D.C.’s academic trends reveal positive developments along with heartbreaking stagnation.
On the plus side, academic achievement scores today are far higher than they were in the 1990s. The District’s improvement on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exams easily outpaces that of any state.
However, the vast majority of the gains have been achieved by…
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On November 18, the District of Columbia City Council passed Bill 20-48, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendment Act of 2014. Two years in the making, Bill 20-48 touches on virtually every area of forfeiture law in the nation’s capital city. It affords new and strengthened due process protections to property owners and aims to rein in some of the more questionable…
When you go to New York City, you probably don’t want to look like a tourist. But you almost can’t help looking up,...…
These days if you wanted to visit the center of financial power, you’d go to Wall Street. But before there was a stock...…
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common?
They are all wary of a big...…
It’s a bummer when you see how much income tax comes out of your paycheck. But when you see that Social Security line...…
The Washington Post claims that the confirmation of President Obama’s judicial nominees might “get relatively close to...…
According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is considering releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard...…
The Obama administration is beginning to transition control of the Internet away from the United States—and that has...…
Should Taxpayers continue subsidizing millionaires? That's the question Congress is mulling over as it considers reauthorizing farm subsidies doled out by the Department of Agriculture.
The agriculture budget totals $25 billion - more than we spend on the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Farm subsidies are typically portrayed as a vital lifeboat for…
President Obama spent 2009 engaged in an unprecedented first-year spending spree. Now he is apparently planning to spend his second year creating the illusion of fiscal responsibility.
On the campaign trail, then-candidate Mr. Obama promised a "net spending cut." Instead, he signed a historic $787 billion "stimulus" bill, expanded the State…
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3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter
has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris
is. The major features of his package include the following
specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles
coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…
Taxpayers funding Washington's
$20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting
their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful
uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill
enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop
overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but
With at least two ongoing wars, President-elect Barack Obama may
well be entering the Oval Office facing the toughest national
security landscape for any American president in some time.
A tour of the foreign policy horizon shows that America's 44th
president will have his hands full with a panoply of problems that
would vex any head of state, much less one who is…
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health
care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and
therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His
proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable,
comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling
health care costs and improving quality of care; and…
My 6-year-old granddaughter Abby bragged recently that she could
count to 20. She proceeded to demonstrate, and I praised her. Then
she asked how high I can count.
I told her that I don't know; I've never tried because it takes
Today we talk about numbers so big that we cannot comprehend
People often ignore dangers they do not understand, such…
Delivered on February 13, 2007
With the Six-Party Talks just concluding in Beijing, it
certainly is a good time to discuss North Korea. We are fortunate
indeed that, as always, the Institute for Corean-American Studies
is focusing Washington's attention on a grave matter that concerns
both Americans and America's friends in South Korea and
As President Ronald Reagan reminded the American people in his 1981 inaugural address, the U.S. Constitution separates government powers so that the voters can hold government officials accountable. Government power is separated both horizontally among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and vertically among the federal, state, and local levels.
In asserting that the Boeing Company is engaging in unfair labor practices by establishing a new aircraft assembly facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, instead of Washington State, which is heavily unionized, the National Labor Relations Board is twisting the law to benefit unions at the expense of the rule of law and the nation’s economy.…
It is widely reported in the world press that the United States
and Poland have agreed on terms for deploying ballistic missile
interceptors in the East European country. The interceptors would
work in conjunction with radars that will be deployed in the Czech
Republic (the result of another agreement announced earlier this
year). Together, they will comprise a…
Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…
Ma Ying-jeou, inaugurated as Taiwan's new president on May 20, 2008, has pledged to strengthen Taiwan's economic and political relationships with China. At the same time, he has good reason to preserve Taiwan's separate identity, and the U.S. has good reason to support him. Taiwan is one of the most dynamic democracies in Asia and one of America's top 10 trade partners.…
Members of Congress are considering several bills designed to
combat climate change. Chief among them is Senate bill
2191--America's Climate Security Act of 2007--spearheaded by
Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). This bill would set
a limit on the emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon
dioxide from the combustion of coal, oil, and natural…
In his first State of the Union Address, George Bush this
January set six goals to strengthen American education. One of them
is to reduce the national high school dropout rate to 10 percent by
the end of the decade. Currently, according to Bush, the rate is 25
percent. This high rate, it is said, saddles the United States with
President Obama has lost The Washington Post’s editorial board with his disastrous foreign policy.
In a hard-hitting...…
Should workers have to continuously “opt out” of paying for union political expenses they oppose? Washington State...…
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