Stanley Kurtz

CP Guest Contributor

Common Core Could Be a Problem for Hillary Clinton

Which presidential candidate is most likely to be tripped up by their position on the Common Core? Jeb Bush comes to mind, of course. Yet the candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton.

The Lessons of Hillary Clinton's Secrecy

We now know that Hillary Clinton evaded government record keeping and jeopardized national security by using a private email account while Secretary of State. Troubling as this incident is, it points to larger and more disturbing lessons about the woman who may become our next president.

Time to Break the College Board's AP Testing Monopoly

The College Board's decision to create a new, unprecedentedly detailed, and ideologically slanted framework for its AP U.S. History (APUSH) Exam has touched off a political and cultural firestorm. I and other critics have charged the College Board with building a strong leftward bias into its revised version of American history.

Hillary Clinton: Left Ideologue or Clueless Millionaire?

I'm amused when liberals like Slate's John Dickerson respond to the revelation of Hillary's fawning correspondence with Saul Alinsky by claiming that it's impossible to be both an out-of-touch super-rich person and a leftist ideologue. Hasn't anyone ever heard of George Soros, Tom Steyer, or Hollywood?

Why Hillary's Alinsky Letters Matter

Alana Goodman's revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. The lost Alinsky letters also remind us of what we ought to know but have forgotten,

Why the College Board Demoted the Founders

More recently, revisionist historians have developed a different answer to the question of what America's story is about. From their perspective, at the heart of our country's history—like the history of any other powerful nation—lies the pursuit of empire, of dominion over others. In this view, the formative American moment was the colonial assault on the Indians.

New War Over U.S. History in High Schools

Americans are only just now waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.