How Not to Help the Poor


A few years back, New York’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg came up with an anti-poverty program that could sound practical only to those accustomed to buying their way out of trouble. Instead of, say, encouraging economic independence and fostering self-sufficiency among New York’s underclass, the administration offered to bribe them. The [...]

When Free Speech Wins


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Is Robert Spencer’s lecture at Florida State a sign of things to come?

Conflict or Cooperation?


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How government can sow social discord.

Busy Parents: The Real Cause of Childhood Obesity


I recently ended up in a long conversation with another mother at our children’s elementary school who told me about the ongoing conflict among the school’s board members about nutrition in the school. Apparently, the head of the committee wants all things sugar banned from the school — even lollipops for Valentine’s Day.
My friend — [...]

Muslim Law Students’ War Against Free Speech


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What happened when one student invited Robert Spencer to Florida State.

Public School Helps 15 Year Old Get Abortion Without Parents’ Knowledge


A public school in Seattle counseled and sent a 15 year old to have a free abortion without telling her parents.

Jihad Jane in the Classroom


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Islamic Awareness Week returns to the American campus.

Note to Christians: Stop Writing Jon Stewart’s Jokes, Please.


Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took aim at the corporations whose deceit helped cause the financial crisis (I suggest everyone take a look at the “Jude Law” segment at TheDailyShow.com) and the latest scandals at the Vatican.
For those not following the story, the Pope is accused of having covered up the abuse [...]

Maher’s Anti-Accountability Stance Is Too Much for Even Some Liberals to Stomach


Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and once in a great while, conservatives must face the harrowing prospect of siding with liberals—even Barack Obama.  Fortunately, the source of Obama’s latest criticism, Bill Maher, makes the idea a little easier to swallow.
You may recall Frances Gallo, the Rhode Island superintendent who fired the [...]

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 [...]