Failing Academic Standards: Are Today’s Graduates Really Educated?

America’s new academic standards are failing our students. Despite what official transcripts say, I’m concerned many graduates did not earn their diploma. As a seasoned high school teacher and college professor, I’ve seen enough students come and go to know the American education system is broken. As I pondered my 14th graduation ceremony, I couldn’tContinue reading “Failing Academic Standards: Are Today’s Graduates Really Educated?”

Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

By Doug Carter This article first appeared on Tis the season for the heartwarming Christmas letters from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). You know the routine. Each holiday season these groups send letters to municipalities threatening lawsuits if the recipient municipality will not remove a nativityContinue reading “Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square”

Another Casualty in the War on Christmas (2013)

By Doug Carter Author’s note: This article originally appeared on Western Journalism, but that site no longer exists. A nativity scene on Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina became yet another casualty in the war on Christmas in 2013. The move follows a trend of systematically removing nativity displays from public property. Just askContinue reading “Another Casualty in the War on Christmas (2013)”

Indiana County Nativity Display Ignores Bullies

By Doug Carter This article can be found on When humanist bullies demanded the removal of a traditional Christmas nativity display from their courthouse lawn, the citizens of Jackson County, Indiana ignored them and refused to back down.  Riding an avalanche of support, the display was still there when I visited the courthouse inContinue reading “Indiana County Nativity Display Ignores Bullies”