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Remembering Margaret Thatcher
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Remembering Margaret Thatcher

Freedom lost a friend today in Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Lady Thatcher passed away of a stroke at the age of 87, marking the end of an era that gave us truly fearless leaders.

04/08/2013
Another Company Flees Colorado's Excessive Regulation
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Another Company Flees Colorado's Excessive Regulation

Will legislators ever learn? In the wake of Colorado’s strict new gun laws, gun manufacturers are, understandably, fleeing the state. When will they learn that excessive regulations create such hostile business climates that only succeed in hurting local economies? 

04/04/2013
Fate of Tennessee School Vouchers to be Decided
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Fate of Tennessee School Vouchers to be Decided

The fate of school vouchers in Tennessee will be decided tomorrow, and there is an usual fight brewing. The problem doesn’t seem to be whether or not to offer vouchers, but how many and to whom. Arguments over these details could lead to vouchers being scrapped altogether. 

04/02/2013
Right-to-Work Takes Effect in Michigan
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Right-to-Work Takes Effect in Michigan

Union membership in America is at its lowest since the 1930s. Their members number 14.4 million members nationwide, but that number is shrinking, reducing their political clout.

03/28/2013
Profiles in Education: The Thompsons
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Profiles in Education: The Thompsons

Meet the Thompsons, a homeschooling family from Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson both attended traditional public schools, but decided they wanted something different for their own four children. So, how did this family decide that homeschooling was best for them, and what happened next?

03/27/2013
Victory for School Choice in Indiana's Supreme Court
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Victory for School Choice in Indiana's Supreme Court

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court made an important decision for families in that state by unanimously upholding their school voucher law. “Finding that the challengers have not satisfied the high burden required to invalidate a statute on constitutional grounds, we affirm the trial court’s judgment upholding the constitutionality of the statutory voucher program,” the court wrote.

03/26/2013
There's a Party, and You're Not Invited
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There's a Party, and You're Not Invited

Sometimes, in the course of your life, there will be parties to which you are not invited. Are you ok? Shall I fetch the smelling salts? If you’re still reading this, I’ll assume that you’re a reasonable human being...and that you’re not planning on raising your children in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. 

03/21/2013
Education Needs a Shot of the Free Market
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Education Needs a Shot of the Free Market

It might seem strange to suggest that the American educational system look to bourbon, but maybe that is just what they need. Maker’s Mark had a little lesson in free market economics this week, and schools should take note. 

02/20/2013
Profiles in Education: The Smith Family
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Profiles in Education: The Smith Family

Mr. D and Mrs. R Smith are Californians working hard and doing their best to raise their young son and daughter. DS was raised with both public and private schooling, and RS completed all of her schooling through the public school system. When the time came to send their own children to school, however, they saw that the school situation was far from sunny and were concerned the public options wouldn't meet their child's needs. They decided that they would have to send their children to private schools. 

02/12/2013
Pope Benedict XVI - Advocate for Freedom
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Pope Benedict XVI - Advocate for Freedom

Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning from the papacy, effective at the end of this month. This is not unprecedented throughout history, but is certainly so in the modern era. In fact, it has not happened since 1294. Reactions seemed mostly to fall into two camps: shock or a complete lack of knowledge and or caring.

02/11/2013

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