ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

For 49 years, the unity of Southeast Asia's main grouping has hinged on its founding principle: decisions by consensus. But that cardinal rule is now proving to be the biggest headache for its members, who began important meetings this weekend deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.

Officials seldom get credit for the things they do well

At a time when bureaucratic mistakes or government inaction seem to be the norm rather than the exception, when a Congress compromising for the common good is uncommonly rare and when public confidence in its leaders is near an all-time low, it would seem paradoxical to point to examples of wise decisions by our public stewards.

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In Depth

Top 5 techniques of an excellent teacher

The Muscogee County School District 2016 Teacher of the Year, Stefan Lawrence, Carver High, provides the examples

And the district’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, Sheryl Green of Jordan High, provides the analysis

Videos

Midland Farmers Market donates $1,200 to House of Heroes

The Men's Club of Midland United Methodist Church, who sponsors the Saturday morning market, uses the $5 vendor fee to make donations to charitable organizations. House of Heroes will use the money to kick start a campaign to raise funds earmarked to repair the home of Vietnam veterans in need of assistance.
Robin Trimarchi rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com
Midland Farmers Market donates $1,200 to House of Heroes 2:25

Midland Farmers Market donates $1,200 to House of Heroes

Discussions get lively at the race relations and policing forum in Columbus 10:52

Discussions get lively at the race relations and policing forum in Columbus

Young writers share their original short stories 1:52

Young writers share their original short stories

Stefan Lawrence motivates his students to find their genius 4:59

Stefan Lawrence motivates his students to find their genius