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.”

The U.S. "surge" in Iraq did not work. And for an American soldier who was there, the more recent VA "surge" to expedite claims and cut the backlog did not work either.