Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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The Ministry of Grievances

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American Newspapers Seem to Have a Death Wish

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/10/13
American newspapers don’t aggressively support literacy. That is killing them; and it’s killing us. Wouldn’t you think that newspapers would scream and holler in every possible way to make the public schools do a better job with reading? More » • (10554 views)

Posted in Education, Politics | Tagged | 21 Comments

Dictators Don’t Need Readers

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/10/13
Sight-Words Remain Biggest Problem in Education  •  Ever since progressive educators introduced sight-words into American public schools in 1930, the country has been wracked by high levels of illiteracy. It is not just a useless pedagogy, it is a dangerous pedagogy because it creates cognitive damage such as dyslexia and ADHD. More » • (750 views)

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Movie Review: Parkland

Parklandby Brad Nelson   12/9/13
And odd little movie that has Seinfeldian implications of being “a movie about nothing.” But there is, of course, nothing funny about the events surrounding Parkland Hospital in November of 1963. More » • (836 views)

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Cultural Literacy

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/9/13
It’s a pattern for almost 100 years. The so-called professional educators, the Education Establishment, are good at creating unworkable methods based on goofy sophistical theories. (The good developments in education don’t come from these people.) More » • (1390 views)

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The Main Stream Harlot

HarlotThumbby Glenn Fairman   12/9/13
Having jumped impeccably through every hoop while conspiring to wipe clean every paper trail leading away from their Favorite Son’s fetid cul-de-sac of treachery and Post-American stratagems, the Main Stream Harlots have indeed morphed into a Fifth Column phalanx of state sponsored power More » • (739 views)

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The Truth of the Matter

HandleTheTruth2by Deana Chadwell    12/8/13
You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. — John 8:32  •  And what happens when a society does not know the truth? How important is truth to the function of a people? More » • (951 views)

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Nelson Mandela

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   12/7/13
Nelson Mandela died Friday and since that day, there have been almost non-stop exaltations of the man from various pundits and news outlets around the world. Like many politicians who live to extreme old age after leaving office, Mandela’s image has gained from the fact that much of his life’s story is forgotten. More » • (1534 views)

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Band-Aids for Nihilism

nihilism2by Glenn Fairman   12/7/13
Should we be surprised that a large segment of a culture that has divorced itself from the traditions and moral norms of Judeo-Christendom should go haywire and engage in self-destructive and socially pathological actions? More » • (864 views)

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Just One Fact Each Day

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/6/13
It’s generally agreed that the public schools are sub-par and could be much improved. But how? More » • (622 views)

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The Conservative/Objectivist Schism

Splitby N. A. Halkides   12/5/13
In Libertarianism Minus Conservatism = Zero, I detailed some of the philosophical shortcomings of Libertarianism and concluded with a lengthy plea to sensible Libertarians to join forces with the Conservative movement. More » • (10663 views)

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California, Hawaii, and Alaska are Neighboring States

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/5/13
Millions of Americans believe that Hawaii, Alaska and California are touching or almost. These people have seen this proximity on maps. There’s California in its usual place, and just to the left Alaska, with Hawaii nearby. More » • (4685 views)

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A Blind Pendulum

knockoutgameby Glenn Fairman   12/4/13
Without the anchor of a moral center, politics and culture move in tandem to and fro inexorably like a living pendulum — first migrating to one extreme at a glacial velocity and always alighting on the tempting antipode that evades moderation like a drunken man heading homeward. More » • (1031 views)

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