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    Latest Common Core Strategy: Switch the Name, So People Don't Realize What It Is

    What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet As Juliet reminds us, changing the name of something doesn’t change its nature. Yet, in an apparent effort to placate parents, teachers, and taxpayers concerned by the … More

    How the Media Misrepresents What Scientists Really Think About Climate Change

    Skepticism is a hallmark of good science and good journalism. Yet, time after time, scientists and journalists make giant leaps of faith in their desire to fight climate change by regulating greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. This phenomenon was recently on display in a February 16 segment of Meet the Press that … More

    Ukraine and Russia: Here's the Real Story

    When Moscow tells us that their massive military maneuvers in Western Russia have nothing to do with what’s happening in Kiev it’s like the old Marx Brothers’ routine: Who are you going to believe, me (Moscow) or your own eyes? Puh-leez. In fact, while not a major military incursion by … More

    Casey to Oppose Obama’s Justice Nominee for Championing Cop Killer

      Senator Robert  Casey Jr. (D-PA) today announced that he will vote against President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post because of the lawyer’s much-publicized work to overturn the death sentence of the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Without specifying Debo Adegbile’s high-profile role as a … More

    Benghazi Outrage: Who Made the Erroneous Talking Points Rice Used?

    Senators took to the floor Thursday to express their continued outrage over Benghazi. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AR) blasted the administration for misleading the American people, and threatened to re-open the Benghazi investigation. The immediate cause was the appearance by National Security Advisor Susan Rice … More

    Federal Court Upholds School Ban on American Flag T-Shirts

    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a California high school’s prohibition on American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The case is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, and while it might get the law right, it certainly highlights a worrying trend in … More

    Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

    Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in her state. We sat … More

    De Blasio Kicks 700 Kids Out of High-Performing Charter Schools

    Apparently newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t get the memo from President Obama today about being your Brother’s Keeper. De Blasio is blocking four charter schools – run by the Success Academy charter school network – from opening or expanding, rolling back an offer made to … More

    Foundry Exclusive: 8 Election Experts Slam IRS for Interfering with Campaign Finance

    Eight former members of the Federal Election Commission today accused the Internal Revenue Service of attempting to “interfere” with campaign finance regulations enacted by Congress, The Foundry has learned. The former FEC commissioners signed a letter filed this afternoon as a public comment on the IRS’s proposed new rules on … More