Education Week reports that former Education Secretary William Bennett is leading a new education-policy group called Conservative Leaders for Education (CLE). The goal is to take advantage of the demise of No Child Left Behind to push state policy-makers to implement “school choice, local control, ‘transparent’ and ‘timely’ accountability, and ‘high academic standards’ chosen by states.” CLE is currently made up of lawmakers who chair state education committees in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, and the group hopes to expand to other states. Continue Reading
Earlier this week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, delegates approved one of the most radical social agendas ever embraced by an American political party.
Though many media outlets have been focusing on the DNC’s open-doors bathroom policy or the record number of LGBT delegates on the convention floor, the real radicalism on LGBT issues can be found in that platform’s ardent support for the Equality Act. Continue Reading
Last week, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) was announced as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the White House. A bland but experienced politician who gave a fantastic debut speech in Florida, Kaine was picked at least in part because he can help Clinton win the battleground state of Virginia.
He was also picked for his liberal take on Catholicism — a religion with which he identifies, but regularly undermines and opposes by backing abortion and marriage’s redefinition. Continue Reading
Last year, the Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of aborted children’s body parts. They feature Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of a baby’s liver, discussing how to most profitably crush an unborn child’s abdomen, and a whole host of other equally horrific statements. One video features a former employee of bio-medical company StemExpress, who had been instructed to dissect a child delivered at a San Jose Planned Parenthood clinic while the child’s heart was still beating. Continue Reading
On Monday, the Democratic National Convention voted to approve the most extreme pro-abortion party platform in U.S. history. As Danny Cannon wrote several weeks ago upon the release of the platform’s final draft, the new Democratic platform does away with “safe, legal, and rare,” the Clinton pro-abortion mantra on abortion in the 1990s, and instead promotes late-term abortion, on-demand, with no restrictions, funded by the taxpayer. Continue Reading
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson apparently didn’t get the email from the Democratic National Committee warning its mouthpieces to avoid the “political third rail” of Common Core. In the Give Us a Break Department, Richardson has accused parents who object to the grossly deficient national standards for being motivated by hatred toward Hispanics. Don’t ask for an explication of Richardson’s logic, because there is none. Maybe he’s offering an English language arts lesson in the use of the non sequitur. Continue Reading
Since Friday’s announcement, Hillary Clinton VP pick Tim Kaine has been under fire from the pro-abortion left for an allegedly weak stance on the issue.
“I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude,” Kaine said.
“I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. Continue Reading
Now that we’ve all caught our caught our collective breaths after an exciting week in Cleveland, it’s time to turn our attention to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, which starts today. In anticipation of another eventful week, here are three predictions for the 2016 DNC:
1.) There will be no ‘Ted Cruz Moment.’
Bloomberg View‘s Timothy L. O’Brien recently provided a colorful and insightful feature entitled “Donald Trump Loves Gold and Don’t You Forget It.”
Therein O’Brien provides an opulently illustrated, lengthy litany of the many, many gold-themed elements to Donald Trump’s campaign and life:
Donald Trump had lots of gold on hand for his center-stage speech at the Republican Party’s nominating convention Thursday night.
Now that most sane Californians who are not billionaires have fled the state (and God bless the intrepid remnant who remain to fight!), the Left faces little opposition to its radical agenda. A recent illustration is the state board of education’s approval of the new K-12 social science and history framework.
Sober commentators have warned about the extreme leftist slant of the framework. A glaring example is that some lessons will now focus on individuals solely because of their sexual behavior. Continue Reading