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Western Values Defended

August 14, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Olivia Pierson’s Western Values Defended: A Primer, is just what its title says it is, a primer for those unread in what those values are that need to be upheld and defended. It is a short book, just a general survey of the Western values that are rooted in ancient Greece […]

‘Real Excellence’? NPR Honors Anniversary Of Atheist ‘Dark Materials’ Trilogy For Kids

September 28, 2015 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On Saturday, NPR’s Weekend Edition celebrated atheist author Philip Pullman and the His Dark Materials trilogy he wrote for middle-schoolers, a sort of anti-Narnia series. Anchor Scott Simon celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first book in this trilogy and interviewed Pullman as he sat a BBC studio in Oxford, hinting […]

Leaving The Church Of Environmentalism

May 28, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In March 2009 while the Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to fulfill a presidential campaign pledge to document that carbon dioxide (CO2) and five other greenhouse gases endangered public health and the environment, a longtime employee, Alan Carlin, put out a 93-page report challenging the science being cited and the drift […]

Stupefying Generations Of Americans

May 20, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” “U.S. middle-school […]

Could You Spot A Potential School Shooter?

April 24, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In April 1999, we were all stunned by the news that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had attacked and killed students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and, more recently, in December 2012, that Adam Lanza, after killing his mother at home, then massacred twenty-six staff and students at Sandy […]

We’re ALL Out Of Africa

April 15, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I think if we were honest enough to admit it, we are all bigoted in some way. Our gender or religion doesn’t really qualify us as superior to anyone else, but we tend to fall back on these identities and, consciously or not, assume they give us a reason to feel […]

Diet, Gain Weight, Diet, Gain Weight

March 31, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ My Mother taught gourmet cooking, haute cuisine, for three decades in the local adult schools, first just to women and later with courses just for men as they too wanted to learn how to make succulent dishes, delicious sauces, and to bake as well. She also wrote a cookbook, “Cooking with […]