“Meatless Mondays” and the Rise of Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this month that all New York City public schools would enact “Meatless Mondays,” avoiding any meat offerings during Monday school breakfasts and lunches beginning this fall. The Meatless Monday plan is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to government dictates on right and wrong, often using compulsory government schools to influence young people.

Vice, False Allegations, Christmas, Internet Safety, & Decentralization (22m) – Editor’s Break 123

Editor’s Break 123 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: how anybody chooses to eradicate what they consider to be vice, either violently or non-violently; the cultural progress that is represented by the existence of false rape allegations; his weariness toward Christmas, and on cultural cages in general; how he protects his kids who have unfettered access to the internet; why democracy must be as decentralized as possible if it is going to protect individual rights; and more.

Lame Duck Shutdown Theater Time: Pride Goeth Before a Wall?

The way to really “win” a fake shutdown isn’t to successfully shift blame, it’s to successfully seize credit. Trying to shift blame and seeking a compromise looks like weakness. “Proudly” taking credit and refusing to bend looks like strength. And voters, as a rule, seem to value strength more than they value morality or intelligence. In politics, boldness tends to win the day.