About Andrew I. Fillat and Henry I. Miller

Andrew I. Fillat spent his career in technology venture capital and information technology companies. He is also the co-inventor of relational databases and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, and was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. Both were undergraduates downriver from Harvard, at M.I.T.

Understanding ‘Medicare for All’ Could Make Seniors Vote Red

Politicians can be amazingly adept at blowing smoke, especially while electioneering. With the 2020 presidential race unfolding, there is no better example of the phenomenon than the Democrats’ mantra of “Medicare for All.” Healthcare is certainly top-of-mind for many seniors, who are projected to make up nearly a quarter of the electorate in 2020, the

By | 2019-11-19T15:52:15-07:00 November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

STEM-ming the Slide of Our Educational System

Recently we ran across several fascinating articles about civics, liberal arts, and climate hysteria that raise basic questions about the content taught at too many of our educational institutions: Has our society lost sight of the fundamental purpose of education, and is the result less resilient, less capable adults? While there is no doubt that a

By | 2019-11-09T17:17:26-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

A Speech That Should Be Punished

Much has been written about the attacks on free speech, especially at universities and colleges. Speakers with conservative viewpoints are routinely banished from important venues, denied attendance, picketed, or subjected to the “hecklers’ veto.” At the University of California Berkeley and other campuses where conservative speech has been met with disorder, activists have

By | 2019-07-15T21:29:13-07:00 July 15th, 2019|

The Downward Spiral of Post-Secondary Education

Something is seriously rotten in our education establishment, especially in colleges and universities. The culprits are the evolution of the educational agenda, the cult of progressivism on campus, and the debt that students accumulate for an increasingly disappointing outcome. Total student debt as of 2018 stood at approximately $1.56 trillion, and the average

By | 2019-04-14T18:55:50-07:00 April 14th, 2019|

Why Can’t We Ask the Hard Questions About Education?

Retired teacher Mary Hudson recently wrote a damning exposé based on her experiences in the New York City public school system. Hudson taught in three different public high schools and her observations from those years lead her to implicate the students and a “go along to get along” attitude among administrators for persistently

By | 2019-04-02T18:34:39-07:00 April 2nd, 2019|

How Gullible Are We?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently drew a large, standing-room only crowd at Austin’s popular SXSW Festival. By most accounts, Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks were met with rapt attention and thunderous applause. Yet, as Karl Rove detailed in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, what she had to say was reminiscent of  the predictable, doctrinaire rants

By | 2019-03-20T16:30:44-07:00 March 20th, 2019|

The GND: Glitter, Nonsense, and Devitalization

The latest public policy bandwagon is the “Green New Deal,” or GND, whose acronym could well stand for Glitter, Nonsense, and Devitalization. Some of its proposals are so outlandish that they would be more appropriate coming from enthusiastic (but not very smart) second-graders than from members of Congress. It is astonishing that a

By | 2019-02-13T20:43:49-07:00 February 13th, 2019|

‘Immoral’ Wall Talk is Just Code for Open Borders

Benjamin Franklin, one of the great intellects of America’s Federal Period, observed, “Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.” In other words, barriers to delineate borders are important—not “immoral,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have us believe. In spite of the inanity and incorrectness of Pelosi’s characterization, apparently it has

By | 2019-02-05T23:05:57-07:00 February 5th, 2019|

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