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Education reform advocacy group StudentsFirst, led by school choice champion Michelle Rhee, has released their State Policy Report Card. This report card was designed “to evaluate the education laws and policies in place in each state.” The study used three forms of criteria for evaluation to find states in which schools: Elevate teaching, Empower Parents, and Spend Wisely & Govern Well.
Obama's, “We don't have a spending problem” Increases Taxes on Every American
That this post is even necessary is mildly troubling. Yes, it's true. Congressman Serrano of New York's 15th district wasted no time introducing a bill to repeal the twenty second amendement. The bill reads: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union is at it again. The group’s radical president Karen Lewis, known for leading the teachers in their first strike in a generation, fancies herself as a warrior for union rights rather than a protector of education. Her latest battle cry? Class warfare.
Matt Damon's Promised Land Delivers ... Hypocrisy and Junk Science
Hollywood's mega-liberal darling, Matt Damon, is back at it again in his latest film Promised Land, delivering a theatrical effort that is so far-left, providing little more than junk science platitudes and a radical environmental agenda, that even his anti-fracking cohorts aren't singing its praises. In other words, Promised Land delivers about what one could expect from today's Hollywood elite.
When President Obama came to office, he promised that government would solve all kinds of problems. The economy would boom, war would end, and the scourge of crabgrass would never again despoil suburban lawns.Progressive believers never doubted that Washington could merely snap its fingers and the infinitely complex global economy would snap to attention. Even the ocean levels would obey President Canute.
The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay
It's like deja vu all over again. The fiscal cliff bill, H.R. 8, was drafted behind closed doors, and lawmakers were given six minutes to read the 154-page bill before voting on it. Once again, we apparently had to pass the bill to find out what's in it.
If you ask many Americans, the largest long-term crisis facing the country is the national debt. Persistently high unemployment, an uncertain economic recovery, soaring health care costs, and a stuttering public education system are all significant contemporary problems, but the skyrocketing national debt seems to loom as a threat to the stability of the government and country itself. With that in mind, shouldn't more of us have a firm understanding of how the national debt works?
Life Lesson: Without Feasible Alternatives, Resistance is Futile
There should be some rule in politics for the less discerning that says: if you're going to attempt a political coup, you better make sure you win, or at least come close. There's a valuable lesson to be learned from yesterday's attempt to fire Speaker Boehner, a "teachable moment," if you will. How 27 members of Congress thought they could unseat Boehner on their own, is well, curious. Not to mention incredibly unrealistic.