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In the News

Breaking News! Kenyan-American Presidential Hopeful Ties With Donald Trump In

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Press Examiner
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trump’s attitude is different from Obama’s, for example, but Obama looks like a president. Donald Trump and Ben Carson have maintained a steady and statistically significant lead.

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Kissinger: Parade New Step In China's Historical Advancement

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia CRIENGLISH.com
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said that China's grand Victory Day parade symbolizes that the nation has returned to its historic position as one of the world's leading powers.

In the News

Low SAT Scores Prompt Alarm At Schools

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Bulletin
Friday, September 4, 2015

Scores on the SAT have sunk to the lowest level since the college admission test was overhauled in 2005, adding to worries about student performance in the nation’s high schools.

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building
In the News

The Fed's Election-Defining Decision

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia Politico
Friday, September 4, 2015

August job numbers come in weaker than expected, putting Fed in tough position as it considers rate hike.

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In the News

Republicans Tap Their Own Tax Mavens For 2016

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, September 4, 2015
A think tank beefs up to help sell candidates' tax plans.
In the News

Smart Power

featuring Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 14, 2015
How and why gifted students are shortchanged.
Analysis and Commentary

The Germans Are A Comforting People

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 4, 2015

Those of you who, like my wife and me, are big fans of the TV show The Big Bang Theory, might get a kick out of this title. I've changed the "have always been" that Sheldon says in this segment to "are" to make it more accurate.

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Analysis and Commentary

Republicans And Democrats Disagree On The Relative Importance Of Reading, Math, And The Arts

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, September 4, 2015
Americans have generally wanted much the same things taught in their public schools. Elementary students should learn three “R’s”—reading,’riting and ‘rithmetic. In high school, it’s time to prepare for college or a career by studying core subjects, such as English, history, algebra, biology, and a foreign language.
Featured

Trump Signs The Pledge: RNC Victory Or 'Peace In Our Time'?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Some things are a cynic’s delight: Hillary Clinton, just a few months ago, promising a campaign of transparency and openness with the media; GOP congressional leaders assuring us they’ll have their act together, later this month, on budget deadlines and deficit ceilings.

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Does The Partisan Divide Include The K-12 Curriculum?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Friday, September 4, 2015

Americans have generally wanted much the same things taught in their public schools. Elementary students should learn three “R’s”—reading,’riting and ‘rithmetic.

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