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    Choice Survives (For Now)

    Yesterday the Appropriations Committee approved funding for the 1,900 District of Columbia low income school children who receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice. Heritage Director of Domestic Policy Studies Jennifer Marshall highlights some of the voices of the families benefiting from this program: Ayesha McKinney is just … More

    Surviving To Learn Another Day

    Yesterday a House Appropriations subcommittee voted to save 1,900 scholarships for low-income D.C. children from teachers unions intent on killing school choice. The chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), warned that this was the last year he would allow low income DC students and their families to choose … More

    Lobbying to Violate the Constitution

    Last year, Congress rejected legislation that would violate the Constitution by granting the District of Columbia voting representation in the House of Representatives. But advocates of this plan haven’t given up hope. Instead, voting rights activists have stepped up their lobbying efforts, and Roll Call reported last week that they … More

    Days Appear Numbered for D.C. Gun Ban

    If today’s oral arguments in the D.C. gun ban case are any indication, the nation’s most restrictive gun-control law could soon be ruled unconstitutional. Today’s hearing before the Supreme Court revealed that Justice Anthony Kennedy is far more inclined to support an individual right to keep and bear arms than … More

    If, as the Attorneys Say...

    … difficult cases make bad law, get ready for some more awful law(s) in the lawyer-saturated District of Columbia. The case in question is a grisly one. Last week a woman was found living with the corpses of her four dead daughters. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but will … More