Contra Costa Times editorial: The world must carry on with Mandela's work
If ever there was a political leader worthy of our profound admiration and thanks, it was former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
Experienced teachers are vital to success of systems
In an effort to keep educational costs in check, America's cash-strapped states, local school districts and charter schools are hiring less costly novice teachers.
Rekha Basu: Do corporations have religious rights?
"Corporations are people, my friend," presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously declared during an Iowa State Fair visit in 2011 after a heckler challenged him to support raising corporate taxes.
What's working and what Isn't at Healthcare.gov?
Former Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Tevi Troy, Thinkprogress's Igor Velsky and Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece discuss Obamacare with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart.
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Kids, 19th-century London and no iPhones!
It's not just London -- it's London of 1865 during Christmastime, which gives the whole place an extra layer of magic. And even better -- they didn't have iPods or iPhones in 1865, so my kids stayed off their electronic devices for more than four hours. That has to qualify as a Christmas miracle.
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Carrie Underwood blasted by 'Sound of Music' star
Kym Karath, who played one of the original Von Trapp Family kids in the original movie, says Carrie Underwood was a bad choice to star in the remake.