• You Won't Believe the Bizarre Academic Work Your Tax Dollars Fund

    You Won’t Believe the Bizarre Academic Work Your Tax Dollars Fund

    American colleges and universities are struggling with a perception problem. Between rowdy protests, skyrocketing costs, and some ridiculous course material, students are starting to wonder if it’s all worth the money.

    Although some colleges and professors are dedicated to serious scholarship, a recent paper published by Qualitative Inquiry raises significant questions about the nature of academic inquiry in higher education.

    Susan Nordstrom, assistant professor of educational research specializing in qualitative research methodology at the University of Memphis, recently published a paper titled, “Guilty of Loving You: A Multispecies Narrative.” Susan Nordstrom is not the only author on this paper. The listed co-authors are Amelie Nordstrom and Coonan Nordstrom—her cats. READ MORE...

  • Just Like Obama, Trump’s Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words

    Just Like Obama, Trump’s Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words

    Following Monday’s summit in Helsinki, many American pundits and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized President Trump for what they perceived as his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) slammed Trump’s “shameful” performance, and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan went so far as to call Putin the “master puppeteer” of the Oval Office.

    Some may expect me to lend my voice to this chorus of condemnation. After all, I have personally experienced the devastating consequences of Putin’s expansionism. In 2008, when I was the president of Georgia, Russia shocked the world by invading my country. To this day, one-fifth of Georgia’s territory remains under illegal Russian occupation, and Georgia lacks a clear roadmap to NATO membership. READ MORE...

  • Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

    Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

    Sometimes in a compromise, both sides walk away unhappy.

    That’s exactly what would happen if the Trump administration accepts a compromise measure on school discipline policy proposed by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The proposal is a non-starter, particularly for those who value local control over federal overreach.

    Here’s what’s at stake.

    In 2014, the Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter on school safety and student discipline that represented a significant executive overreach. That letter should be rescinded, but some advocacy groups want it to remain in place. READ MORE...

  • What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Eaten By His Own Mob

    What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Eaten By His Own Mob

    “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling predicted back in the 1950s that we’d soon have a citizenry unable to think. Many of his screenplays warned of the specter of runaway mob psychology. Today it seems that’s exactly the sort of citizenry we’ve got.

    Social media trolling drives mindless street theater, which drives more mindless social media trolling, and on and on. Most Americans aren’t taken in by it, but the illusions mob behavior promotes can wreak havoc even on reasonable people.

    The mob mindset seems to be in hyper-drive. Consider a July 14 Quillette article, “I was the Mob until the Mob Came for Me,” written under a pseudonym due to the author’s reasonable fear of retribution. These days, “Barrett Wilson” delivers pizza and sushi to support his young family, a job he can’t afford to lose. READ MORE...

  • Largest Voting Machine Vendor in US Admits Its Systems Had Remote-Access Software Installed

    Largest Voting Machine Vendor in US Admits Its Systems Had Remote-Access Software Installed

    A bombshell revelation on the security of voting in the United States has just surfaced in the form of a letter from the country’s largest voting machine manufacturer. The company, Election Systems and Software (ES&S) admitted that despite denying previous allegations of its voting systems coming installed with remote-access software, their systems did, indeed, allow for remote connections.

    In a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), written in April, but only released this week, the company acknowledged that it had installed software that made the systems remotely accessible from anywhere. READ MORE...

  • Original Intent: Safeguard for the Supreme Court

    Original Intent: Safeguard for the Supreme Court

    In light of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left hasn’t changed its playbook. So, it is no surprise to hear claims that appointing an “Original Intent” Justice will bring back Jim Crow and chattel slavery. A reasonable look at history (which is not to be expected from the left) should give rise to the opposite conclusion. A SCOTUS Justice who follows original intent should be viewed as a safeguard against a racist court. IF you will read to the end you will understand what I mean. READ MORE...

  • James Comey: "If You Don't Vote Democrat, You Don't Believe In This Country's Values"

    James Comey: “If You Don’t Vote Democrat, You Don’t Believe In This Country’s Values”

    Well, if this is not pulling the mask off, I don’t know what is.  Former disgraced FBI Director James Comey took to Twitter Tuesday to express that if you don’t vote Democrat then you don’t believe in the values of the US, or in other words, you’re just plain un-American.

    Comey tweeted out, “This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must … counteract ambition.” All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.” READ MORE...

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