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Friday, January 27, 2006

Unwritten Constitutions

Steve Kellmeyer’s commentary on Hamas’s victory in the Palestinian elections underscores the importance of preserving the unwritten constitution of the United States.

The ‘Community of Nations’ vs the 2nd Amendment

Rob Hood spotlights a new left-wing threat to America’s original Bill of Rights.  If the UN opposes us, who are we to resist?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Teaching to the Test: Another Aspect

Cheating and lack of competition among schools sabotage Federal programs, both good ones and bad.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/26 at 11:59 PM
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“Truthiness” and Secular Education

The “truthiness” of secular education is the common link among Michael Moore, Teddy Kennedy, Jack Abramoff, and the parade of literary fraud in periodicals and books.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Full Story: John Adams, John Jay, and the 1783 Treaty of Paris

The following commentary provides background details to make clearer the point of the posting titled John Adams and John Jay.

John Adams and John Jay

The PBS documentary on Abigail and John Adams is woefully inaccurate in one major aspect.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, and Fascists

These are just different names all referring to the atheistic, secular collectivism that the laboratory of history has devastatingly repudiated.  American liberals (again calling themselves progressives) nonetheless cling to their secular religious faith, urging the nation once more to risk plunging over Niagara Falls in a rotten barrel.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Teaching to the Test

When liberal-progressives talk about ‘learning to think,’ they really are speaking of absorbing PC attitudes.  Denigrating ‘teaching to the test’ is to believe that learning facts and mastering mathematics diminishes the capabilities of the human mind.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/21 at 07:26 PM
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How Government Intervention Retards The Advance Of Knowledge

Most great advances in scientific knowledge have been in the private sphere, by lone individuals or scientists doing basic research in iconic institutions like Bell Labs or IBM’s Watson Labs.  Government funding brings the scoundrels out of the woodwork and tends to promote liberal-progressive political agendas.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/21 at 01:25 AM
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Neo-Marxian Political Class

Apparatchiks in the public bureaucracy are the largest and fastest-growing sector in the nation’s workforce and the only ones who can be totally indifferent to productivity.  That may have something to do with the taxes we pay.