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Train Teachers To Shoot Intruders

March 17, 2018 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ Five years ago I wrote a column titled: “Time to Arm Teachers.” That wasn’t a popular notion in 2013 but perhaps its time has come after the Florida shootings last week. The idea was pitched to me by men uniquely qualified to train those teachers willing to carry concealed weapons and […]

Watergate Was Nothing Compared To This

December 14, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ First thing every morning I skipped down two flights of stairs to get the Boston Globe because I couldn’t wait to read the latest developments in the Watergate scandal then bringing down the Nixon Administration. Familiar as I still am with those details, they pale by comparison to abuses of power […]

The Party Controls The Past

August 19, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ “He who controls the past controls the future… He who controls the present controls the past,” wrote Orwell. Here in 2017, the left is firmly in control of both academia and media and is using both to control the past. That’s what played out last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville […]

Lacking Common Sense

June 23, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ The young woman looked nervous as she knocked on the window of my classroom door. “Excuse me, class,” I said as I stepped out to speak. She was a former student and substituting in the next classroom. “A boy is throwing things at other students. He won’t stop, and he refuses […]

Gospels Not Gospel Anymore?

May 5, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ It was worse than I thought. The Roman Catholic Church was being undermined by Marxists further back than I ever imagined. I knew there were Jesuits and other priests holding official positions in the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua during the 1970s, but I thought they were anomalous. Now I’m learning […]

Calloused Americans

April 21, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ After a few hours of writing on my laptop, I need to get up, change my clothes, and do another kind of work that involves more than my brain and my fingers on a keyboard. I have to use tools invented and manufactured in previous centuries – tools like saws, hammers, […]

Just Trying To Keep Up

March 31, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ In regard to my understanding of the world – what is going on and why – the best I can do is maintain a “working hypothesis.” The “what” is easier. The “why” to explain the “what” is more daunting because as new information emerges, I have to modify. My biggest challenge […]