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Healthcare.gov and me: I win!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since October 1, you’ve heard that Healthcare.gov, the site where Americans can shop for health insurance, had a rocky start in life. OK, it was an epic mess. I was one of the people who was eager to jump on the site on October 1, since I haven’t had [&hellip

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Dear kids: school is your job. Act accordingly.

It has become accepted wisdom that public schools in the US are failing their students. I confess to believing some of that conventional wisdom: I think we’re losing generation after generation of inner-city and rural kids with sub-par schools and technology. I also think that inner-city schools have become both a dumping ground for teachers [&hellip

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Tabloids, Noise, and Handcuffs. Film at 11.

I started my career in network news around the same time the space shuttle Columbia made its first trip into low-earth orbit. Also around that same time, CNN (acronym for Cable News Network, was referred to as Chicken Noodle News by those of us in “establishment” TV news at the time) brought the 24-hour TV [&hellip

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Now, who will you tell your story TO?

In this week’s New York Magazine cover article – the one that has Katie Couric on the cover saying, "Some days I’m like, oh my God, what did I do?" – the core of the issue, the a-ha, that’s why they’ve got a problem revelation, was right there at the top of page four:  At [&hellip

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