The ‘Why’ Behind Bad Grades

The ‘Why’ Behind Bad Grades

The end of the school year has a tendency to bring crises to my attention. I’m a graduate teaching assistant, which means I have more face-to-face contact with the students than the professor I work for. I know their names and I know them as individuals. There...
Saving America’s Great Places

Saving America’s Great Places

I’m writing this from Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872, this was our first National Park. The world’s first, in fact. In an interesting window into how politics worked then (and now, arguably), Congress agreed to preserve this land only after...
Getting Out of Our Coal Hole

Getting Out of Our Coal Hole

When you’re in a hole, it’s usually best to stop digging. But when President Trump told supporters at his 100th day rally in Pennsylvania that “we are putting our coal miners back to work,” he just burrowed deeper into the bed of administration lies on...