Does Free Speech Trump the Right to Privacy? Phelps’ Putrid Protests of Soldier’s Funeral Goes to the Supreme Court


When we lost our 13 year old son in a car accident, we clung to our Christian faith. We were held up by those that loved us. When we stumbled in our sorrow, we borrowed the faith of others, and managed to get up again.
On the way to the cemetery, with the procession behind us, [...]

Bill Maher’s HuffPo Column: “Firing All the Teachers May Feel Good–We’re Americans, Kicking People When They’re Down is What We do”


Not long ago I wrote “Save a School-Fire a Teacher?” about a failing school district that fired all of its teachers in response to the outrageous demands from the teacher’s union.
Bill Maher has a different take on the situation. Maher writes in the Huffington Post:
“Fire the bad teachers, hire good ones from some undisclosed location, and [...]

Dan Rather Stumbles, Chris Matthews Fumbles Over Watermelons and Racism


I’m not a slapstick fan. Honestly, much to my family’s dismay, I really don’t care to watch “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Where, I would venture to guess, most of the action is preceded by the phrase, “Hey, hold my beer—an’ watch this…”
Although, I did find it slightly amusing and very telling, to watch Chris Matthews [...]

Old Hippies Never Die—They Just Continue to Cause a Stink in Washington


The generation that burned their bras, fried their brains on acid, and brought you the sexually transmitted revolution, has at last outgrown slinging feces at returning war heroes and have found a new cause to “risk jail” for—socialized medicine.
John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, wrote a column yesterday in the Huffington Post [...]

Save a School–Fire a Teacher? Part 2


If you missed part one, you can catch up here.
When Central Falls, a “persistently low performing” High School in Rhode Island fired 74 teachers along with other union members, the teachers’ union called the action:
“Immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible disgraceful, and disrespectful.”
No, what is immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible and disgraceful is to promote a radical agenda [...]

Save a School–Fire a Teacher? Part 1


It was 1987, and there I sat, with my son’s teacher, the principal, and a social worker. We were all sitting in chairs designed for third grade bottoms, shuffling papers, and discussing “my son’s” academic failures. I was quickly getting the impression that I had missed the first meeting; the one where all of the [...]

New “HuffPost Religion” Launched For The “Sane” America


One of my fondest childhood memories of my father, was that he was dashingly handsome. He was a classic man of his day; a cigarette in one hand, a martini in the other, and a smile that would have earned him a place in the “Rat-Pack”.
I remember distinctly, sitting in the chair in his salon, [...]

School-Issued Laptops: Over-Reaching Arm Into Your Home Or Prying Eye Into Your Child’s Bedroom


The dream of most schools, to be able to issue laptops to every student, has become a disturbing nightmare for thousands of parents and students in one of the wealthiest public school districts in the nation.
When more than 2,000 Apple MacBook laptops were distributed to the students in a Pennsylvania High School, parents were not [...]

The Rare Sightings of Tipper Gore


Catching a glimpse of Tipper Gore these days is about as rare as seeing a family of polar bears frolic in the Arctic. Unless of course, you’re a deadhead in DC. No, not the ones in the White House, those who attend Grateful Dead concerts. If so, you might have caught the performance of the [...]

HuffPo: Nanny State Saves Poor Children, and Money–The Left’s Morality


If you want a good example of job creation by the government, look into the field of Early Childhood Education.
Perennial studies of “poor children” and their achievement gaps, are always cropping up to provide the Left with a bouquet of social programs. Which of course, translates into job security and a moral platform for the [...]