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Boosting Transparency Via Letter Grades For Schools

Terry Stoops on letter grades for schools; Michael Lowrey on regulating ride-sharing services; Becki Gray urges lawmakers to protect freedom; Philip Miller on past practice of treating PTSD with lobotomy; Sarah Curry defends end of preservation tax credit

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Mar 02, 2015 07:16 AM

New Commentary cover story focuses on improving mobility

Forget income inequality. A real challenge for American public policy reformers involves economic mobility. That’s the argument from Yuval Levin in the latest cover story for Commentary magazine. Among his recommendations for improving mobility is a new approach to “the curse of entrenched poverty.” This would involve the next stage of welfare reform, and it’sContinue Reading


Mar 02, 2015 07:13 AM

A polite takedown of a redistributionist’s new book

University of Southern California law and business professor Edward Kleinbard devotes his latest book, We Are Better Than This, to, as the subtitle declares, “how the government should spend our money.” Reviewing the book for Barron’s, retired Yale law professor Peter Schuck explains that Kleinbard could have been much better than this. In analyzing theContinue Reading


Mar 02, 2015 07:10 AM

Barron’s ‘Economic Beat’ writer highlights Fed’s unprecedented actions

Gene Epstein of Barron’s devotes his latest column to the Federal Reserve’s continued exploration of uncharted territory. The Fed used to observe the tradition of mainly limiting its buying and selling to short-term Treasuries, whose market value is relatively stable. No more. Because of QE, it now holds more than $1.7 trillion worth of mortgage-backedContinue Reading


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Feb 26, 2015

CJ Editorial: With Medicaid, Patience Is a Virtue

The governors is wise not to expand Medicaid at a time the program is in flux.


Feb 19, 2015

The Basics of New N.C. School Grades

The grades are based on two measures: student achievement and academic growth. These are much more meaningful distinctions for parents, teachers, and administrators than the earlier designations.


Feb 12, 2015

Obamacare Decision Will Not End Debate

If the Supreme Court rules that the federal government cannot issue subsidies to the 36 states using federal Obamacare exchanges, Congress may have to revamp the health insurance law.


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Jan 08, 2015

Early Lessons in Journalistic Bias

Professors do future journalists and the reading public no favors by teaching students that a left-wing narrative trumps the facts.


Dec 21, 2014

When the Media Ignores the News

News outlets shirk their duty when they fail to acknowledge important stories.


Oct 21, 2014

Steer Clear of Government Editor‘s Pen

Journalists fall short of long-established standards when they allow officials to peruse and even edit their reports.


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