Op-ed/Reviews

Most Americans remember Newt Gingrich as being the former Speaker of the House who led America into the glories of conservative victory, and who guided the Republican Party to electoral success in its 1994 “Revolution,” which resulted in the economic boon of the Internet era of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Most do not associate Newt, however, with his true record, which speaks volumes about his underlying ideology and motivations. This ideology is especially evident in his 2007 book A Contract with the Earth, which he coauthored with environmentalist Terry Maple.

The new children's movie Gnomeo & Juliet is  of course an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic work, Romeo & Juliet. In this new world, the bickering enemies are red and blue garden gnomes. The blue garden belongs to the Montagues of 2B and the red Capulets live next door, at not 2B.

Ralph ReilandAttempting to patch things up a bit with the business sector, President Obama began his February 7th speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sounding more like Milton Friedman than Saul Alinsky.

Thomas SowellRocky Marciano was the only heavyweight champion who never lost a single fight in his whole career — and, at the time, he seemed the least likely fighter to do that. In many a boxing match, he was battered, bruised and bleeding.

Most Americans assume that we've always had public schools, that they came with the Constitution and are an indispensable part of our democratic system. But nothing could be farther from the truth, as I discovered when I wrote my book, Is Public Education Necessary?, published in 1981.

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