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Vermont’s school district consolidation law rewards thinking inside the box

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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The authors of Act 46 said their goals were educational equity, academic excellence, efficiency and transparency. There’s a serious disconnect between those goals and what Act 46 actually does in Vermont.

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Watchdog Podcast: Airbnb, the First Amendment and Philly’s tax on soda

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Education, Issues, New York, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Philadelphia passed a tax on soda, and New York is trying to make it illegal to even talk about renting your apartment on Airbnb.

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Watchdog Podcast: It’s Trump vs. Clinton in November

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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It’s time to look ahead to the least inspiring presidential election in recent memory: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.

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Detroit editor calls for murdering school-choice supporters

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Commentary, Education Blog, Michigan  /  No Comments

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The debate over the future of Detroit’s public schools took a nasty turn over the weekend when the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press called for Republican state legislators to be murdered for disagreeing with him. “We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing […]

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Watchdog Podcast: The mess at the VA still hasn’t been cleaned up

By   /  June 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, Podcast, Watchdog Radio, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The problems that continue to plague the Veterans Affairs Department are probably the best argument that anyone could make against a single-payer health care system. As Watchdog’s Eric Boehm and Matt Kittle discuss this week on the Watchdog Podcast, anyone who advocates  single-payer, government-run health care has to answer for the systemic problems at the VA, […]

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Watchdog Podcast: What can be learned from Trump’s victory?

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Donald Trump has locked up a majority of the delegates. He will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Now what?

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