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Commentary: Are Conservatives and the GOP Better Off Today Than We Were Before Trump?

by Jeffrey A. Rendall   At the end of his lone presidential debate opposite President Jimmy Carter in 1980, Ronald Reagan looked straight into the television camera and famously asked the American People, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Republicans and conservatives need to similarly ask…

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Craig Shirley Commentary: Debunking the Assertion Reagan Was a ‘New Deal Republican’

Thomas Jefferson, in his first inaugural address in 1801, said that “every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.” Jefferson went through the first bitter and divisive U.S. election against incumbent President John Adams, so his call for unity was welcomed. What happens, though, when an opinion changes…

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Commentary: A Bold Vision for Education

For the first time in history, children have new and different ways of acquiring and accessing, deciphering and digesting information instantly. Children are now contributors, not just copiers, of existing knowledge.

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Commentary: Justice for All: Payroll Deductions

It is our belief that the state and most school districts in the state are violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by denying non-union teachers a benefit extended to the “similarly situated” union teacher.

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Commentary: St. Patrick’s Day: A Reflection

It was that desire for freedom, education and the wish to control their own destiny that so many Irish left Ireland. As a son of St. Patrick, it is important to remember we are still a country of dreamers. We may have different religious and political persuasions, but we are linked by shared necessities and joint aspirations. Education is the key equalizer.

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