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
Frank Miniter, Though he’s known as Saint Nick, it’s safe to say Santa Claus would prefer to stay out of (or above) the whole war on Christmas debate. He isn’t a secular invention, but he doesn’t wear religion on his sleeve. He is jolly, loves cookies and his mission in life is to give so
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
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,
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
Mary Catherine Connor, My Fondest Thanksgiving Ever. One of my favorite Thanksgivings occurred years ago, but had nothing to do with family or dear friends. Instead, it occurred as a result of a few accidental meetings with a neighbor who liked to go for walks, as I did — which led to blessings from the
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
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.