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Kyle-Anne Shiver

Kyle-Anne Shiver is an independent citizen journalist. She is a frequent contributor to PJ Media and American Thinker. She blogs at www.commonsenseregained.com.
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Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and the Mystery of the Female Vote

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Conventional (male) wisdom says women will side against the adulterer.

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Five Lessons for Republican Candidates Courtesy of Herman Cain

Monday, December 12th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Number 1: Every contender must play harsh devil’s advocate with himself before announcing… or prepare for unceremonious roasting.

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Meet the Happy Hookers in Service to Our Troops

Monday, December 5th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

There are lots more ways for women to be hooking happily than the one you might be thinking of.

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Giving Thanks for America’s Wonderful Life

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Want a piece of my pecan pies? Watching this all-American Christmas classic with me is the price I exact for my feastly labors.

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Please, No Excuses or Misplaced Empathy for Jerry Sandusky’s Enablers

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

I was once a little girl abandoned by an eyewitness and I know how greatly a pedophile is empowered by a witness’ nodding retreat. Also see Bookworm: Mike McQueary -- Poster Child for Moral Relativism?

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The Five Most Infantile Beliefs on Display at the ‘Occupy’ Tantrums

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Most of the lot are, we can be pretty certain, pure hope-dopers from the Obama Youth brigade – the in-your-face and up-yours gang – now come to flaunt their disillusionment with their adolescent president.

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Barry Honey, Let’s Do Talk About Jobs

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

In the debut of her PJ Steel Magnolia column, Kyle-Anne Shiver goes after the president as only a Southern woman can.

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Why Herman Cain Electrifies the Grassroots: Five Voters Speak Out

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

How did a non-politician climb to front-runner status? These everyday citizens reveal the Herman Cain magic.

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Tuesday’s ‘Debate’ Means Nothing — Perry’s Pluses Are Still Undeniable

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Slice, dice or puree Perry’s record. One does not become the longest-serving governor of the second largest state through dumb luck.

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Five Things Republicans Must Do to Crush the Left in the Propaganda War

Monday, October 10th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Obama and his gang of Alinskyite thugs are not as tough as they look when we know how to fight.

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Herman Cain: The New Front-Runner

Friday, October 7th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

A new Zogby poll reveals Cain tops Romney and Perry and could defeat Obama.

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Herman Cain Sheds Dark-Horse Status in Crucial Florida

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Cain’s straw poll win might not signal an earthquake yet, but it helps him in some very significant ways.

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Romney’s Electability Card Is a Joker to Perry’s Four Aces

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Who can win against the vilest cards-up-the-sleeve politician ever to stride up to the table?

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Bravo, Rick Perry: ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Talk Is Leadership

Friday, September 9th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

More truth, please. (And Don't Miss a PJTV Exclusive: "Roger Simon Talks with Perry Adviser Dave Carney About the Governor's Stance on Social Security")

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The Five Biggest Reasons Republicans Keep Losing the Propaganda War

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Ask yourself: when was the last time you freely discussed any conservative view with friends at work, or on campus, or in public — without hedging your every word?

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The Five Most Catastrophic Hidden Costs of the Obama Presidency

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Deep prices waiting to pounce.

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Why the Shock Over Atlanta Teacher Cheating?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Atlanta’s citizens are in a state of paralytic shock this week. A year-long investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) into systematic teacher cheating in Atlanta’s public schools has just been released.

Dr. Beverly Hall, that oh-so-highly-acclaimed superintendent with all the national education awards, has gone into early retirement. All those rising test scores from the past decade have been revealed as a disgraceful sham, the result not of actual improved education, but of teachers having “cheating parties” where answer sheets were used to change the answers of failing students so that required benchmarks could have the appearance of being met.

Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal, released the GBI report to shocked journalists, shocked city leaders, shocked school-business partners, shocked parents, shocked clergy, and shocked taxpayers. The public shock is so thick and anguished in Atlanta right now that it’s pure wonder all the animals aren’t howling at the moon in aggrieved concert.

It’s highly likely that Atlanta’s recent high school graduates had already faced the shock, which now grips the whole city. Just imagine a young person, who was recently hired or accepted to college on the strength of one of those faked diplomas, receiving the rude awakening of a firing or college flunk-out all because he couldn’t actually read or write.

Thinking of all those lied-to kids and their disillusionment made me cry. It’s hard to imagine adults in responsible positions – teachers, for crying out loud! – so callously hurting the children they were employed to help.

So, I cried for those kids, all the ones who were cheated out of the real education we taxpayers paid for them to have.

Yes, I cried.

But I wasn’t even the least bit shocked. Nope. Not even a smidgen of shock did I feel.

I’ve seen this coming long before No Child Left Behind legislation tried to put a band-aid on the nation’s disgraceful excuse for “education.”

Actually, I got my first clue when I was still a junior in an Atlanta public high school. It was 1968. My 2300-student-plus, suburban high school was integrated that year. The formerly all-white student and teacher body received three — yes, only 3 — newly enrolled black students, and one — yes, only 1 –new black biology teacher. Our new students were just like us in all ways that counted. They dressed like us.  They talked like us. They studied like us. Back then, a middle-class American was pretty much interchangeable with every other middle-class American.

But our new black biology teacher was in all ways different from our heretofore all-white teacher brigade. She spoke without regard to the rules of English grammar. She rambled through hours of class time, telling stories from her life rather than teaching. Her tests were either taken from the teacher’s text or were so badly written that no student could even decipher the questions. The complaints about this new teacher flooded the principal’s office. Parents demanded her firing before the school year had even gotten past the first holiday. These parents weren’t racists; they were just responsible citizens demanding qualified teachers.

The teacher stayed. The fix was in. The principal put his “integrated faculty” accolade above his students’ education.

Parents became surrogate biology teachers or hired tutors. Some of us students took novels to class to dull the boredom. Others passed notes. But no one complained once the new code of silence about the uneducated new black teacher was accepted as Orwellian reality.

The death-of-public-education die had been cast.

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Michele Bachmann Does Founding Mothers — and the Rest of Us — Proud

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Isn't it time to see what she can do in the White House?

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Pawlenty Speaks Good Dollars and Sense

Friday, June 10th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

An updated Reaganesque message for our time delivered by a candidate with actual executive experience. But is it enough to peel off sufficient Obama voters disgusted by the endless Recovery Bummer? ALSO READ: Mitt Romney to Skip Key Iowa Straw Poll.

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America Drowns, But Obama Throws the Mideast Our Life Preserver

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

It's the kind of stupid you can only afford with other people's money.

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What about Gingrich?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

No Newt is Good Newt. (More from Ed Driscoll: "Newt Versus the Unicorn Rider.")

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Why Not Herman Cain?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Here's why he knocks 'em dead wherever he goes. Plus: The Tatler/PJTV meets Herman Cain in Texas Friday morning.

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Where, Oh Where Are Those Rich Democrat Patriots?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

After Obama’s “I Want More of your Money” speech, the nation's left asking.

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Pessimistic about 2012? Please.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

The only thing weird here is the lingering admiration for the president.

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Obama’s Monetary Policy: Stick It to the Middle Class

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Inflated federal egos drive real-world inflation ever higher.

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