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The Partisanship Out of Civics Act: A Proposal

Advocates are attempting to smuggle training in leftist activism into K-12 schooling under the guise of “civics.” The Partisanship Out of Civics Act is model state-level legislation designed to help states prevent the importation of political activism and lobbying into K-12 civic education.

Ultra-Woke Illinois Mandates Are Top Threat to U.S. Education

Illinois is about to mandate that every one of its licensed teachers adopt progressive political orthodoxy and impart that ideology to students.

People of the Lie

Donald Trump may have teased and fed the nation’s spirit of conflict, but he didn’t create it. And Trump’s exit won’t heal any of our deepest fractures.

The New Colonialism

What may be coming our way is an odd kind of “new colonialism,” with flyover country—that Dark Continent formerly known as places like Kansas, Alabama, and Tennessee—reduced in effective power to mission territory for our enlightened coastal elites.

It’s Clear Most Americans See the Founders for What They Were: Noble and Courageous

The United States is engaged in a debate — some say a battle — over the meaning and import of its history. D.C.’s recent foray into that standoff both illuminates its contours and demonstrates why so many Americans are up in arms.

Democrats Are Trying to Appease Left-Wing Revolutionaries. It Won’t Work.

President Trump’s unpopularity looks like it will give the Democrats a resounding win this fall. That only delays, however, the coming confrontation between a left that wants systemic change and a center-left that wants reform.

Tuesday’s Elections Were Good News for Progressives — and Establishment Republicans

Tuesday’s five-state primary elections told us a lot about the state of the American electorate. The results hold good news for progressives and establishment Republicans alike.

Dawn of the Woke

Joe McCarthy was a B-movie monster. Today’s cancel culture is more like a zombie apocalypse.

McCarthyism Is Back. This Time, It’s Woke.

Today’s “cancel culture” is nothing more than McCarthyism in a woke costume.

Trump the Barbarian

While the president’s defenders decry the breakdown of law and order, they ignore the lawlessness in the Oval Office.