While all the rage in education, my hackles rise when an educator declares, “We learn from our students” or “Students should construct their own knowledge.” Granted, the 55 years since I was a freshman may explain my antediluvian notion that professors should teach because students need to learn.
Both my country and I lost a great friend and freedom fighter this week: Herb Meyer, an unsung hero of the Cold War. He received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal for his November 1983 memo predicting a Soviet collapse and victory for the United States. “If present trends…
College students have racked up $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. These students take on staggering debt and blindly head off to college, hoping for the best. For many college students, this is a formula for disaster. These leaders of tomorrow have been abandoned to fend for themselves. Th…
One of the major Supreme Court decisions we’ll soon hear about is the Bladensburg cross case. This is the case in which secularists are demanding the removal of a large cross that memorializes veterans in the town of Bladensburg, Maryland because the cross resides on public property.
This past weekend I found myself in the middle of a social media frenzy. It started when Dr. Phil gave an interview to People.com regarding the current college admissions scandal. In explaining his take on the situation, Dr. Phil opined that the accused parents weren’t really shopping for an…
The news media are taking quite a bruising these days. Politicians, including the current occupant of the White House, revel in bashing reporters, newspapers, television and cable networks, Internet news outlets and just about anyone else who dares to shed light or comment on the workings of…
In 1989, a duo consisting of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus achieved a historic first, hitting the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with three different songs from their first album. It sold 7 million copies in the United States, vaulted them to worldwide fame and won them a Grammy.
On Christmas Eve, 1968, three humans in the cramped Apollo 8 command module slingshot around the moon. They were the first human beings ever to be in the gravitational sphere of influence of another celestial body. While in lunar orbit, the astronauts recited the first 10 verses of Genesis 1…
In a recent article titled “Spending More on Debt than Defense,” author Mark Hendrickson highlights the interest payments on our rapidly growing national debt in relation to defense spending. By 2023, Hendrickson points out, interest payments on the national debt will exceed the amount spent…
The financial health of the federal government has been deteriorating for decades. Unable to break free from our bipartisan addiction to deficit spending, the national debt has continued to rise relentlessly.
WHILE visiting a breathtaking butterfly exhibit in the south, we saw two large rare butterflies, apparently mating. The interpreter, however, indicated that at this stage of their late adult lives, they were no longer fertile.
Predictably, the start of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court was an embarrassing fiasco for almost everyone involved. The Republican chair of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley, had barely begun his opening remarks before Democratic Senator Kamala Harris…
All that’s been said about U.S. Sen. John McCain since his death last Saturday should cause Americans to reflect deeply and in an open-minded way on the great service to this country that was the hallmark of his life.
Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The only reason I went to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the documentary about Mr. Rogers and his show, was because we were visiting friends who very much wanted to see …
They danced. They sang. They shouted and cried for joy. Had their team won the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup? Had they won a giant Powerball lottery? No, but their lives had been transformed. A well had been dug in their village, and now they would have a clean, reliable source of water and …
The history of liberty in America features an endless battle over the rights of individuals versus the powers of police. The Constitution was written with the intent of protecting citizens and controlling cops. But that's not quite in keeping with the preferences of Brett Kavanaugh.
Are President Trump's threats and insults against our allies just an obnoxious negotiating tactic? It hardly matters, because they haven't worked. And it's worse than not working. Trump has turned "made in America" into consumer poison around the globe.
America's paper of record said a Bernie Sanders-inspired grassroots group was "failing" — just one day before its candidates rocked the Democratic establishment.
The ceasefire in Afghanistan came to an unmistakable end Wednesday when 30 Afghan government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in a western province. You may not have noticed the end of the ceasefire because you may not have noticed the start of the ceasefire, just a few days earlier.
The tweet that caused an uproar that led to the cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s ABC sitcom was a reminder of the most illuminating and depressing reality of our time: the stubborn centrality of race and racism in our national life.
Appearing before foreign service officers and other employees at the State Department on Wednesday, Donald Trump commended them for faithfully performing their most important task – applauding him.
Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, Oct. 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is used to being surrounded by diplomats representing murderous regimes, has found out the most dangerous place for her to be: between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Elva F., 65, of Grove City. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday (1-25-20) in Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City. Arrangements by CUNNING-HAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Raymond E., 91, of Grove City. Visitation: 10 a.m. till the time of service Friday (1-17-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial: Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Herbert Francis "Herb", 70, of Slippery Rock. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday (1-16-20) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
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