Michigan Might Start Assigning Letter Grades to Public Schools Under New Bill

A new bill passed the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday that will require the state’s Department of Education to assign each public school a grade of A-F each year. Supporters of the bill, which narrowly passed in a vote of 56-53, say that it will help provide parents with information…

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Commentary: Blackmail Added to Mob Rule on Campus Activists’ Resumes

by Jay Schalin   The proper term for the actions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student assistants and instructors threatening to withhold grades unless Silent Sam—a statue of a Confederate soldier who was pulled off his pedestal by a mob of activists in August—is removed…

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Environmentalists Celebrate After Zinke Calls it Quits

by Tim Pearce   Environmentalists began celebrating Saturday after President Donald Trump announced Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would leave the administration by the end of 2018. “Zinke’s days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over,” Friends of the Earth fossil fuels program manager Nicole Ghio…

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Campus Diversity Movement Takes Off in Surprising New Directions

by John Rosenberg   Ever since Justice Powell’s lone opinion in Bakke allowed the camel’s nose of “diversity” under the anti-discrimination tent, controversy has raged over preferential treatment awarded to college applicants of certain races. Just as hurricanes often change direction after landfall, the diversity movement has recently taken off…

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Russian Nationals Indicted in North Carolina on Immigration Fraud, Murder for Hire Charges

Five Russian nationals were indicted on Wednesday in the Eastern District of North Carolina, according to a Department of Justice press release. The five are charged with “federal crimes stemming from a bribery and kickback scheme, including money laundering, immigration fraud, and a subsequent murder for hire plot.” Leonid Teyf, 57,…

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Beto O’Rourke Thinks People Have Died Because of The Border Wall

by Molly Prince   Democratic Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke of Texas claimed Friday that the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the reason why an increasing number of migrants have died as they illegally attempt to cross into the country. “The number of people dying at the U.S.-Mexico border in…

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Commentary: The ‘Trump Doctrine’ is the Future of Conservative Foreign Policy

by John Fonte   For the past two years we have seen the emergence of a coherent Trump doctrine in both words and deeds. There is a remarkable consistency throughout all of President Trump’s speeches, formal documents (such as the National Security Strategy) and actions of the administration. To understand…

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Federal Report Says Millennials Are Poorer Than Other Generations

by Ryan McMaken   One of the challenges in looking at income and wealth data is getting a sense of how different demographic groups are affected. It’s relatively easy to find median income and wealth data over time for the entire population, for example. But then problems of interpretation immediately…

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States Have a New Opportunity to Lower Health Insurance Premiums and Expand Options

by Mary Fishpaw   The Trump administration is offering welcome relief to Americans struggling with high premiums under Obamacare premiums and a lack of insurance choices. The administration has taken a series of regulatory actions to do the following: Make short-term, limited duration policies widely available and give consumers the…

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Notorious Ohio Abortion Clinic Leaves Woman Hemorrhaging on Sidewalk

Audio of a 911 call released this week by a pro-life organization in Cleveland reveals that a woman who was “bleeding heavy” was left outside of Preterm abortion clinic because the workers wanted to go home for the day. The recording, obtained by Operation Rescue, provides audio from a November…

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