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The Result of Not Teaching Kids to Read

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY You’ve heard me talk over and over about the failure of the schools to teach children how to be good readers so...

Common Core Curriculum runs off highway, collides with local schools

BY BRUCE DEITRICK PRICE One of the more controversial recommendations in the new Common Core standards is that high school seniors concentrate on non-fiction in their reading...

California Educators Created an Educational Disaster

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY According to a study by the California Department of Education, almost one in six adults in that state is "functionally illiterate" and...

A Christmas Book

Carl L. Bankston III Sunday's (12/4/2011) New York Times carries a front-page article on a publishers’ strategy for old-fashioned print books.  As many readers shift...

On How to Read a Difficult Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The most important rule about reading is one that I have told at my great books seminars again and again:...

Writing for the General Reader

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. A word about myself as an author. I spent about thirty years in universities, teaching experimental psychology at Columbia University...

A Lesson in Criticism: Four questions to ask yourself when you are making up your mind about a book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Let us suppose that you are reading a good book, and hence a relatively intelligible one. And let us suppose...

A Meeting of Minds

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The first thing a reader can say is that he understands the book or that he does not. In fact,...

Reading as Learning by Discovery

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Getting more information is learning, and so is coming to understand what you did not understand before. But there is...

How to Keep Awake While Reading

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The rules for reading yourself to sleep are much easier to follow than are the rules for keeping awake while...

How to Read a Dictionary

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The dictionary invites a playful reading. It challenges anyone to sit down with it in an idle moment only to...

How to Mark a Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade...

How to Read a Difficult Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, To tell you the truth, I find the so-called great books very difficult to read. I am willing...

How to Read a Book Superficially

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. As a man long identified with the great-books movement -- indeed someone once called me "The Great Bookie" -- I...

Hard Reading Made Easy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Traveling around the country I find that more and more people have an urge to pry into such difficult subjects...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...