How Bill de Blasio Addresses Inequality

Andrew Rotherham and Richard Whitmire discuss the fissure that has occurred within the Democratic party regarding the issue of education reform. There is a Bill de Blasio camp when it comes to education policy, and the duo describe that camp's "contribution" to the formulation and implementation of principles and programs that shape how kids are …

The Dirty Little Non-Secret about the IRS Scandal

Bradley Smith points out that for anyone wondering about the genesis of the IRS scandal--and yes, it is a scandal--wonder no more; the scandal is easy to understand when you remember that Henry II had a lot to do with it taking place. When you have a host of Democratic politicians--including the president of the United …

The First Amendment Wins a Round

I am happy to report that passing out the Constitution on Constitution Day has been deemed protected speech "in all 'areas generally available to students and the community,' which include 'grassy areas, walkways, and other similar common areas.'" I was worried that perhaps the law, in its majestic equality, might forbid the Constitution from falling under …

Your “Nothing to See Here, Move Along” Post of the Day

I am really tired of linking to stories like this one, but it's necessary to do so, given the fact that some people are pretending that the implementation of Obamacare is going just as planned: In a colossal “oh by the way” revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal …

Newsflash: Both Parties Struggle with Science

It is a shopworn cliché that Republicans are anti-science, and to be sure, I do wish that more Republicans would accept that evolution is the best explanation out there (by a lot) regarding the origins of life. But while Democrats are more than willing to make fun of Republicans regarding evolution, they are a whole …

Clarence Thomas Behaves Admirably at Oral Argument, Thank You Very Much

Following up on this blog post, I want to note Ilya Somin's observations of Clarence Thomas's behavior at oral argument. To be sure, one swallow does not a summer make, and the plural of "anecdote" is not "data," but I hardly imagine that the following is an exception to the rule where Justice Thomas is involved: …

Quote of the Day

Another lesson of Mr. Sestanovich's book is that diplomatic engagement with U.S. enemies is a fool's errand unless it's aimed at achieving a deeper strategic purpose. Take Ronald Reagan's personal diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev. Progressives today point to that diplomacy to defend their own concessions to U.S. adversaries. But such thinking, Mr. Sestanovich suggests, misses …

Quote of the Day

It’s a thought experiment I often present to the Western Chavista, one that usually ends up demonstrating that sympathizers of the regime, both in this country and in Europe, have something of a colonialist attitude towards Venezuela. Because one wonders the reaction of these faux progressives if Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama, Chancellor …

Republicans Need Better Tech Talent

So it is nice to see that they are working to become more technologically proficient, thus giving Republicans a better chance of actually winning elections. Now, if Republicans also work to get better and smarter campaign managers--not to mention getting better and smarter candidates--they might actually give Democrats a run for their money in future races. …