Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Voices: Cleavage war leaves little to the imagination

By Carol Mizrahi

Carbon pollution standards: A faith issue

By Rev. Cindy Shepherd

Farm industry has embraced technology

By Adam Watson

No need to fear proposed minimum-wage increase

By Paul T. Manion

It is strange that it seems so difficult to find meaningful information on the actual economic effect of the proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

Voices: My six crazy gay weddings

By Richard Mohr

Today — June 1 — the state of Illinois married Robert Switzer and me three years ago. How does that work?

She remembers when GIs ‘brought the biggest smiles you ever saw to people’s lips’

The sight of a squad of soldiers brought terror to people’s hearts during World War II, a veteran once told the historian Stephen Ambrose, author of “Band of Brothers” and a score of other books.

Don't use academic freedom as a rhetorical tactic

By David Green

China's passion for education is impressive

I am spending May in Shanghai as a visiting scholar at Fudan University, where I am teaching a short course in American government for smart senior undergraduate students. I also lecture to graduate students on various topics in American politics. The English of my students is impressive indeed, and no translation is needed.

Teachers vital to success in 21st century

By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps

Earlier this month, the nation celebrated National Teacher Day and Teacher Appreciation Week.

We would be wise to support teachers in any way we can. In an increasingly competitive, technological and connected world, our individual and collective welfare depends on education. And education depends on teachers.