Progressive political candidates and office holders have had little to say about school vouchers and charter schools. They'll need to wise up soon.
Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Trump's strategy for ending the war in Afghanistan came with plenty of assurances but no hard numbers.
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Robin D. G. Kelley, who teaches at UCLA, is the author of the remarkable biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009) and most recently Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012).