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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

It takes no great originality to say it, but still it must be said: The establishment media often does a terrible job covering politics. Witness the repeated dust-ups during the Republican presidential nomination fight over the leading contenders’ series of supposedly self-damaging comments – comments which, in context, are hardly objectionable.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

Despite media fulminations to the contrary, absolutely no good reason exists to keep religion, or people of faith, from the American public square. There is no good reason of political theory, no good reason of legal theory, no good constitutional reason, and certainly no good moral reason.

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Thursday, 08 March 2012
 by Quin Hillyer

The culture warriors of the left are insidious, invidious, dishonest, ruthless, and very, very clever. As soon as they assert the absolute right to new ground they have never before held or even suggested acquiring, they then start accusing traditionalists of “rolling back” the “right” to the ground the left doesn’t yet actually hold.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012

 by Quin Hillyer

To understand why even a “voluntary” national curriculum is problematic, consider the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The NAEP is a widely respected, ideologically rather-unbiased measurement of the academic attainment of America’s schools. Its board is bipartisan; its protocols have been carefully developed for reasonableness. Established in the 1960s, the NAEP was adopted as a measuring standard by the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002 – so, although it is technically an independent outfit, it carries an imprimatur from the federal government. One would hope, therefore, that the NAEP would avoid the “political correctness” that pollutes much of the modern culture.


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