Chicago Teachers Delay Vote and Decide to Continue their Strike!

Dear Commons Community, A  number of news reports on Saturday indicated that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leadership had accepted a framework for an agreement that would be subject to a ratification vote today Sunday.  Instead Chicago teachers decided to delay the vote at least until Tuesday effectively continuing the strike. Union delegates declined to […]

Arab Protests: More than Just a Video!

Dear Commons Community, Ross Douthat makes the case today in his New York Times column that the recent Arab protests are much more than a response to a film mocking fun at Islam and its founder. “THE greatest mistake to be made right now, with our embassies under assault and crowds chanting anti-American slogans across […]