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Should K-12 classrooms teach from the 1619 Project?

The New York Times’s 1619 Project is coming under renewed scrutiny as the latest flashpoint in the heated cultural battles over education policy. For the past year the Times, through a partnership with the Pulitzer Center,has aggressively pushed state and local school boards to adopt its controversial readings about slavery and American history as part of their K-12 school curricula.

China v Hollywood: Money or Freedom?

How far is America willing to take political correctness and refrain from saying or doing anything that might offend someone, whether here in the United States or elsewhere in the world? For Hollywood, that answer would be pretty far.

How Government Sells Fear and Sickness: The Case of the Flu

This fall expect the government-funded flu propaganda machine to be out in full force telling you it is your duty to receive a flu vaccination. In language similar to what they use for masks, we are instructed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to “protect yourself—and those around you—by getting a flu vaccine.”

Do Black Americans Really Want to Defund the Police?

The media and the left in general tell us that black Americans want to “defund the police.” But is it true? The story goes that the police are violent against black Americans and that’s the motive behind the defund the police movement. But a recent survey tells a different story.

The Politicization of the Post Office was Inevitable

In the ramp-up to the election, the United States Post Office (USPS) has been a strange object of debate. Numerous politicians and pundits (on all sides of the political spectrum) have claimed that the USPS is being politicized. That is a strange claim to me as an economic historian who has spent time studying the history of postal services. I say strange because the origins of the USPS are not to be found in high ideals but rather in the dirty world of politicking. As such, when one claims that the USPS is being politicized, one is highlighting its very nature.

Trump’s Pardon: Susan B. Anthony Remembered

August 18 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. President Donald Trump, in a surprise move, pardoned the Women’s Suffrage movement’s Susan Brownell Anthony, to mark this century anniversary. Anthony’s crime? She dared to vote.

Help! I’m A Closet Conservative Teacher (Part I)

Conservatism, Education, and Montgomery County Public Schools is a combination that is not welcome. I have seen it firsthand. My hope is through a series of articles, I can share my experiences as a conservative teacher within the MCPS system. I look forward to shedding some light on what is happening within our public school system.

The Gaslighting of the American People

You’ve heard it before: you’re the victim of political gaslighting. Depending on the news source, the villain might be President Trump, or Governor Cuomo, or Senator Sanders, or Gambian President Barrow. But gaslighted you are.

Has COVID-19 Killed Off the Kirwan Commission’s $32 billion Spending Plan?

Before COVID 19, the top agenda item of Maryland's teachers' union and their Democratic allies has been ramping up state spending to fund the Kirwan Commission's K-12 education recommendations. The price tag totals a staggering $32 billion over the next decade. Their eventual spending target hits $3.8 billion more per year. The charge exceeds $5,000 per person when dividing Kirwan's total cost among 6 million people.

My Covid Cri de Cœur

Sometimes one’s soul is best served by issuing a cri de cœur. I want to scream and protest against today’s unprecedented (in my adult lifetime) long spasm of irrationality and madness. “Why,” I ask myself, “are so many people content to be denied context, perspective, and completeness of pictures?”

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