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Plenty of people await the Wednesday night address by President Barack Obama on how he plans to deal with the empowered and powerful Islamic State.

But the “awaiting” involves a lot of reasons.

The political stakes are high for congressional types seeking re-election.


A column I read on Sunday made a case for resurgence of unions in the United States.

The columnist was long on passion and history, but he came up short in defending his premise.


Among all the issues that have swirled around and throughout public education, the issue of tenure never seems to go away.

A judge’s court ruling in California would end tenure in that state. But Gov. Jerry Brown recently filed an appeal. The California case sits at the top of the tenure debate, but that state is not alone.