December 4, 2020

The Case Against Public Education

If public education is allowed to survive, all efforts to resuscitate the inert husk of modern civilization will fail.  It is time to unravel the most wasteful and destructive entitlement program of all.  Cancer cells do not divide into healthy cells.  A corrupted, power-intoxicated political class will not willingly raise a freedom-loving, self-reliant populace.  Governments […]

Ending Progressive Public Education

See also: Educating Ignorance If Barack and Michelle Obama feel comfortable allowing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to babysit their children, that is their problem. The question is, would you allow them to babysit yours? Let’s take that a step farther: would you let them raise your children? Would you give them exclusive supervision over […]

Nanny State! Public Nudity Banned in San Fran

Via NMA TV: And such an important issue deserves reporting from the Taiwanese animators: Maybe Gov. Brown can come to some sort of compromise. Say, a “nudity fee.” $ 30 a month to walk around naked, or, for $ 250 you can get a yearly license? NOTE: I’ve changed the headline to correct for “Public” […]

The American Left and the Erosion of Public Discourse

Much has been made of the precipitous decline in the level of discourse in the United States.  Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language and the ever-widening gulf between the various factions in the political spectrum.  However, these factors are a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma: the inability of not […]

The Fatal Backward Step: Penn State’s Public Relations Catastrophe

If any soldier should attempt to run away during battle and should set as much as one foot out of his rank, the noncommissioned officer standing to his rear shall run him through with the short sword and kill him on the spot.  – General order of battle issued by Frederick the Great in 1745 […]

3 days of public events for Paterno starts Tuesday

John Emigh, left, Darren Dixon, and Terrence Krumrine, back right, raise an American flag to half staff in honor of former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in front of Old Main on the Penn State campus Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 in State College, Pa. Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a […]

British PM Says No Public Funding for New Royal Yacht

FILE – A June 23, 1997 photo from files showing the Royal Yacht Britannia passing the new Hong Kong Convention Center in Hong Kong Harbor. What do you get for a monarch who has almost everything? Not, apparently, a new yacht, at least not one paid for with taxpayer funds. That was the message Monday, […]

Obama: 1, Informed Public: 0

“The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.” That is how the Abstract describes itself. Click on this New York Post infographic to get a feel some of the data in the Abstract. I […]

The Era of Confronting Obama at Public Events

So here we have “former-Bush official Brad Blakeman” being quoted by the media as attacking Tea Party stalwart Ryan Rhodes over Rhodes’s confrontation with Obama.  It seems that every time we see the term “former Bush,” “former Reagan,” and for all I know “former Coolidge” official, it involves some venerable GOP figure calling airstrikes in […]