Educators and homeschoolers these days are teaching their students how to exercise their critical thinking skills.  In other words, students must be able to look at a problem or controversy, take it apart, and find out what makes sense and what doesn’t, what is true and what isn’t. The main tool in that form of critical thinking is logic, the ability to take a fact and connect it with other facts, the ability to separate fact from fiction, and fact from opinion. Thus critical thinking must involve analysis and judgment.

Back in November of 2008, Rahm Emanuel, then President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, told a group of corporate executives, “You never want a good crisis to go to waste.”

One of the oddest, most harmful political beliefs to emerge in the past 50 years is the notion that one cannot legislate morality. What utter nonsense. Man has always legislated morality.

Ralph ReilandThe "death panels" in ObamaCare remind me of Jason in those "Friday the 13th" slasher movies. In the first scene, the end-of-life panels pop up out of nowhere, like the hockey-masked Jason busting through the door, frightening the bejeebers out of everyone.

Thomas SowellThey say that, in politics, "overnight is a lifetime." In other words, the journey from triumphant hero to discredited scapegoat can be very brief.