“If you wouldn’t be swayed by a 17-year-old’s passionate advocacy for a lower drinking age”

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2018

A little more perspective on the political “wisdom” of yutes. …[E]ven if students really were disproportionately likely to be victims of gun violence, that would not be a good reason to give special credence to their policy views. Personally experiencing a horrific event or being at disproportionate risk of suffering one, doesn’t necessarily give you […]

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Data Point – Most of the illegal alien kids are not “kids”; Democrats want them to stay

by Skip August 4, 2014

From HHS: On average between 7.000 and 8,000 children are served annually in this program.  In Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – Septmber 30, 2012), this number jumped dramatically, with a total of 13,625 children served by ORR that year.  Since that time, the overall increas has continued, resulting in 24,668 UAC referrals from […]

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Is “Texting A NH Hazard?”

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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The Union Leader has a front page story titled CDC Survey finds Texting a NH Hazard.   The article is about risky teen behavior with an emphasis on texting.  They quote experts, which is amusing when you look at the big picture.  Trust me. Cigarette smoking makes an appearance in the article, which is only important […]

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Notable Quote – Milton Friedman

by Skip November 3, 2013

The minimum wage law requires employers to discriminate against persons with low skills. No one describes it that way, but that is in fact what it is. Take a poorly educated teenager with little skill whose services are worth, say, only $2.00 an hour. He or she might be eager to work for that wage […]

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Gee, this is old news at Liberty Harbor Academy: Teens Do Better When School Starts Later.

by Skip April 29, 2013

I’ve known about this for quite some time – teens developing brains are naturally off-cycle time-wise from the rest of us.  I remember, back when, when it was quite easy to sleep late – like all morning long on a weekend or holiday if nothing was scheduled.  So when the President and Dean of Liberty […]

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April 20th GrokTALK! Snippets – Segment Three: Guest – Dr. Julianne Cooper from Liberty Academy

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2013

Dr. Julianne Cooper visits GrokTALK! to chat about a Liberal education, Common Core, Teenage brains, surviving 25 years in the White Tower, Learning 9 to 5, and how those ‘new’ progressive ideas you keep hearing about are not as new as you think. Note: Individual guest segements will be posted throughout the day today. You […]

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An Idle Observation About Teen Paranormal Romance

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2013

Barnes & Nobel now has a shelf titled ‘Teen Paranormal Romance.” But “normal” has never been a point on the map with teenage girls has it?  Adding romance?   When did that situation get solved?  I seem to recall teenage romance being a cross between the movie Inception and a George Romero flick with a […]

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