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Ducks Unlimited, a conservationist organization that seeks to preserve wetlands and protect waterfowl wildlife, has come out in favor of restoring the Clean Water Act protections of “isolated” wetlands. Reapplying Clean Water standards to these wetlands will help protect the indigenous waterfowl population, so they say. This will also benefit hunters who wish to preserve native duck populations on these wetlands. The organization’s website encourages anyone who cares about ducks and duck hunting to call their congressmen and express their concern for clean water and wetland protection.
Fighting for education reform, I tend to take a lot of heat. The opponents of school choice and other pro-freedom reforms are usually met with a lot of hostility. Most of the complaints come from the education establishment, who are hell-bent on protecting their power. This group of opponents usually includes older teachers, school administrators, superintendents, and union officials.
The South Carolina Senate is playing politics with the future of thousands of South Carolina students. The House passed historic school choice bill H.4894 last month, but the Senate is holding the bill hostage, with some members trying to delay a vote until the end of the session in June.If they are successful H.4894 will be killed and another year will go by without any reform. We can't allow this to happen. The politicians standing in the way of school choice must hear from us!
President Obama has often criticized the so-called gender wage gap. This is a bit hypocritical since a new study finds that the Obama White House pays women less than men on average. According to the 2011 annual report to Congress on White House staff, the median wage for males was $71,000 while the median wage for females was $60,000—18 percent less.
FreedomWorks to Participate in “Tax Day Eve” Press Conference with Coalition of Tax Reform Advocates
What: FreedomWorks Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs Max Pappas will be speaking at the Americans for Tax Reform’s annual “Tax Day Eve” press conference. When: Monday, April 16 at 1:00 PM ET. Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20515. Who: Speakers include:
While defending ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli kept returning to one larger point: the health care market is different. Unique, even. What he failed to mention is that every market is unique and different. Perhaps he meant that the health care market is important?
Personal Freedom and Power 105: Freedom and Governance "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
"Stupid in America" A Message from John Stossel on America's Failing Schools
Yesterday, FreedomWorks hosted a special guest, the Fox Business Network’s John Stossel to take over our Twitter account and discuss his new book, “No They Can’t.” During this special event, I had the opportunity to ask Mr. Stossel questions about something near and dear to my heart: education reform. Mr. Stossel is a libertarian who came to fame on ABC’s 20/20, but came around to libertarianism later in life after witnessing the failures of big government.
Urgent Action Needed in Mississippi Charter School Fight