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Polls in 1948 indicated Harry Truman had no chance to win the election. He ignored the ominous polls, took off on his whistle stop tour and won the election anyway. Pollsters and pundits were shocked. Americans today would be wise to follow Truman’s lead and disregard the swarm of polls dominating...
I just went to the Singularity University summit. Here are the key points I gathered. o Rise and Fall: In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85 percent of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they were bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will...
for Re-Start I just shared two educational weeks with  Staples-Motley colleagues and administrators gearing  up for the upcoming  school year. Excitement is in the air! Our Re-Start for 2016- 2017 is a great step forward for our Staples-Motley kids. I would like to give a great big thank you to our...
As this strange, unorthodox and downright scary presidential campaign heads into the final stretch, let’s pause to consider what’s at stake for religious freedom in this election. Like motherhood and apple pie, religious freedom is universally popular with members of both major parties. But you don...
How is it that in this interconnected, World Wide Web-connected age we find an increasing sense of isolation, of separation? One thousand Facebook friends does not equate with a single person in the same room - a living presence - whose gaze we can see and return.  In the urgency of recent days and...
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications the week of June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important issue...
Who can say what, on the web? Twitter has raised questions anew with reports of a lifetime ban on tweets from conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos - reportedly after complaints that he engineered a wave of racist and sexist comments directed against comedian and actress Leslie Jones, who is co-...
By Supt. Mary Klamm Monday is August 1! For me, that day signals the beginning of a month totally dedicated to preparing for another school year.It all starts with the opening of each school office. Secretaries and principals will be back to answer questions and welcome students, staff, and parents...

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