Class Dismissed

“Teachers are this country’s silent, constant superheroes,” writes Alexandra Robbins in her new book, The Teachers: A Year Inside America’s Most Vulnerable, Important Profession. The book, which is filled with this kind of pablum, reminded me of nothing so much as a scene in the movie School of Rock where Jack Black, who is impersonating … Read more

True Romanticism

Whatever happened to Romanticism in art? It’s disappeared, but, strangely, its elements are everywhere in the art we enjoy. Love, I suppose, not so much these days—but beauty and miserable suffering are everywhere, especially in what the young enjoy, sentimentality and brutality. A terrible longing is the only thing available to the sentimental education of … Read more

California Judge Stops Soros Prosecutor From Slashing Triple-Murderer’s Sentence

A California judge this week blocked a newly elected progressive prosecutor’s effort to slash a triple murderer’s sentence. Alameda County district judge Mark McCannon rejected District Attorney Pamela Price’s plea deal for a 31-year-old man jailed for a 2008 triple murder-for-hire, among other crimes. Price, who took office in November and has taken hundreds of … Read more

WATCH: Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 35)

It was another whirlwind of a week for President Joe Biden, as the 80-year-old commander in chief’s efforts to make sense in public were repeatedly thwarted. Biden described his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D., as “the first full-time lady.” He celebrated America’s relationship with “the Ireland” and spoke at an event establishing the “Avi Kwa … Read more

WATCH: GOP Senator Stumps Biden Judicial Nominees Again, and Again, and Again

Judicial nominees of President Joe Biden over the last few years have repeatedly been stumped by Sen. John Kennedy’s (R., La.) basic questions about the Constitution in Senate confirmation hearings. When Kennedy asked Charnelle Bjelkengren, nominee to be United States district judge for the Eastern District of Washington, to explain the purpose of article five … Read more

State Department Encourages UK to Designate Iran’s Military Force as a Terrorist Group

The State Department says it would support a decision by the United Kingdom to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, the latest sign that the Biden administration is giving up hopes of reviving the Iran nuclear deal. “We encourage our allies and partners to use any appropriate tools to pressure … Read more