Who Benefits From Cancelling Achievement Standards?

Philip Carl Salzman In 2021 there’s an outright holy war against scholastic achievement.   Oregon has passed a bill that suspends the requirement that students must be able to read, write, and do math to graduate from high school. Mathematics should be replaced, we are told, by “social justice” mathematics, in which there are no correct answers, and students must not be asked to show the calculations that led to their conclusions. Standard American English should no longer be the standard, and students should not be judged on the quality of…

Woke Ideology Mimics Precursors to Totalitarian Slaughter, Experts Say

BY PETR SVAB Some of the core tenets of the “woke” ideology spreading around the country mimic ideas used to justify many of the most horrendous atrocities of the past century, according to several experts. A recently released documentary exploring the topic, called “Better Left Unsaid,” concludes that the self-identified “radical left” endorses four fundamental “truths” that they “hold to be self-evident,” noting that these tenets have also been used to justify and incite many of the worst massacres of the 20th century. The first of the four claims is…

The ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Has a Broader Agenda and Its Not to Stop the Killing of Black People

BY MASOOMA HAQ AND JAN JEKIELEK [Editor’s note: Further proof that Brandon Tatum’s “got it right” comes from crime statistics based on race, where this is a typical example from 2013: While those devious bastards behind his movement may want to federalize the police, the riots, looting and arson that has come in its wake has convinced every observant American that they cannot count on local police for assistance when they need it and have to be capable of defending themselves, which is why as an unintended consequence it has all but…

‘Hypocrisy’: Trump Team Shows Videos of Democrat Lawmakers During Impeachment Trial

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Former President Donald Trump’s legal team on Friday accused legislators of hypocrisy as they played lengthy video montages of elected officials speaking about committing assault against Trump, threatening his supporters, and backing protests last year that regularly turned violent. Going on the offense in their first day of presentations during Trump’s second impeachment trial, the attorneys used a strategy pushed by many conservatives. Michael van der Veen argued that Trump did not use any inciting language on Jan. 6 before the breach of the Capitol, but that numerous members of…

House Votes to Strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Posts

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY The House has adopted a resolution to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her two committee posts over her past comments and actions. A Thursday vote on the Democratic-backed resolution was 230-199 largely on party lines. Three lawmakers did not vote. Eleven Republicans joined Democrats in voting “yes” to remove Greene from the committees. Greene had been assigned to the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee. Republican leadership in the House had opposed the vote, saying it could set a dangerous precedent for punishing lawmakers…