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Education Funding Commission a Distraction

(June 25, 2015)--What is the most pressing problem with public education in Pennsylvania? According to the teachers' unions, the Governor, the education establishment, and their allies in the Legislature, it is inadequate and unfair funding of schools. The same argument that has been made for ...

Posted on 25 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Things That Make Me Laugh: Campus Edition

The University of California system has declared war on microaggressions.

What's a microaggression?

"Microaggression" is a pseudo-word contrived by hypersensitive, progressive feminist and minority ...

Posted on 24 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Flag Flap Fails to Address Real Problem

While discussing the Charleston church shooting, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry mistakenly referred to it as an "accident" rather than an "incident." For that, he was gleefully ridiculed by political foes and lambasted by the media. And of course, neither missed a ...

Posted on 24 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Cheers to the Magna Carta

It's the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, causing thoughtful Americans who care deeply about scutage, darrein presentment, or the standard width of haberject, to raise their voices in loud acclamation.

The rest of us, however, are left wondering: What does it ...

Posted on 24 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Will PA Matter in 2016?

It's been a long 40 years!

Not since 1976 has Pennsylvania really mattered in a presidential primary for either major party. This irrelevance has not been caused by competing presidential candidates simply snubbing state voters — nor from any decline in the state's political ...

Posted on 23 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Time for a Greek Exit

Beware of Greeks bearing threats. Like a slow-motion collision, Greece and the European Union are headed for a reckoning with both sides engaged in kabuki rather than real negotiation. The strategy of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is an only slightly less crude version of the classic National ...

Posted on 22 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Postmodern Progressives' Disregard for Truth

Liberals hold facts subordinate to the higher "truths" of progressivism

For example, progressives insist that additional spending always improves education. But, according to available government statistics, in 2010, the U.S. spent $12,608 per student ...

Posted on 22 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Make Debt Reduction Part of Budget

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) rightly says this budget season presents a perfect opportunity for the General Assembly to reduce public debt. Stephens is spurred by more than just a commitment to fiscal discipline; "Debt service is crowding out our ability to fund other vital ...

Posted on 22 June 2015 Keep Reading...

After Waterloo

"Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained."
–Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, June 19, 1815

The Battle of Waterloo–a series of bloody encounters between French, Anglo-Dutch, and Prussian armies fought over ...

Posted on 22 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Stop EPA's War on Poor

In this year's State of the Union Address, President Obama promoted his vision of "middle-class economics." As part of his program, he pledged to lower taxes for working families, "putting thousands of dollars back into their pockets each year." Alas, what his budget proposal ...

Posted on 22 June 2015 Keep Reading...

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