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San Francisco No Longer Feels Like It’s In America

October 17, 2019 by

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By Lee Edwards ~ It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself. I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food, and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with […]

Higher Education Is Failing America

September 30, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed pre-published comments about his new book RESTORING THE PROMISE which catalogues the failure of higher education in America. The Carnegie Commission on Education (year) and the books written by […]

Socialism Has No Redeeming Benefits, Seriously

September 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Burt Prelutsky ~ Margaret Thatcher noted that the singular drawback to Socialism is that “they eventually run out of other people’s money.” Winston Churchill was even more direct in his denunciation of Marxism: “The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the […]

California’s Travel Bans Are The Lamest Virtue-Signaling Tactic Yet

September 18, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California is becoming an unhappy mix of serious problems and unserious policy ideas. The Golden State is grappling with skyrocketing homelessness rates, net negative migration, nation-leading poverty rates, and an outbreak of disease that hearkens back to the Dark Ages. It’s the perfect storm of ugly circumstances that cry out for […]

Are The Oldest And Wisest Obsolete?

May 11, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”–Mark Twain. I am happy to listen to the young, […]

The Dictionary Adds ‘White Fragility’

April 14, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ One of strangest developments in today’s internet culture is how website dictionaries, which one might presume to be objective, have dabbled in “woke” leftist politics as a way of drawing clicks. USA Today reporter Jessica Guynn, who explains her job is to explore how the digital world can […]

FBI Exposes Wealthy Parents Rigging College For Kids. But It Was Always Rigged.

March 13, 2019 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ The FBI dropped a new bombshell on Tuesday, and this time the scandal is Russian-free. Dozens of wealthy parents, including notable celebrities, were charged in a college admissions scandal and accused of paying a total of $25 million in payments to cheat their children into school. According to Politico, “parents […]