The Latest

sad-mixed-race-teenager-sitting-on-sidewalk-relationship-problems-awkward-age-stockpack-adobe-stock
Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age
Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age

The Rise in Black Unemployment Is about More Than Race

AFL-CIO chief economist William Spriggs argued that the primary cause for disappointing black employment numbers is discrimination. While there may be some correlation, the primary factor inhibiting black economic attainment is the failure of urban public schools to adequately prepare students for post-secondary education. Read More ›
united-nations-headquarters-stockpack-adobe-stock
United Nations headquarters
United Nations headquarters

UN Power Grab

Unless we stand strong defending national sovereignty and individual liberty—values that “the international community” scorns and which Guterres barely mentions—we could really end up in the collectivist soup. Read More ›
senior-professor-teaching-calculus-stockpack-adobe-stock
Senior professor teaching calculus
Senior professor teaching calculus

Rethinking Teacher Certification to Employ K–12 Adjunct Teachers

Current teacher certification laws create a rigid and deficient process for selecting and employing teachers. Reforming teacher certification laws would provide districts with more flexibility in how they hire teachers, including employing adjunct teachers for K–12 classrooms. Read More ›
federal reserve facade 1
The facade of the Federal Reserve Bank.

DC’s Insatiable Urge to Splurge

Asked Wednesday when Congress will raise the debt ceiling by mid-October, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded that the House will do what needs to be done “because it’s the responsible thing to do.” What exactly? “We’re paying the Trump credit card,” she said. As long as both parties think they can keep spending money on credit and blame it all on the other side, red ink will flow. Read More ›
bored-female-teenage-pupil-in-classroom-stockpack-adobe-stock
Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom
Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom

Dumbing Down K-12 Education

While 25 other nations outperform U.S. K-12 public school students academically, we tout data that ranks our students against other American students. States boast about outperforming other states. Districts flaunt two percent gains in graduation rates. Read More ›
Artificial Intelligence
Businessman on blurred background using digital artificial intelligence interface 3D rendering

It’s Time for an Artificial Intelligence Reality Check

If you’re getting tired of hearing that “strong AI” is just around the corner, you’re not alone. The Stephen Hawkings, Ray Kurzweils, and Elon Musks of the world have been putting humanity on notice with predictions of machines overtaking humans for decades. Read More ›
Return of the God Hypothesis Cover Image
Return of the God Hypothesis Cover Image

Unpacking “Return of the God Hypothesis” with Dr. Ray Bohlin

Are there scientific arguments for the existence of God? Dr. Stephen Meyer thinks so, which he explains in his new book Return of the God Hypothesis. A hefty read indeed, covering three broad but important topics: The beginnings of the universe The fine-tuning of the universe The intricate world of molecular biology Many are interested in these topics but just aren’t familiar Read More ›

joe-biden-collonade-2
P20210121AS-0485: President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Comforter-in-Chief? Not Really

This time, mourning parents aren’t blaming a president for sending their children to war to die. They’re angry that he ordered a botched withdrawal in which their children were killed — and he thought it was about his grief. He doesn’t know what to say to them, and I don’t know what to say about him, other than: He doesn’t seem to be in command. Read More ›