Out-of-control federal lending agency harms consumers

Texas flunks school-choice test

By   /  August 4, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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As one of the most conservative and entrepreneurial states in the nation, Texas has been a leading laboratory for Milton Friedman’s market-driven formulas.
But while building the economic guru’s low-tax, low-regulation model, the Lone Star State sticks to business as usual with K-12 government schools.

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Legal expert: Abrahamson and John Doe civil rights cases like day and night

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“What these prosecutors did, I think, represents the heart of a true civil rights complaint by all the people targeted, as opposed to and contrasted with the totally ludicrous civil rights complaint of the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, Ms. (Shirley) Abrahamson..”

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Nanny State of the Week: Florida county sends environmental specialist to investigate BBQ

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Commentary, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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The smell of barbeque has landed one Florida man in trouble with his local authorities, who reportedly sent an “environmental specialist” – a fancy term for this column recognizes as little more than a run-of-the-mill government nanny – to inspect his grill and then ordered him to contain the smell to his own property

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Conservatives question PA GOP’s return on campaign investments

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

PARTY SUPPORT, BUT NOT PARTY LINE: Paul Mullen supports a severance tax and has concerns about moving workers to a 401(k)-style plan, but he's getting big support from the state GOP in his race for a House seat.

The Pennsylvania GOP is doling out thousands of dollars in campaign cash, but doesn’t always get party results once candidates are elected.

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Who is really green? Environmentalists in Vermont fight over renewable mandates

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, Regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Recent requirements to boost renewable energy sources in Vermont have run into resistance from a surprising quarter — other environmentalists.

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Gov. Kasich has a $14 billion Obamacare problem

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Health Care, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s habit of telling voters “Ohio money” pays for his Obamacare Medicaid expansion is about to catch up to him.

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