Bipartisan Bill Would End Ohio’s ‘Disastrous’ Academic Distress Commissions

A bipartisan bill that would overturn state takeovers of low performing local schools is set to be introduced in the Ohio General Assembly next week. Under House Bill (HB) 70, a 2015 legislation, the state superintendent of public schools is required to intervene via “Academic Distress Commissions” for “each school…

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Commentary: The Left Is Doubling Down on Schemes to Pack the Supreme Court

by Jarret Stepman   Anything the left can’t control, it aims to destroy. From campaigns to abolish the Senate to the growing movement to upend the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election, progressives have few qualms about getting rid of long-standing constitutional institutions. Now they’re…

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Americans for Tax Reform Urges Ohio to Reject ‘Straight-Up’ Gas Tax Increase

Grover Norquist, President and Founder of the nationally recognized Conservative taxpayer advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), implored Ohioans Friday to reject the “straight up” gas tax currently being considered by the Ohio Legislature. In an open letter, Norquist warned; A gas tax hike does the greatest harm to households who…

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Commentary: Switzerland’s Foreign Policy Should Be a Model for America

by Brandon J. Weichert   As I have written previously, many elites think of the United States as being in a position similar to that of the vulnerable Hapsburg Empire: a large empire possessing indefensible frontiers. But, this comparison flawed. In fact, a more precise analogue to the United States is…

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Two Senators Introduce Bill to Keep Members of Congress From Cashing in as Lobbyists

by Evie Fordham   Two Republican senators introduced legislation to ban members of Congress from lobbying Congress once they exit office, and although the lawmakers are “barking up the right tree,” their solution might not be realistic, a government transparency expert told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Sens. Rick Scott…

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Elizabeth Warren Announces Plans to Break Up Facebook and Other Big Tech Firms

by Chris White   Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad…

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Commentary: The Democratic Socialist Platform Echoes the Madness of the Khmer Rouge

by Barry Brownstein   In 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took over, they quickly emptied the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. This was to be year Zero; a rebirth of Cambodia as an engineered egalitarian, classless rural society with “the corruption and parasitism of city life” eliminated. Several million had…

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Majority of House Democrats Vote to Let 16-Year-Olds Vote for President

by Peter Hasson   A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday voted to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16. A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, Hawaii Rep. and Democratic presidential…

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California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ in Border Town With a Wall

by Jason Hopkins   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a major critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, visited a border town with a wall and declared there was no “national emergency.” I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing…

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Ilhan Omar Trashes Obama on Immigration

by Henry Rodgers   Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar heavily criticized former President Barrack Obama for his stance on immigration, saying he was responsible for the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border. In an interview with Politico magazine released Friday, Omar also said Obama’s “hope and change” slogan turned…

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Gallup: Trump Economic Approval Highest Yet at 56 Percent

by CHQ Staff   Our friends at NewsMax turned us on to the Gallup Organization’s recent, and very extensive, polling on President Trump’s handling of 14 domestic and foreign issues. The Gallup Organization’s Megan Brenan reports Trump’s rating for handling the economy, 56 percent, is the highest of his presidency…

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Trump’s Labor Department Rewrites Obama Rule on Guaranteed Overtime Pay

by Tim Pearce   The Department of Labor proposed a rule Thursday that would expand guaranteed overtime pay laws to roughly 1.1 million workers. The rule would raise the threshold of overtime pay protection from workers making under $23,660 a year to workers making $35,308 a year, regardless of whether…

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Ohio Lawmakers Considering A Gas Tax Increase Hear Testimony About Tennessee’s Gas Tax Increase Signed into Law in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio lawmakers consider the call by newly-inaugurated Governor Mike DeWine for an increase in motor fuel taxes of 18 cents per gallon on both gas and diesel, both the state House and Senate have heard testimony on the matter. One of the witnesses providing testimony used…

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