Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Rachel Levine Is a Trailblazer. Her Transphobic Attackers Are Certainly Not.

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This week, the Biden Administration made history by tapping Dr. Rachel Levine as the head of the US Public Health Service’s Commissioned Corps. Levine is a transgender woman; the job comes with a uniform, four stars, and a somewhat unexpected title: Admiral. The appointment makes her the first woman to lead a uniformed service branch, and confirms her place as a LGBTQ pathbreaker.

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The Anti-Politics and Anti-Comedy of Norm Macdonald

When Norm Macdonald passed away last month at the age of sixty-one, most major outlets ran obituaries praising his long career in comedy. Many of us were reminded how funny Macdonald was and took to YouTube to dip into the deep reservoir of his material.
Notable figures of the online right did the very same thing, some of them claiming Norm Macdonald as one of their own. While they may have overstated their case, it can nonetheless be difficult to square appreciation for Macdonald’s comedy with his ambiguously conservative politics.

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Granderson: Condi Rice wants to ‘move on’ from Jan. 6. What does that even mean?

“This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights and its method of representative government.”
That’s the statement President Hoover presented to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University on the purpose of the think tank that bears his name.
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, is now the director of the Hoover Institution.

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The Centerpiece of Biden’s Climate Agenda Is All But Dead. So Now What?

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By the time a group of progressive lawmakers entered the Oval Office to meet with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, the centerpiece of his climate agenda was all but dead. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) refused to back the Clean Energy Payment Program, a $150 billion initiative that would incentivize utilities to transition to clean energy.

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Reagan’s Warning About The Fragility of Freedom Has Always Been Relevant — But Never More Urgent

It seems more than apropos to assess the legacy and words of President Ronald Reagan at this juncture in our history; it is an absolute necessity. Reagan not only understood the political reality of the world in front of him, he had a prescience of the political world that might be coming if Americans did not demonstrate the same resolve that won the revolution.
The insouciance of the Biden administration is unrelenting as it watches inflation rise, spends trillions on phony infrastructure bills and blithely observes the southern border evaporate.

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CNN explains exactly why Joe Rogan is so popular

Joe Rogan’s recent podcast featuring CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta is a perfect microcosm for understanding why the public currently reports record-low levels of trust in the media.
What has been most telling about the conversation is CNN’s response in its wake. Take, for instance, the network’s morning show, New Day. After showing a heavily edited video of the conversation in an attempt to present Gupta in the best possible light, anchor Brianna Keilar stated, “I’m really glad you did this … there’s so many people that can listen to the sense that you make.

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Alarm Over Queen Elizabeth’s Health Reveals a Harsh Royal Truth

Now that it has been revealed—24 hours after the event—that the Queen has spent a night in hospital and was not, as the palace press corps were informed, “resting” at Windsor Castle, there are complaints that, once again, the messaging is bad and making the situation worse.
For sure, trying to conceal the hospital visit just raises the question: what else is not being revealed? And, inevitably, it renews speculation about whether the Queen will have finally to give up her day job.

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‘Burn at the Stake’: Man Accused of Terrorizing TikTok Star With Porn, Threats, and Stalking

A Maryland man is accused of launching a stalking campaign against a teenage TikTok influencer with unwanted overtures, violent threats, pornographic comments—and a terrifying surprise visit to her front door.
Daniel Miller Button, 33, faces federal stalking and cyberstalking charges for the months-long nightmare he is said to have created for TikTok star PeachyFizz, who often cosplays Korean pop stars and boasts more than 1.4 million followers.

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