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by | Apr 12, 2022

The most shameful mistake made in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic was keeping children out of classrooms. Many health authorities, public officials, journalists, teachers unions, and scientists share in the responsibility. It will take a yearslong reckoning to account for…

by | Feb 16, 2022

The surgeon who operated on the late Sen. Bob Dole’s crushed shoulder after he was injured in World War II later said of him: “This young man … he had the faith to endure.” Dole overcame his devastating battle wounds…

by | Dec 17, 2021

At the outset, let’s stipulate that Karen McDonald, the prosecuting attorney for Oakland County, Michigan, appears to be a decent person. Her righteous anger over the events at Oxford High School on November 30, so visible in her press conferences,…

by | Dec 9, 2021

The newest COVID variant — Omicron, Nu, Xi, Optimus Prime, whatever you want to call it — is younger than my current haircut. We still know so little about it. Nevertheless, out of a supposed abundance of caution, governments around…

by | Dec 5, 2021

Last Thursday, President Biden announced his “COVID-19 Winter Plan.” Despite his claim that it will fight the disease with “science and speed,” it ignores virtually everything scientists have learned about coronavirus during the past two years. Indeed, it contains a…

by | Jul 18, 2021

The greatest danger facing the Democrats in the 2022 midterms has little to do with the state election reforms that President Biden has ridiculously compared to Jim Crow. It is instead the increasing frustration of parents who don’t want their…

by | Nov 29, 2020

Washington “You don’t just have a partner in the White House,” former Vice President Joe Biden told the National Education Association as he campaigned for the White House in July, “you’ll have an NEA member in the White House.” That…

by | Aug 13, 2020

Just last month, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was complaining, “If anybody sat here today and told you that they could reopen the schools in September that would be reckless and negligent of that person.” House of Representatives Speaker…

by | Jul 21, 2020

During the next six weeks the nation’s 51 million public school students, with the assistance of their parents, would normally be preparing for the next phase of their education. This year, despite the absence of scientific data indicating that a…

by | Jun 15, 2020

It’ll soon be the time of year when parents dread spending hundreds of dollars on school supplies, backpacks, new clothes, and everything in between. As it turns out, the taxpayers may also have a hefty back-to-school receipt this year —…

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