Larry Elder talks with Bob Woodson, civil rights leader, community activist and founder of the Woodson Center, about the 1619 Project by the New York Times and how it seeks to rewrite American history. They also discuss how the reparations movement has the opposite of its intended effect.Read More »
The New York Times seizes every opportunity to impute racist motives to Donald Trump, even when reacting to positive announcements that shouldn’t be controversial.
After his Independence Day Eve speech at Mt. Rushmore, one Times headline read: “President Orders National Garden of Heroes, With List Mostly of White Men.” Actually, Trump went out of his way to feature females and people of color, who comprised 12 names on his 30-person list.
That’s 40 percent—from Colonial flag-maker Betsy Ross, to Dr. King, to the ill-fated teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe. No honest history of America would devote more than 40 percent of its space to female and black leaders; for our first 200 years, white males—for better or worse—utterly dominated every field of endeavor.
Arguments over the “Garden of Heroes” bring one welcome feature: focusing on the virtues of candidates for new memorials, rather than stressing vices of those whose statues we seek to destroy.Read More »
Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, we have a new vocabulary, including “bending the curve” of the disease to protect the public health system from collapse.
But other curves should be bent upward and not down including America’s civic education.
Recent national test scores show once again that young people do not know American history or how their government works. Only 24% of 8th graders tested as “proficient” in government and proficiency in history dropped to a pitiful 15%. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rightly called the test results “stark and inexcusable.”
But these scores have been low for years and little has been done. It’s time that we require students to study as much civics and history as they do math and science. It’s past time that we demand our students understand the country they will soon be running.
Townhall Review – November 9, 2019
Hugh Hewitt talks with Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for Trump/Pence 2020, about election strategy.
Hugh Hewitt and Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, talk about the threats Israel faces.
Sebastian Gorka talks with reporter John Soloman about his claims that former Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to stop an investigation of a company his son was involved with.
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David Hall about his book, “Did America Have a Christian Founding?: Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.”
Dennis Prager and Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs,” discuss career choices that don’t require college degrees.
Larry Elder talks with UCLA economics professor Lee Ohanian about the problems associated with a minimum wage.Read More »
Representative Ilhan Omar, known for demagoguery about the Middle East, recently displayed her appalling ignorance about the United States.
Just last week, 405 members of Congress united to condemn the mass slaughter of Armenian Christians by Turkish Muslims in 1915. As one of only 14 House members refusing to support this resolution, Omar declared: “A true acknowledgment of historical crimes against humanity must include … Native American genocide, which took the lives of hundreds of millions of indigenous people in this country.”
In fact, peak indigenous population before the arrival of Europeans amounted to 3 to 5 million, and no credentialed historian has ever claimed than more than 18 million lived on this continent. Omar’s claim of “hundreds of millions” of victims laughably misses the mark and historians agree that the vast majority of native losses came through disease, not massacres.
Ilhan Omar’s instinct to insult and assault the USA flippantly disregards historical facts.Read More »
Seth Leibsohn invites Professor Wilfred McClay, author of The Land Of Hope: An Invitation To The Great American Story, on his history book, and the current state of education.Read More »