Jonathan Karp
Jonathan Karp
Nov. 19, 2013

Philadelphia's School System is Crumbling and It's an Early Warning Sign For America

The entire school district is on the brink of dissolution and here's why.

Oct. 22, 2013

War On Halloween in Public Schools is a Symptom Of a Larger Sickness

These manufactured controversies are a symptom of a much larger problem: the lack of trust in our public schools to do right by our nation’s children.
Oct. 17, 2013

6 Things Americans Would Rather Talk About Than the Debt Ceilng

While America tried to give up on representative government, here's what Americans were really interested in.
Sept. 25, 2013

Don’t Hate the Teacher, Hate the Game: 5 Insights from Teach For America’s Success in High-Poverty Schools

There aren't any silver bullets, but we can learn a lot from Teach for America's innovations.
July 11, 2013

Want to Keep School Funding Alive? Put An End to DonorsChoose

As a teacher in a resource-strapped, inner-city high school, was my lifeline to the tools my students needed to pursue a quality education. That's exactly why it needs to go.
June 27, 2013

Our Nation's Moms Were Behind PRISM All Along [Satire]

Who benefits most from a surveillance state that wiretaps sons and daughters to gather terabytes of mundane information from texts and phone calls? That's right: Big Mother is watching.

May 10, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week: Loss, Service, and the Obligations Of a Teacher

A teacher ruminates on a week dedicated to those practicing the noblest profession, set in the context of service and the specter of tragic loss that accompanies the graduation season.
March 24, 2013

Rand Paul Leaving GOP Boy Band For Solo Career [Satire]

Seeking greener artistic pastures, Rand Paul calls it quits with his old GOP bandmates to launch a long-anticipated solo career, proving even #standwithrand must eventually stand alone.
March 19, 2013

Jack Dorsey Mayor Run Should Be in St. Louis, Not New York

The entrepreneur behind Twitter and Square is interested in running for mayor of NYC, but a more intriguing opportunity is there for the taking in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo.
March 6, 2013

4 Ways to Fix Washington's Gridlock, Which Was Caused By You in the First Place

Partisan gridlock in our nation's capital is starving the nation of the leadership it needs to address our most pressing issues. Here's what you can do to change that.
Feb. 22, 2013

New York Times Tesla Controversy: Electric Car Future Strong Regardless Of Tussle

Though the highly-publicized dust-up between Tesla Motors and the Times has put both in a bad light, there's no changing the fact that electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are the future.

Jan. 16, 2013

The Second Amendment and Gun Control Can Co-Exist

With the safety of our children at stake, it is our duty to move forward on the low-hanging fruit of gun reform, but with an eye toward the freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
Dec. 24, 2012

BREAKING: Santa Claus Killed and Captured By Navy SEALs, President Obama Declares Victory in the War on Christmas

In a dramatic turn of events, the White House confirms that the holliest, jolliest enemy of them all has met his untimely demise, signaling victory in our quixotic War on Christmas.
Nov. 12, 2012

Kentucky Earthquake: How a Rare Temblor Can Teach Us How to Build Better Infrastructure

Lessons can be learned from Saturday's small earthquake, centered in eastern Kentucky, that will help us build stronger infrastructure throughout the nation.
Sept. 20, 2012

Rahm Emanuel Calls in Minor League Teachers to Break Chicago Teachers Union Strike

In an alternate universe, Commissioner Rahm Emanuel calls in the replacement teachers to break the Chicago Teachers Union strike; any relation to the NFL referee situation is purely coincidental.
Aug. 7, 2012

Missouri Primary Results: Tea Party Upstart Sarah Steelman Looks to Upset the Establishment

Missouri's primary boasts a hotly contested Republican Senatorial primary and much, much more in what many see as a referendum on Tea Party momentum in the Heartland.

July 20, 2012

Romney VP Pick 2012: Romney Should Select Vice President After London Olympics

Romney should capitalize on his Olympic legacy and announce his VP pick upon his return from overseas. This would maximize fundraising before the Republican National Convention, in Tampa.
July 18, 2012

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Needs to Start Building More Parks in Poor Neighborhoods Like Harlem

New York's trailblazing parks initiatives, such as the High Line and new Brooklyn Bridge Park, set a high bar for American cities, but what does it say when they primarily serve affluent areas?
May 18, 2012

White House Uses Amnesty Clause on Vice President Joe Biden [Satire]

Taking a page from the NBA, the White House declares amnesty on VP Joe Biden's contract in a roster move with profound implications for Twitter, the Amtrak rail corridor, and the fate of America.
April 1, 2012

Is Buying a Toyota Prius Actually Good for the Environment?

The Jevons paradox, which states that improving efficiency results in more (not less) consumption, doesn't hold for the Toyota Prius and other hybrids.