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6 Presidential Quotes Honoring the Bill of Rights

December 15th marks the 224th birthday of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Originally drafted in 1789, the document addressed many of the qualms people had with the Constitution by guaranteeing freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms...

Sharia Law: Accepted in America?

This week, Pew Research Center released a report with a number of interesting facts on the Muslim religion. According to the report, the Muslim population is projected to overtake the Christian population by the year 2100. Such an occurrence would...

10 Classic Tales to Put Under the Tree

Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the children in your life? Check out some of our staff recommendations and favorites below! The Little Farm, by Lois Lenski Beautifully illustrated with Lois Lenski’s classic artwork, The Little...

10 Noam Chomsky Quotes That Reach Across the Political Aisle

1. “If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”   2. “Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers into docile, passive tools of production. That was its primary purpose....

10 Rather Sobering Quotes from Joseph Conrad

1. “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”   2. “It is not the clear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog.”   3...

16 Things Mark Twain Actually Said

1. “If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.”   2. “Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.”   3. “Definition of a classic — something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read...

16 SOURCED Aristotle Quotes

1. “All men desire by nature to know.” ~ Metaphysics       2. “Man is by nature a political animal.” ~ Politics       3. “One swallow does not a summer make.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics  ...

Learning in Spite of Disadvantage

Many governmental policies today are attempting to eliminate disadvantages between students in the education system. In particular, much attention has been focused on policies designed to eliminate the “achievement gap” between white and non-white...

5 Famous Things Churchill DIDN'T Actually Say

Winston Churchill is one of the most quotable of modern figures. As such, he’s also one of the most frequently misquoted people, in company with Alfred Einstein and Mark Twain. Here are 5 quotes that are popularly attributed to Churchill, but...

17 Jaw-Dropping Ayn Rand Quotes

1. “I ask them if they believe in God. And if they say they do—then, I know they don't believe in life.”   2. “Now, I don’t care to discuss the alleged complaints American Indians have against this country. I believe, with good reason,...

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