In the age of cancel culture, it’s clear that many people believe that a student’s speech in his or her personal life is still the business of their school administrators. Thomas A. Berry and Stacy Hanson share an example of official overreach and explain why it’s wrong at every level.
It’s impossible to understand current events without some knowledge of how we got here. This is why knowing our history–instead of erasing it–is so essential. Annie Holmquist has some terrific suggestions for teaching history without poisoning it with identity politics.
There’s a lot of handwringing and a bit of a media freak out going on over the bypassing of traditional mass media to disseminate information via platforms like Substack. Charles C.W. Cooke explains why the MSM is so intent on maintaining a monopoly over shaping the narrative.
On a related note, Glenn Greenwald remains one of the few principled journalistic voices challenging the official narrative rather than acting as a stenographer for the powerful. His recent piece on how journalists attack the powerless is a very worthwhile read.