Can we say, “home school”? Student achievement, in grades K-12, has been flat since 1970, yet inflation-adjusted spending per student has doubled, from $75,000 to $150,000.

From the article,

The extra $75,000 we’re now spending has done wonders for public school employee union membership, dues revenue, and political clout. It’s done a whole lotta nothin’ for student learning…


Shooting from the hip. Well if the Sundance Kid can pick off targets, shooting from the hip, and if Officer John McClane can grab his duty weapon, duct-taped to his back, and shoot two bad guys with his last two rounds, then it makes perfect sense we should mandate that law enforcement, rather than simply shooting at and possibly killing armed suspects, shoot the guns out of the hands of armed suspects. I suppose lessons will be forthcoming from Hollywood.


Who’s your Daddy? It’s one thing to be left an orphan, or without a parent, due to unforeseen events. Yet it’s another thing to intentionally be brought into this world, through means of anonymous sperm donor IVF, with no regards to the effects of such an unnatural arrangement. Consider the following findings of sperm-donor-children-with-anonymous-fathers who are now coming of age:

  • two-thirds agree, “my sperm donor is half of who I am;”
  • about half are disturbed that money was involved in their conception;
  • nearly half say they have feared being attracted to or having sexual relations with someone to whom they are unknowingly related;
  • two-thirds affirm the right of donor offspring to know the truth about their origins; and
  • about half of donor offspring have concerns about or serious objections to donor conception itself, even when parents tell their children the truth.

And let’s not forget that they have no part in the simple act of picking out, and sending, a Father’s Day card…


The question isn’t, How does the Republican Party cater to disenchanted Latinos? but, How does the Republican Party demonstrate to Latinos that even immigrants need to follow the rule of law?

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