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Jun 11 2014
State Education Trends
Long-term trends in academic performance and spending are valuable tools for evaluating past education policies and informing current ones. But such data have been scarce at the state level, where the most important education policy decisions are made. State spending data exist reaching back to the 1960s, but the figures have been scattered across many different publications. State-levelCato Institute
Jan 31 2020
Democrats take on Trump, each other before Iowa
Pete Buttigieg is making a notable shift in his closing appeal to Iowa voters ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses, swinging at both frontrunners: Joe Biden is a "risk," he says, while Bernie Sanders' politics are polarizing.
Why it matters: Buttigieg's pugilistic turn reflects what the polling keeps showing: it's still a jump ball for Democrats in the nation's first nominating contest, aAxios
Feb 09 2018
New Poll Finds Voters Trust GOP Over Dems on Economy, Jobs, National Security, and Immigration
In my post yesterday about freshly-announced benefits from tax reform -- here's another bummer for Pelosi and friends -- I warned that in spite of Americans' positivity on the economy and growing support for the GOP-passed law, outsized Democratic enthusiasm threatens to make a 'blue wave' inevitable. I stand by that analysis, but figured I'd keep you posted on data points and trends thatTownhall
Apr 09 2020
Third Week of Big U.S. Jobless Claims Sees 6.61 Million Filings
Americans applied for unemployment benefits in massive numbers for a third straight week, bringing the total to about 16.8 million during the coronavirus pandemic’s economic shutdown.
A total of 6.61 million people filed jobless claims in the week ended April 4, according to Labor Department figures released Thursday, as more states ordered residents to stay home and overwhelmedBloomberg
Dec 14 2019
Congrats Boris, R.I.P Fiscal Conservatism
Although Boris Johnson may have defused a ten-megaton bomb of neo-Marxism in Britain and assured the final passage of Brexit, his Conservative victory is hardly a victory for conservatism. On the far side of the Atlantic, as over here, fiscal responsibility has taken a lethal beating.
Reviewing a failed campaign manifesto by Starbucks titan Howard Schultz a million years ago last springNational Review
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Oct 21 2019
'C'est moi': Mitt Romney has been tweeting under the secret account, Pierre Delecto, reports say
You may know him as Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee with a fastidious approach to blowing out birthday candles, but according to news media reports, the mild-mannered Mormon also has an alter-ego who likes to live (slightly more) dangerously on social media.
Mitt Romney, you see, is also the mysterious Twitter user Pierre Delecto. And Pierre DelectoUSA TODAY
Nov 27 2017
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Democracy requires its citizens to be informed, and to have free open conversations across divides. AllSides for Schools helps students navigate the increasingly biased, misleading and confusing media landscape by teaching media literacy, civil discourse and life-long skills. OurLucy Pinto
Oct 06 2014
Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling
The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive, according to new data from CBS/New York Times/YouGov polling conducted nationwide and NBC/Marist surveys in three key swing states.
"The fight for control of the Senate is stable and tight, with Republicans maintaining the inside track to a majority. ... Nonetheless, the data suggests that the Democrats retain a clear, ifHuffPost
Jun 17 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic May Leave Lasting Scars on Generation Z
They may not contribute to the COVID-19 death toll, but, unless something is done soon, many will be casualties of the shutdown.
Summers used to be a time for career exploration and discovery — I worked for a reining horse trainer for two high-school summers — but now high-school and college students this year face empty months. For most students, there will be no summer school, studyNational Review