Universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds sounds great in the high-minded speeches of education advocates, members of Congress and the president himself. But the achievement data that result from pre-K programs? Not so great.
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There is only one argument against staging the 2016 Republican National Convention in Las Vegas: inconvenience.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised Americans that if they liked their existing health insurance, they could keep it. It’s a promise the Nevada Democrat intends to honor — for some of his staff.
Another fast-food strike came and went Thursday, led by groups such as the Service Employees International Union, Fast Food Forward and Fight For 15, all for the goal of more than doubling the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to a whopping $15 an hour.
For years, taxpayers in flat-broke municipalities have been faced with a crushing burden: No matter how far they and their governments fell, they’d still be on the hook for every dime of promised pension benefits to current and retired public-sector workers.
How do you know when a law is especially awful? When it creates a perverse incentive to divorce your spouse. Such is the case with the Affordable Care Act.
It’s easy to say the United States is all about supporting its veterans, the people who served and sacrificed to protect Americans’ freedoms.
The Devil’s Hole pupfish might be the most expensive swimmer on the planet.
Aspen Financial Services took the damage-control strategy of attacking the messenger to an outrageous new level. When local journalist Dana Gentry started reporting on the company’s dismal performance and disgruntled investors, Aspen and its chief, Jeff Guinn (son of late former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn) filed a subpoena to examine her sources of information.
Emotions shouldn’t guide public policy. However, emotional arguments are the favorite currency of a fast-rising lobby: animal lovers. Time and again, that currency pays off.