First, a moment of silence in memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed by terrorists 14 years ago today…..


Okay, now here’s our roundup, starting with this fantastic piece by Louisiana’s Scott McKay on the failures of leftist urban policies: Those Yellow-Stain Blues.

One more, very moving, tribute to unsung conservative hero John Von Kannon, Kapellmeister Supreme: The Passing of a Giant, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

You know Common Core isn’t working when even top Democrats run and hide from it: Andrew Cuomo Says Common Core is ‘Not Working,’ by Blake Neff.

Other important pieces:

Donald Trump: What the Founders Feared, by Peter Wehner.

On Iran, several: Senator Ted Cruz is Right…., by Andrew McCarthy,

and The Pathetic, Hollowed-Out Body That Used to Be the United States Senate, by David French, and

Finally, some good news: Sometimes good ideas force their way through the fog of the U.S. Capitol’s unimaginative mindset. Just two days ago my roundup included pieces by Andrew McCarthy and Deroy Murdock explaining a better way to fight the awful Iran deal. Conservative House members listened, revolted against the Speaker’s original plans, and forced the House instead to do, almost exactly what McCarthy and Murdock both indicated they should do. Here’s the story, from CNN: Conservative Revolt Forces GOP to Change Iran Game Plan, by Deirdre Walsh, Manu Raju, and Ted Barrett.



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