Op-ed/Reviews

It's Kind of a Funny Story posterIt’s Kind of a Funny Story is by far one of the better films to be produced in recent years. But viewers beware — the film's melodramatics have a lasting, haunting effect. Yet is has the unique ability to add levity to some heavy, hard-hitting material, making its title a perfect fit.

Chip WoodI can already hear some of you saying, “Now Chip really has lost his mind. Doesn’t he know gold is the most expensive it’s ever been? It’s been hitting new highs day after day for weeks. Why on earth would he tell us to buy some now?”

In this time of Tea Parties and tanking Democrat poll numbers, people are, depending on their point of view, hailing or howling about an apparent conservative groundswell. More traditional folks anxiously anticipate a GOP landslide in November, while many liberals warn of the perils of our current rightward shift.

Becky AkersSodomy’s advocates want us to believe that evil is good, that sin is simply a “lifestyle choice,” and that such hellish ideas have no consequences. Their agenda has claimed three more lives while our rulers and their shills in the media blame us rather than those responsible.

For years I have been telling parents and educators that the kind of reading difficulties afflicting perfectly normal children in our schools today are being caused by the teaching methods and not by any defect in the children themselves. The educators have been telling us for years now that the reason why so many children are having problems learning to read is because of a learning disability they've been born with. In fact, the official position of the federal government on this issue is summed up in the 1987 Report to the Congress of the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities which defined "Learning Disabilities" as follows (p. 222):

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