Alex Newman

Teaching phonics is crucial to teaching reading when dealing with a phonetic writing system such as the one used in the English language. Memorizing so-called “sight words,” by contrast, is mental poison, or Thalidomide for the brain as my friend and colleague Dr. Sam Blumenfeld used to say.

Despite leaving office without facing justice, Obama and his top administration officials are still not out of the woods yet on the “Fast and Furious” scheme to arm Mexican drug cartels under the guise of conducting an “investigation.” This month, the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a damning report blasting the former administration for the scandal and the subsequent ham-handed attempt to cover it up, including obstruction of Congress and shady dealings with the press and victims' families. Many key documents are still being withheld. Unsurprisingly, the establishment media has completely ignored the latest developments in the explosive story. But with more facts coming out, activists and victims' families hope former officials involved in the deadly gun-running program may still be brought to justice for a wide range of crimes.

A Christian school in Canada has been ordered by authorities to stop teaching parts of the Bible — specifically, those parts deemed to be “offensive” and, therefore, in violation of the Alberta “human rights” act.

Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year.

American Special Forces have “boots on the ground” and are helping Philippine troops and police fight Islamist rebels in the Southern town of Marawi, according to U.S. and local officials cited in news reports around the world. The news comes after firebrand Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extra-judicial killings as part of his war on drugs, repeatedly threatened to evict all U.S. troops from the Philippines. A number of legal concerns have been raised surrounding the operations for both governments. However, with officials and media outlets arguing that the fighting is aimed at stopping Islamists supposedly “loyal” to the Islamic State (ISIS), the legal issues have been mostly swept under the rug so far.

President Donald Trump's reversal of the previous administration's unilateral concessions to the Communist Castro regime ruling Cuba drew widespread praise. However, not everyone was happy.

In an effort to deprive the murderous dictatorship of the American money it needs to oppress its victims, President Donald Trump reversed some of the Obama administration's unilateral concessions to the “brutal” Communist Castro regime in Cuba. “With God’s help,” Trump said, a “free Cuba” will soon be achieved. The president's speech and his new policies following through on his campaign pledges were well received by the crowd in Miami, by Cuban dissidents worldwide, and by advocates of a free Cuba in Congress. However, despite the changes, some of Obama's pro-Castro policies remain in place, leading some Trump supporters to hope that this will not be the end of the new administration's efforts to reverse Obama's lifeline to the communist regime enslaving Cuba.

The irrational hatred of President Trump, Republicans, Christians, and conservatives being orchestrated and fueled by the establishment media and the government “education” system culminated on June 14, 2017, in a mass shooting targeting GOP members of Congress. Only the quick response by the Capitol Hill Police prevented a bloodbath at the congressional baseball practice.

Parents and taxpayers in New York State are furious over problems in local government schools ranging from lessons that promote Islam and whitewash terrorism, to an obscene so-called “art project” blasting President Donald Trump with profanity.

Brexit is in danger of being derailed by establishment globalists. A snap election called by controversial U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to ostensibly help the Conservative (Tory) Party gain a larger majority in Parliament has resulted in what is being painted as a humiliating defeat, sparking calls for her resignation and for a rethink of Brexit. While the Tories are still the largest bloc in the U.K. House of Commons, they lost their majority. Ultra-far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party, who said they would honor the Brexit vote as well, picked up most of the seats lost by Conservatives.

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