It Wasn’t the Population that Bombed

What to know: CBS’s “60 Minutes” led off the New Year by recycling old, debunked claims of a “population bomb” that will lead to wars and famines.

The TPPF take: Paul Ehrlich and the doomsayers are still wrong. There has never been a better time to be a human being.

“Young people can find hope in our efforts to protect our environment, improve our air quality, and increase human flourishing through affordable and reliable energy,” says TPPF’s Syd Lucas. “When countries get access to energy, families come out of poverty, girls go to school, and women across the world save countless hours in household chores and the collection of water.”

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Good Books Gaining Ground

What to know: Traditionalist, faith-based colleges are booming right now, as more and more students seek a classical education.

The TPPF take: The classical education movement is worth watching.

“What classical education offers is stage-appropriate learning, big ideas and compelling material (not bland excerpts in a textbook),” says TPPF’s Roy Maynard. “It comes in many forms—there’s Catholic classical education, there are Protestant classical schools, there are home schools, there are even public charter classical schools. What they share in common is a love for learning—and the true, the good and the beautiful.”

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Stay in Your Lane, GM 

What to know: General Motors is funding woke transgender programs in elementary schools.

The TPPF take: Radical gender ideologies have no place in elementary schools.

“Dealing with those who are suffering from gender dysphoria is not a gay rights issue — which most Americans support,” says TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “Instead, Americans continue to view transgender issues as a medical and mental health challenge where it appears that drug treatments are not effective and can be damaging.”

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