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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Agree with Trump's Pandemic Deregulation Initiative

In our latest Liberty Update, we highlight the benefits of the Trump Administration's deregulation effort, both pre-pandemic and going forward, and how a budding effort among Congressional leftists to impose a moratorium on business mergers would severely undermine that effort.  Rasmussen Reports brings excellent news in that regard, as large majorities of Americans agree with Trump rather than hyper-regulatory leftists:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 58% of likely U.S. voters approve of Trump's decision to temporarily limit government regulation of small businesses to help them bounce back.  Just 26% are opposed, while 17% are undecided."

Sadly but perhaps predictably, those on the left stubbornly disagree:

The president's action has triggered…[more]

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31 Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad

Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton's Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here to "help." Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools. She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on…

32 Public Universities Are Ignoring the First Amendment

Many colleges and universities today are inhospitable to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of thought. It’s not an exaggeration or an over generalization, it’s simply a matter of fact. From “trigger warnings,” “safe spaces” and “microaggessions” to campaigns to “disinvite&rdquo…

33 College is Overdue for a Market Correction

Fighting for social justice isn’t cheap. Turns out, the student demonstrations that disrupted college and university campuses last fall are having some baleful economic consequences — at least in Missouri. And that is a very good thing. The higher education bubble could use some deflating, and if the spectacle of campus unrest has parents…

34 America Still Needs School Choice

Next week is National School Choice Week. Now in its sixth year, the event — really, 16,140 events spread across all 50 states — is meant to celebrate a range of educational options for parents and kids and shine a bright light on places where those options are few and far between. We live at a time when you can order more than 80,000…

35 Every Student Succeeds Act

No Child Left Behind is history. Earlier this month, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. President Obama signed the bill into law last week. It only took about eight years to get done. Most of the news reports describe the new law as “sweeping…

36 A Resurgence of Intolerance

Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri recently — bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how…

37 The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies

Deray McKesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet Thursday: A website chronicling "THE DEMANDS" of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern America. "We recently launched http://thedemands.org…

38 Punching a Hole in the Higher Education Bubble?

At the risk of allowing a wish to replace a thought, maybe the student unrest on college and university campuses across the country this week and last will hasten the collapse of the higher education bubble. Let’s face it, it’s long overdue. America spends far too much money on far too many student amenities and far too little on education…

39 Ignoring the Obvious

A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping implications, is the role of disruptive…

40 The U.S. Department of Education: In the Middle of a Maelstrom

Congratulations to John B. King, President Obama’s pick to replace Arne Duncan at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education. The former New York State schools chief can look forward to spending the next year overseeing a bureaucracy that shouldn’t exist, beset by hostile teachers’ unions on his left flank and hostile congressional…

41 Public Education and its Enemies

First of an occasional series. At the heart of every argument, squabble and fight over public education is a profound disagreement about what schools are supposed to do. Education, according to the Global Partnership for Education, is “more than reading, writing, and arithmetic.” It is, rather, “the single most effective way of…

42 Clinton’s “New College Compact” Is “No Child Left Behind” for Higher Ed

Political scandal always makes for more salacious news than arguments over mere public policy, so word this week that Hillary Clinton’s trove of personal e-mail during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State contained highly classified material was bound to dominate headlines. Which is a shame, really. Because the Democratic presidential frontrunner…

43 Parent Trigger Agonistes: School Reform Hits a Wall

Parents shouldn’t be stuck with poor public schools for their children. In theory, public schools exist to school the public — to give the young the skills they need to live and flourish in a self-governing republic. Ideally, parents should have the option to send their kids to the school of their choice, whether public, private or parochial…

44 Arne Duncan: School Choice for Me but Not for Thee

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will enroll his two children in the top-rated University of Chicago Laboratory Schools this fall, the Washington Post reported last week. Just about every parent wants the best for his kids. So it’s hardly surprising that a man of Duncan’s station would choose a school widely recognized as among the…

45 Congress Makes a Bad Education Law Worse

If ever there were a moment to build a popular consensus against federal meddling in education, this is it.   The House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly passed HR 5 reauthorizing No Child Left Behind, the contentious education law that made federal aid contingent upon higher standards and test scores. The vote was 218-213. Also known…

46 The Biggest, Boldest School Reform? Leaving Education to States and Locals

Congress once again is at a standstill in its effort to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the sweeping 2001 federal education law mandating that states make yearly gains in student achievement in exchange for tens of billions in school funds. Although the law technically expired in 2007, Republicans and Democrats have agreed to let it continue until…

47 Teach for America's Professional Agitators

It's increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America -- whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas -- and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama's partisan community organizing army). Guess what, taxpayers? You're…

48 Outflanking Democrats on College Costs

Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer "X for all," and the Republican will respond, "Do you have any idea how much that's going to cost?" That's the way nearly all political debates are engaged -- usually to the disadvantage of Republicans (and the public fisc).…

49 The College Board's Sabotage of American History

A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on America's unique ideals and institutions. Moms and dads in my…

50 Obama Administration to Schools: It’s Racist to Punish Misbehaving Kids

There’s no one answer to the question of what ails public education in America. That owes not only to the fact there are a wide array of problems with the way we school our children but also to the fact that the specific nature of those problems varies dramatically depending on where you’re talking about. The ailments in Phoenix aren&rsquo…

51 Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. Liberal professors have trashed the liberal arts, by converting so many liberal arts courses into indoctrination centers for left-wing causes and fads, instead…

52 Damaging Admissions

Opponents of charter schools have claimed that these schools are "cherry-picking" the students they admit, and that this explains why many charter schools get better educational results with less money than public schools do. Many controversies about how students should be admitted to educational institutions, especially those supported…

53 Don’t Like the Politics? Change the Voters

Conservatives surveying all the damage that has been done by the Obama years — and considering the fact that the American people re-upped the president’s contract in 2012 — might be tempted to adopt the same attitude as Bertolt Brecht, the Marxist playwright from East Germany. When Brecht noticed the public losing faith in the government…

54 Cutting a Check Vs. Cutting Costs: How Government Mismanages the Economy

The federal government has constructed a virtually perfect system by which to create a dependent class. First, have the state interfere in private markets, driving up prices and leaving consumers feeling the financial burden. Then, provide government assistance to cushion the economic blow. When the aid, by stimulating demand, only drives prices up…

55 Reformist Tide Rises for Alabama Schools

Alabama this year has been the locus of two major battles over education policy, both with national implications. These fights merit close attention. First, in what even strong supporters of school choice (myself included) acknowledged was a sneak attack on February 28, the state legislature’s Republican leadership suddenly substituted in conference…

56 Conservatives Should Embrace Charter Schools

If conservatives are looking for a new way to sell the movement’s opportunity message to more people, embracing charter schools as a civil rights issue is both good policy and good politics.  Fed up with a low-performing public school, parents at 24th Street Elementary in Los Angeles decided to replace the administration and teachers, and…

57 Louisiana Education Reform: Making Government Work “Public Service” Once More

Underneath the fights that have raged in recent years over the future of public employment – from right-to-work laws to education reform to collective bargaining – is a deeper question about the nature of modern government: Is government employment still synonymous with “public service”? That this question even arises owes…

58 Demint-Cornyn A-PLUS Act Is Real Conservative Education Reform

With all the attention earned by state governors recently for enacting major education reforms, it’s tempting to think that local officials can call their own shots when it comes to education policy.  But states have almost no control over two of the biggest obstacles to further reform: No Child Left Behind’s impossible standards,…

59 Republican Governors Leading Nationwide Charge on Education Reform

Over the past three years, the Tea Party’s gifts to conservative politics have been legion, but none have been so acutely commendable as the grassroots movement’s ability to fundamentally reshape the parameters of political conversation on the right. Since the beginning of the Progressive Era roughly a century ago, the slow, relentless…

60 Obama’s Student Loan Magic Act

During performances last week at the flagship state universities of North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, President Obama executed rhetorical sleights-of-hand that would make David Copperfield blush.  Exuding the confidence of someone standing in the midst of a friendly audience, Obama told University of Iowa students, “I’m always interested…

 
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