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Common Core, why I support it and you should too

  So it was pointed out to me that while I have repeatedly ripped apart the Anti-Common Core people showing their positions to be contradictory, baseless or just the worst in typical liberal/populist propaganda, I have never pointed out why … Continue reading

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Let’s deal in fact and reality: Race to the Top: Bad. Common Core: A Step in the Right Direction.

  And people who do not get this distinction are idiots. You know I am having a harder and harder time taking anyone in the media seriously these days. The entire left wing of the media keeps repeating bullshit that … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Common Core Standards for Education

There is a move on the right to hate the upcoming common core standards.  And it’s not without justification.  No Child Left Behind partly due to the additions liberal Ted Kennedy made to the bill, and partly due to ineptitude … Continue reading

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A quick GOP Presidential score card as it now stands:

It’s too early for polls to be relevant. Right now it’s just weeding the losers out of the field and looking to see who still might enter. Trump—Not running. Thank god. Huckabee—Not running. Thank the dear lord almighty for this … Continue reading

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The Rise of Modern Populism

When the Tea Party came onto the scene a few years ago I liked their stated principles…but I had worries, worries that they weren’t the deeply principled conservatives they claimed to be. I worried that as they grew they would … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Post: Secret Documents Reveal Democratic Plan to Undermine the Right From Within

Exclusive, The Conservative New Ager has, this April Fool’s Day, been shown recently uncovered documents that show conclusively that the Republican Party has been infiltrated by liberal moles hell-bent on destroying the Republican Party from within.   What’s this you … Continue reading

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Why we need to raise the age of just about everything to 26 (or higher)

Why we need to raise the age of just about everything to 26   You know a while back there was a big brouhaha about the fact that Obamacare required that children be allowed to stay on their parents insurance … Continue reading

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Economics 101: Opportunity Costs and the GOP

    One of the basics of economics is the idea of opportunity cost. Opportunity cost is the idea that you have 5 dollars and you can buy a latte at Starbuck or you can buy 5 widgets (because as … Continue reading

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Real Education Improvement Part III

  So, as we wrap this series of real things that we could be focusing on in education (as opposed to the hype about Common Core) let’s look at three of the more obvious parts that sadly don’t get pushed … Continue reading

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Real Education Reform: Part Two

  There is a lot of screaming about Common Core Standards.  The claims seem to go somewhere along the lines that they promote communism or socialism or are Anti-American and have this or that to say about science or history…which is … Continue reading

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Real Change in Education: Part I

  There is a lot of brouhaha over Common Core right now.  Personally I am tired of idiots blaming every stupid Obama Administration policy, every idiotic Dept. of Education directive, every factually incorrect statement made by a book publisher, and … Continue reading

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This is a time to reconsider the UBI

We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we’re told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken … Continue reading

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The Importance of Art and Culture in Politics

I have recently engaged in several arguments with a few people over the values of art. Some have complained about why I would waste time on blogs  The Snyder Cut and some have told me they think Shakespeare has no … Continue reading

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Best Movies of 2019

So it has been a weird year for movies. Long stretches of nothing, the end of two vapid franchises owned by Disney, probably the last intelligent superhero film for another ten years (unless we get the Snyder Cut). As usual, … Continue reading

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Limit the Power of Bureaucracy

Shakespeare was wrong. It’s not lawyers, but bureaucrats that need to go first. Often I hear the call from conservatives that we should impose term limits on Congress. This sounds nice but when you think about it, such actions have … Continue reading

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