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Donald Trump

On Iran, Trump makes some very smart moves

When it comes to Iran, Trump is brilliantly locking the country in a box by breaking it financially, frightening its leadership, and courting its people. Although I no longer post any content on my real-me Facebook page, I do check it out regularly. It helps me stay abreast of interesting [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Trump is no better or worse than other recent presidents

Hand-wringing about Trump’s personality and private life — when compared to most other recent Presidents — is akin to complaining that a leopard has spots. One of the things I hear from those who hate Trump personally is that he is worse than any other president who’s ever occupied the [Read More]

Donald Trump

My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

Vassar Bushmills In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 5

In the first four articles in this series–available here , here, here  and here–I explored many issues relating to mandatory, high stakes testing.  However, I’ve yet to address one important issue: what are mandatory, high stakes tests replacing?  If these tests are so important and necessary states are willing to spend hundreds of millions–even billions–of [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 4

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first three installments of this series (available here, here and here), I explained some of the many negative effects of mandatory, high-stakes testing.  In this article, I’ll focus on the history of this testing craze and explain why testing has very little to do with education. In [Read More]

Politics

A Military Coup?

By: Mike McDaniel    What are we to make of the contemporary and apparently near-universal insanity affecting progressives/Democrats/leftists, etc (communists and socialists are permanently insane)? Not only is the minority party in Congress dedicated to opposing functioning democratic federal government because Trump, they’re talking impeachment of former President Bush. Actually, that’s [Read More]

Politics

Honking Big Deplorables In Cowboy Mode

By: Mike McDaniel   You know, don’t you gentle readers, what the self-imagined intellectual and moral elite think about you? You know they don’t think kindly of you, nor do they see you, as Dickens put it, as fellow travelers to the grave? You realize they think of you as barely human, [Read More]

Politics

Global Warming Rocks The Vote

By: Mike McDaniel    Do you, gentle readers, harbor contempt for the self-imagined elite of Ivy League universities? Do you laugh at their smug self-righteousness, the absolute self-assurance of their intellectual and moral superiority, merely because they attended Yale, Harvahd, etc? Prepare to enter into an entirely new realm of righteous [Read More]

Obama

Barack Obama: Moving Lips

By: Mike McDaniel    Among the things Americans—at least those willing to pay attention and accept actual evidence—have learned about Barack Obama is the one certain way to tell when he is lying is when his lips are moving. He also blames everyone else for his failings. He has only recently [Read More]

Donald Trump

Man At Work

By: Mike McDaniel    Washington D.C. is about to experience a reality more shocking, more horrifying, more dumbfounding than the election of Donald Trump. It will provoke wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments on a biblical scale. Congress critters will complain, scream and throw tantrums that will outstrip the [Read More]