When Life Makes Resolutions for You

When Life Makes Resolutions for You

Last year, I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. But it appears that life made them for me. Two changes occurred in my life, and I responded. In retrospect, 2015 produced more personal growth than perhaps any other year of my life. The first change occurred...
For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

The nation’s for-profit, private college industry is a study in horror. Start with the fact that it actually calls itself an “industry.” Excuse me, but education is a social investment — not an industrial product. Next, this so-called...
Why Are We Hearing So Much about Those Damn Danes?

Why Are We Hearing So Much about Those Damn Danes?

If you ask Bernie Sanders about his version of socialism, you’ll probably hear a lot about the small Scandinavian country perhaps best known for inventing Legos. Anderson Cooper experienced this firsthand when he asked about the Vermont senator’s embrace...
Five Laws That Made America a Better Place

Five Laws That Made America a Better Place

Our country has no shortage of big problems. While big challenges are nothing new for Americans, how we deal with them has changed. Fifty years ago, rising social unrest forced Congress to deal with big things — like voting rights, immigration, and access to health...
Hard Knocks U

Hard Knocks U

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas. It was a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable — with close-to-free tuition and a part-time...
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