The summer reading list for Gene Ponder’s AP Government and Economics class at Spanish Fort High School in Alabama is causing some trouble.  Mr. Ponder filled his list with books authored by conservatives — and libertarians. I know – right? Imagine that – a conservative public school teacher! Sweet mercy, America! Miracles do happen. Mr. Ponder’s summer reading list was a bonus assignment and included writers like Ann Coulter and Mark Levin and Ronald Reagan

and Thomas Sowell. For the past 10 years, he’s instructed the students to spend a portion of their summer reading just one book on the list. It was voluntary, not mandatory. They could choose from books like “God & Government,” “Black Rednecks and White Liberals,” “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto,” “FairTax: The Truth,” and “48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School).” READ MORE