From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback are both hard-right fiscal conservatives who have chosen to pursue the same path when it comes to cutting income tax rates that disproportionately benefit the wealthiest in each state.

For Gov. Brownback, his Republican colleagues have had enough tax cutting for a while. After six years of cutting taxes and shrinking government, Republican legislators overrode Brownback’s veto of a bill that would undo some of the tax cuts he pushed.

The state Senate and House moved swiftly, The New York Times wrote, voting only hours apart to turn back […]

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“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching” – John Wooden

About two decades ago, when I was active in the character education movement and writing grants to assist school districts with programs that taught young people such traits as trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, and fairness, educators would use Coach John Wooden’s memorable quote as a teaching tool.

We introduced children to literature that conveyed these principles for moral development and character formation and offered public figures that were exemplars of some type of virtue. For many of us, that […]

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