Gary Sanford
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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden Is Being Treated As a Hero For All the Wrong Reasons

Edward Snowden is a hero to those who desperately need him to be a hero. The reality is that Edward Snowden is a utilitarian cog in the grand scheme of the civilizing process.

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Why a Career Will Kill Your Professional Goals

America's prized institutions falter because they are run by self-serving careerists rather than selfless professionals.
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Boston Bombings Conspiracy Theory: It Provides Zero Answers

Conspiracy theorists cannot offer solutions to real problems because their single-minded, maniacal goal is to discredit government.
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136 Countries Where U.S. Teachers Have Their Human Rights Violated

Teachers teaching abroad in U.S.-accredited schools routinely have their civil rights violated. Why is this allowed to happen?
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Syria War: Russia is the Key to Peace in Syria and Playing Both Sides

Russia is revising its pro-Assad position in Syria to accommodate Russian military and economic interests should the Assad regime fall.
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What It's Like Teaching 9/11 to a Class of Arab and Muslim Students in Kuwait: It's Dicey

I was teaching at an American international school in Kuwait when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. My students' reactions underscored their inherent hatred for America.

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Romney Embarrasses Himself in Poland: GOP Candidate Soils His Foreign Policy Credentials

Mitt Romney went to Poland to bolster his foreign policy credentials and to curry favor among Polish-American voters. However, his ignorance about other cultures may has stymied both goals.
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20 Winning Education Reform Ideas From a Retired Teacher

All children have the right to an “opportunity” to learn, the right to walk through the doors of learning. Once they are inside, learning becomes a privilege and a responsibility — not a right.
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New York City Department of Education Bans Emotive Words on Standardized Tests

NYCDE’s word ban clarifies that Departments of Education are hopelessly disconnected from education (Arnie Duncan, Secretary of Education, has never taught school).
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Afghanistan War and Robert Bales Rampage Explained Through Frankenstein and Classic Literature

The massacre of 17 civilians in Afghanistan can be explained by Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein," Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," and Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."
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Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Rightly Overturned By Court

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act violated free speech and failed to protect citizens.

Survival of the Fittest: How Homo Sapiens Outlasted Neanderthals to Become Modern-Day Humans

Homo sapiens outlived the stronger Neanderthals because they engaged in art (i.e. pottery and sculpture) to transmit culture and encourage community.
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Republican Presidential Candidates Are Destroying Basic Conservative Platforms

Republican front runners decimate the GOP platform by appeasing media entertainment.
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To Strengthen America's Public Education System, Cut School Sports

When a quarter of a million teachers nationwide face lay-off and academic programs are on the block, extracurricular sports programs should go first.