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Mayor de Blasio stumps for Bernie, pummels big bucks Bloomberg

February 20th, 2020 - 2:00am
From Spanish language TV ads to taco trucks and mariachis, and even a soccer match, Democratic presidential candidates continue to court the Latino vote in the run-up to Saturday’s Nevada caucus. On Monday at the Eldorado High School soccer field, New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio did his part by making guacamole out of Michael Bloomberg.


How to keep our teachers teaching

February 14th, 2020 - 2:00am
A well-intentioned friend once asked me about teaching. “Why do you do it? You could make so much more doing something else.” She had been considering a career change for herself and I convinced her to spend a day volunteering in my classroom.


Make hope great again

February 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Ordinarily, I love speaking to high school students. Often they ask better questions than the adults I talk to, not yet seeing the world through partisan-colored spectacles that are all too prevalent in The Validation Culture. I often leave with a renewed sense of optimism, reinvigorated by the energy and optimism of youth. Not this time.


A clash of elected officials and why we’re better off for it

January 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
I have often wondered about the wisdom of electing certain officials. Electing people to offices like treasurer or controller or county assessor is foolish and counter-productive, not only because there ought to be unity within an executive branch so we know where the buck stops, but also because 99 percent of voters (and I think I’m being generous) do not have adequate knowledge of what those jobs actually entail to hire the right person.


Mapping shelter in the storm

January 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
When a defensive Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem (and person most likely to shoot the Grinch for trespassing before his heart is given a chance to grow) Michele Fiore says “I would really like for you to show me when the city of Las Vegas has ever jailed a homeless person.” I think I know where she’s going.



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