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Author: Tom Stark

Prager University: America’s 2nd War of Independence

At least until the last couple of decades, you could ask any student in an American school about the first War of Independence and they could provide the highlights and the key dates of the...
Posted On May 31, 2018

Convention of States: Louisiana Puts Handcuffs on Commissioners?

An article was posted on the Convention of States (COS) website recently that spoke in glowing terms regarding the passage of a resolution by the Louisiana state legislature that provided for the...
Posted On May 30, 2018

Prager University: The American Trinity

America is certainly unique among the countries of the world. That’s not to say that Americans, as individuals, are any better than any other individual who resides in another country. Those...
Posted On May 29, 2018

Prager University: Why Bad Luck is Really Good!

Very few of us are really lucky…like winning the lottery or being born into a rich family. Most of us are born into average families fraught with all the foibles and shortcomings of many other...
Posted On May 26, 2018

Our Founders Failed to Consider Who Might Eventually Control Public Speech

The context under which our founders saw the world was one of coming out of a dark tunnel of “government” oppression under the English king. Their fear was that there needed to be a framework...
Posted On May 25, 2018

Identity Politics: How Did it Come to This?

There has been a lot of talk about identity politics and why/how it became such a prominent component in today’s public discourse. Perhaps the best way to do that is to take a look back at the...
Posted On May 18, 2018

Prager University: Is Happiness All About You? Not Really…

Many of us may well believe that being in or striving for a state of happiness is a very self-centered desire. To the contrary, our happiness has a tremendous impact on those around us. In...
Posted On May 14, 2018

Why Don’t Teachers Get More Respect?

A recent opinion piece on the Education Week website, written by a doctor-turned-teacher raised some very valid points regarding the compensation and lack of respect shown to the teacher...
Posted On May 14, 2018

Prager University: Understanding Men and Women: A Lifelong Mystery Explained?

Dennis Prager is the greatest when it comes to making complex subjects seem simple and clearly understood. In this video, he does a pretty fair job of explaining why men and women see the world...
Posted On May 13, 2018

Prager University: What’s the Best Way to Reduce Poverty?

Too many, particularly among the youth of our country, hold on to the mistaken belief that the only means whereby poverty can be reduced or ideally eliminated must come from the government. We...
Posted On May 11, 2018

Prager University: What’s a Greater Leap? God or the Multiverse?

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered whether somewhere out there another earth inhabited by people just like us exists? If you buy into the “multiverse” theory that might be a worthy...
Posted On May 6, 2018

Are There Really Racial Disparities in School Discipline?

Given all the justifiable complaints about how the school district in Parkland, Florida, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office colluded (isn’t that word popular these days) to avoid...
Posted On May 1, 2018

If This Bill Stands, Our Republic is Finished!

I will preface these comments by stating that there is a miniscule hope left in me that the California State Senate will pull its state back from the edge of a cliff from which there is likely no...

Tossing Gasoline on the Fire? Education Subsidies Are Doing Just That

The April 28 edition of Politico’s “Morning Education” newsletter had an entry discussing upcoming testimony by education types before the House Appropriations Committee during it’s “Public...

Is Penn State Encouraging Kids to Be Snowflakes?

Over the past few decades many have lamented the increasingly litigious nature of our society. Along with that sad trend, we have also become a very “risk averse” society on many levels. Many are...

Gestapo Tactics Have Come to the United States

Kyle Kashuv has become the 2nd Amendment hero of the Parkland School following the tragic and preventable shooting by an angry ex-student who shall remain nameless herein. While many of his...

New “Duh” Study Released: A Solid Family Structure Actually HELPS Children

There Are None So Blind as Those Who Cannot See Over the years, education researchers have done much hand-wringing over the steady decline in the performance of American students on a myriad of...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Problem is Not Just the Russia Thing (Updated)

With the coming Congressional testimony Tuesday and Wednesday by Mark Zuckerberg, ’s many foibles will be on display. I encourage people to watch closely for what I hope will be some pointed...