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Memorial Day 2015

By Alan Caruba ~

We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. 831 more words

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Thinking About China

By Alan Caruba ~

Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.”

As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” 848 more words

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The Slow Death Of Common Core

By Alan Caruba ~

Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. 808 more words

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Stupefying Generations Of Americans

By Alan Caruba ~

I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” 953 more words

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My 2015 Commencement Address

By Alan Caruba ~

All manner of people are giving commencement speeches to students graduating from colleges and universities these days. It is doubtful that any will be remembered because the prospects of students depend in large part on the economy into which they are entering, the majors they pursued, their individual ambitions, and capacity for hard work. 1,026 more words

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Sex Education Today

By Alan Caruba ~

In the 1940s and 50s, what passed for sex education was literally about the birds and bees as metaphors for inception and child birth. 863 more words

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Obama's Middle East Debacle

By Alan Caruba ~

I had to laugh when I heard that the new King of Saudi Arabia, Salman, (pictured) told the White House he wasn’t going to attend Thursday’s photo-op get together of Arab leaders. 800 more words

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