Welcome to the Leonard Smalls School of Economics


A very unscientific Google search for ‘government education grants’ yields over 4,000,000 hits.  There are all manner of scholarships, grants, and loans available for every conceivable category of person, with the possible exception of politically conservative religious white heterosexual males.  There is no room on college campuses for hate-filled superstitious racist homophobes. Not unless they [...]

Silicon Snake Oil


Like many Americans, I am a sucker for technology in education. I even won the Texas State Technology Teacher of the Year Award in 1995 for my efforts integrating technology into the classroom. But technology is no substitute for good teaching.  There is no magical computer-to-student ratio that will guarantee student success.  Throwing money at schools to [...]

3 Rotten Fruits of Eco-Fascism or The Grocery Bag Tax


Jonah Goldberg defines Fascism as: . . . a religion of the state.  It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people.  It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified [...]

3 Rotten Fruits of Eco-Fascism or The Grocery Bag Tax


Jonah Goldberg defines Fascism as: . . . a religion of the state.  It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people.  It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified [...]

Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s Affirmative Action Justice Department?


Barack Obama is the nation’s first-ever Affirmative Action President.  It should come as no surprise that President Obama’s pick for Attorney General, Eric Holder,  would dispense Affirmative Justice. Affirmative Action, simply put, seeks to correct past negative discrimination with positive discrimination.  Call it “racial preference,”  “employment equity,”  “smiley-face discrimination,” or whatever, but Affirmative Action is basically a [...]

Unrepentant Terrorist Ayers Denied “Emeritus” Status; University Book Sales Unaffected


One of the more comforting aspects of the major religions is the belief that there is justice in the hereafter and the wicked are ultimately punished.  One of the reasons why so many people are willing to risk everything to come to the United States is the belief that we have a system of justice that is fair [...]

NEA to Teachers: “A” is for Alinsky- The Building Blocks of Education


David Aikman of Townhall.com posted a 1-minute podcast commentary today that should be of great interest to conservative moms and dads out there – “Alinsky: In Your Child’s Classroom?“ According to Aikman, . . . the nation’s largest teacher organization, the National Education Association, has sent an email to all its teacher members advising them [...]

Obamacare-The Monty Python Hospital Sketch Without the Laughs


I went to high school in the 70′s, and spent many a night at my friend’s apartment watching Monty Python’s Flying Circus on “late night” PBS.  Many of their skits and movies are comedy classics – The Parrot Sketch, The Cheese Shop Sketch, Argument Clinic, plus many others.  But one sketch in particular  – The [...]

Obamacare Is Here to Stay


Hugh Hewitt interviewed Senate minority leader John Boehner a few days ago, and could not get Boehner to commit to a rapid legislative agenda to repeal and reverse the democrat’s leftist legislative cramdown after the midterms in November. Boehner hemmed and hawed, sounding every bit like the establishment inside-the-beltway career politicians that got us into [...]

Climate Science is the New Phrenology


Phrenology was all the rage in the early 1800s.  It is considered pseudoscience now, but back in the day it was given serious consideration in the scientific community.  The Edinburgh Phrenological Society was established in 1820.  American phrenologists had their own scientific journal, the American Phrenology Journal.   Many important and influential people believed that phrenology [...]