This Sensitivity Ploy Could Blow Up in Librarians’ Faces

A group of librarians at Boston’s Simmons College are attempting to breathe new life into an old librarian stereotype. An “Anti-Oppression Library Guide” takes library “shushing” behavior to new, socially aware levels, and has excited comment, particularly for its section regarding how to avoid offending Muslims. The guide identifies phrases supposedly offensive to

By | 2018-03-16T14:18:15+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Banned in Britain

This past weekend, the United Kingdom showed every American why we should be proud to have thrown off their rule. First, the British Home Office took the incredible step of banning American conservative activist Brittany Pettibone, who was detained along with her partner Martin Sellner at Heathrow Airport. What had Pettibone and Sellner

By | 2018-03-12T14:47:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

The Train to Common Sense

Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art. —Joshua Reynolds I hope you haven’t let anyone talk you out of seeing Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It tells the true story of the Americans who subdued a jihadist on a speeding train in Europe, saving hundreds

By | 2018-02-24T15:59:33+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

Be Grateful Trump Broke the Overton Window

On the eve of the first anniversary President Trump’s Inauguration, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said something remarkable. It points to why many of us are Trump enthusiasts even if the president does sometimes make us cringe. Defending religious freedom and diversity, McCarthy nonetheless took on the cultural Left’s ubiquitous cliché that

By | 2018-02-02T10:10:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

“Semper Petulant”

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.—Proverbs 14:6 The congressional Democrats' group sulk during the 2018 State of the Union address seemed to indicate an inability, or more likely, a stubborn unwillingness, to learn from the experiences of the past year. That, we can

By | 2018-02-01T16:54:59+00:00 February 1st, 2018|