The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Why Have Democrat-Controlled Schools Become Such Cesspits of Racism?

The headline phraseology is borrowed from Glenn Reynolds who, in a different but related context, calls attention to the concurring opinion of a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: “I write separately to express my views on the topic of hate speech, disturbingly present in both the facts of the case before the […]

All Your Base Are Belong to Us (Belated MLK Day ‘White Supremacy’ Edition)

Say hello to Jessica Schwinn, a candidate for school board in Minnesota’s Centennial School District in Anoka County, a suburb of Minneapolis. A few days before MLK Day this year, she uploaded a video to TikTok in which she “suggested white people who quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are racist and accused them of […]

The Myth of ‘Good’ Public Schools

Most people know, although they are reluctant to acknowledge, the meaning of “good schools.” You don’t have to be Ibram X. Kendi to see the systemic racism embedded in that common bit of code-speak. When people are looking to buy a house, they’ll pay a premium for a “good school district,” by which they mean […]

Professors of Politics

Say hello to David Austin Walsh, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia whose specialty is “the far right and conservative politics in the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries and the relationship between those forms of politics in America with broader global movements.” This academic totalitarian makes an appearance in a […]

Academic Stasi Protecting Students From White Supremacist Menace of (Checks Notes) 18th-Century Scottish Philosopher

“Don’t worry,” they told us, “it’s just a few Confederate statues.” Next thing you know, the woke mob has come for . . . David Hume? The University of Edinburgh has seen its donations slump by almost £2 million after it “cancelled” the philosopher David Hume over his slavery links. The institution said that 24 […]

‘Public Servants’ or Public Masters: Whom Does Your Local School Board Serve?

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, is a town of about 17,000 people in Waukesha County. In the 2020 election, President Trump got nearly 60% of the vote in Waukesha County. In such a conservative community, you might expect local officials to share the sentiments of their neighbors — unless you understand how local boards of education actually operate. […]

Bedlam in Bellingham

Joe Biden got 61% of the vote in Whatcom County, Washington, which probably explains something about how Jenn Mason got elected to the school board in Bellingham. In case you haven’t heard — maybe you’ve been off the Internet all week, I don’t know — Mason is also the owner of Wink Wink, a “sex […]

‘OK, Groomer’: Democrats Go All-In on Promoting LGBTQ to Young Children

As a midterm campaign platform, I’m not sure Democrats have a winning issue with the “Drag Queen Story Hour” agenda, which is essentially how they’ve reacted since Florida passed its Parental Rights in Education bill. Deliberately misrepresenting the bill with the “Don’t Say Gay” slogan, Democrats at the same time insist that public school teachers […]

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