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National Databases: Collecting Student-Specific Data Unnecessary and Orwellian

National Databases: Collecting Student-Specific Data Unnecessary and Orwellian

HSLDA has previously written articles expressing concerns with the Common Core Standards established in 2009 and the move toward national standards, curriculum, and tests.

A related concern is the rise of state databases of student-specific data, and the recent push toward aligning them between ...

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Smart Meters – Not a Smart Idea Health & Safety Risks of Wireless Utility Meters

Smart Meters – Not a Smart Idea Health & Safety Risks of Wireless Utility Meters

Since 2009, Dominion Virginia Power has installed over 100,000 smart meters in demonstration areas of Midlothian, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, downtown Richmond, Williamsburg and areas of Blue Ridge.  We are continuing our investment in smart meter technology by upgrading meters in ...

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Devastating News for ObamaCare Backers

Devastating News for ObamaCare Backers

Within the White House, within the Democratic chambers in Congress and among the (overwhelmingly liberal) health policy community there was considerable anguish last week. The reason: a new study finds that (as far as physical health is concerned) there is no difference between being in ...

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Common Core: The 'State-led' Myth

Common Core: The 'State-led' Myth

Since its introduction in 2008, the Common Core State Standards Initiative, or “Common Core” (CCSSI) has been touted as a “voluntary, state led” initiative to adopt a common set of academic standards for all states in the country. As it turns out, the development of Common Core was not state-led, ...

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Medicaid’s Looming Long-Term Care Crisis

Medicaid’s Looming Long-Term Care Crisis

As we work to rein in wasteful spending and improve retirement security, our nation cannot afford to overlook Medicaid’s long-term care financing crisis.

We’re completely unprepared for the coming “age wave.” More than 15 million Americans will be 85 years or older in 2040. While seven in 10 ...

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Malpractice Law Is Bad for Your Health

Malpractice Law Is Bad for Your Health

One of the worst features of the American health care system is the sorry state of medical malpractice law. Fewer than 2 percent of injured patients ever file a lawsuit. Of those that do, only one in 15 receives compensation. More than half of every dollargoes to cover the cost of litigation, ...

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Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them.

Today’s Politicoreports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly ...

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Achieving ObamaCare Goals without ObamaCare

Achieving ObamaCare Goals without ObamaCare

When 21-year-old Mike Kelly (not his real name) set out on his bicycle one evening in Durango, Colorado, he had no intention of ending up in a hospital. A collision with an automobile changed those plans. Fortunately, Durango is a ski mecca where broken bones are almost a way of life. With all that ...

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Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?

Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?

It is cruelly ironic, but the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it. This would be true even if the program is perfectly implemented and all the provisions come online on time and within budget.

How could this be? It is a multistep ...

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