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There's no hiding U.S. failure in Afghanistan

American troops who remain on the ground no longer try to sugarcoat the reality that the war has accomplished little of permanence.... Read more»

Analysis

The cognitive science behind Common Core

Although some teachers, students, and parents may feel a degree of anxiety as their classes transition from the old standards to the Common Core, they should be confident that their efforts will pay off. The Common Core is grounded in cognitive science and incorporates practices that have been proven to improve student learning and achievement.... Read more»

Commentary

On the offense for the liberal arts

Commentary: A liberal arts education needs no defending since the benefits are self-evident. So the following assertion of the importance of the liberal arts is not a defense, it’s an offense.... Read more»

From the editor

What they're saying about TucsonSentinel.com

Since our launch nearly five years ago, we’ve received hundreds and hundreds of emails, comments and actual letters from readers telling us how much they appreciate the quality reporting of TucsonSentinel.com.  We thought we’d share a few.... Read more»

With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom is more urgent

Editors and news executives gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Perky pricks

The campaign commercials are out in full force. The candidates on the left and right have been picked and the mud-slinging has begun.... Read more»

News analysis

More dodges, weaves than jabs in Az gov debate

Updated with video: What’s likely to be the only live gubernatorial debate in Tucson had the three candidates sticking more to their talking points than trading punches Thursday. Fred DuVal, Doug Ducey and Barry Hess answered questions for about 90 minutes, but none were caught against the ropes as they repeated their campaign pitches.... Read more»2

Analysis

U.S. now involved in 134 wars, or none, depending on your definition

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word “war” was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State. So how many wars is the U.S. fighting right now? Somewhere between zero and 134.... Read more»

Arizona's reality to be found in K-12 demographics

Although our school systems have been “majority-minority” for 10 years, Arizona doesn’t seem to have come to terms with this reality yet.... Read more»

We're shocked by NFL player's domestic violence?

Americans were shocked when they saw NFL star Ray Rice punch out his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator and drag her out, unconscious. And they were mystified when the victim not only subsequently married Rice but also stepped forward to defend him. Why? These are everyday events.... Read more»

Commentary

Ebola's spread can be stopped using well-known methods

The media’s single-minded focus on treatment is obscuring the most important fact about this current Ebola epidemic. It can be contained and stopped, within months, with tools already at hand, and at a reasonable cost.

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Comic: Bermudez Shorts

No Mas Huppenthal/Horne burritos to swallow

The Republican primary election is over. The good news is that the Arizona Republican Party said “no mas” to Attorney General Tom Horne and Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, the main opponents of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»

Here's what James Foley meant to us

GlobalPost’s editorial team pays tribute to their slain colleague and friend.... Read more»

Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should bomb Islamic State

Francis endorses ‘stopping’ but not ‘bombing’ the militant group, invoking ‘just war theory.’ What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. (with video)... Read more»

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