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Left Behind in Rural Ohio

VAN WERT, Ohio - Two sunnyside-up eggs, four thick slices of bacon and wheat toast will lighten your wallet by under three bucks at Balyeat's World Famous Coffee Shop in this Northwest Ohio town.

Raisin-bran muffins "made from real Raisin Bran cereal" ...

Posted on 26 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Voters Give Public School Failing Grade

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill
(856) 607-4208

Voters Underestimate Education Spending, Majority Grade Public Schools D or F
Appetite for Higher Taxes Drops When Achievement Facts Revealed

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Posted on 26 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Class-Based Politics Poisons Public Discourse

Among the most troubling features of the American left's message is its incessant, thoughtless, class-based demagoguery.

A common liberal view of the American Dream includes invidious narratives about who's been cheated, by whom, how badly and why. Much of the ...

Posted on 25 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Cell Phones While Driving?


According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12 ...

Posted on 25 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Talk of Another School Merger

(August 22, 2014)--In Ta Policy Brief late last year (Volume 13,
Number 48) we reviewed the school district merger between Center Area
and Monaca in Beaver County. Those districts merged to become
Central Valley. We noted that combining the districts did in fact
result in some cost ...

Posted on 22 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Protecting Liberty

I know a family who came to America in the 70s from Saigon. They tell a riveting story about abandoning their home in the middle of the night with their young children running to the shore and seeking passage out of their home country.

They came to America with ...

Posted on 22 August 2014 Keep Reading...

First Teacher Strike in PA Underway


August 21, 2014:


Summer is drawing to a close but instead of returning to school students in the Millville Area School District are getting a little extra time off. The local teachers' union went on strike on August 20, the first day of school. As we have previously noted, ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Western Liberalism's Muslim Paradox

Americans and the world are again witnessing the unspeakable brutality of Islamist barbarians in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Americans' reactions to Muslim violence tend to differ by their political leanings, diverging, especially, on the Hamas terrorism ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Face Time With Vladimir

President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on fundraising in Las Vegas when terrorists attacked ...

Posted on 21 August 2014 Keep Reading...

Overtime DeJa Vu at PAT

(August 20, 2014)--October 2006: An article in a Pittsburgh newspaper
revealed the top earners at the Port Authority (PAT) and noted that
in addition to the salaries for top administrators, there were
several operators who were able to work enough overtime to boost
their earnings to ...

Posted on 20 August 2014 Keep Reading...

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