When voters elected Glenda Ritz nearly two years ago, they made it clear they didn’t like the direction of Indiana schools under Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett.
Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president who died Monday at age 86, wasn’t an effective leader. Had Western leaders paid closer attention to what he said, though, they would have been better prepared for today in Ukraine.
After its publication in the New Yorker in 1948, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” provoked a record number of readers to write letters, many proclaiming their revulsion for the story’s premise: a village’s annual stoning rite.


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