Ohio Continues Fight Against Common Core

The legislative debate over a bill that would repeal Common Core began Monday in Ohio, commencing what will likely be the last of many fierce battles over the controversial education standards in 2014. HB 597, if approved, would make Ohio the fifth state to reject Common Core after previously adopting it, following in the footsteps of Indiana, Oklahoma and the Carolinas. On Monday, legislators in the state house’s rules committee heard testimony from a variety of Common Core opponents. The hearings Read more […]

Was John Brown the First “Domestic Terrorist”?

John Brown, the famously violent abolitionist, attacked a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. He took possession of its armory, and fully intended to use the weapons from the armory to arm slaves for a revolt. He was stopped by the U.S. Army (led by then Colonel Robert E. Lee), tried in a local civil court, found guilty, and hanged. As much as people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, ((The father of American Transcendentalism wrote, “John Brown will make the gallows as glorious as the Read more […]