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Weird Al Wins the World

Weird Al Yankovic has the Number One album in America with Mandatory Fun. It’s the first comedy album to go to number one since My Son, The Nut by Allan Sherman in 1963. For someone to hit a career peak 35 years in, with their 14th album, is about as common an occurrence as someone cleaning all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with their tongue. In case you missed it, Weird Al is all over the media lately, with
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Autism

One Good Teacher

Today, let’s talk about something positive in Dar’s life. Because Dar was diagnosed with autism at age 2, we knew he would begin at his local school district at age 3. When he started, there were two classes, two options: one that was half-and-half kids with IEPs and kids without, and one that was all kids with IEPs, i.e. all special needs. As an outsider, the schism reminded me a little of the division between the group meeting people and
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Populism

Why strange beds should, but won’t, lead to strange bedfellows

Perhaps you’ve heard that since October, at least 44,000 Central American children have been apprehended at our border with Mexico. This represents a fourfold increase from a comparable period in 2012-13, and it’s not crazy to call the situation a “humanitarian crisis,” as Speaker John Boehner regularly does. These days, if you google “border crisis,” this is the first image that comes up. Strange beds, eh? But let’s think three moves ahead. At some point, all these kids are going
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