Having fewer high school graduates translates into a smaller number of college graduates and a less competitive American workforce in the overall global economy.
If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.
The Philippines, Indonesia, and Egypt have taught us that last minute mobilizations can achieve spectacular results. But they are no substitute for the long, difficult work of organizing grassroots movements.
The Arab masses are sick and tired of being sick and tired. From Tunisia spread a renewed hope that Arabs are experiencing a re-awakening of the collective conscience.
Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.
Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!
The pro-Micheletti event, despite its title, amounted to little more than a military parade. In the stadium, people cheered enthusiastically as planes passed overhead and soldiers marched.
If the uprising can grow to include the massive bazaars of Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz, it is hard to imagine how Ayatollah Khamenei would not change his tune, or even be forced to step aside.
After studying the Obama budget carefully, many of us who have been fighting poverty for years believe this is a moral document, with more commitments to struggling families than any budget in our lifetimes.