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The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell
Standardized tests and other conventional performance metrics used today don’t tell us enough about where they are and what they need, and teachers lack the freedom to seek out outside services which could better serve their students’ individual learning styles
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery. Source: Summary View...
BY ALAN CARUBA Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire. I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate. To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. -- Robert Frost, American poet. Robert W. Felix borrowed from the...
By Alan Caruba Some of the happiest years of my youth, after college and the U.S. Army, were spent as a journalist. My first job was as a reporter for a weekly newspaper and, after the editor left to join a daily six months later I became the editor. That was...
Michael Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1)      Earl, what is this Read Romp + Rock that I keep hearing so much about?  Who is involved and who came up with the idea? Excitement is building for Read Romp + Rock 2011 -- Reach Out and Read’s fifth annual “non-gala gala” for school...
By Alan Caruba Over the course of the first four elements of The BPA File, we have documented a massive, global campaign to ban bisphenol-A, BPA, a chemical that has been safely used for more than a half century to protect metal and plastic containers for food...
BY T.F. STERN In case you've just awakened, as did Rip Van Winkle, from a hundred year nap, sitting under a huge tree that had been a sapling when you first closed your eyes; a few things have changed.  The sun still rises in the East, grass is green and...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have now been thirty years availing myself of every possible opportunity of procuring Indian vocabularies to the same set of words … I had collected about fifty, and had digested most of them in collateral columns … The whole … were packed in a trunk of...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE If you only read one Cato brief this Supreme Court term, it should be this one. Believe it or not, it’s illegal in Ohio to lie about politicians, for politicians to lie about other politicians, or for politicians to lie about themselves. That is, it violates an...
By T.F. Stern,   The human soul responds to certain musical tones when arranged properly.  Shepherds watching their flocks by night were treated to heavenly inspired messages inviting them to visit the Christ Child in a manger and we’ve marked this advent with music down through the ages. Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in...
CURTIS DUBAY - HERITAGE FOUNDATION New Year’s Day was tough for taxpayers. Thirteen tax increases kicked in. The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff resulted in seven tax increases. Those hikes combined with six tax increases from Obamacare that also began on New...
BY SELWYN DUKE Recently I reported on the firing of Mateo Rueda, now an ex-art teacher after showing 10 and 11-year-olds nude “artwork” at Lincoln Elementary School in Hyrum, Utah on Dec. 4. Normally I would have let this story go by now, but Rueda continues playing the victim, aided...
Thank You, Congressman McClintock for defining my contempt for those who fail to support America while purporting to represent our great nation. Is there a petition we can sign, a formal request for earmark funding; tar & feathers, enough to include a rail to run these dolts out of town come November?
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their aversion towards 'titles of nobility' when in Article I, Section 9 and 10 they forbade both the federal and state governments from granting such titles. Sixty-four...
By Alan Caruba The most enduring images of the Great Depression from 1929 through to the beginning of World War II for America in 1941 were those of homeless people, hobo camps, and of soup kitchens to feed the hungry. During the Reagan years, the media was filled with stories of...
BY LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN My sofa felt pretty comfortable. Ninety percent of the time, I'm on the road as chairman of the Conservative Campaign Committee.http://bit.ly/1Nm7PHJ This was a rare occasion to be in town for the Volusia 9/12 Project monthly meeting. I saw the email reminder about the...
~And on his EPA, Interior and other environmental nominations – and their policy decisions~ By Tom Harris President-elect Donald Trump’s opposition to the global warming alarm is a refreshing change from the Obama administration’s naïve and hugely expensive crusade to lead the world to ‘save the climate.” Not only has Trump been...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ...  in answer to your enquiries respecting sheep … I have three distinct races … 1. Merinos; of these I have but 2. ewes, and of course none to spare. President Madison has been more succesful, and sells some ram lambs, but not ewes … 2. I have the...
MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ Planned Parenthood has been trying to create the “War on Women” for so long that they have now pushed themselves into an uncomfortable position. Not only have they been caught encouraging the abortion of baby girls just because of their sex, but now their attempt to spin their...