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Scientific Survey Shows Voters Across the Political Spectrum Are Ideologically Deluded

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During the late 1800s when the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur was trying to overturn the medical community’s deadly belief that germs are not communicable, he wrote: “The greatest aberration of the mind is to believe a thing to be, because we desire it.” The results of a scientific survey conducted just after the 2020 presidential […]

These Parents and Teachers Have Had Enough of Woke Classrooms and Critical Race Theory

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Parents are starting to push back. Here’s what we can do to empower them. More parents are waking up to the “woke” ideology that is seeping into their children’s classrooms and curriculum. Increasingly, they are speaking up and opting out. Last week, Andrew Gutmann, a father of a student at the elite, $54,000-a-year Brearley School […]

Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

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The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on March 30, 2021. Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so […]

Dad who wrote scathing letter to Brearley about race focus: ‘Someone had to’

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Editors’ note: The Prickly Pear editors believe the letter penned by the father withdrawing his 6th grade daughter from an elite NYC school speaks for parents and concerned citizens throughout America about the obscene critical race theory and un-American teaching of racial and nation hatred right out of the Marxist playbook for “wokeness”. The letter […]

Is God a Capitalist?

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Popes normally stick to their bailiwick, faith, and worship. But Pope Francis’s criticisms of capitalism came early and often, escalating since the beginning of the covid pandemic. The pontiff describes free-market thinking as “magic theories.” “The fragility of world-systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” […]

Maglev Dream Encounters Green Nightmare

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For environmentalists tossing and turning at night in despair over the fate of their climate-ravaged planet, the prospect of a sleek, high-tech, clean-energy train that could zip along the Northeast Corridor at breathtaking speeds should be a dream come true. Instead, developers of a futuristic maglev (magnetic levitation) train that will someday take passengers from […]

Cities, Countries, and Economies Were Built With Derivatives From Oil, Not By Electricity

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Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, they need to be cognizant of two “aha” moments: 1) wind and solar can only generate intermittent electricity, and 2) electricity cannot manufacture the oil derivatives that are the basis of the thousands of products that have built the world’s cities, countries, and economies […]

Michael Crichton: Is environmentalism a religion?

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As more and more in society have drifted away from a belief in God the void needs to be filled for most human beings. The environment, Crichton said, has filled the void for many. Conventional Judeo-Christian religion began with a perfect world called Eden. Today’s environmentalist sees sustainability as the salvation in the church of […]

Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe Just Totally Debunked the Argument for a $15 Minimum Wage

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Rowe knows the value of hard work, so it’s worth taking his recent warning on minimum wage hikes seriously. Mike Rowe knows the value of hard work. The former star of “Dirty Jobs” gained notoriety for the Discovery Channel program, which featured him going undercover at some of the toughest and grossest jobs imaginable. From […]

Arizona Community College to pay $155K Settlement for Directing Professor to Apologize for Islamic Terrorism Quiz Question

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Maricopa County Community College District will pay professor Nicholas Damask $155,000 in exchange for his agreement not to sue district personnel, who last year violated his expressive rights in an attempt to quell criticism of his quiz questions on social media. The district also pledged to strengthen its commitment to academic freedom. Damask, who teaches political science at Scottsdale […]