• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Dems And Their Fascism!

Democrats Turn 2022 Into ‘1984’


By J. Peder Zane at RealClearPolitics:

November 03, 2022

It is tempting to ascribe President Biden’s incessant lies to cognitive decline and the ethos of his lifelong profession.

Politicians dissemble without shame – which, ironically, is why they constantly invoke their own honor and allegiance to the truth. Still, Biden’s latest string of whoppers – that gas prices were sky high and the economy was in the tank when he took office, that he convinced the Congress to pass student loan relief, that he’s a deficit hawk who has secured the border, that his son, Beau, died in Iraq – are so obviously false that it’s hard to believe even a politician in his right mind would make such claims.

That he is the president of the United States, leader of the free world, makes this behavior especially troubling. And yet, those relatively small deceptions, so easily fact-checked and debunked, are the least of our problems because they do not simply reveal the partisan instincts of one softening mind. They also reflect the freedom Democrats and their leftist allies now feel to redefine reality itself by advancing their own array of Big Lies which are dividing and inflaming our country.

The most recent example is their framing of the vicious attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. The best available evidence suggests that Paul Pelosi’s assailant, David DePape, is a mentally ill drug abuser who, his employer told the San Jose Mercury News, suffered delusions and held conversations with a magical fairy. Nevertheless, Biden and his political allies immediately blamed Republicans. These allies apparently include the mainstream media. Two days after the assault, the Associated Press reported that the fact DePape brought zip ties to Pelosi’s San Francisco home was “ the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021.”

By this strained logic, so too was the fact he was wearing socks.

Instead of demanding that the authorities release security and body-cam footage that could illuminate the events of that night, almost all major news outlets cast DePape – an avowed nudist whose residence, Michael Shellenberger reports, sports “a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana symbol, hanging from a tree” – as a dedicated soldier in the GOP’s war on democracy. The New York Times reports that DePape seems to have embraced some far-right conspiracy theories, but an honest account would suggest that his mind was so addled that it is impossible to ascribe any coherent political motivation to his actions.

The left’s rush to tie DePape around the neck of their political opponents is part of their larger effort to portray Republicans as an authoritarian group of white supremacists bent on taking the vote away from African Americans while taking up arms against their fellow citizens.

That there is zero evidence for such ugly smears makes no difference. The left believes this propaganda is useful to their pursuit of power and so they hammer it relentlessly. They did the same thing during Trump’s presidency, pushing the fact-free claim that Donald Trump had conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.

That they are now trying to make Republican “election denial” the key issue of the 2022 midterms tells you how confident they feel in their ability to spew unfiltered partisan spin through the compliant media. Hillary Clinton, for one, feels so protected that she is engaging in preemptory election denial, releasing a video that declares Republicans “already have a plan” to steal the 2024 presidential election.

And why not? In recent years the left has received little pushback from the legacy media as it has worked to normalize sweeping ideas that seek to redefine reality itself. Through their embrace of transgender ideology, they claim that DNA and the X and Y chromones are meaningless abstractions and that human beings are merely “assigned” a gender at birth.

After pretending that Critical Race Theory was an arcane academic theory taught only in upper-level law school courses, they insisted that we should teach children that racism is embedded in the DNA of Americans and explains every disparity between African Americans and their fellow citizens.

Voices that have risen in opposition have been widely condemned as racist and homophobic while the federal government has suggested they could be subject to arrest. The message: Shut up and submit, or else.

These broad assaults on free speech can make Biden’s misinformation about gas prices and the deficit seem like small beer. But all are part of a perilous pattern in which the left is not simply spinning lies but insisting that it can define reality however it pleases.

George Orwell sounded the alarm about such efforts long ago, one we should urgently heed today as Democrats seek to turn 2022 into “1984.”

J. Peder Zane is an editor for RealClearInvestigations and a columnist for RealClearPolitics.

With Today’s Fascist Dems, Truth Has No Meaning!

November 3, 2022

The Democrats — Mass Psychosis or Pathological Lying?

By M.B. Mathews at American Thinker:

Many news stories recently have led me to believe that Democrats are suffering either from mass psychoses or mass pathological lying.

Someone please explain how Kathy Hochul doesn’t think she’s got a crime problem. Or how Newsom thinks he doesn’t have a crime/homeless problem. Or how Lightfoot doesn’t think she needs to do anything about her over-the-top murder rate among blacks. Or how Biden thinks the economy is strong. Or how Kamala thinks the border is secure.

Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review has this to say about Democrat lying:

About everything, that’s what. They’re lying about inflation — which first wasn’t going to happen at all, which then wasn’t going to happen for very long, and which is now being blamed on a Russian invasion of Ukraine that started a year after prices started to rise. They’re lying about their agenda — which began as a New Deal–sized transformation of America, which was then transmuted into an “infrastructure” package that for a brief moment was sold as a $0-in-cost unicorn, and which has finally and ridiculously been recast as a means of fighting the inflation that, as of this week, the White House is calling “Putin’s price hike.” They’re lying about gas prices, for which Joe Biden is or isn’t responsible depending on the day you ask them, and which have inspired the most incoherent set of policy answers in recent memory. They’re lying about Afghanistan — which was definitely not going to be a catastrophe, until it was a catastrophe, at which point a catastrophe had been the plan all along. They’re lying about Florida’s education policy, and about the nature and scope of science, and about the motivations of the Supreme Court, and about American gun law, and about anything else they can think of that might distract the public from the mess over which they currently preside.

Are the Democrats experiencing mass hallucinations? Mass psychoses? What is happening? Is their media bubble so air-tight that truth never gets in? How does it happen that an entire political party’s hierarchy and much of its rank-and-file cannot discern what is true from what is demonstrably false? Or is it that the Democrats know precisely what the truth is and have made the corporate decision to lie, lie, lie all the way to pathology?

Little of what they say in their “news” broadcasts, their social media, their newspapers, or their online blogs is true. Biden said that the economy is “strong as hell.” On what planet? Real people are suffering real hardships. In a sense, he’s right. Hell is very strong, but no one with a lick of sense wants to live there. Biden has made the economy a living hell for many Americans who believe Democrat lies and continue to vote for them.

Oliver North had some choice words about Democrat lies and the people who tell them. Visit the site linked here to see the truth to each of these lies:

Lie Number 1: America is a systemically racist nation where White people are oppressors and people of color are victims.

Lie Number 2: America’s capitalist economy is based on greed and is inherently unfair to poor and middle-income citizens.

Lie Number 3: The rich keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer because of corrupt, wealthy and heartless business leaders.

Lie Number 4: Federal funding should be redirected from the military and law enforcement and channeled into social welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.

Lie Number 5:  Parents have no say concerning what their children are taught in public schools and are “domestic terrorists” if they speak out.

It seems the Democrats cannot tell the truth. While Republicans have their share of liars, they have not made lying the strongest plank of their agenda. When Republicans lose, they blame themselves, or when elections are tainted, they rightly blame the election apparatus. But Democrats lie as their agenda. They must. Their agenda is so repressive, so unjust, so repulsive, that they must disguise it to be palatable to their voters. Lying is essential to the Democrat politician and media sources so that no truth regarding their aspirations to totalitarianism will be revealed. It is necessary for Democrats to lie and obfuscate. It is the only way they can win.

But something is happening out there. Because the last two years have offered a crash course to all voters in what the Democrat agenda really is — sexual perversity, anti-white and anti-Asian racism, anti-Semitism, environmental extremism, higher taxes, oppressive regulations, an ignorance-based school curriculum,  a hatred for Christians, and a reduced standard of living for everyone — voters have wised up. Not all of them, but far more than Democrats imagined in their worst nightmares.

It seems that even minorities don’t want what Democrats are selling. If only they were selling instead of mandating, though, because the mandates are what are sticking in voters’ collective craws. Their we-know-what’s-best-for-you modus operandi is causing a collective bilious nausea among even liberals.

Dan Bongino is fond of comparing the truth to a beach ball that people are trying to submerge. The ball will always pop up. It cannot be held down indefinitely. The lies and the pathology of the Democrats are now visible. Now we can see what it looks like and it’s hideous, grotesque and demonic.

When wise people are mentally ill, they get help. When a party is sick they should cleanse the wounds and get healing help from wiser heads.

Are there any wise heads left in the Democrat Party or are they all liars hoping their voters never find out the truth of the Party’s real communist agenda?

“And it is that coup with which Barack Obama achieved his greatest success in “transforming” the United States because it gave us Joe Biden.”

November 3, 2022

America Is On The Cusp Of A Fundamental Transformation

By Vince Coyner at American Thinker:

Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, and he certainly tried hard to do so. Under his watch, we saw the politicization of federal agencies under his watch, victimization becoming a virtue, and the government intruding into Americans’ health decisions. We can also see the damage his Justice Department inflicted as it coerced cities around the country into “consent decrees” that neutered police forces. There is of course much more but, in reality, the most fundamental transformation for which Barack Obama is responsible has nothing to do with his time in office.

The backlash against Obama’s leftist policies brought us the unabashed patriot, Donald Trump. But by the time Trump was inaugurated, the cancer from Obama’s eight years in office had done its damage, and many in the federal government had become fully engaged members in the cult of progressivism. From the fiction that America has widespread “white supremacy,” to environmental extremism, to LBGTQXYZ fanaticism, to the open borders lockstep, leftism was now baked into much of the government ruling America.

Trump shocked the world and stepped into a Washington that more resembled a swamp of vipers than the seat of a functioning government. The leftist cabal—including a wide swath of those government workers—spent 4 years seeking to derail the plans of the duly elected president of the United States. This treachery culminated in November 2020 when the government colluded with the media and social media to execute a coup against the sitting president under the guise of “The most secure election in American history.”

And it is that coup with which Barack Obama achieved his greatest success in “transforming” the United States because it gave us Joe Biden.

Image: Barack Obama and Joe Biden. YouTube screen grab.

No matter how bad Obama’s actions while in office, nothing he did compares to Joe Biden. Since being installed as president, Biden has done an insane number of things that simply make no sense from a rational perspective.

Literally the first thing Biden did was reduce the amount of energy available to Americans. He canceled completing the Keystone XL Pipeline which would have brought more Canadian oil. Soon thereafter, the administration threw up roadblocks to domestic oil production both offshore and on federal lands. First, they curtailed new leases and “reviewed” existing ones. Later, when they backed off from a complete ban, they instituted a virtual ban, which included increasing fees and other elements to make extraction more expensive for energy companies and everything more expensive for Americans.

Next, his administration propelled mandates for the untested vaccine that swept across the country, forcing severe post-lockdown restrictions on Americans covering travel, shopping, employment, and more. Nationwide tens of thousands of firemen, police, teachers, and even Navy SEALS lost their jobs and incomes because of vaccine mandates for a virus with a survival rate of above 99.9% for almost everyone.

Building on that lunacy, the Biden CDC recently issued a recommendation that states require Covid vaccinations for school children even though the survival rate for ages 0-19 is 99.9997%. So, this administration would have seventy-five million American children vaccinated with a medicine that has had no long-term testing, making the long-term effects, by definition, unknown. This is part and parcel for an administration with so little regard for children that it supports the castration and mutilation of children who are not old enough to vote or to drive, often without the knowledge or consent of their parents.

Then, of course, there is the economy. With the American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act, Biden poured trillions of dollars into the economy and drove inflation to levels not seen in 40 years. Everything, from energy to housing to food to clothing…virtually every single thing Americans use has gone up in price since Biden became president, often by giant leaps. As a consequence, Americans are fighting to stay afloat financially, with 60% worse off than they were a year ago and a staggering 40% of businesses missing their rent payments in October.

As if making Americans less prosperous wasn’t enough, Joe Biden has made the world less safe. In August 2021, the Pentagon exited Afghanistan in such haste that it left behind literally tens of billions of dollars of weapons for the terrorists now running the country to use as they please. Not content to arm one just one terrorist government, the administration pushed to reopen negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal. Then there is Russia and Ukraine. Early on in the conflict, when the sides were close to an agreement to cease hostilities, Biden sent his puppet, Boris Johnson, to scuttle the negotiations and, as a result, the world is the closest it has been to nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

All of this has changed America, and not for the better. But while rising prices and forced vaccinations may change American behavior, they don’t rise to the level of transforming the country.

But changing the demographic makeup does. And this is where Joe Biden is fulfilling Barack Obama’s goal. He invited essentially anyone willing to make the trip to come to the United States by telling them that they would not be detained and they would be able to get healthcare. Not surprisingly, millions of people from impoverished nations crossed the border into Club Biden. Since Biden became president it’s estimated that more than 5.5 million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border. And that doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands or millions who crossed and were never seen by the Border Patrol in the first place.

There is something called “replacement theory” which Democrats label as a conspiracy theory amongst racist whites. It’s not that. As Tucker Carlson demonstrates in a piece from earlier this year, replacement theory isn’t a right-wing conspiracy theory at all but is, instead, a plan Democrats have spoken about for years. As they will tell you, the goal is to outnumber the mostly White, American-born population with people who look and think differently. Not surprisingly the way they accomplish that is by inviting in millions of people from countries that rarely share American mores and values.

To put those 5.5 million plus people in perspective, that’s more people than live in 28 out of the 50 states; it’s more people than South Carolina, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Connecticut individually or Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, and Washington DC combined! It’s also more than the population of every single city in America other than New York. Every single one….

At this rate, by the end of Joe Biden’s first term, as many as 15 million new illegal aliens could be here, all of whom need healthcare, schooling, food, shelter, and clothing, provided free of charge by American taxpayers already struggling to put food on the table and fuel in their cars, and keep a roof over their heads.

That is a fundamental transformation. Once those 15 million people get to vote, Republicans will never win another election and America will become San Francisco. But “they’re not citizens,” you say, and they can’t vote. Given the current state of affairs and the Democrats’ fading allure among actual Americans, how long do you think before that changes? Remember, these are the people who told us that gay marriage was all they wanted but are now telling us men can have periods and allowing hospitals to do unnecessary mastectomies on girls without their parents’ knowledge.

We are on the cusp of a real, fundamental transformation of America. There are however those who want to move the country back in the direction of sanity. None of those people are running under the Democrats’ banner….

Lenin’s Long Time Randi Weingarten’s Commie “Educator” Finally Challenged?

No, Randi Weingarten, parents won’t give you ‘amnesty’ for the damage you did our kids

By Natalya Murakhver at the New York Post:

November 2, 2022 8:24pm 

Randi Weingarten
Randi Weingarten serves as the president for the American Federation of Teachers.Getty Images/ Leigh Vogel


Brown University economist Emily Oster made a splash this week with her provocative and prescient Atlantic article imploring Americans to “Declare a Pandemic Amnesty,” forgive and forget the transgressions of the past 2 ½ years and move on with love in our hearts. American Federation of Teachers union leader Randi Weingarten enthusiastically echoed the sentiment.

But parents are not ready to forgive Randi — or the politicians who enabled her.

In late September 2021, parents across the country watched a promising and groundbreaking town hall entitled “A Safe and Healthy Reopening of Our Schools.” #OpenSchools parents organized it with Randi Weingarten and four mutually agreed-upon medical experts. It was our first opportunity for a real dialogue with Weingarten, by then widely understood to be the one making chief decisions about resuming normalcy in America’s public schools and a close confidante of our new president, Democrat Joe Biden.

By then our children had been through the ringer. Since March 2020, when schools first closed for “two weeks to flatten the curve,” normalcy had not returned. In New York City and most urban areas, schoolkids were still forcibly masked, routinely tested and quarantined. While restaurants were open, school lunch was eaten on distanced, frozen ground, even on the coldest days. The Two-Case Rule caused havoc for hundreds of thousands of New York City public-school families, forcing entire school campuses to shut down (even co-located schools in the same building) if two unrelated cases were found.

Randi Weingarten
Weingarten’s 2021 townhall gave parents the impression she makes the decisions about resuming normalcy in America’s public schools.

Contrary to the carefully curated narrative, we were not following “The Science,” which showed that schools were actually the safest place to be. This was clear by the lack of mass destruction from open schools across Europe and England, where children were not masked, distanced or forced to endure subhuman conditions in school buildings.

In blue urban areas with outsized teachers union influence — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oakland, Baltimore — things were dismal. Those who could flee to charters, private or parochial schools or leave the cities altogether left — understandably. Children were treated like viral vectors, and the leader of one of the nation’s most powerful teachers unions was doing little to help. Even then, we knew this was politics, not science. Meanwhile, my niece and nephew in the United Kingdom had been in school most of the year with minimal disruption and little-to-no-masking. Parents were desperate for change.

When President Biden took office, he promised schools would reopen during his first 100 days as president. This political fiction ignored the reality that even at the time, nearly 18 million children (about 36%) already had access to full-time in-person learning — they just happened to be almost exclusively in Republican-leaning areas.


Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, recently toured schools in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

Teachers union head Randi Weingarten toured schools in Ukraine: ‘They’re in a fight for freedom’

Three hundred days post-inauguration, while children were finally back in school even in blue areas, draconian mitigations continued with no end in sight. So parents took the lead, inviting two of our most prominent scientists, Tracy Beth Hoeg and Jay Bhattacharya, to present Randi top research to try to restore evidence-based normalcy in schools.

By the time the roundtable came around, parents already had pretty low expectations. Hearing the two politicized experts — Irwin Redlener, a Clinton appointee, and Patrice Harris, a psychiatrist — talking about school safety, we knew we were in trouble. Not one of Weingarten, Redlener and Harris were even aware children were still being forced to mask outside. And contrary to the evidence, they insisted that masks were a panacea keeping kids safe.

Was the conversation being had in good faith?

I reached out to Randi asking to meet, and, to her credit, she agreed. On Nov. 7, 2021, we had drinks in Manhattan. I was there to plead our children’s case.

We were 18 months into the pandemic. Our kids were still suffering in school, discouraged from talking to one another, socialization disrupted. Parents across the country, from both sides of the aisle, were growing alarmed by children’s mental health, which was deteriorating rapidly as they navigated daily a sea of masked faces. I had become a single-issue voter, though back then I still naïvely believed that my party — the Democrats — would fix things.

Randi Weingarten
Weingarten was unaware that children were still required to wear masks outside.

When I presented Randi with the data on masked versus unmasked school districts, she told me, “Well, you have your experts, and I have my experts.” I explained how important faces and restoration of normalcy were for our children. She pushed on about “safety.” I asked if she could help get schools to normal. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: If I could show her evidence that mask-optional schools were safe, she would present my proposal to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a potential off-ramp. She also asked me to tweet that I had met with her, to show she was working with parents and taking our views into consideration. I tweeted and got to work.

As I worked on the off-ramp plan, I watched as Randi continued to posture about masking’s importance and “staying safe” on social media. I knew that parents were on our own and that come the midterms, I would be a single-issue voter — our kids were on the ballot, and I would do anything to restore them to normalcy.

Our kids are still suffering, and our schools are still not restored to normalcy. In New York City, school athletics and extracurriculars just resumed last month due to Democrats’ punitive vaccine mandates. Parents are still largely unwelcome — and unvaccinated parents are fully barred. Parent-teacher conferences remain virtual. Parents have to fight for crumbs, and kids are still hostage to politically motivated policies.

America’s Champion Corrupt Loony Dem President OF CROOKED NOVEMBER, 2020!



President Biden roused himself to give his closing argument on behalf of Democrats in the midterm elections next Tuesday. We’ve heard this song before. It was a dispirited, demoralized, stupid, and mind-numbing speech.

Biden gave the speech at Union Station in Washington, DC before a live audience of DNC invitees. The New York Times has posted the text of the speech here, CNN here. NBC has posted video on YouTube (embedded below).

Biden reportedly called on biographer and talking head Jon Meacham to sprinkle in the
clichés and enhance the narcoleptic quality of the text. I think it was too much Meacham, but Biden’s daycare minders in the White House don’t want to let Biden be Biden.

Biden led off his argument with an account of the attack on Paul Pelosi by a crazed nudist wielding a hammer. Biden connected it to the events of January 6 and wielded his rhetorical hammer against former President Trump and his supporters. At this point of the proceedings we are in the finale of a Three Stooges routine.

The speech was a drowsy downer. Biden’s friends at CNN comment: “Biden’s message Wednesday was anything but optimistic…” In its own way, it was also about as crazy as David DePape.

Rise above your petty personal grievances over the multifarious harms inflicted by the Dems and vote Democratic! That was the message. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s not a winner, as one might infer from Biden’s demeanor.

Quotable quote (via Andrew Stiles/Washington Free Beacon): “We don’t settle our differences in America with a riot, a mob, or a bullet or a hammer, we settle them peacively [sic] at the battle blox [sic]— ballot box…”





November 2, 2022

Lenin is Educating Your Children

By Allan J. Feifer at American Thinker:

Let’s commence with a simple premise: An uneducated or undereducated American population is vulnerable on multiple levels. Our standard of living, history of peaceful coexistence, prosperity, propensity to be manipulated and more are problematic.

America’s Public Education System is in shambles. Covid was just the final nail in the coffin. Our public education system has been dysfunctional for a long time. My Father graduated from an NYC Public School somewhere around 1945. (I like to brag that he had one of two perfect scores in the New York State Regent’s Exam that year.) The NYC School System was known for graduating some of the finest students in America.

But no longer. Excuses are irrelevant. My Father’s school was filled with Italians, Jews, and others, mostly poor, first-generation immigrants living in the Bronx. Parents expected a traditional and quality education, and they got it. Today, society demands Equity instead. 

About 46 million students attend traditional Public Schools and another 3.5 million attend Public Charter Schools. Also, about 4 million are homeschooled while another 5 million are in private schools. The number of children abandoning traditional public schools is on the rise.  Government leaders don’t want to talk about either the megatrends affecting enrollment or when offered a choice, how many parents vote with their feet.

Traditional education leaders are frantic to change the subject when challenged and offer bogus excuses for their failure to deliver a good academic education. It sure as heck is not for lack of money. The United States spends ¾ of a Trillion dollars a year on public education while the number of students they educate declines. Also, keep in mind that for those roughly 12 million children not in public schools, money from the state is frequently absent or meager at best. Essentially, government bureaucrats have a lock on school funds, and they aren’t sharing.

Those that make up the traditional public education system, the politicians, unions, teachers, and all those others who profit through the cash that flows through education like a river, don’t tell the truth. It’s all about the Benjamins, baby! A huge fraction of the nation’s wealth goes into supporting an education machine that largely exists for its own purposes, sadly, not for that of the student.

I encourage you to read the following slowly:

Destroy the family, you destroy the country. The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation”. And “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

God save us…it has happened. Try as I might, I can think of no solution to save public education as exists today. There are outposts of excellence here and there, but even those few bright lights are dimming under the continued onslaught of political correctness, demands for equity, and greed. Nonstop claims of white privilege, Virtue signaling, critical race theory, and myriad other contrived code words and phrases are all designed to separate us from our history, families, and norms.

Why did we not stop this sooner?  The damage lies before us in children who believe our country was founded on racism and theft. They are taught to believe that the only way forward is to burn it all down and start over. The destroyers positively pant at the idea of laying us low, brought to our knees, as the only path back to their vision of social redemption.  You can’t reason with those destroyers that have no eyes, no ears, no soul, and no ability to apply logic, reason, or understand history itself.

An organized cabal of supposed learned men and women is openly attempting to destroy you, your children, and our society, all the while claiming the moral high ground for themselves. A pox on anyone today who sits back and says nothing, as lives and our country are ruined on the altar of Progressiveness.

The answer you may be waiting for is that we should pull the rug out from those Destroyers and start over again. But there is nothing worth saving, little to nothing on which to build. The day that arithmetic was thrown away in favor of The New Math, the handwriting was on the wall as Johnny was suddenly unable to add up a simple set of numbers.

Yes, tear it all down.  But different than the destroyers would. Let’s start over and let’s redefine education from the ground up. First, take the politics out of education. Kindergarten exists to prepare kids for elementary school. Elementary school should be all about reading, writing, arithmetic, and citizenship. High schools can set children on different tracks like college prep, education for the trades, or some other purposeful pathway.

There is a single action that would fundamentally change public education overnight. It is simple, easy to understand, and is the fairest distribution of taxes we all pay. All you have to do to shift the power is to make educators compete for the money. Attach money to the child and like some miracle, you shift the power from the government to the parents, where it should have been in the first place.  Anyone who fights this simple system should be examined for their motives. Look up the Doctrine of Clean Hands and you’ll know where I am going with this! Those that stole the promise of an educated mind from a child should have no say over what a parent believes is best for their child. Ask Governor Youngkin how that message resonates with parents.

It is way past time to reimagine education in America. Our children are not getting their money’s worth. It’s up to parents to make those tough calls to decide what’s best for their children. Your child’s future depends on your choices today.  Parents ultimately decide whether to turn over their children to the system or to stay involved and remain in control. That choice will boost or shrink your child’s success all the rest of their days. 

God bless our country.

Allan J. Feifer is an author, businessman, and thinker. Read more about Allan, his background, and his ideas to create a better tomorrow at www.1plus1equals2.com


To The Soon-To-Be Elected Republicans: Don’t Embarrass Your Constituents

BY: EDDIE SCARRY at the Federalist:

NOVEMBER 02, 2022

Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago

This isn’t the ‘I’m here to shake up Washington!’ TV special. This is serious. It has never been more serious.

Author Eddie Scarry profile


Now that every election forecaster of note is in agreement that the midterms are likely to be something of a red crush, there’s something that incoming Republicans, especially the freshmen, desperately need to hear.

In fact, it’s a good idea for Kevin McCarthy to immediately begin printing flyers for the party newcomers that say something to the effect of, “ATTN: Perhaps it’s your first time in Washington, but this is not a field trip.” Below that simple declaration should be about three bullet points:

—You’re not here to make memes.
—You’re not here to out-obnoxious AOC.
—You’re not here to audition for Fox News.

And lastly, there should be easy-to-follow guidance like: “Here is our agenda and here is how we are trying to pass it on this schedule. Any attempt to stray from these instructions will be met with stripped committee assignments, constraints on government-paid travel, and other penalties.”

Don’t worry, newbies! It’s not meant to scare you. There is still plenty of fun to be had in the Capitol and in your new positions. But too many people just like you have showed up to Congress solely under the impression that now is their time to shine on social media, or that this is little more than a reality show they’ve been cast to star in.

(See: Madison Cawthorn, who has been voted out of office after one term.)

That’s not what this is. This isn’t the “I’m here to shake up Washington!” TV special. This is serious. It has never been more serious.

The country is in catastrophic shape. Your middle-income constituents have gotten poorer. Voters don’t feel safe. And that’s nothing to say of how emotionally molested we all feel by the Biden administration’s fixation on race and sex.

It’s true that without a sympathetic president in office, your capacity to enact legislation is limited. Biden still has another two years to go. God help us all.

But don’t turn those two years into a freak show. Yes, the national media will find every reason to hate you, no matter what. But don’t make it easy for them to make more people hate you, too.

There’s a readily identifiable difference between confronting and antagonizing. Confrontation is a productive battle for the sake of your district. The other is a gratuitous provocation for its own sake.

If you can’t distinguish the two, it’s going to be very difficult for the smart people at The Federalist, and elsewhere, to defend the purpose of your existence.

Such instruction shouldn’t be interpreted as a command to keep your head down and do as you’re told. To the contrary, party leadership often gets it wrong— very, very depressingly wrong. But act like you’ve been here before. Be a professional. Demonstrate that you take your responsibilities seriously. People are counting on you for policy victories, not viral tweets.

With that in mind, have fun! Just don’t embarrass the people who got you here.

Eddie Scarry is the D.C. columnist at The Federalist and author of “Liberal Misery: How the Hateful Left Sucks Joy Out of Everything and Everyone.”




Breitbart has an article on New Hampshire’s Senate race, where General Don Bolduc–of whom I admit I had not heard until recently–has come storming from behind to overtake incumbent mediocrity Maggie Hassan.

At Breitbart, Wendell Husebo points out that neither Joe Biden nor Barack Obama has set foot in New Hampshire to campaign for Hassan. I infer that Hassan doesn’t want to be associated with Biden, while Obama doesn’t want to be associated with a sinking ship. In any event, Hassan is on her own and, like a number of Democrats in this cycle, is running a stealth campaign from her basement.

“She has closed events for a reason,” Gen. Bolduc told Breitbart News Saturday. “She communicates through newsletter and email for reasons. She doesn’t do town halls for a reason, and when she does them, they are zoom town halls. So she’s just hiding.”

I might add that the first time Gen. Bolduc came onto my radar was in conversation with Tulsi Gabbard. She got up early following our event to fly to New Hampshire to campaign for Bolduc. She told me that she had vetted the general and concluded that he is one of the military’s good guys. I believe Gen. Bolduc was the first of the several Senate candidates on whose behalf she has now criss-crossed the country, and having seen her in action, I suspect that her support accounts in part for Bolduc’s surge.

This is how the Breitbart story on the New Hampshire race ends:

The New Hampshire Senate race is one of seven Senate races that RealClearPolitics estimates as tossups. Those include Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Washington State, Georgia, and Wisconsin. RealClearPolitics projected Tuesday Gen. Bolduc will defeat Hassan.

I agree with that last projection. But how about the others?

Pennsylvania: I don’t care that the polls are tight. I don’t believe Pennsylvanians, or residents of any other state, will elect poor, sad John Fetterman to the Senate.

Arizona: Kari Lake is going to win in a landslide, and she will help provide Blake Masters with the last point or two he needs to get over the top.

Nevada: Adam Laxalt averages a point or so ahead of incumbent Cortez Masto in the polls. I think his margin of victory will be more than that.

Washington: A total free throw for the GOP. History tells us another mediocrity, Patty Murray, should squeak by. But if it is a big Republican night, who knows? Tiffany Smiley might slip through.

Georgia: It’s Herschel Walker all the way. Georgians have had it with the appalling Stacey Abrams, and Georgia resembles Arizona: Governor Brian Kemp will win big over the has-been Abrams, and that will help to give Walker a winning margin.

Wisconsin: Why do people consistently underestimate Ron Johnson? I don’t know. He is an excellent senator and a good campaigner. His opponent is a left-wing extremist in a state that is purple, trending to the right. Johnson will hold the seat for the GOP.

Those races, with New Hampshire, net out to +4 for the GOP. Call me an optimist, but I don’t think the Republicans’ recapture of the Senate will be a nail-biter.