Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In Revolt of the Rich - Our financial elites are the new secessionists, Mike Lofgren writes "It was 1993, during congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement. I was having lunch with a staffer for one of the rare Republican congressmen who opposed the policy of so-called free."
Check out the entire piece in The American Conservative.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Michael Grunwald, senior national correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, writes in his new book about how the stimulus package was far more effective than acknowledged.
He discussed it on The Brian Lehrer Show:
Monday, August 20, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
In the NY Times' Raising Successful Children, Madeline Levine, author of “Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success” asks "Is there really anything wrong with a kind of “overparenting lite”?"
She goes on to say:
The happiest, most successful children have parents who do not do for them what they are capable of doing, or almost capable of doing; and their parents do not do things for them that satisfy their own needs rather than the needs of the child.Check out the whole article at The New York Times.
Unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager.)
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
At the beginning of this summer the director of my daughter's camp asked some parents to come and speak to their staff about what we expect from the staff and camp, any fears we might have (made up or real), good or bad experiences that we have had and why.
I wasn't be able to go attend, but I did send an email with what I would have liked to say:
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