Government Finally Admits Chattanooga Attack was Terrorism

The Federal Bureau of Investigation finally admitted Wednesday that the attack on a Navy center in Chattanooga, Tenn., was “motivated by foreign terrorist propaganda.” The designation means that the Navy can finally grant Purple Hearts to the families of the five servicemembers who died that day, as well as one survivor, CNN reports. “This determination allows the Department of the Navy to move forward immediately with the award of the Purple Heart to the families of the five heroes Read more […]

Should the Servicemen Killed in Chattanooga Receive Purple Hearts?

Republican Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated Wednesday that he wants to make sure the servicemembers killed in the Chattanooga shooting receive Purple Hearts. Four Marines and one sailor were gunned down by 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at two separate military facilities, The Washington Times reports. Without the courageous efforts of other nearby Marines to drag those hit to safety and attempt to subdue Read more […]

Too Good to be True? New Senate Bill Promises to Stop Common Core and End No Child Left Behind!

New bipartisan legislation is being heralded as a measure that could stop the Common Core and finally kill No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Sadly, this one should probably be filed under “too good to be true” as it seems to simply be another attempt by the federal government to control the education of every American child. As George Carlin once said, “The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” In this case, I think Carlin was right on the money.   Sens. Read more […]

The Five Biggest Education Issues of 2015

Education always has a front seat to American electoral politics. In fact, only the economy has consistently rated higher over the years as a big concern of the American people. Likely, the focus on education comes from being such a personal concern – as many voting age Americans have children whose education they are worried about. However, just because Americans are worried… doesn’t mean things are getting better. Case in point – the Common Core. Well, the folks over at the Daily Caller have Read more […]

Conservatives Say ‘Don’t Waste the Chance to Fix No Child Left Behind’

Conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, just released a policy paper imploring Republicans to use the opportunity they now have to fix No Child Left behind (NCLB).    The Republican Party has a golden opportunity to roll back federal overreach in education policy in 2015, and shouldn’t throw that chance away, argues the Heritage Foundation in a newly released policy brief. Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who served as George H. W. Bush’s secretary of education, Read more […]