Government

Kristi Kane The United States is a melting pot. I learned that years ago in United States History class. We have immigrants from just about every country in the world. Most are from Europe (like my ancestors), some are from Africa, some from Central and South...

Rebecca Mallory What's the big deal with using four-letter words, swearing, etc? And who the heck (is that bad??) gets to decide what swearing is anyway? At age 7, I remember doing dishes with my older sister, Jean, who coaxed me into yelling "fanny!" at the top of my lungs...

Diane Robertson In 1972 federal law makers came up with a law known as Title IX that prohibits discrimination in education based on sex (gender). The idea behind the law was that any educational program receiving federal funding had to apply the programs to both boys...

Rebecca Mallory No doubt you've heard the recent debates over capitalism. It is the American way and has been since its inception. Recently, however, many speak of capitalism in disparaging terms; that it is somehow unfair, that it promotes greed and robs the very worker that...

Diane Robertson Many parents across the nation are wary, worried, and bemused by the new Common Core standards. An important part of Common Core is the standardized testing. To prepare students for the tests, school administrators are enforcing strict instruction for much of the school day....

Maddi Gillel There is consistency and warning of great men throughout history - from Cicero to leaders in the 20th century – of what it takes to preserve freedom and what it takes to destroy it..  I believe we must head their warning for I cannot...

Diane Robertson How would a community respond if their school district or school allowed adults to come into the school and walk around naked? What if there was a naked day at the school where adults were allowed to come and parade nude around the school,...

Maddi Gillel On a fairly regular basis, we hear the phrase “we’re losing our freedoms.”  Do we understand what that means?  Do our eyes glaze over? Do we ask ourselves ‘okay, so what do we do about it’?  Let me give you just a few examples...