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Communism and Millennials

Jerry Newcombe, In mid-December, a science editor for BuzzFeedUK, Kelly Oates, tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is full communism now.” Once this tweet was noticed, she withdrew it and issued an apology. A month earlier, another BuzzFeedUK staffer, Blake Montgomery, had responded to a tweet from President Trump. The president had declared November 7,

President Trump and Republicans make their mark on history with ambitious tax cuts

Matthew Vadum, Congress passed the largest overhaul of the tax system in decades yesterday, handing President Trump his first major legislative victory and clearing the way for strong economic growth likely to provide potentially long-term electoral benefits for Republicans. This historic development is already causing apoplexy and aneurysms on the Left where allowing people to

Would Revived Civics End Up Being Progressive Ed Redux?

Robert G. Holland, The good news is that civics education, which teaches children the basics of good citizenship, is quickly gaining fans after being dormant for decades.  There is a growing recognition that democracy cannot endure if three fourths of American students don’t know what makes their country tick. The big unknown is whether revived

A Century of Murder and Illusion

Bruce Thornton, The New York Times’ continuing romance with an evil ideology cries out for an answer. To mark the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution The New York Times has been running a series called “Red Century.” In the spirit of its Pulitzer-Prize winning Moscow correspondent and uber fellow-traveler in the thirties, Walter Duranty, the

AMERICAN ICONOCLASM: The Destruction of Sacred Images

Dawn Perlmutter, What really lies behind the widespread desecration of statues and memorials. Iconoclasm is generally defined as the destruction of sacred images, usually for religious or political motives. America is experiencing an epidemic of iconoclasm and it did not begin in Charlottesville. For several years there have been numerous incidents of vandalism of Confederate

5 Ways the American Revolution Was Different From Other Revolutions

Larry Schweikart, This column was co-authored by Dave Dougherty. Often, the Revolutionary War is compared to all the other bloody revolutions of the 19th century. Contrary to popular belief, the American colonists were after more than just revenge, wealth, or fame. They were after the protection of their homeland and inborn rights that their country