Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent comments disparaging “white suburban moms” for protesting new national tests and curriculum mandates are not the isolated remarks of an out-of-touch elitist. His attitude is typical among bureaucrats from both parties regarding Common Core, but politicians who ignore this sleeper topic endanger themselves in 2014 and 2016.
Tagged: New York
With the collapse of the real estate bubble, many normally self-sufficient individuals and families found themselves not only out of work, but homeless. This caused a surge in the number of “tent cities” in the United States. To really help our fellow man, we should shift from enabling others to not work to insisting that they do.
he Democrats are openly supporting President Obama’s seizure of the power to rule by decree. The question is, will the voters support this Democrat suspension of democracy and of the rule of law?
[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece. Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.] In Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath – with millions freezing and hungry in dark devastation, including nursing home[...]
[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece. Read Part 1 here.] Mayors and governors cannot say they weren’t adequately warned, not just once, but time and time again – in news stories, reports, photographs and graphic personal[...]
[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece.] In the wake of “Superstorm” Sandy, the political spin and distractions reached hurricane proportions. “It’s global warming, stupid,” declared Bloomberg BusinessWeek after monster winds and waves[...]
Earlier this month, two Ohio economists published a paper downplaying the economic impacts of natural gas drilling in Ohio. They argued that optimistic employment projections should be shifted downwards and[...]
The recent “occupation” of Wall Street has shed light on what is becoming an unfortunate phenomenon in American society; the purposeless protest, the destructive demonstration, movements that serve only to[...]
Peter Meyer at EdNext chronicles his must-read experience as a school board member for a small town in upstate New York. Recently, his board voted 4-3 to impose an extra[...]
I’ve criticized Haley Barbour pretty heavily over the past two months regarding his health policy views on a Mississippi health insurance exchange, but that’s not about to stop me from[...]