Disconcerting similarities exist between the modern progressive left and the communist movement. Take it from someone who knows. Tony Salinski, once a student radical and now an expert on communist ideology, identified as a communist for several years during the Vietnam War era. Salinski joins the podcast to explain why he was drawn to communism as […]
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President Donald Trump publicly added 20 names Wednesday to his list of candidates for the Supreme Court, including six women, three Senate Republicans, and a state attorney general. Also new to the list are prominent government lawyers who haven’t served as judges. “Every one of these individuals will ensure equal justice, equal treatment, and equal […]
My father always liked to tell me: “Politics, a truly filthy business. But my, is it interesting.” And he was right. For those of us who live and work in the “swamp,” we get daily reminders of that reality. It’s easy to fall into a belief that politics is just a cycle. For four or […]
Two of Riki Tagliapietra’s downtown businesses in Kenosha, Wisconsin, were vandalized, but the vice president of the Grease & Honey Restaurant Group in Kenosha is helping other business owners rebuild after rioting there. Tagliapietra was part of a roundtable discussion Tuesday in Kenosha that included President Donald Trump and other federal officials, along with Kenosha government and […]
Entrepreneur and civil rights movement veteran Robert L. Woodson Sr. believes that American civics can help save our country—and that’s the mission of 1776, a major initiative launched earlier this year by the Woodson Center, which Woodson founded to give local leaders the training they need to improve their communities. Featuring essays by notable scholars and writers […]
I met some protesters face to face on Thursday night and I am here to tell you this: They were not good people—and calling them “protesters” is a slur on lawful protest. I was walking from the White House to my hotel behind an elderly couple. People were milling about the street, yelling obscenities at […]
Returning from a sabbatical in my 21st year at Ohio’s Shawnee State University, I resumed teaching my regular political philosophy course. Taking questions in one such class at the end of my first day back, I acknowledged a male student with a “Yes, sir?” (It’s my practice to address my students in this way […]
Why does the public education system continue to fail America’s children? Policy experts have pondered this question for decades. Most say the answer is complicated, requiring a nuanced, collaborative approach. But not The New York Times. It found the problem, and it’s simple: white parents. The solution? “Try, whenever possible, to suppress the power of […]
School choice was a policy star this week at the Republican National Convention. President Donald Trump capped off the week by stating his desire to “expand charter schools and provide school choice for every family in America” during his speech Thursday night, the final night of the convention. A slate of speakers throughout the week […]
Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or […]
President Donald Trump projects that he’s on track to win confirmation of more than 300 new conservative judges by the end of the year. And in the next four years, the president predicts, as many as five vacancies could open on the Supreme Court. “By the time we are finished, we will have in excess of […]
President Donald Trump has suggested cutting the capital gains tax as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19. And indeed, cutting capital gains taxes could help spur new businesses, increase the availability of funds for existing businesses, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Reducing taxes on capital gains also could be a good thing for the recovery from […]
Your children are being indoctrinated. The education system designed to teach them how to think critically has been weaponized by the radical left to push an anti-American agenda. As someone who has worked in education for four years, I have seen firsthand how your children are being ensnared by the left and their teachers. I […]
Thursday’s announcement of a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates–the first deal to normalize relations between Israel and an Arab nation brokered by the U.S. in over a quarter-century–is more evidence that President Donald Trump is the first president in a long time to get U.S. Middle East policy more right than wrong. […]
Dr. Melanie McGraw Piasecki is both a pediatrician and a mother of three who wants to see kids back in school after the COVID-19 lockdown that shuttered classrooms in the spring and is on the cusp of doing so this fall across the country. “My children did not have a particularly great experience in the […]