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Madison v. Washington

Madison v. Washington

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Politics | Have you considered the contrast between Madison and Washington? Not the fathers of our Constitution and country . . . the capitals. Only 847 miles separate…

Wisconsin's political pawns

Wisconsin's political pawns

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Politics | The governor is "using human beings as political pawns," said Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller in response to the layoff notices Gov. Scott Walker…

Scott Walker and the truth

Scott Walker and the truth

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Politics | The Wall Street Journal 's John Fund is a walking political encyclopedia. I was fascinated by his recall of regional election statistics a few weeks ago…

Obama's rules for Wisconsin

Obama's rules for Wisconsin

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Politics | Fascinated by the political struggle in Wisconsin, I re-read Rules for Radicals to gain a sense of how much our country's great community organizer will engage…

Education's Berlin Wall

Education's Berlin Wall

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Education | The following email exchange I had last week with a public school teacher (whose name and geographical location I'll keep anonymous for obvious reasons)

Football civics

Football civics

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Congress | What in the world were NFL players doing in Washington last month? We usually don't see such a spectacle until the president invites the Super Bowl victors to…

Divisive rather than persuasive

Divisive rather than persuasive

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Politics | Like most people, I get too much email. A past subscriber and occasional reader of the conservative newspaper Human Events , I'm not a fan of its new daily email…

A man with a chest

A man with a chest

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Abortion | In discussing abortion in a controversial interview with CNSNEWS last week, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said, "I find it almost remarkable for a black man…

Scorched earth vs. status quo

Scorched earth vs. status quo

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Education | With the creation of StudentsFirst, former Washington, D.C., public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is back in the news again. And her new education advocacy…

Religion and Congress

Religion and Congress

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Religion | A new study from the Pew Research Center Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals that the last election "had little effect on the religious composition of…

Educational gobbledegook

Educational gobbledegook

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Education | Gobbledegook: It was the first word that came to mind when I learned of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession to be held in New York City in…

American cannibals

American cannibals

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Business | When I was 25, my childhood dream of working for Merrill Lynch was fulfilled. "Mother Merrill" had a blue chip reputation in the investment world and I was…

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