Seven Ways to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

If you want your child to have a rich and fulfilling life, one of the best things you can do is help build your child’s vocabulary. Research shows strong language ability is associated with a number of positive things, including happiness, friendships, connections with family, academic success and a satisfying career.

Building your child’s language ability is not something you should wait to do until they’re old enough to go to school. Continue reading

Invasión: June 27, 2019

Lawsuit Alleges Government Mistreatment of Migrant Children
Immigrant rights attorneys filed suit against the Trump administration, claiming that the federal government is holding children in unhealthy and unsafe conditions along the Southwest border in violation of a settlement dictating the detention of minors… (Continue to full article)

People are Finally Starting to Realize There’s a Crisis at the Border…as I’ve Been Saying
For months Democrats and their allies in the media have claimed there isn’t a crisis at the border and that President Trump’s description of the situation is overblown. In February, he officially declared a national emergency over the issue.

With a security and humanitarian crisis on America’s Southern Border that is growing worse by the day, DHS cannot properly protect America’s territory, enforce its immigration laws, and keep criminals from exploiting our system and taking advantage of American generosity without immediate action from Congress. While we are doing everything we can, the volume and composition of populations arriving at the Southern Border are simply unsustainable… (Continue to full article)

Trump And The GOP Should Tell Democrats To Go Shove It Over Latest Immigration Bill
It’s funny how all of a sudden we now have a border crisis after weeks of news segments suggesting that this was a figment of President Trump’s imagination or better yet—a manufactured crisis. No, it’s been one for months. Actually, one could argue the border situation has been fluid for decades. We’ve gone from it’s not a real crisis to ‘there are concentration camps’ on the southern border. Also, Trump is a monster for detaining illegals in deplorable conditions. Nope. First, no one has a right to come here, no matter how sad your sob story is about wherever the hell you came from… (Continue to full article)

The Endless Third World Invasion Of The United States
Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally. She is an immigration hawk and wants illegals to have the same rights as citizens. Nancy Pelosi has actually thanked the parents of “Dreamers” for illegally bringing their children to America… (Continue to full article)

Leftists Wake Up To The Reality At The Border That Conservatives Have Been Warning About For Years
Suddenly, all anybody on the left is worried about is the situation at the Southern border. And they should be, but they are a little late to the conversation. In fact in recent years, anytime somebody even tried to discuss the border, the left treated them like a joke.

But it is not just the left that is to blame for the crisis. GOP lawmakers are at fault, too. While conservative voters have been worried about illegal immigration for decades, President George W. Bush failed to secure the border. Then during President Obama’s term, Democrats criticized him as being too tough with his deportations but Republicans lamented that he was too weak. In the first two years of President Trump’s administration, the GOP-controlled Congress could have passed meaningful legislation to fix the crisis… (Continue to full article)

Oh, So That’s Who Trump’s Acting DHS Secretary Has Donated To For Years?
There are many reports floating around about the recent ICE raids. President Trump announced that a large-scale sweep would begin soon, but no details were offered. Then, The Washington Post wrote about the planned raids, the cities where they would be conducted, and some 2,000 families that were targeted. The club that knew these details was very, very small. Someone leaked it to the press, and some are pointing fingers at Acting Department of Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan. He reportedly did it to sabotage the operation, one that was not well received by former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. It cost her her job… (Continue to full article)

Operation Wetback: President Eisenhower’s Answer to Illegal Immigrants – Deport Them!
Within America, it is clear that when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration, the laws are simply not being enforced, which encourages and breeds crime, and at the end of the day, anarchy and the loss of your country… (Continue to full article)

ISIS fighter affirms terrorists pour into U.S. near El Paso

Evidence found over the years that the United States’ southern border near El Paso, Texas, is used as a springboard by Islamic terrorists to enter the country illegally was recently confirmed by a government watchdog group via a captured ISIS fighter.

After initially discovering evidence that Islamic terrorists were breaking over the U.S.-Mexico border five years ago during its longstanding investigation, Judicial Watch provided more confirmation that ongoing practice is taking place with the testimony of captured ISIS fighter, who revealed details about jihadists illegally entering America to set up future attacks. Continue reading

Longstreet: America Is Now a Socialist Nation

Out of the past….

Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.” (Originally published by the Democratic Socialists of America)

Months ago, as I began to write about the dangers of socialism to America, (and how the Democratic Party has become a sort of Socialist/Democratic party) I was stunned when they, the democrats, did not refute it. I had expected democrats to deny any connection to socialism. But they didn’t… Continue reading

No steenkin’ Visas!

Border Patrol Catches Previously Deported Child Molester Traveling With Family Unit In Arizona
41-year-old Juan Rojas-Rodriguez was apprehended after Yuma Station border patrol authorities found a group of six illegal aliens while patrolling along the Colorado River. After running initial background checks, agents discovered that Rojas-Rodriguez was a previously deported Mexican national who was convicted of sex with a minor under 14 years of age in California in 1996… (Continue to full article)

Border Patrol Chief: If Illegal Aliens Don’t Have To Face Consequences, Then Why Am I Here?
Carla L. Provost, chief of the United States Border Patrol, testified before Congress on Thursday to discuss the ongoing illegal immigration crisis and humanitarian efforts conducted by US Border Patrol agents. While on the Hill, Provost told Congress that the Border Patrol is short on manpower, sacrificing time with their families, and is being stretched thin which leads to narcotics trafficking and other national security risks due to unchecked illegal aliens crossing over the Southern border into the country. As for what to do about this, the Border Patrol chief urged the government to enforce the law and have consequences for those who break it… (Continue to full article)

Nancy Pelosi Asks ‘What’s the Point’ of Enforcing Immigration Law
“When I saw the president was going to have these raids, it’s so appalling, it’s outside the realm of civilized human behavior, just kicking down doors and splitting up families in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border,” she remarked. “We have legislation to go forward to address those needs. But in terms of interior enforcement, what’s the point?”… (Continue to full article)

Illegal Immigrants in Leftist Cities
What if someone you hated offered to pay off your mortgage or put your kids through college? You’d be suspicious at first, of course. Why is an enemy giving you the gift of a lifetime? But in the end, if you were smart, you’d take it. It would be too good to pass up.

Something very much like that happened in Washington, D.C., recently. The Trump administration debated moving some of the thousands of migrants now massing through our southern border into various self-proclaimed sanctuary cities across the United States.

Talk about great news for blue America. The left tells us that all immigration is good. More immigration is better… (Continue to full article)

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for illegals
Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of illegal immigrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border… (Continue to full article)

DHS Acting Director “Judas” McAleenan Belongs In Prison
This is why Trump cannot get control of his administration- This is why so much is not getting done. The acting director of DHS just committed sedition and possibly even treason. Here is the story…

America’s failure to stand up to socialism might make us the Stupidest Generation

Seventy-five years ago, our greatest generation stormed the beaches of Normandy to pound the fetid bile out of socialism.

The Stupidest Generation has been honoring that sacrifice with a politically, historically, and philosophically lazy narcissism. Conspicuous consumption became the surrogate for liberty and personal responsibility. We’ve shown our respect by allowing our constitutional republic to slip perilously close to the rocky cliffs of socialism.

Yes, that socialism. Continue reading

15,000 Mexican Troops Deployed To US Border

Mexico revealed on Monday it had deployed some 15,000 troops to its northern border with the U.S. to stop the flow of migrants crossing into America.

Mexican soldiers stop migrants from trying to cross into the United States near Ciudad Juarez

The army chief said that soldiers and National Guardsmen are detaining migrants who attempt to illegally enter the U.S. Continue reading

Put Me In Charge…

The following letter was submitted to the editor of the Waco Tribune by Alfred Evans back in 2010. Almost 10 years have gone by and not much has changed….

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations – then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job. Continue reading

Muslims Try To Practice Sharia Law In Alabama, Instantly Get Leveled By Angry Locals!

Publisher’s NOTE: What follows is an example of just what the hell is going wrong in this country. The gates are wide open to anyone and everyone… BUT – the following is from a web-site that continues to post the same articles day after day after day – as if it is NEW news. The problem with this post – is not the content – but the fact that this is a five year-old story. At one time – it was read right – but today – I can no longer receive anything of up to date merit from the providing site. ~ JB

I truly do not think any American cares about legal immigration in the country. After all, we all came from somewhere, right? When a person immigrants to this country it is because they want to be here. They want to be an American and they are assimilating to our culture and way of life.

However, a lot of these Mulsim refugees come into this country want to change what we are and implement Sharia Law. These misguided individuals just received a smackdown like no other and they are pissed. Continue reading

Acting DHS Chief ‘Sabotaged’ ICE Raids By Leaking Plan To Washington Post

Since the Washington Post spoiled the surprise and published a report about the Trump Administration’s plan to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum – prompting the administration to cancel the raids – many have probably been wondering why somebody inside would break President Trump’s longstanding policy of not telegraphing your moves in advance.

Well, now that question appears to have been answered by the Washington Examiner: The acting head of DHS, Kevin McAleenan, reportedly leaked the details of the operation (he traveled alongside the WaPo reporter who broke the story earlier this week) in what sources described as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the raids. Continue reading

Bernie’s ‘Economic Bill Of Rights’ is a Near Duplicate of Stalin’s 1936 Soviet Constitution

Bernie Sanders, as many of his Democrat colleagues, admits to being “socialist” but don’t you dare call him a communist.

Is Bernie Sanders a Communist?

Consider the opinion of our President and this brief excerpt from a 2016 article by Joseph Farrah at WND:

Donald Trump has called Bernie Sanders a “communist” and a “maniac.”

Was he wrong?

You decide. Continue reading

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

June 23, 2019 ~ The project has begun. For those readers who have been regular followers of Metropolis Café, what you are about to read is among our first post’s which would normally have posted there. The days of Metropolis are winding down – although it’s purpose and intent and will continue on – at the Federal Observer where our journey began so many years ago.

We are in the process of migration and have some nine-hundred columns remaining to transfer to this site. It may take months, or we may be able to have it migrated within a matter of days. As of this date, Metropolis Café is still an operational site, but will eventually close. As the migration progresses, you’ll find all new posts at this site. To stay up to date, we invite you to follow this link, beginning today: Metropolis Café at Federal Observer

Stay tuned and we will keep you updated. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher Continue reading

A Landmark Victory for Religious Freedom

“The Constitution as written, not the personal views of judges, should guide how the American people express their religious faith in the public square.” ~ Emilie Kao, Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society

A fine blow was struck for religious freedom, when the United States Supreme Court handed down a 7 to 2 landmark victory in the case of the American Legion v. the American Humanist Organization, on June 20th 2019, as the majority opinion determined that the Peace Cross on public land in Bladensburg, Maryland, just outside of D.C., does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The forty foot tall Peace Cross commemorating forty-nine of Prince George’s County men who died fighting in WWI can now remain on public land, property of the State of Maryland. Continue reading

McFadden: Old time religion in modern clothes

As I have examined the phenomenon of government controlled schooling, it has been a continuing mystery to me why this type of totalitarian enterprise could have been imposed on a country that was ostensibly founded on the primacy of individual liberty and freedom of conscience. I can understand why today’s citizens are generally oblivious to freedom of conscience issues due to the indoctrination and psychological conditioning that are essential components of government schooling – but why would such a system be accepted by citizens who had not been programmed to accept it? Continue reading

ICE Releases List Of Murderers And Rapists Protected Under Sanctuary City Policies

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a list of criminal illegal aliens who were released from jail due to sanctuary city policies, many of whom went on to commit other crimes.

Washington and Oregon, two states under Democratic Party control, have enacted some of the strongest sanctuary laws in the country that protect illegal immigrants from federal apprehension. Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation in May that prohibits local jails and state prisons from honoring ICE detainers, and bars them notifying ICE when a suspected illegal immigrant is about to be released from their custody. Continue reading

Malkin: Oberlin’s Racial Hucksterism Comes Home to Roost

As a right-wing alumna of far-left Oberlin College, I have four words for the administration in response to last week’s ground-breaking $11 million jury verdict in the defaming of humble Gibson’s Bakery:

You had it coming.

I have five more words for Oberlin as arrogant college officials continue their obstinate war on the Gibson family even after the much-deserved courtroom defeat:

You still don’t get it… Continue reading

Slavery Is Neither Strange Nor Peculiar

After the Sale: Slaves Going South from Richmond ~ 1853, Eyre Crowe (1824-1910), Oil on canvas; 27 x 36 in.; Chicago History Museum

The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation’s founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These very ignorant people, both in and out of academia, want us to believe that slavery is unusual, as historian Kenneth Stampp suggested in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd, unusual or unique to the U.S. Continue reading

The Razor’s Edge ~ A Forty Year Rush to War

Avoiding a U.S. military strike by a mere ten minutes recently, Iran has long danced across the razor’s edge and pushed the limits with America, from the first days of the Ayatollah’s revolution to the present, and despite anything to the contrary portrayed by the anti-American Communists and Democrats in our country, no one is to blame for Iran’s current sorry state of affairs, other than Iran’s mullahs and the rogue regime they head, a regime that should have been eradicated long before America ever had to enter Afghanistan. Continue reading

They Call Me MISTER Gatto

The following essay was originally published in the Fall ’91 issue of Whole Earth Review. It finally clarified for many, why American school is such a spirit-crushing experience, and suggested what to do about it.

Before reading, please set your irony detector to the on position. If you find yourself inclined to dismiss the below as paranoid, you should know that the design behind the current American school system is very well-documented historically, in published writings of dizzying cynicism by such well-known figures as Horace Mann and Andrew Carnegie. Continue reading

Scam du jour ~ Réparations

Remember the words of Annie Lennox, “Everybody wants something for nuthin’…” So let’s see what Lance Spivey has to say about it. ~ Ed

The reparations scam is like the proverbial bad penny – it keeps on coming back and back and back. And now we have a batch of Demoncrat congresspersons that want to try to foist it upon us yet again.

Do you think they know it’s a scam? Of course they do. They are trying to shaft the public, particularly the white public and they hope we are too stupid to realize that. Well, some are and some aren’t. The ones that are will just go along with it in the name of “racial equality” (which really has nothing to do with it) and the ones that aren’t will just be labeled as “racists” by the mainstream media. They think that labeling us all racists will automatically shut us up. It won’t, but in their omniscient wisdom they haven’t quite figured that out yet… Continue reading

Collaborative Teaching Benefits Multilingual, Immigrant, and Refugee Students

How do we design classrooms and education systems that truly reflect the brilliance of our most underrepresented children? How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world? As an elementary school teacher focused on multilingual, immigrant, and refugee students, I’ve been asking myself these questions for years and am convinced that there is now more potential than ever to answer these questions in tangible ways. Continue reading