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    Common Core: Bill Gates Confuses Regulation with Accountability

    “Scale is good for free market competition,” said Bill Gates last Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. “Individual state regulatory capture is not good for competition.” Gates’ remarks came as part of his pitch for the highly controversial Common Core national standards and tests. Yet, what Gates laments as “regulatory … More

    Bill Gates: Raising Minimum Wage Can Destroy Jobs

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates said yesterday that raising the minimum wage can “cause job destruction.” Gates’s comment in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” surprised some because of his generally liberal political leanings. Here’s what Gates said when co-host Mika Brzezinski asked his thoughts on raising the minimum wage, including paying … More

    An Unconditional Ultimatum

    Wall Street Journal opinion columnist James Taranto has thrown down the gauntlet on tax reform. This week he challenged a pro-tax-hike liberal to put his money where his mouth is. Francis Dummer Fisher wrote a letter to the New York Times last week saying that rather than indulge in consumerism, … More

    Washington Voters Win in Battle of the Billionaires

    The political math was simple and should have been fool-proof: Proponents of a high-earner income tax in the state of Washington needed only a majority of voters to approve a tax on a tiny minority of their peers. After all, Initiative 1098, which would have imposed a 5 percent tax … More