The Minnesota Legislature has convened its 2012 session, and there is a simple legislative test that should be administered immediately so that Minnesotans can see whether this session will be about common-sense compromise or partisan politics.
Accept, for the moment, the truth of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's version of his role in the sexual-abuse allegations involving one of his former assistants. Acknowledge his illustrious accomplishments, on and off the football field.
Mitt Romney has a prescription for the super PAC problem: Allow political candidates to collect unlimited donations, instead of having the funds funneled to supposedly independent groups. "Let campaigns then take responsibility for their own words," Mr.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, R, began the second half of his term outlining an expansive agenda to remake public education. He is on solid ground in wanting to give parents more choices, improve teacher quality and keep students in school longer.
I know the Internet represents the greatest technical advance since Gutenberg's printing press for the sacred cause of freedom of speech. So it's too bad that so much of the torrent of commentary that now flows before our eyes is sewage.
A request by Minnesota for a waiver on the accountability measures of the No Child Left Behind law will make a flawed system work better and has the potential to make schools, students, teachers and principals more accountable.