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  • Education Is The Business Of The States

    Education Is The Business Of The States
    In 1981, Tennessee's 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was receptive. But Democrats, who controlled the House and were beginning to be controlled by teachers unions (the largest, the National Education Association, had bartered its first presidential endorsement, of Jimmy Carter, for creation of the Department of Education) balked.
  • Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'

    Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'
    The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much. The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...

    Obama Debases Trust In Government

    Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...

    For the GOP, rightward ho!

     For the GOP, rightward ho!
    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...

    GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it

    GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back. In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...