For twenty weeks now, a diminishing troupe has gathered for “Moral Mondays” to protest the outcomes of North Carolina’s first Republican-led legislative session in 150 years. This spring, 2,000 or so people showed up for Moral Mondays protests at the state capitol, and more than 900 have been arrested for disrupting the legislature. On September 23, they numbered about 60.
In “Paul Krugman and Detroit, Part 1” I discussed the New York Times columnist’s failure to understand why Detroit currently resembles the United States in Atlas Shrugged. But Krugman’s error[...]
The much bigger problem facing America is that the policies of Detroit have now gone national. What day has Barack Obama talked about the economy when he has not talked about increasing taxes, federal spending, deficits and debt, regulation, and other anti-growth policies that worked their devastation in Detroit?
The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday afternoon. Gov. Rick Snyder (R) filed the 16-page Chapter 9 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in[...]
The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) wants substitute teachers to, basically, stop teaching. He’s instructing them to do the bare minimum required of them–no writing of lesson[...]