An arrogant, derisive Serena does it again.

It is like I was watching a different game.    “… so when Williams ripped a forehand to Stosur’s backhand for an apparent winner to stave off another break, she could not contain her glee. “Come on!” she screamed. But Stosur stuck out her racket and got a piece of the ball, and when she […]

Droning as foreign policy

by Saul Landau American Presidents seem willfully ignorant of historical precedents – especially when violence and lies become primary instruments of policy. In the Spring of 1914, European powers jockeyed for advantages amidst hints of war. In June, Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The bullet […]

Indiana charter schools fail to succeed

  The charter school hype never ceases to bear bitter fruit.  Take the state of Indiana.  Nearly 23,000 students attend 62 tuition-free, public charter schools in Indiana.  Under Indiana law, the mayor of Indianapolis can authorize charter schools and he has sponsored about 20. Another three are authorized by traditional public schools in Lafayette and […]