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See Ya, Kaya: The Achievement Gap

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Kaya Henderson’s leadership of DCPS. [Part 1] After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson steps down Friday, claiming she’s turned around a troubled school system. “DCPS has … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

This is the first in a three-part series on Kaya Henderson’s time atop DCPS. After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson is calling it quits Friday. According to the Washington Post, her biggest booster, Henderson is … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Tonight’s Debate

Tonight’s opening debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to draw a record-breaking audience, possibly as many as 100 million viewers. With the election just six weeks away and polls showing a neck-and-neck race, much is on the … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About ‘Vaxxed’?

When actor Robert De Niro attempted to screen “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Conspiracy” at his Tribeca Film Festival, the media lambasted him. The festival “sold out to anti-vaccine crackpots,” declared the L.A. Times. With filmmakers threatening to pull out of the festival if … Continue reading

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Orange Resigns Over Second Job, Others Carry On

Today is Vincent Orange’s first official day heading up the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. It’s also his last as a member of the D.C. Council. The latter is not by choice. Orange, who lost his reelection bid in June, was … Continue reading

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The ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates

This is the fourth of a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates nearly thirty years ago. Since then, the general election debates have become increasingly dry, … Continue reading

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Can Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Crash the Debates?

This is the third in a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2] Ever since Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates, third party candidates haven’t fared well. But in this ‘Year of the … Continue reading

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How Third Parties are Kept Out of Presidential Debates

This is the second in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. [Part 1] When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off next month for their first debate, it’s unlikely a third candidate will join them. That’s by design, … Continue reading

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How the Presidential Debates Became ‘a Fraud on the American Voter’

This is the first in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. With the Democratic and Republican nominees selected, the presidential debates are just around the corner. The venues and dates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s three bouts … Continue reading

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CNN’s Trump Problem

Donald Trump’s improbable political rise has been fueled by the unprecedented free media he’s received, particularly from the cable news networks. “When you look at cable television, a lot of the programs are 100 percent Trump,” explained Trump. Among cable … Continue reading

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