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Michael Medved: The Alarming Truth About Life Expectancy

The New York Times recently reported on alarming statistics on life expectancy. “For the first time in modern history, gains have stalled,” according to the report. “Alcohol and drug abuse, poor diet, obesity, smoking, and a lack of exercise have taken their toll … Older people are dying prematurely, their conditions worsened by isolation and depression.”

It’s a bleak portrait, but it’s not about America: the Times report focused on the United Kingdom, long-celebrated by the left for its National Health Service and other welfare state programs. Of course, in America we have identical problems of substance abuse, isolation and deaths of despair, but the situation in Great Britain reveals how socialized medicine and big government don’t offer simple solutions.

In most Western societies, the breakdown of family, retreat of religion and collapse of community, damage both the quality and length of our lives, regardless of government policies.

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Dan Proft: The NEA’s Real Agenda

NEA, Students assult Allison Stranger

When you think about quality K-12 schools that put kids on a path to being successful, independent adults, do you think of gender inclusive toolkits, opposition to federal law enforcement, and support for the impeachment of the President?

If you do not, you probably were not at the National Education Association’s annual meeting where the aforementioned matters were included on its 159-point “new business” agenda.

In worldwide rankings, U.S. high school students do not make the top 20 in either science or reading and have dropped to 35th in math.

The NEA put forward 159 new business items and nary a one dealing with student performance, classroom instruction, or fiduciary responsibility.

The NEA has affiliates in all 50 states. They takeover school districts, subordinate intellectual development to political indoctrination, and purchase legislators who fund it all on your dime and at your kid’s expense.

So when the NEA tells you that their business is making your kid a sentinel of the welfare state, you should believe them—and maybe you should show up to a school board meeting too.

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