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Why do we have cowards in uniform? (and others)

It appears, according to some reports, that not ALL the cops in Uvalde this week were total cowards: some of them (or so we are being told) were willing to risk their lives and entered the school building to rescue … Continue reading

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Cowards in uniforms

Publisher’s note: Workload, sickness, and other factors caused an unexpected and unwanted gap in publishing. Hopefully, TPOL will be back on schedule now for the rest of May. We will seek to have more, shorter commentaries and look forward to … Continue reading

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Vaccines – hot potato for teaching children

Vaccines are back in the news, with the federal Food and Drug Administration announcing a “second booster” for people over 50 – and continuing fights in school districts across the Fifty States. Vaccines have always been a hot potato. These … Continue reading

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Is it for the children???

In one of the recent spat of mass shootings and killings across the Fifty States, we have the Michigan killings in Oxford High School. The 15-year-old shooter (still alive and bugging his jailers about how much press mention he is … Continue reading

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“Public” (government-run, tax-funded) schools continue to fail

In our eyes, that is, the eyes of lovers of knowledge, of liberty, and of personal responsibility, peace, and prosperity. BUT… In the minds of the enemies of liberty – the educrats, the academic elite, the self-proclaimed “progressives,” the regressivists, … Continue reading

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Schooling

My parents were teachers and caught in the “public system” for many years back in the 1960s and 1970s, before my father found another career and my mother returned to private teaching (which she could do, teaching music and art). … Continue reading

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Comparing apples and oranges – education and more

By Nathan Barton What should government provide?  How? Under what limits? Over at FEE.org, Kerry McDonald has an excellent article comparing public libraries and public schools. It triggered more thoughts and some memories of political campaigns from years back. She … Continue reading

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How much is a “free education” worth?

By Nathan Barton It’s right there in the State Constitution: § 1.   Uniform system of free public schools. The stability of a republican form of government depending on the morality and intelligence of the people, it shall be the duty of … Continue reading

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Guns and schools in Mexico

By Nathan Barton Those of us concerned with liberty and our God-given right to defend ourselves (to keep and bear arms) are familiar with circumstances not just in the Fifty States but in our sister “federally governed” states to the … Continue reading

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Revolting against the tyranny of the English language

By Nathan Barton The Blaze has a lengthy article about Brit universities (and some American schools) banning certain common English words from use.  No, it isn’t the n-word or the k-word or even those four-letter words that used not to … Continue reading

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