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Jun 28, 2012
“Today’s ruling is a stiff reminder that Americans cannot look to the Supreme Court to rescue us from the errors of Congress,” said Kim Crockett, COO and General Counsel at Center of the American Experiment.
Jun 28, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing power. To help you understand the ruling’s impact on law, policy and politics, we’re collecting the best analyses and reactions as they emerge over the coming weeks.
Jun 28, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate represents a tremendously disappointing expansion of federal power over the lives and liberties of the American people.
Jun 26, 2012
Not long ago, a friend of mine returned to his alma mater for his 35th college reunion. He approached one of his professors, wondering if his former teacher remembered him. He did, kindly noting that my friend had been a good student. He then added a compliment, of sorts: "Why, today you'd be an A student."
Jun 10, 2012
The National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado has issued a critique of my report entitled “Our Immense Achievement Gap: Embracing Proven Remedies While Avoiding a Race-Based Recipe for Disaster.” The critique was authored by Susan Eaton, co-director of a “diversity” organization called “One Nation Indivisible.”
Jun 10, 2012
Minnesota is heading straight toward a legal buzz saw. Our state faces a looming "educational adequacy" lawsuit that threatens both the quality of our public schools and our cherished tradition of school choice—and may bankrupt the state treasury in the process.
Jun 5, 2012
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is under siege these days from a well-funded and coordinated smear campaign driven by a variety of left-wing organizations and politicians.
Jun 1, 2012
The May Street Berry Patch is a carefully tended garden, berry patch and tiny orchard located on May Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The owner of the lot, Gregory Wilmes, sought a permit from the city to remove a large boulevard tree he owns that shades his garden, but Saint Paul officials denied the permit request claiming that the tree was public property.
May 17, 2012
More was accomplished over the course of the legislative session than anyone could have reasonably expected, especially considering the chasm separating the Legislature and the Governor never narrowed.
May 10, 2012
First reactions to President Obama’s newly announced approval of same-sex marriage bespeak shaky mirror imaging. While folks on the right are routinely critical of its very core, they’re rejoicing in what they see as its politics.