Feds Target School Bake Sales

December 9th, 2010

By Dan Miller Keeping our schools safe from empty calories and delicious treats. On December 3, the lame-duck House passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, previously approved by the Senate. President Obama, doubtless preoccupied with such trivia as taxes, unemployment, Korea, and China, has yet to sign it into law. A mere two hundred and […]

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Real Public Education Reform Starts at Home

November 22nd, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor To his credit, Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary Waiting for Superman has generated real buzz far outside the usual sphere of policy wonks, professional educators, and concerned parents. Unfortunately, to his fault, his film is also a biased, revisionist, and propagandist take on what really ails public education in America, rife with […]

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Why Not a Peace Surge?

February 1st, 2010

By Jan Barry Greg Mortenson is a one-man peace wave. While heavily armed soldiers and insurgents clashed and bombs burst across Afghanistan and Pakistan throughout most of the past decade, Mortenson repeatedly trekked into the disputed region—without a rifle or artillery barrages and bombing runs to clear a path—and helped villagers in dozens of communities […]

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American Values and Rights

September 26th, 2009

While the world’s leaders met in Pittsburgh to do little if anything to improve our lives, there were all sorts of things going on outside. A YouTube video is showing demonstrators at the G-20 being arrested by National Guard troops. I wonder on whose authority? The Governor can activate the Guard, but can he use the […]

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