schools Rabid Fringe,” she’s floating the following:
Who knew that Hurricane Katrina could hit the Internet?
I’m not sure if letter writer Jeff Smith is dumb, devious or confused. Maybe all three.
“In my opinion Mike McClellan is the best political cartoonist in the Valley. He is so much more expressive than Benson.”
No matter how the latest D.C. follies end, one thing’s clear:
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
One of the favorite Republican arguments for the last four years has been this one: While the Republicans have repeatedly passed a budget in the House, the Democrats, well, chose not to.
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
If you’re like me, you have some real doubts about increasing our involvement in Syria by responding to that country’s use of deadly gas attacks.
How much do some of our pro-lifers really care about life? Really, do they just care for those in utero but once out, well, good luck, because those kids are now on their own?
For its supporters, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a major step towards reining in health care costs. The theory is that with more people insured, medical costs will actually drop, because insurance companies will be competing for a larger pool of customers, and the newly insured will obtain better care earlier on when illness hits, prior to the more expensive procedures might otherwise be needed.
Let’s talk about the Trayvon Martin trial. Not the case itself, however.
Why should we trust our government? That’s a question civil libertarians would want us to ponder every day.
It’s time to privatize Gilbert.
Instead of making our kids college ready, let’s make them ready for life
I voted for Barack Obama, twice.
How are the United Nations, the Arizona legislature, and our state’s schools linked?
Ten years on, what do we have as a result of our involvement in Iraq?
It was the system.
So let’s look at Arizona’s reaction to the gun control controversy.