Kartel Policy – A through M

Bay State’s Common Core Blues

A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it’s got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. “The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts …

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Good News On Climate Change

Some of the global warming alarmists are moving to France. “In direct retaliation to the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, French President Emmanuel Macron borrowed from President Trump’s famous political catchphrase as he doled out environmental research grants known as …

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A limited, energetic government – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Eleven months later, Washington is still reeling from the election of President Donald Trump. Politicians, operatives and interest groups, the media, intellectuals and writers — everyone is trying to find his footing in this new and unexpected political environment. Continue Reading....

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In Upset, Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.   Prior to the allegations of sexual misconduct Moore faced, the state was seen as an almost sure win for a Republican candidate. President Donald Trump won Alabama by …

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Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Here’s What We Need.

I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. …

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In Cold War Flashback, Russia Designates VOA, Radio Free Europe as Foreign Agents

The Russian Duma is engaging in tit-for-tat with the U.S. government by designating American government-funded broadcasters Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as foreign agents. In late November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a measure rushed through the Duma to push …

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US Arms Sale to Georgia a Long-Overdue Show of Support for Eurasian Ally

The U.S.- Georgian relationship was taken to a new level on Nov. 20, when President Donald Trump approved something that never occurred during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office. That would be an estimated $75 million deal to sell Javelin anti-tank missiles to the …

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Contra Activist Judges, Not Allowing Transgender Individuals to Join Military Is Not Illegal Discrimination

On Dec. 11, a federal lower court judge in Washington, D.C., refused to stay her earlier October 30 order blocking President Donald Trump’s August 25, 2017 directive regarding transgender military service. That directive, transmitted to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, put to a …

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FreedomWorks: Sen. Rounds Considering Blocking Conservative from Export-Import Bank

FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement regarding the news that Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) might oppose President Trump’s conservative reformer to head up the Export-Import Bank: “The Export-Import Bank mostly benefits Boeing and a small handful of other multinational …

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Why Is Amazon Not Considered a Monopoly?

HowStuffWorks discusses Amazon with Marc Scribner. How big is too big? That’s the question that economists and policymakers are asking about Amazon, the $560 billion company that first made its name selling books online, but has rapidly morphed into an “everything store” with its hands in …

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