Category Exhibit A

Either Trump is Toast or We Are

The flipping of Michael Flynn from Trump insider to FBI informant is the John Dean moment for Donald Trump. It is a seminal event that I believe signals the beginning of the end of the Trump administration. I am not alone in this belief or in comparing the current administration to the Nixon White House. But while Watergate was a tragedy for the nation, the coming constitutional crisis is better

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The Arrogance of Ignorance

“Why do we have to study these different religions, Mr. Parent? Everybody knows that Jesus Christ is our lord and savior.” There was a stunned silence in the room as my eighth grade students pondered what the boy had just said. Then pandemonium ensued and I had to resort to my bag of teacher tricks to restore order in my social studies class. The boy had been home schooled most

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Alabama’s “Son of a Bitch”

By the time most of you read this column, the 2017 senate race in Alabama will be over. If I were a betting man, I’d try and cover my losses from the 2016 presidential election by putting money on Roy Moore. Moore’s supporters say his decades-old pedophilia accusations and widely reported creepy behavior from the eighties should be ignored. To paraphrase FDR, Moore may be a son-of-a-bitch, but he is

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Classroom Critters

One of the books that I drew inspiration from during my teacher preparation days was How 2 Gerbils, 20 Goldfish, 200 Games, 2000 Books, and I Taught Them How to Read by Steven Daniels. His first year of teaching in an inner city school was a disaster. But he learned from it and became a successful teacher. (Best teaching tip was that home visits are the most effective way to

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Trump-Free Tuesdays

People who know me, as well as my three regular readers, have asked me why I haven’t written about our fearless leader for a while. The answer is simple: Trump is a reality show train wreck who is as interesting to me as the Kardashians. Until, or unless something new happens with P.G. Trump, I have already written all I want to on the subject. Trump’s entanglement with Russia, check.

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Hallowhatev

I’m really glad Halloween is over because it has always confused me. It started when I was young. Growing up in a Catholic family, most holidays had a connection and a compulsion to include church services. But not Halloween. That was a holiday that seemed just for kids. Sure, some adults dressed up as they handed out candy, but it was the children who got so excited, spending weeks arguing

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