Posts by Jason R. Edwards

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Quick, attempt the following:  Name the three branches of the federal government. Recognize the speech where the words “of the people, by the people, and for the people” come from. Identify the female judge on American Idol.

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Four for the Fourth

Four for the Fourth

It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas. When December rolls around everyone knows which movies to watch to celebrate the holidays. Sadly, America’s birthday doesn’t seem quite so lucky. So, here is a list of four films … More>

Readings Outside the Box

Readings Outside the Box

A joint book review of Rod Dreher’s Crunchy Cons and Bill Kauffman’s Look Homeward, America

Over a decade has passed since the fall of Soviet Communism, but in America, the two political parties essentially defined by their approach to the … More>

Flaming Farewell

Flaming Farewell

June’s arrival marks the end of another school year and the resultant joy of students. As a teacher, I want to suggest an appropriate way to celebrate: a bonfire. Not just any bonfire though, but one that uses as its … More>

Fewer Teachers; More Coaches

Fewer Teachers; More Coaches

America needs fewer teachers and more coaches.

After twenty-three years of schooling, I have seen my fair share of teachers and perhaps the best was my dissertation advisor Dr. John R. Thelin. As would be expected, Dr. Thelin brought to … More>

It’s the Story, Stupid!

It’s the Story, Stupid!

Summer’s arrival means one thing to Hollywood: money. For decades summer blockbusters have represented both Hollywood’s largest budgets and revenues. Not looking to impress the Academy with thought-provoking scripts or virtuoso acting performances, movie studios offer roller-coasters not Shakespeare-in-the-park.

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A “Foote” Note of History

A “Foote” Note of History

With the arrival of a national holiday, concomitant weekend getaways, and the ceaseless pounding of sensationalistic news headlines, it sadly becomes far too easy to miss the passing of an age. And, in fact, that has just happened when at … More>