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Pre-K Won’t Help Kids

 Pre-K Won’t Help Kids

President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm-and-fuzzy note by calling for Pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn’t hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn’t the route he ...

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Conservative Think Tanks on Health Care

Conservative Think Tanks on Health Care

Why have the Republicans been unable to propose an alternative to ObamaCare? Anyone can criticize. Where is the Republican alternative?

Okay, I’ll grant some exceptions. Newt Gingrich had a comprehensive health plan in last year’s Republican primary. It was my plan. Four years ago John McCain had a ...

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21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers For Sexual Deviancy

21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers For Sexual Deviancy

Why do men and women have a such a hard time relating to each other in a meaningful way in America today?  Could our oversexed culture have anything to do with it?  In the United States today, we are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages.  Just think about it.  Did you ...

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What’s Wrong with Pay for Performance?

The quality of teaching has a big impact on student performance. But a lot of other factors are also important. Over the course of a semester student test scores in a good teacher’s class might go down or remain unchanged because of all those other factors. The scores in a bad teacher’s class might ...

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Fifty-Two Card Pick Up

Fifty-Two Card Pick Up

Remember when you were a kid and someone asked you if you wanted to play "fifty-two pick up" with your new deck of cards? He would throw them all into the air and you would pick them up. Fun!

The health care industry today resembles this game. All of the cards have been thrown into the air and we ...

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Catholic Bishops Recognize Failures in Obama Admin’s “Accommodation”

Catholic Bishops Recognize Failures in Obama Admin’s “Accommodation”

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a statement Thursday expressing concern with the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) recent proposed update to the anti-conscience mandate in Obamacare.

As Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, explained:

[The proposal] ...

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Why I Am More Egalitarian Than Most Liberals on Health Care

Why I Am More Egalitarian Than Most Liberals on Health Care

Most people would place me on the political right. Yet when it comes to health care, I am more egalitarian than almost everybody on the left. I always have been.

By that I mean I am more egalitarian than the defenders of the British National Health Service (NHS) and the defenders of Canada’s system ...

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The Long-Term Care Financing Crisis

The Long-Term Care Financing Crisis

The Obama Administration’s suspension of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act provisions of the Affordable Care Act halted a new federal entitlement program that was fiscally unsound. The repeal of the CLASS Act as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act provides an ...

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Education: The Quacks are Winning. Everyone Else is Losing

Education: The Quacks are Winning. Everyone Else is Losing

Philosophers always say, define your terms. So what is a quack?

Quacks are people who treat any one idea (it may be a bad idea or a good idea) as if it is the entire world.

Excess is the problem. A lack of proportion is what makes someone a quack, and what makes quacks a menace.

There are poisons ...

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