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Capitalism or Socialism: Which One Is More Democratic?

What is the difference between free-market capitalism and democratic socialism? And which system is actually more fair and responsive to the needs of the people? Here’s a hint: names can be deceiving. Dinesh D’Souza has the answers.
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Celebrating Columbus

Christopher Columbus, the most famous explorer in history, was once a celebrated hero. Now, many consider him a villain, a despoiler of paradise. So which version of Columbus is true? Michael Knowles answers this question and offers some much-needed historical perspective.
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What’s Wrong with Wind and Solar?

Are wind, solar, and batteries the magical solutions to all our energy needs? Or do they come with too high a price? Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the true cost — both economic and environmental
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PANIC PANDEMIC: COVID-19 Facts the Media DOESN’T Want You to Know

Steve Deace reports on the COVID-19 facts the Media doesn’t want you to know, and it’s straight from the CDC database.
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Dr. Nicole Saphier: Teachers Need To Go Back To Work

“I am a big supporter of getting kids back to in-person schooling, especially those younger kids, kindergarten through third grade. It is so vital to them that they actually are around other children. I think that the long term consequences will be significantly more severe than of COVID itself if we don’t get them back, so they’re my priority. … I want to see my children back in school. I actually want them back in school not wearing masks.  I do think there are smart ways that the schools are able to do it. …teachers are essential workers. They are tasked with caring for our children and their development and they need to get back to work.”

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Where the ideas for the Declaration of Independence came from

Most of us learned the key ideas of the Declaration of Independence in school: that “all men are created equal,” “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” that government’s job is “to secure these rights.” This was a radical departure from the way things had always been. Where did these revolutionary ideas come from?
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COVID-19 & Mask Myths DEBUNKED!

Bottom line: Masks work. They are safe for almost everyone to wear, and the more people that wear them along with adhering to physical distancing and other strategies, then that’s more lives we’ll save. But there’s still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there when it comes both to wearing masks and the actual risks of getting infected with COVID-19. In this video I address a few of the most common myths and misunderstandings using scientific evidence.
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When They Come (Political Poetry)

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West Burlington High School Class of 2020

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West Burlington High School Graduating Class of 2020 is seated on the bleachers of the football field per CDC COVID-19 social distancing recommendations Saturday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington 2020 Graduation Ceremony

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West Burlington High School Commencement is on the football field Saturday afternoon, June 20th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families sit together inside circles painted on the field and graduates sit properly distanced on the bleachers.