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Archair Politics pundits at The White Horse. From left to right: Republican Charlie Mueller, program host Tom Sumner, resident cynic Barry Simon and Democrat John Cherry
Archair Politics pundits at The White Horse. From left to right: Republican Charlie Mueller, program host Tom Sumner, resident cynic Barry Simon and Democrat John Cherry
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Dr. Massoud Tavakoli talks about cutting edge research and auto crash testing at Kettering University plus primary previews, predictions and punditry during Armchair Politics broadcasting LIVE from The White Horse during The Tom Sumner Program Monday August 6 beginning at 6 p

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Can Too Much Homework Lead to Bad Grades?

It may seem like summer’s just begun, but parents are already focused on the upcoming school year — and some are even encouraging their kids to study now and get a head-start on all the work ahead.

But does all that extra time with the books pay off?

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Nate Shron, Getty Images
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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Jeff J. Mitchell, Getty Images
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Did You Cheat When You Were in School? — Survey of the Day

New York City is just the latest school district to be rocked with a large-scale high school cheating scandal, this one involving state exams and cell phones.

Earlier this year there were also high profile cases of mass cheating in Houston and Long Island.

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School Courts Controversy After It Tells Bullied Gay Student to ‘Tone It Down’

A school in southern Sweden is under fire after telling a female student to “tone down” her homosexuality after she complained she was being bullied for her sexual orientation.

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Stage Three Political Correctness Almost Ruined My Daughter’s Graduation

I distinctly remember the first time I heard the term “politically correct.”  It was in East Lansing at the Peanut Barrel, circa 1989.  I was talking to an attractive young woman who was apparently smitten with Mitch Albom; she thought it lovely he was also “politically correct

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Entire High School Graduating Class Forced to Take Breathalyzer Tests — Is It Fair? [VIDEO]

Some Minnesota parents are furious after a local high school gave all its seniors breathalyzer tests at their graduation rehearsal, with school officials claiming that since they smelled alcohol on some of the kids, they were justified in screening everyone.

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Mother Arrested for Cheering at Daughter’s Graduation — Is it Fair? [VIDEO]

South Carolina parents attending a high school graduation at the Florence Civic Center in South Florence last Saturday were warned in advance not to cheer for their children as they received their diplomas or they’d risk being thrown out of the ceremony.

Well, one particularly proud mother choose not heed the warning and cheered, anyway. And, boy, did she pay the price.

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‘Back-to-School Saturday’ Is the Newest Shopping Holiday — Dollars and Sense

You know about shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Back-to-School Saturday?

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