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Author: Tom Stark

Climate Nuts and Other New Delicacies

The ink is not even dry yet on the last Democrat-provided ballot yet and some of the counting of votes continue monotonously in South Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and who knows where else they will...

Veterans’ Day in the 2nd Grade

Last June 21 marked 50 years since the day I landed in Ubon, Thailand and began my 12 months helping to fight the war in Vietnam. A visit to Saigon began just about 50 years ago today when I was...

Prager University: Build the Wall

Let me preface this one with the statement that I believe Prager University to be a fabulous method for spreading knowledge among the masses and those who do not take a lot of time to digest all...

Prager University: What’s Wrong with Government Healthcare?

Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-what’s-her-name, Mayor Gillum (in FL) all seem to think that government-run healthcare (so-called, single-payer) is simply the best idea since homemade syrup. Well, very...

Civics, Youth Engagement, and School Discipline

When I opened my computer I found myself looking at an article from CBS This Morning about a “conversation” with Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch on the teaching of civics (or the lack thereof)...

Morale at the Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has been active in the news since President Trump’s administration assumed the reigns in 2017. Since that time, the department has taken steps to loosen the...

Just How Safe are Our Elections?

I received an email this week from AARP. Now I am not a fan of their politics, but that’s not what I am writing about today. The information provided in the email included a list of the...

The Guttenberg Campaign: Effective, or Emotional Attack on 2nd Amendment?

Let me preface this essay with the admission that I have no way to comprehend the anguish and pain that anyone experiences from the loss of a child to a violent event such as a school shooting. I...

Prager University: Who Needs Feminism?

Andrew Klavan provides serious clarity regarding the difference between the reality of the male-female relationship within Western Civilization and how that reality has been distorted by the...

The Alien Caravan: Trump May be Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place!

As I write this, the caravan of alien travelers attempting to walk from Honduras to the southern border of the United States has swelled to around 4500 and continues to grow as it moves into...

Not #FakeNews: Outright Fabrication

A recent article from Western Journalism (here) reports the severe beating of an elderly Orthodox Jewish man, Lipa Schwartz, 62, in Brooklyn, New York, in the middle of an intersection. The...

Sharia and the United States: Why the Two Will Never Be Compatible

Newt Gingrich set off the leftist alarm bells Thursday when he suggested all believers in “Sharia Law” should be deported from the United States. An article in reliably left-leaning The Atlantic...

How Do Boys Learn to Be Good Men?

Let me first state for the record that I was raised in the 1950s by a single mother. At a time in our history when couples were far less likely to divorce, my mother decided that it was better to...

Prager University: What is Net Neutrality?

There have been volumes written about the need for or the fear of “Net Neutrality.” Why? Well, that depends on who you ask. From the viewpoint of those who currently control the traffic on the...

Prager University: Who is Karl Marx?

Over the past 100 years or so, many have argued that Karl Marx was a genius philosopher who was eons ahead of his time. Interestingly, Marx live nearly his entire life within England and never...

Can Technology Resolve Concerns about Classroom Evaluations?

EdWeek’s newsletter carried an article last week that set off the bells and whistles within me because the subject was one that I have contemplated for several years. During that time I have had...

Prager University: Craziness On the Streets of Santa Barbara

Not sure if this short, two-minute, “man on the street” video will make you laugh or cry. I guess it depends on your viewpoint. Plastic straws are now illegal in California and people there seem...

Prager University: Left or Liberal?

Years ago, Franklin ano Roosevelt was considered a leading liberal of our country. But he was strongly nationalistic and believed in the best of American values. Some might argue that many of his...