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Lack of Worthwhile Content Is Ravaging Our Children’s Educations

Jay Lehr, Review of Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories, By E.D. Hirsch Jr.   In Why Knowledge Matters, E.D. Hirsch Jr., founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia, provides an outstanding treatise on the growing failure of the U.S. K–12

How Trump Could Shut Down Mitch McConnell (The Left’s last hope) If Necessary

Gary North, The media have wet their Depends over Trump’s choice for Secretary of State. We are told that Mitch McConnell — once hated by the Left, but now seen as the Left’s last hope — may mobilize Republicans in the Senate. The Senate will not consent to Trump’s choice. Rex Tillerson will be sent

A Book Haunted by the ‘Curse’ of Bad Monetary Ideas

Jay Lehr, Physical currency, in one form or another, has existed for innumerable years, but some people, convinced by their own hubris that they know something the collective minds of humanity have not devised, believe government can replace physical money with something better. Kenneth Rogoff is one of those people. The best and the brightest,

How to Answer a False Accusation of Racism

Mike Adams,  Yesterday, a student contacted me with a concern that is common among those taking courses in the social sciences and humanities. This particular student is enrolled in an online criminology class taught by a leftist professor. During a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the more conservative students in her

Dreams From His Racist Anti-Semites: In Yacub, Malcolm and Louis they trust.

Lloyd Billingsley, Congressional Democrats and their media allies are bellowing that president elect Donald Trump is a racist anti-Semite and so are his advisers such as Steve Bannon. This tsunami of hysteria, as David Horowitz noted, has no basis in fact, but it does invite a look back at the influences of the outgoing President

After this election, can we still love our neighbors (even if we are polar political opposites?)

Karen Ehman, Our next-door neighbors are like family to us. They are a retired couple in their seventies. My husband and I are in full-on mid-life mode, parents of teens and young adults. This couple allows one of our sons to use their kayak on the weekends. I make them homemade strawberry jam each summer.