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Teacher Raises Will Pay For Themselves

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Post Bulletin
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California wants to increase teachers’ pay nationwide to the level enjoyed by other college-educated workers — and her proposal would give a typical educator a $13,500 raise. She suggests covering the $30-billion-a-year price tag by increasing the estate tax and closing some loopholes benefiting the top 1 percent of taxpayers.

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Hanson On President’s Russia-Colluding Accusers: ‘They Felt They Had A Higher Duty’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The constant drumbeat of Trump-Russia collusion by the Deep State, Democrats and their messengers in the corporate media was “a call for insurrection,” historian Victor Davis Hanson said.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Improving Educational Outcomes Through Innovation

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

While there are many reasons why public education performs poorly in the United States, the overriding cause is that it operates as a monopolistic system. Education is one area where improvement is genuinely in all of our interests. Public education can be improved through expanding the supply of schools, empowering parents, and diversifying within the existing monopoly.


What Do You Call A $70 Million Trailer Park? Insanity? No, It’s Called “Low-Income Housing”

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Welcome to the world of the $70 million trailer park, which could only happen in California.

In the News

The Socioeconomic Achievement Gap Hasn’t Budged In Half A Century. Now What?

featuring Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia AEI
Monday, April 22, 2019

For over half a century, Americans have relied on public schooling as the nation’s core strategy for promoting social and economic mobility across generations, giving every child a fair start regardless of family income and zip code. But a groundbreaking new study has found that despite enormous public investment — now at over $700 billion annually — achievement gaps between wealthier and poorer children have remained unchanged over the past 50 years.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
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Saddam Hussein Could Have Sunk America's Most Powerful Battleship Ever

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Interest
Monday, April 22, 2019

Could Saddam Hussein’s armed forces have sunk a U.S. Navy battleship? That might seem like a question destined to launch an excursion into alt-history, but it was far from hypothetical to the 3,200 or so crewmen of the battleships USS Wisconsin and Missouri who squared off against Iraq in 1991. It was daily life, especially when they closed with hostile shorelines to render naval gunfire support to forces ashore—and thus came within striking reach of Iraqi defenses. My answer: yes.


John Yoo: Christopher Steele's Anti-Trump Dossier Under New Scrutiny After Release Of Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, April 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the calls to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and whether this should be investigated.

Analysis and Commentary

Ontario's Progress On Liquor Laws

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, April 22, 2019

In Canada, a new Ontario provincial budget released last week proposes to loosen alcohol consumption rules in the province, including allowing licensed establishments to start serving alcohol at 9 a.m., legalizing tailgating, letting local governments set rules that would allow people to consume alcohol in public parks, and letting breweries, wineries, and distilleries serve more than mere samples. Other proposed changes include plans to allow convenience stores to sell beer and wine, legalizing happy hour advertisements, and postponing a new wine tax that was set to take effect this month.

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Barr Trumps Mueller

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 22, 2019

The Attorney General has a better reading of the law on obstruction. 

US flag on military helmet
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American Evolution Partners With Virginia Arts Festival To Present Virginia International Tattoo's "Courage & Commitment: A Salute To Women In The Military"

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia PRNewswire
Monday, April 22, 2019

On April 25-28, 2019, Virginia's 2019 Commemoration American Evolution™ and Virginia Arts Festival will present the annual Virginia International Tattoo at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. This year's event, themed, "Courage and Commitment: A Salute to Women in the Military," will feature music, historic photos and video, tributes from U.S. military bands, and special appearances by groundbreaking women to celebrate the extraordinary courage and commitment of the women who serve in uniform today and the women whose service blazed the trail before them.