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By August, the House and Senate could each pass an ESEA reauthorization bill. But lately they’ve struggled with not only the inevitable disagreements, but also unnecessary distractions.
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A No vote in Greece could be the prelude to a Greek exit from the euro. It would also have considerable implications for the IMF’s credibility and Christine Lagarde’s prospects for a second term as IMF managing director.
The Jacobin statist minds that decided to pursue this persecution lack some basic analytical thinking skills. They can’t distinguish between discriminating against a person and not wanting to take part in that person’s ceremonies.
His own two great loves were his country, about which he never ceased writing, and his progeny, about whom he never ceased talking. His memory will surely be a source of blessings to both, as well to those of us fortunate enough to have been his friends and colleagues.
The Fourth of July is a time to remember Americans who have contributed much to their country, and this Fourth weekend is a good time to remember two such Americans who died in recent weeks — and whom I’d had the good fortune to know and joust with intellectually since the 1970s — Allen Weinstein and Ben Wattenberg.
Social justice — forever ill-defined so as to maximize the power of its champions — has become not just an industry but also a permanent psychological orientation among journalists, lawyers, educators and other members of the new class of eternal reformers.
Though US shows of force like the dragoon ride through the Baltics and a proposed European F-22 deployment are a step in the right direction, rotating presence is no substitute for permanent force presence.
A bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would repeal the ban on a federal student unit record system, thus providing students and parents with vital information on earnings and loan repayment rates from institutions and individual programs.
The rule likely should be simple: Machines should always be a tool for humans. Society should keep them in their proper station. But interpreting that rule and executing it properly is — please pardon the phrase — where the rubber hits the road.
The claim that mortgage credit is very tight for all but pristine borrowers has been repeated so often by respected policymakers and economists that it is now taken as fact. This characterization of today’s mortgage market, however, is misleading.