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Billups Archive: June 2008

  • The education Bush -- Brother Jeb helms national reform

    Last weekend, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hosted a national summit on education reform in Florida. It didn’t receive a lot of media attention. As the presidential campaign continues to gather steam, Midwest weather continues to wreak havoc and world hotspots continue to frazzle, the education agenda remains on the back burner where it has pretty much rested for the past few years. Published June 24 2008

  • Folks just like us

    If Iraq is a far-off place and the war, a hostile and politicized diversion, we were reminded today that there is humanity and understanding amidst the cultural divide. We received email from a pal who'd received correspondence with a Marine, whose post was to work with families there. We don't divulge his name or his specific location, but we offer up his thoughts. The more people seem different, he learns, the more we are all the same. Published June 18 2008