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Author: Tom Stark

Who’s Really Creating the Gridlock Now?

There seems to be a dearth of “news” coming from the conservative side of things relating to immigration this week. The closest thing to an objective review of what is being discussed in the...

Florida School Shooting: Who’s to Blame?

I spent a little time catching a segment of Outnumbered on Fox News this week during their discussion of the Florida School shooting in Broward County. As might be expected on a show involving...

Higher Education Data Collection – Dangerous?

As the House Education Committee works on the issue of higher education accountability and all that entails, the question of data collection has returned to haunt the committee room. A...

Why Use Title IX? Why Not the Criminal Codes?

Politico’s Morning Education newsletter, a bastion of leftist views on the education industry has been particularly focused on higher education of late. Among their recent complaints have been...

Democrats Show Their True Colors at the State of the Union Address

It is rare that I do not take the opportunity to watch a SOTU address from beginning to end.  When I do, I also keep at it through the end of the “opposition” presentation that...

Justice for the Support Troops – Vietnam Edition

Recently two bills were introduced in both the House (HR-4843) and Senate (S.2105) to right a wrong that has been perpetuated by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) for fifty years or more. You...

In Class; Not Cuffs = False Premise that Endangers Learning for All

Senator Chris Murphy (D – Conn) attended an event, “In Class; Not Cuffs,” at the Center for American Progress, a noticeably leftist think tank. It is extremely unfortunate that the entire premise...

Can Black People Be Racist? Depends On Who You Ask

A recent article regarding a meeting attended by Elisha Todd (here) prompted me to critically consider how we – both the black and white communities – see our roles in the current state of...

Principled in the Macro/Compassionate in the Micro? Not Really.

My literary or commentator credentials are far from the likes of Dennis Prager, and yes, for the most part I agree with much of what Mr. Prager expresses in his daily syndicated talk show (I must...

Trolling the President About Tuition: Again, Politico Misses the Point! Part II

In all fairness to Politico, there may be a few points in the article that may be valid and appropriate (none of which relate to the President, incidentally). But first, let me take apart a few...

Trolling the President About Tuition: Again, Politico Misses the Point! Part I

On December 28, Politico’s Benjamin Wermund published an article blaming President Trump for not reducing the cost of college tuition. As is typical of left-leaning sites like Politico no...

Transgenderism Does Not Belong in Our Military

A pair of articles (here and here) over the past two months should move the discussion over transgenderism in a new direction…back from whence it came. The first, in July 2017, written by a...

The Scourge of Hyphenated America

Much has been written of late regarding the widening divide within the American body politic and communities in general. Yes, it is, indeed, widening. But why? Perhaps, as the left is so often...

Latest Focus of Gender War: Fraternities and Sororities

Contrary to the alphabet crowd, human beings are born in two varieties. However, as one might expect in today’s world, Harvard University fails to see this as a meaningful difference. That...

Congress Is Trying to Dig A Deeper Hole Full of Student Debt

This week’s Politico Morning Education update brought me up short. It seems that HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has been pushing to make the application for Student Aid...

Minority Poverty: Is It All the Fault of “White Privilege?”

I had occasion to do some channel-surfing on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year and ran across the A&E series, “Who Killed Tupac” which examines the killing of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las...

Why Has Bullying Become the Problem That it Is?

We hear a nearly non-stop cacophony of noise and outcries regarding bullying these days. But what are we really talking about here? Bullying has been around forever. While not clearly documents,...

Equity – The Latest Leftist Buzz Word in Education Circles

I receive several education-related newsletters and emails from a cross-section of sources ranging from relatively conservative to extremely left-wing. I have noticed with some concern that a...
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