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It’s In Our Nation’s Interests to Give Betsy a Chance

Helen Raleigh, The title of my column was the plea from former Democrat Senator Joseph Lieberman at the confirmation hearings of Betsy DeVos, nominee to lead the Department of Education. Before making this plea, Senator Lieberman listed the failures of our public education system that those of us who care about education have only become

Trump’s Trumpian & Refreshing Inaugural Address

Brian and Garrett Fahy, It was not a speech for the history books or speech classes, but it was classic Trump and a welcome departure from recent history. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, gave his inaugural address.  While the tone, content and delivery were quintessential

In Trump’s inaugural address here’s the one word no American should miss

Bill Whalen, As I readied for President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, thoughts of James K. Polk came to mind. Not that America’s 45th and 11th chief executives are peas in a personality pod. Trump has long thrived on an oversized existence; Polk was a grind who didn’t like to socialize (“No president who performs his

Trump outlines ‘new vision’ on first day as president #AmericaFirst

Vowing to “get the job done,” President Trump took office Friday outlining a drastically different agenda than that of his predecessor and installing key members of his national security team – as he began the work of turning his bold, and often brash, campaign promises into action.   “The time for empty talk is over.

President Trump takes office vowing to restore prosperity, ‘fight’ for country

Donald Trump assumed the nation’s highest office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, vowing in a tough inaugural address to restore prosperity and “fight” for the country “with every breath.” In a succinct speech heavy on populist themes, the new president told Americans across the country they will “never be ignored again”

President Trump takes office vowing to restore prosperity, ‘fight’ for country

Donald Trump assumed the nation’s highest office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, vowing in a tough inaugural address to restore prosperity and “fight” for the country “with every breath.” In a succinct speech heavy on populist themes, the new president told Americans across the country they will “never be ignored again”

How to Dismantle ‘Social Justice’

David S. D’Amato, The prevailing political discourse seems to be consumed with the bromides of social justice, carefully tended by political and intellectual classes claiming special knowledge of its demands. Friedrich Hayek, perhaps the greatest intellectual of the past century, was famously critical of the concept. “Justice is an attribute of individual action,” Hayek said.

Trump education pick DeVos promotes school choice at confirmation hearing

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that “parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of every child.” DeVos told the Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committe that she would be “a strong advocate for great public

Inequality: 8 Men As Rich As Half The World’s Population

“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few.” The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an

Wealth, Poverty and Politics

Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of his classic “Wealth, Poverty and Politics.” At the very beginning, he quotes Alexander Hamilton, who said, “The wealth of nations depends upon an infinite variety of causes.” The book’s 16 chapters apply Hamilton’s notion to domestic, as well as international, differences

The United States Of Crybabies

Bruce Thornton, The change from a tragic view of human life to a therapeutic one. The hyper-emotional reactions to Donald Trump’s election occasioned much commentary about the state of America’s millennials. On college campuses across the country there were “cry-ins,” group “primal screams,” and designated “healing spaces.” The general mood was captured in a tweet