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Educational Choice is Good Policy

Educational Choice is Good Policy

Teachers unions campaign for local taxes because they believe higher taxes help students, even though research has shown very little correlation between per pupil spending and student achievement. Teachers even ...

“We the People” is an Everyday Celebration of Liberty

No one sentence could better sum up the American spirit than the opening line of our Constitution. For 227 years these words have served not just as a set of guiding principles for our nation, but as the building blocks for the greatest democracy the world has ever known.

But let me ask you a simple question. Have you ever read the Constitution?

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State Department used Fake Name to Ignore Security Standards in Benghazi

(Via Caleb Howe at TruthRevolt) The quest for the truth on Benghazi made a little progress yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the developments from being any more outrageous. As the Benghazi Select Committee discovered yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s State Department fabricated the name “special mission compound” for a portion of the embassy’s facilities at Benghazi in order to dodge security standards for it. Representative Pete Roskam (R-IL) | Read More »

Scots Head to the Polls to Vote on Independence

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Emma Elliot Freire to discuss today’s big independence vote in Scotland, how 16 and 17 year old kids came became eligible to vote and what a breakup of a 300 year long union would look like.

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Let’s Not Arm Anyone in Syria

Sending guns instead of armies to support a cause has a lengthy and storied history in America, especially when American politicians have perceived that public support might not exist for actual American lives being spent on a cause that Americans nonetheless marginally support. Other Western nations have also used this to great effect over the years as well. Why bear the political cost of getting | Read More »

Science, Ethics and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Image Credit: Fajar Sullivan Corporation It’s a really good thing Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos rather than performing cost estimates. You can say “Billions and billions and billions!” to awe the easily-impressed rubes watching Cosmos and write it off as a ROM. In Cost Estimation, this is referred to as an onagerous estimate.* It seems he should stick to schlocky, public, propaganda-laden !SCIENCE! rather than | Read More »

Attention, whoever in the White House monitors this site. Google ‘Lyndon Johnson micromanagement Vietnam.’

“One, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me: I don’t give a d*mn, my next stop is Vietnam…”

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World War Is The Danger of Pacifism.

“Last guys rarely finish nice.”-Saul Alinsky. I can comprehend the temptation that tugs at both President Obama and Senator Rand Paul when they contemplate the difficult issues associated with foreign policy in the Post-modern world. The simple, old maxim goes “Don’t be a d—!” In many of the things we do in our daily life this is pretty solid advice to live and work by. | Read More »

President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World

The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world.

Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now we face an even greater jihadist threat. Have we forgotten so quickly as a nation?

President Obama unabashedly asserted that ISIS isn’t Islamic. Yet it’s Islamic to its core, establishing a caliphate – an Islamic State – across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Easy guide to Obama and the War Powers Resolution

When Obama gave his speech on September 10, promising to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, it was interesting for what it said and didn’t say. Obama laid out a four part strategy for defeating ISIS. The most notable thing it didn’t say was that Obama intended to ask Congress for authority to wage a war against ISIS that would, at a minimum, encompass two countries, one of | Read More »

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