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Author: Tom Stark

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It’s Not Just Gun Rights That Are at Risk!

The Kiarre Harris case in Erie County, Pennsylvania, as reported by Fee.org, is a classic example of how government schools can make someone’s life a living hell without half trying. It’s bad...
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The Dangerously Slippery Slope of Red Flag Laws

In the current cycle of news and sensationalism surrounding the recent mass shootings, we are hearing a continual litany of calls for the passage of federal “Extreme Risk Protective Order”...
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Racist Robots? Seriously?

A recent article reports on a “study” that claims to show that there is inherent bias or racist in the fact that a large majority of the robots produced that appear human-like in appearance are...
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Freedom Will Not Survive Compromise of Principles

One of my more progressive acquaintances posted a link to an article in the Village Voice (not exactly an objective source of “moderate” politics) that responded to a rant describing the battle...
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Where Education Stumbles Part 2: Civics

(From author: In Part 1, I examined the teaching of U.S. history and the pitfalls in an objective viewpoint in which to see the events of our past clearly. In Part 2, I will address the teaching...
Posted On July 9, 2019
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Where Education Stumbles Part 1: U.S. History

Edweek.org began a special project,  Citizen Z, last fall with an analysis of how History and Civics are taught in public schools. They questioned whether the discord between political views in...
Posted On July 8, 2019
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Prager University: Why is God A He?

In today’s atmosphere of tension between genders – male vs. female – a common complaint among some females is that they do not believe that God is necessarily a man.  There is no factual basis...
Posted On May 16, 2019
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Should Education Place Curiosity and Fun Ahead of Rules and Efficiency?

Last week I read an article in the EdWeek Newsletter (here).  As is frequently the case, it is a commentary on making the teaching of math “fun” for the students and ways to allow their curiosity...
Posted On May 15, 2019
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Facing the Facts About Mass Shootings

Yesterday morning I awoke to news of another mass shooting at a Colorado school just blocks from Columbine High School where, for lack of a better label, the “modern era” of mass shooting...
Posted On May 9, 2019

Excellent Public Education Takes A Concerted Effort from Everyone

Too often education’s “players” take the approach of “what’s in it for me.” Others are all about empire building or gaining more control. Still others see the schools as laboratories of social...

WW1: The War That Changed Everything

Talk about a convoluted picking sides on the school yard, the crooked path to WW1 reads like something out of a childhood diary of bickering children. Austria-Hungary battles Serbia, Serbia drags...

Prager University: How the Reformation Shaped the World

Martin Luther was a relatively obscure German monk when he decided to shake things up by nailing 95 complaints he had compiled against the Roman Catholic Church. These complaints revolved around...

Prager University: What Does Diversity Have to do With Science?

This Prager University video brilliantly explains the utter stupidity in suggesting – much less promoting – that “diversity” within the S-T-E-M fields of study are necessary to gain an unbiased...

The Wall: What Does It Really Come Down To?

There is much speculation about the reasons we find ourselves looking down the barrel of a long government shutdown. Much of it centers around the idea that Democrats want illegals to gain the...

Prager University: Why You Should Be A Nationalist

Yoram Hazony, author of The Virtue of Nationalism, offers a simple clear-cut explanation as to why nationalism has taken on a resurgence throughout the world. Why one world government will result...

A Different View of “Common Core” and Its Offspring

I spent much of the time between 2010 and 2014 digging deep into the origins and purposes of the so-called Common Core Stare Standards (CCSS) and found that there is more disinformation and fear...

Distorted News Regarding CBP: As Usual, Media Doing More Harm Than Good

Any time a child dies, regardless of circumstances, is a tragedy that breaks the heart of any decent person. Such is just as much the case when two Guatemalan children died while in the custody...

The Golsteyn Murder Case: When Right is Right, It’s Not Wrong

O.K. this one may well get me into a lot of trouble, but I can take it, so fire away if you don’t agree. First let me point out that if you don’t agree with me, you are telling me and the rest of...