Category Archives: Columns

Pushing Back Against PARCC/Achieve Inc. Lobbyists

Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let’s go to school. “I wanted to take a moment to highlight two points that…

CNN: The Place to Go for a Few Laughs

I used to think that if you could bottle CNN you’d have a cure for insomnia.  CNN gave dull a bad name.  But CNN had good points, too.  It was seen as the place to go if you were in the market for serious news. Not anymore. Ever since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared a…

A Climate of Fear

The climate mavens at the United Nations have issued their latest ominous warning. They say we should expect "changes in the availability of food, fuel, medicine, and income." Actually, that quote comes from the first UN climate report, written 25 years ago, just around the time the World Wide Web was invented. The latest UN…

Dear Mr. Colbert: Me so stupid. You so funny!

Question: Who are the most prominent public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America? The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats. The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central show, Colbert resurrected his “satirical”…

Judaism, Christianity, Environmentalism

As I have often noted, the most dynamic and influential religion of the past hundred years has not been Christianity, let alone Judaism, the two religions that created the Western world. Nor has it been Islam. It has been Leftism. Leftism has influenced the literary, academic, media, and, therefore, the political elite far more than…

7 Million Sign Up for ObamaCare — or Not

President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and the rest of the president’s team are downright giddy because, as they tell us, more than six million Americans have signed up for the so-called Affordable Care Act.  Wow!  And that was last week.  This week, the news is even better.  Now, it’s nearly seven million, we’re told, who signed…

Obama, the Minimum Wage, and Democratic Politics as Usual

“Let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” President Obama said that earlier this year in his State of the Union address. Sounds good to me. Who doesn’t want hard-working Americans who put in at least 40 hours a week to make enough…

How Meeting the Pope Hurts Obama’s Income Inequality Campaign

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Earlier this week, President Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. The historical meeting garnished a lot of press, with many of the news headlines describing a kinship between the two men, specifically in the area of one of the president’s favorite campaign topics: Income inequality. ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported…