Barring Additional Evidence, the Senate Should Vote on Kavanaugh

While Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has now been identified, it is a he said/she said scenario with no corroborating evidence that should delay a vote.

Episode 59: Why We Should Pull Our Kids From Public School Now

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Mary Hasson with the Ethics and Public Policy Center explains to Shane Vander Hart why parents should remove their kids from public school.

If Roy Moore Wins Will The Senate Expel Him?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Roy Moore should step aside in Alabama’s U.S. Senate Race, but will he push for expulsion should Moore win?

Four Thoughts About the Sex Abuse Allegation Leveled at Roy Moore

Shane Vander Hart responds to the accusation that Alabama GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

What Is a Legitimate Press Organization?

“Who is a legitimate press organization?” is an important question, but the answer lies in an organization’s transparency and accuracy, not independence.

Donald Trump’s Lewd Remarks Are Indefensible and Unsurprising

The audio released of lewd comments about women made by Donald Trump in 2005 are indefensible and unsurprising considering he is a serial philanderer.

Donald Trump Bans Washington Post from Campaign

The Washington Post’s headline about Donald Trump was opinion, not news. However Trump’s response, as someone who wants to be President, is unacceptable.

Donald Trump Discusses “Opening Up” Libel Law

Shane Vander Hart: It is alarming that Donald Trump, who has a history of being litigious, as President would concern himself with “opening up” libel laws.

The Cruz Kids Are Not Fair Game (No Kids Are)

A political cartoonist for The Washington Post portrayed the daughters of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as trained monkeys and said they were fair game.

2-out-of-3 Americans Never Heard of Common Core

For all of the hype that the Common Core State Standards were developed under a transparent process only one in three Americans have heard of them.

Department of Justice’s Attack on the Free Press

Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice’s actions toward members of the media have a chilling effect on the freedom of the press.

Mitt Romney’s Defeat and the Republican Brand

Looking at Mitt Romney’s defeat and the Republican brand what went wrong on election day and where do Republicans go from here?

Homeschooling, The Hidden Rival of Charter Schools

Jay Matthews’ article in The Washington Post recognizes that homeschooling is growing just as fast as charter schools as a education alternative.