In a grim future of arrogant hyperbole, this Indiana legislator could well be our Emperor. It takes an overflowing amount of both for him to compare his petulant flight to Illinois to avoid the will of the electorate to soldiers sent to Afghanistan for fight in our stead. But, as you’ll see, he has no [...]

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Jimmie on March 30th, 2011

Slowly, but surely, we’re taking back our schools from the big-money, big-power teachers’ union heads. The House signed off Wednesday on reviving a school voucher program for low-income students in the District of Columbia. The House voted 225-195 Wednesday afternoon to allocate $20 million to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships Program, which stopped accepting new students [...]

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Normally, a President is overwhelmed at this time of year with invitations to speak at high school commencement exercises all over the country. Not this year. No, folks, this year the bloom is off the Hopenchange rose. The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school [...]

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I linked to Iowahawk’s brilliant takedown of Paul Krugman in this morning’s CtBT post, but I want to give it a bit more attention because it is absolutely brilliant. Krugman tried to run out the growing progressive meme that Wisconsin students get a better education because their teachers have full collective bargaining. The problem with [...]

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In a day, the situation in Wisconsin has gone from merely ridiculous to bizarre. The state Senate was set to vote on Governor Walker’s “budget repair bill” except that all the Democrats were gone. Senate rules require a quorum of 20 and when the Republican Leader called the quorum, only the 19 Republicans showed up [...]

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Jimmie on February 17th, 2011

The most exceptional thing has been happening in Wisconsin over the past few days. Governor Scott Walker has introduced a bill that will save the state about $300 million dollars over the next ten years - a sorely-needed chunk of slack in a budget that has, like so many other state budgets, gotten entirely out [...]

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Jimmie on January 25th, 2011

My friend Elizabeth Scalia has an interesting column at First Things today on our over-dependence on academic credentials in the job market and elsewhere that is worth your time today. Here’s her opening. He has authored over a dozen books, written a syndicated newspaper column and countless essays and articles covering a broad range of [...]

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For many years, our society has accepted that the fundamental qualification for any sort of decent career must begin with a college education. Tens of thousands of families spend millions of dollars, often times incurring five- or six-figure debts, to send their beloved children to institutes of higher learning, confident they will graduate with a [...]

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