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Thinking about “first principles.” 

Is Today’s America What the Founders Had in Mind?

Today seems the right time to be thinking about “first principles.” A first principle is a basic assumption that cannot be deduced any further. First principle thinking is a fancy way of saying “think like a scientist.” Thomas Ricks has a book of the same name that addresses whether today’s America is what the Founders …

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Educational Methods and Values and Principles

We are seeing declining results from changes in educational methods and values and principles. Perhaps it is some of both. Either way, the education ship is sailing in the wrong direction. Testing results send us the message loudly and clearly.


Bernie Sweeps to Victory in Nevada While Biden Gets a Lifeline

2020 is shaping up to be a hard lesson for the political elites. If the Bernie Juggernaut keeps this momentum the candidates of choice will both be non-establishment outsiders. The Democrats, of course, will do all in their power to keep Bernie off their ticket. But what does that look like?