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Black Lives Matter protested white supremacy at Twin Cities Marathon, even though top 10 finalists were black?
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The annual Twin Cities marathon, frequently recognized as the “most beautiful urban marathon in America,” was held last Sunday in my hometowns of Minneapolis-St. Paul. What might not have been so beautiful was a planned protest — titled Black Marathon — organized by the St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter. The original and publicly […]
Again, the Donald Trump ginormous tax cut plan. The guy at the Tax Foundation who ran the model on the plan — the one that found it lost $11 trillion over a decade, $10 trillion on dynamic basis — takes issue with Trump claiming his plan will be “revenue neutral.” In particular, he focuses on Trump’s plan to (a) cut the top marginal tax rate to 25% from 39.6%, (b) put a 0% rate on the first $50,000 of income, (c) cut the corporate income tax to 15% from 35%, and (d) lower rates on pass-through businesses to 15% from 39.6%. TF’s Alan Cole (bold is mine): […]
In an interview with France 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi accused President Obama of a lack of “will” in the fight against the Islamic State, and complained that Obama had failed to deliver the “massive air power” he had promised. Abadi further said that while he has not yet discussed Russian intervention in Iraq, he “would welcome” Russian airstrikes against ISIS in his country.
Links and quotations for October 6, 2015: A new dotcom bubble, tech for an aging workforce, and ‘Uber for kids’
A new study reveals that ridesharing companies that transport children – and that make safety the main value proposition – surpass comparable ridesharing companies in major safety measures. That, plus the risk of a new dotcom bubble burst, how an aging workforce pushes innovation, and what the brain of President Garfield’s assassin teaches about culpability versus insanity.
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As Mike McShane points out in a paper released yesterday, we have witnessed significant growth in the number of states creating voucher, tuition tax credit, and Education Savings Account programs in recent years. But for school choice to fulfill its promise, reformers need to work not just on the demand side, but also on the supply side by helping new and better schools take root and flourish. Simply put, if schools cannot cover their capital costs, they cannot serve families and students.
The Supreme Leader’s public defense of the negotiations constrained Rouhani’s conservative opponents to find ways of attacking the deal that might be acceptable to Khamenei. The result was Parliament’s formation of the review committee and the appointment of an ambitious parliamentarian named Ali Reza Zakani at its head.