Dan Henninger’s ‘Dumb and Dumber’ is a corroborating essay on the relentless growth of ‘dumbth’ in America. As technology accelerates, the failures of government unionized schools grow more impactive on our social order in everything from understanding governance to finding a job. President Obama, the Left’s penultimate liar (now overshadowed by HRC) continues to trumpet his faux successes in education by citing higher graduation rates. But he doesn’t mention that those graduating don’t measure up to the country’s needs, especially in the job markets.
No better source of information exists on this than employers, especially manufacturers, who say U.S. schools, notwithstanding claims of improved “graduation” rates, are not producing sufficient numbers of workers able to perform at the level they need for the realities of the 21st century workplace. Apparently the universal skill of being able to manipulate a cellphone to take a selfie isn’t enough.
In today’s (22oct16) Union Bob Hren writes an excellent rebuttal – ‘Yes, It’s Time to Put Country Over Party’ - to a recent piece by the very progressive Nancy Eubanks. Ms Eubanks takes Republicans to task for opposing Hillary, who in liberal eyes is the country’s political paragon of prudence and virtue. Mr Hren destroys her one-sided call by citing the public record of HRC’s dismal career of bamboozling the information resistant voters she claims to champion. What the Hren/Eubanks essays illustrate is how remarkably one-sided is the lamestream in its selective omission of reporting facts, events, and writings/quotes that do not support their one-world collectivist agenda. Even in these pages otherwise learned readers have admonished us by citing the moral high ground occupied by Hillary since she has not yet had to wear ‘correctional orange’. It’s as if such folks really restrict their reading to the narrowest of information sources.