The Federal Takeover of Education

The Federal Takeover of Education

Great article in the American Thinker on national education standards and the Common Core Standards Initiative.  Thanks to State School Board Member Betty Peters for prompting the writing of this piece. The Federal Takeover of Education by Bill Costello Federal control over education has been growing since the 1960s despite the fact that the word education […]

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Dems Pull EPA Appropriations Bill Over Cap and Trade Resolution

Dems Pull EPA Appropriations Bill Over Cap and Trade Resolution

This flew a little under the radar, so in case anyone else missed it… Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee was set to vote on an amendment to the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill that would have imposed a one-year ban on global warming regulations.  The amendment would have defunded the EPA’s regulatory program on global warming. […]

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality: Government Takeover of the Internet What is Net Neutrality? We all know there are different types of content on the internet–emails, websites, photos, videos, etc.  Certain types of content (especially videos and very large files) take a lot more bandwidth than other types of content.  Think of the internet as a highway, and […]

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Paul Ryan on Washington's Borrow and Spend Spree

Paul Ryan on Washington's Borrow and Spend Spree

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Fox News talking about the borrow and spend spree Washington’s been on:

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Heritage Morning Bell Points Out The Obama Administration's Hypocrisy On Education Reform

Heritage Morning Bell Points Out The Obama Administration's Hypocrisy On Education Reform

President Obama has not been a friend of school choice.  One of his first acts as president was to let the D.C. voucher program lose it’s funding.  Instead of giving more control to parents and local school boards, his administration has pushed to consolidate control over curriculum to the U.S. Department of Education.  Thankfully, the […]

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Supreme Court Rules 2nd Amendment Actually Means What It Says

Supreme Court Rules 2nd Amendment Actually Means What It Says

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the language of the 2nd Amendment means that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense no matter where they live.  This strikes down bans on handguns in places like D.C. and Chicago where the legislation had been tied up in the court system. For reference, this […]

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Interview with Rep. Paul DeMarco

Interview with Rep. Paul DeMarco

Executive Director Brooklyn Roberts recently had the opportunity to sit down with Rep. Paul DeMarco and talk about how the recently passed health care bill will impact Alabama, what we can expect for the rest of the 2010 legislative session, and ethics reform.

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Eagle Forum of South Dakota President Kitty Werthmann on Living Through The Nazi Regime

Eagle Forum of South Dakota President Kitty Werthmann on Living Through The Nazi Regime

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Did You Get Your Money's Worth Out Of Congress This Week?

Did You Get Your Money's Worth Out Of Congress This Week?

What You Paid This week, taxpayers spent roughly $46 million on Congress Salaries of Members of Congress and their allowances/week: Speaker of the House: $223,500/52 = $4,299 House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders: ($193,400/52) x 4 = $14,877 Other Representatives and Senators: ($174,000/52) x 530 = $1,773,462 Money allocated for House (sans member salaries): $1.369 […]

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CPAC Interview with Brett McMahon on Obama’s Assault on Small Business

CPAC Interview with Brett McMahon on Obama’s Assault on Small Business
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