President Obama invested many words in education during the 2011 State of the Union address. But since when has federal involvement in education helped the economy or improved learning? Published January 30 2011
Was Governor Bentley's "brothers and sisters" comment to churchgoers a gaffe or a matter of grace? Published January 21 2011
Hauntingly, verbal fallout from the Tucson massacre seems to have taken the insanity in circles. How should we then write and speak? Published January 16 2011
The Tea Party is being blamed. But lone gunmen's assassination attempts are not all 21st century. What age-old train of thought did Loughner actually express? Published January 9 2011
Amanda Read is a columnist for the Communities at The Washington Times. Trained as a historian, skilled as a writer, and aspiring to be a filmmaker, Amanda investigates the ideas behind contemporary culture and politics. A professional writer and researcher ...Read More
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