Fifty years ago today, C.S. Lewis died of kidney failure at his home in Oxford, England, and Great Britain is observing the 50th anniversary of the death of one of heir finest writers.

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have rejected a local referendum that would have banned abortions in the city after the 20th week of pregnancy.

There is no question that blacks, as a group, are faring poorly in the United States, so it’s worth knowing whether present policies are working wonderfully or failing spectacularly.

Contrary to popular belief, there are methods for helping blacks overcome economic and social problems other than direct government aid — proven, workable ways.

Obama administration Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unleashed a firestorm of outrage after claiming that opposition to the nationalization of schooling through “Common Core” standards, foisted on states via taxpayer-funded federal bribes, was coming from “white suburban moms” whose kids are not as smart as their parents thought. The misleading statement sparked an outcry for a variety of reasons, but opponents of the deeply controversial standardization scheme are seizing the opportunity to go on the offensive against Common Core and the establishment’s broader “education reform” agenda. Calls to remove the administration’s top education bureaucrat are growing louder, too.

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