Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Carbon pollution standards: A faith issue

By Rev. Cindy Shepherd

Farm industry has embraced technology

By Adam Watson

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?

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.

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

By MARK DEPUE
 
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.

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.

Don't use academic freedom as a rhetorical tactic

By David Green

Waste PCBs can be dealt with more intelligently

By J. Wayland Eheart

Voices: There is no privacy: Get over it!

By Carol Mizrahi

Before my recent appointment at a local medical clinic, I was given a form to complete. More of the same, I thought, putting my pencil to paper. But halfway down the list of questions, I edited my thinking. This questionnaire was definitely not "more of the same." This one had gone where no others had gone before. "How many sexual partners have you had?" I was asked.