There is one area of competition where Catholic schools always beat public schools.
It is not in track and field. It is not in football or basketball. It is in the average scores for national reading and math assessment tests.
The National Center for Education Statistics, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Education, published a ...Read more
From February 2022 to December 2023, Congress appropriated about three times as much money for its response to the conflict in Ukraine as the federal government spent on Customs and Border Protection.
Congress approved approximately $113.4 billion in spending related to the Ukraine conflict during this period, while the government spent only ...Read more
The United States in 2023 imported $427.2 billion in merchandise from the People's Republic of China, a nation that the U.S. government reports is ruled by a communist regime that is engaging in genocide.
Because the United States exported only $147.8 billion in merchandise to China in 2023, according to the numbers published by the U.S. ...Read more
When I was a freshman and sophomore in high school -- before I was old enough to drive -- every weekday after football or track practice I would take a San Francisco municipal transit bus from my high school in the Sunset District to the corner of Haight and Stanyan streets.
That corner was the closest bus stop to St. Mary's Hospital, where ...Read more
President Joe Biden seemed a little confused when he gave a speech at a church in South Carolina on Sunday.
First, he mistook the Declaration of Independence for the Constitution.
"The Bible teaches that we shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free," Biden said, according to a White House transcript of his remarks. "Well, I think...Read more
When John Modlin, the chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability on Feb. 7, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) asked him a straightforward question.
"How many agents roughly do you guys think that the Border Patrol needs right now?" she said.
"So, the Border Patrol is ...Read more
President Joe Biden -- wearing a brown leather jacket and a black baseball hat -- walked out onto the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday morning on his way to Marine One.
He was flying to Camp David for the weekend. But first he stopped to talk to some reporters.
"Mr. President," one of them asked, "would you call the situation on the...Read more
A very happy Chuck Schumer went down to the Senate floor on Monday to brag about the deal he had cut on federal spending with Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson.
"First, I have excellent news on government funding," Schumer said.
"Yesterday, I announced with Speaker Johnson that congressional leaders have reached a top-line agreement for ...Read more
A few minutes before the ball came down on Times Square on New Year's Eve, Paul Anka sang a song that has become a tradition for this event. It was "Imagine," a 1971 song that John Lennon co-authored with his wife, Yoko Ono.
The song has also become something of a controversy -- for the anti-religious point of view it expresses.
"Imagine ...Read more
At first glance, the price of attending college may seem astounding.
"In 2023-24," reports the College Board, "average estimated budgets (tuition and fees, housing and food, and allowances for books and supplies, transportation and other personal expenses) for full-time undergraduate students range from $19,860 for public two-year in-district ...Read more
When the U.S. House of Representatives was considering the fiscal 2024 National Defense Authorization Act in July, the American Civil Liberties Union -- a liberal organization -- sent a letter to members of the House. It expressed their opposition to a number of amendments being considered for the act.
What were the three amendments that ...Read more
If you want to drive through the seven wealthiest counties in the United States -- when measured by median household income -- you will only have to visit two of the nation's metropolitan areas.
And it would be best to start your trip from the Ellipse in front of the White House.
From there, drive six blocks down Constitution Avenue to the ...Read more
A 44-year-old senator went down the Senate floor on Jan. 29, 1987, to attack the Reagan administration for running up the debt and to warn the nation about "global warming."
His name was Joe Biden.
"This nation's perilous economic situation amply demonstrates the point," Biden said. "For six years, an administration policy of reflation ...Read more