Dr. Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics explains complex economic phenomena in a way that many economists cannot. And it provides an understanding of some economic phenomena that might prove elusive to a Ph.D. economist.

Rudolf Flesch, author of Why Johnny Can't Read, died in 1986, but his legacy endures among those of us who are still fighting to get intensive, systematic phonics back in the schools.

When the media don't even understand basic political terminology, it raises a question: How can the electorate be informed when the purveyors of information are uninformed themselves?

Protests that highlighted photos of slain NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, comparing them to members of the KKK, shows the level to which America has sunk in its tolerance of intolerable behavior.

Make no mistake about it: The war on the nation’s police is a war on all of us — on our values, our traditions and what the demonstrators would scornfully call “the American way of life.”

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