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Nine Questions: What Does It Even Mean to Oppose the Common Core?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, January 30, 2015

Almost every article and column written about the nascent GOP presidential campaign mentions Tea Party opposition to immigration reform and the Common Core—and most candidates’ efforts to align themselves with the Republican base on these two issues. (A Google News search turns up more than 11,000 hits for “Common Core” and “immigration” and “Republican.”)

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Blogs

Revenge Of The McCainiacs: Golden Graham?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Friday, January 30, 2015

One other note about the aforementioned Fox News Poll on the presidential field: you may be wondering what South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is doing among the names of possible GOP candidates.

Featured Commentary

A Senate Coronation In California?

by Bill Whalenvia The Hill
Friday, January 30, 2015

When California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) announced that she wouldn’t seek a fifth term next year, she did more than create a job opening in Washington.

Other Media

Climate Change within New York's Democratic Leadership: Will There Be More Parental Choice in Education?

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Independent Women's Forum
Thursday, January 29, 2015

While New York seems to be weathering Winter Storm Juno well, former U.S. Secretary of Education and president emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Chester E. Finn, Jr., recently noted another climate shift change in the Empire State. New York. Finn explains in a recent New York Daily News editorial:

Blogs

What Is Ray Lopez Missing?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Regular Econlog commenter Ray Lopez writes, in response to Scott Sumner:

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Rational Security, Episode #4: “The Cold War is Hot”

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 29, 2015

The fourth episode of Rational Security, the new podcast Shane Harris is doing with me and Tamara Cofman Wittes, is now out. In it, we discuss the Russian spy ring broken up this week, the drone crashes on the White House grounds and along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the link between autocracy and terrorism.

Featured Commentary

Digging Beneath California's Surface Economic Recovery

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, January 29, 2015

At the beginning of January, Governor Jerry Brown stated in his 2015 State of the State/Inaugural address that "California has seen more than 1.3 million new jobs created in just four years and the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2%." This statement perfectly encapsulates the elation so many in Sacramento have when talking about the Golden State's economy.

Featured Commentary

George Shultz and Henry Kissinger testify before the US Senate Armed Services Committee

by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia United States Senate
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Distinguished Fellow George Shultz and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Henry Kissinger along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright testify on Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy before the US Senate Armed Services Committee.

Other Media

You Say The U.S. Government Is Broken? So Name A Country That Is Doing It Better?

featuring David Bradyvia ABC 7 News
Thursday, January 29, 2015

I got spanked at dinner last week.  It was good for me.

Interviews

George Shultz testifies before the Armed Services Committee

featuring George P. Shultzvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Washington Examiner presents an excerpt of Hoover Distinguished Fellow George Shultz's testimony before the US Senate Armed Services Committee.

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