Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

It's forgivable that Ben Franklin didn't include governmental bureaucracies with death and taxes as being the only certainties of life. After all, he died 143 years before that other Franklin – Roosevelt – laid the groundwork for the America's administrative state. This revelation came to me in early October, five days after my wife passed … Continue reading Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

Why Cops Don’t Like Smart Guns

A “smart gun” is a weapon that requires the shooter to identify themselves before firing. This is not a new idea, and every month a new smart gun is released that promises to fix the problems of the last generation. As with any new technology, if smart guns are to be successful, their adoption will … Continue reading Why Cops Don’t Like Smart Guns

Struggling with Common Core

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- I am struggling with the Common Core ELA curriculum.  We’ve been talking about Common Core nationally for several years now but it has only this year actually trickled down into my high school classroom with the new, mandated Louisiana Believes curriculum which is hosted on Learnzillion. Apparently what “Louisiana believes” … Continue reading Struggling with Common Core

Here’s a Headline out of the Middle East you Don’t Read Every Day…

While we've been distracted by other things real signifcant news keeps happening For example my reaction to this is Wow! Saudi Arabia’s all-powerful crown prince has opened up a new front in his attempts to change the Middle East by intervening in Palestinian politics and demanding backing for President Trump’s vision for peace with Israel. … Continue reading Here’s a Headline out of the Middle East you Don’t Read Every Day…