The ancient Roman satirist and poet Juvenal accused his fellow citizens of selling out their patriotic duty for bribes of “bread and circuses.” They cared not about their freedom or the well-being of their fellow citizens, only about entertainment and food. "… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated... Continue Reading →
"Nearly half of all parents of college students expect their children to pay for all or some of their costs, according to a recent Discover Student Loans survey of parents. That compares with 39 percent in 2012." -- WPost.
New book, "Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University" by Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr. challenges the notion that colleges are hostile to conservatives by interviewing 152 conservative professors: "Most conservative professors told them that the university is a far more tolerant place than its right-wing critics imagine. Many, in fact, first turned... Continue Reading →
My college education at a good public university cost about $1000 A YEAR OR $4000 for FOUR YEARS. My parents could put four kids through college and none graduated with debt. That same public university education currently costs $25,000 a year, or $100,000 for four years. No wonder Americans are angry, with a sense that... Continue Reading →
“How many senators are there? A poll a few years ago found that only 20% know that there are 100 senators, though the number has remained constant for the last half century (and is easy to remember). Encouragingly, today the number of Americans who can correctly identify and name the three branches of government is... Continue Reading →