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America, You’ve Been Punked

America, You’ve Been Punked

The Reading Wars were always chaotic and confusing. Here’s the gist:

On the one side, you had earnest, sincere people warning the country about the dangers of non-phonetic approaches (these were called Look-say, Whole Word, sight-words, and other jargon). The warning was always the same. Nobody can ...

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CDC Funds Faulty Anti-Alcohol Study That Targets Budweiser

CDC Funds Faulty Anti-Alcohol Study That Targets Budweiser

Media misinterpret Hopkins analysis of tiny number of emergency patients.

If you end up in the emergency room for a serious injury after a night out, it might be because you were drinking Budweiser.

Or at least that’s the claim of a questionable new study, conducted by The Center on Alcohol Marketing ...

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The Dawning Database: Does the Common Core Lead to National Data Collection?

The Dawning Database: Does the Common Core Lead to National Data Collection?

The U.S. Department of Education is prohibited by law from creating a national data system.1 But the Education Science Reform Act of 2002 gave the federal government the authority to publish guidelines for states developing state longitudinal data systems (SLDS).2Over the past decade, a slew of new ...

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Medisave Accounts in Singapore

In 1984, Richard Rahn and I wrote an editorial in The Wall Street Journalin which we proposed a savings account for health care. We called it a Medical IRA. That same year, Singapore instituted a related idea: a system of compulsory Medisave accounts. Through the years, my colleagues and I at the ...

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TMLC Files New HHS Mandate Challenge On Behalf of Barron Industries

TMLC Files New HHS Mandate Challenge On Behalf of Barron Industries

The following statement is posted on the Barron Industries website: “Barron Industries is a family-run organization with a strong Catholic Christian foundation. Our Guiding Principle is our faith in God. We appreciate that everyone is created equal. Our belief is that we are placed ...

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Will ObamaCare Help or Hurt the Economy?

Ask almost any employer and there won’t be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a negative effect on the economy. Some economists are pushing back, however.

In 2011, David Cutler of Harvard testifiedthat the Affordable Care Act would ...

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Children Seized in Shocking Raid

Children Seized in Shocking Raid

At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers,  and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). ...

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Florida Set to Adopt National "sexuality" Education Standards

Florida Set to Adopt National

Sexuality is code for gender identity

Governor Scott and interim Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart just finished hosting a summit on education in Clearwater, FL. Governor Scott called the summit but did not attend it. According to NorthEscambia.com, “The discussions largely focused on ...

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Obama's Jim Crow Education System

Obama's Jim Crow Education System

In his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, President Obama hypocritically bemoaned the current state of education, saying that many Americans face a “fortress of substandard schools and diminished prospects.” He claimed that such ...

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