Charter Schools and Their Enemies
Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published "Charter Schools and Their Enemies." He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education Department's annual English Language Arts test and its Mathematics test. Sowell gives the results of student tests in charter schools such as KIPP, Success Academy, Explore Schools, Uncommon Schools,…
Column: Zeroing Out Trump for the 'Truth'
The Grand Canyon is a fitting metaphor for the difference between the uncensored version of President Trump’s Independence Day speeches gleaned from live television and the feverishly distorted versions of the “reality-based press,” as the leftist journo-braggarts call themselves. CNN decided his July 4-themed speeches deserved precisely zero minutes of live coverage.
We Must Decide Whether We Want to Save America
America is in crisis. Her destiny is on the line, and she will survive only if we still love her. A battle rages in the streets, in academia, in the culture, and in the hearts and minds of the American people over whether America was and remains a good and great nation. I have always believed that America is the greatest and most benevolent nation in history, that its Constitution is, in the…
Column: Lincoln Statues Must Go, Margaret Sanger Stays?
The Left is interested in taking down all kinds of statues, which raises an obvious question: Where are the states the Left has put up? No one's ripping those down. No one has touched the statue of Margaret Sanger in Boston, for example.
Jon Stewart Apologizes for His Blazingly White Daily Show Staff
Jon Stewart figured he’d be welcomed with open arms during this week’s appearance on The Breakfast Club. Here’s betting Joe Biden thought the same thing before the former Vice President stuck his foot deep down his mouth by saying black people can’t vote for the GOP.
Black Achievements and Insults to Black History
Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation of black history. Often overlooked or ignored is the fact that, as a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, and in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in…
This Big Media Outlet HIDES the KKK’s Past Ties to Democratic Party
Call it “omission journalism.” On June 14th, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran this headline: "More than 1 million sign petition to designate KKK as terrorist group." The AJC story said, in part, this: “More than 1 million people have signed an online petition calling for the government to designate the Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist organization…
Our Totalitarian Moment
America feels like it's falling apart. That's because it is. There are two ways to achieve unity in any group. The first is to set up a few serious standards of conduct, policed with the absolute minimum of compulsion, and then allow freedom in all other matters. This was the founding vision for our federal government. In this vision, we agree not to infringe upon one another's life, liberty…
No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law. The Minneapolis authorities moved quickly, and Derek Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department, placed under arrest and charged with second-degree murder and other charges. The three officers who were with him were…
Column: Trashing Trump In Prime Time
John Bolton recorded an interview promoting his new book for a prime time special on ABC, just like James Comey received a prime time special on ABC for an anti-Trump book. Now try to remember any Obama insider in a prime time special for a "tell all" book on Obama. Instead, ABC had a prime time special promoting Michelle Obama's book.
The Shame Is Ours
It is a gift, as Robert Burns wrote, to see ourselves as others see us. One of those “others” is Caroline Glick, who writes on her webpage from Israel: “Americans are now expected to kneel for the Star Spangled Banner and disavow American history while swallowing whole a false, malicious new history that claims America has been a force for evil at home and worldwide since it was nothing more…
The Cultural Revolution in American Journalism
Over there at the History Channel is this short history of China’s “Cultural revolution” back there in 1966. It was, but of course, the brainchild of China’s Communist founder and leader Mao Zedong. Here is a bit of the description, with bold print for emphasis supplied: "“The Cultural Revolution was launched in China in 1966 by Communist leader Mao Zedong in order to reassert his…
Late Night Elites: ‘Defund the Police’
Chances are Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee and John Oliver aren’t calling the local police on a regular basis. The late night hosts are well compensated for their work, allowing them to live in neighborhoods where violent crime is something seen on their flat-panel TVs, not outside their windows.
Column: The Media's Broadcast Brutality Against Trump
The coronavirus pandemic did what some might think was impossible -- make Trump coverage even more negative. Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center found that from March to May, Trump's coverage on the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC was 94 percent negative. In May, it was 99.5 percent negative, an all-time low. This is not journalism. It's badly disguised campaign advertising.