Peter Schrag

Peter Schrag, the former editorial-page editor of The Sacramento Bee, is the author of California Fights Back (Heyday Books, 2018).

How the Other Half Learns How the Other Half Learns

Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow conservatism in America.

Oct 23, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Peter Schrag

California Chaos California Chaos

A political epic with a cast of thousands.

Aug 14, 2003 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Getting the Blues Getting the Blues

The Administration appears to be bent on teaching liberal states a lesson.

Jul 17, 2003 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Graham Greene, Roll Over Graham Greene, Roll Over

A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York Times "Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he sudde...

Oct 3, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Peter Schrag

Hooked on Narcomyths Hooked on Narcomyths

Peter Schrag reviews Robert J. MacCoun and Peter Reuter's Drug War Heresies.

Nov 8, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Peter Schrag

Edison’s Red Ink Schoolhouse Edison’s Red Ink Schoolhouse

The biggest brand name in for-profit education is floundering.

Jun 7, 2001 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Defining Adequacy Up Defining Adequacy Up

Failing public schools violate state constitutions, new court decisions say.

Feb 23, 2001 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Clipping the Yankee Clipper Clipping the Yankee Clipper

The twentieth century produced few American heroes like Joe DiMaggio. He was arguably the best all-around ballplayer who'd ever taken the field, a unique combination of power, sp...

Nov 27, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Peter Schrag

Education and the Election Education and the Election

By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the sta...

Feb 16, 2000 / Feature / Peter Schrag