Sex and the military
by Thomas Sowell
Jewish World Review, June 12, 2013.
If sexual assaults in the military are taking place in our own country, far from the scenes of battle, what do you suppose is going to happen when men and women are in the same tents or trenches at night on battlefields thousands of miles away?
Tired of being ruled by thick, rich people?
by Peter Hitchens
Daily Mail (UK), June 9, 2013.
Once, Britain was dotted with hundreds of grammar schools, open to all regardless of wealth, on the basis of ability. Then, mad egalitarian vandals destroyed all but 164 of them in a spiteful frenzy. They believed that if everyone couldn’t go to them, then nobody should.
Debt snowball is getting bigger
by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph (UK), June 5, 2013.
The economies of these rising powers are by now big enough to shake the entire world if they come off the rails. My fear is that a China-led BRICS shock will transmit a wave of deflation across the planet, pushing the West over the edge into another downward leg of trade depression.
Abolish company tax and impose a 10% tariff
by Patrick J. Buchanan
The American Cause, May 31, 2013.
From 1865 to 1914, America had 10 Republican presidents. All believed in financing government by taxing imports, not the incomes of U.S. citizens or the U.S. companies that employed them.
French towns try alternative to the euro
by David Pryce-Jones,
David Calling blog, May 20, 2013.
In a town in the southwest of France, people are trading in their own currency, called the “abeille”, or honey-bee. One abeille is worth one euro, but it depreciates after six months without circulation, which is an incentive to buy. Business is thriving. In this one town, 112 companies are in the abeille, and 120,000 of them have been traded to date; another 20 towns issue their currency too, and soon there will be 40.
Broken homes, drunken teens
by the Howard Center
The Family in America, Winter 2013.
A recent study has warned that without the domestic protection provided by intact parental marriages, police and social workers are going to see a lot of inebriated adolescents.
Teacher unions declare war on parental choice
by Brandon Brice
Washington Times, March 28, 2013.
It’s always surprising that state legislators across the U.S., whose own districts are failing consistently, refuse to support legislation that could actually enhance academic learning, hold teachers and administrators accountable for performance, and grant parents the choice to give their children access to a quality education.
UK education minister attacked for demanding higher school standards
by Melanie Phillips
Daily Mail (UK), May 20, 2013.
Britain’s Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has been attacked for a passionate speech denouncing low expectations in the classroom. He suggested it was more valuable for a teenager to be reading George Eliot than a vampire novel, and tore savagely into infantilised history teaching.
Whoever controls the schools governs society
by Daren Jonescu
American Thinker, May 30, 2013.
As long as authoritarians have your children in their schools, they own your future. True, you may win an election here and there, or stop a particular piece of progressive legislation once in a while; but even those little victories will be won on compromising terms, and the turf gained in one battle will never be used as the staging ground for a broader assault.