Teachers pursue ‘more secure form of protection’
Educators examine the merits of gun ownership.
Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President
Americans love the 4th of July—and for good reason. Writing to his wife in July 1776, John Adams hailed the Fourth as “the day of deliverance” and predicted that it would be “celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.” He correctly foresaw these annual celebrations “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” On the first anniversary in 1777, the celebrations started, and they have continued ever since.
Where’s the Pope’s Encyclical on Christian Persecution?
Pope Francis recently released a new encyclical. Portions of it deal with environmentalism, global warming, and climate change. Naturally, this has prompted controversy.
Justice John Roberts is No Conservative – Time for Congress to Repeal ObamaCare
One of my friends jokes that U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts is a liberal. I used to laugh him off – not anymore.
Somebody Call a Doctor! GOP Replacement for Obamacare Will Not Solve the Problem
In anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling of King v. Burwell in the next few days, Republicans are frantically trying to conjure up an alternative to Obamacare should the subsidies outlined in the case be deemed illegal.
Pope Is Wrong on Science
Pope Frances’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, refers vaguely to “the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life,” which he blames on “consumerism” and “globalization,” which, he says, are harming the poor.
Yes, Communism Is Still With Us
A quarter of a century ago, Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that had controlled dozens of nations and was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent victims, suddenly collapsed.
First Mary Jo Kopechne, Then America
Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act allowed the Democrats to start winning elections the same way they win recounts: by enlarging the pool of voters.
Water Market Best Hope to Ease Drought
As California’s drought enters its fourth year, policy makers here mostly argue over two alternatives – stepping up conservation and water-use enforcement or building new dams and other water-storage facilities. But the solution to the water crisis is more likely to be found on an application that can be downloaded onto our cellphones.
Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Iraq to Fight IS
As the Obama Administration gropes in the dark for a coherent policy in the Middle East and the hawks in the Republican Party talk of reintroducing U.S. ground forces into Iraq, it is painfully obvious that some new ideas need to be injected into this debate.
Report Shows Sustainability Movement Hurts Higher Education
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) recently published a summary of a 260-page report on the ideology of sustainability that has overtaken U.S. colleges and universities.