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Here we go again: Fed Ed Secretary Announces Another Federal Initiative

*This post was originally published on July 17, 2014 Fed Ed Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that the U.S. Department of Ed is initiating a multifaceted new strategy to ensure every American public school child will have equal opportunities … Continue reading

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Time to Disinfect Out the Common Core

*This post was originally published on May 9, 2014 Perhaps the biggest dose of reality for those who believe they know what is best for all the rest of us is when they discover they really don’t know the rest … Continue reading

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The Alberta Disadvantage

Let’s face it. There just aren’t enough citizens in either Wyoming or Alberta to maintain a level of government spending based on here today, gone tomorrow minerals tax windfalls. If the Wyoming government continues with failed spending policies, it might want to look in the mirror before it goes the way of the Alberta government. Continue reading

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The Boogeyman in Public Education

Last week I wrote about free speech in public education and how one community in Wyoming (Cody) is up in arms, neighbor fighting neighbor, over the eminent purchase of a K-8 reading curriculum. What in the world could get folks … Continue reading

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Beware a Rainy Day Fund Raid

The craving for tax dollars will not be satisfied without fundamental government reform, but appetite reduction does not appear to be on the menu. Without the minerals industry tax windfall, Wyoming voters cannot afford to feed the beast, so be on the lookout for a rainy day fund raid. Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion Is An Empty Promise

When progressives make the case for Medicaid Expansion, without fail they remind their listeners that the federal government has pledged to cover 90 percent of the cost of expansion. But a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability sheds light … Continue reading

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Education is About Growing A Rose

*This post was originally published on May 8, 2014. I just read a piece entitled “Why I teach Philosophy to Plumbers” by Professor Scott Samuelson; he writes about why a liberal arts education matters in our modern world. In a similar vein, … Continue reading

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Capitol Square Project – A Spending Disaster in the Making

Wyoming’s State Capitol renovation project is in trouble, and spin won’t fix it. That’s why a $200,000, three-year communications contract to a well-known Cheyenne firm to sell the project raised a few eyebrows. Legislators questioned whether the project should even … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Free Speech in Education

In what can only be seen as a very strange case in Cody, WY, a small group of parents and public school teachers have sent out a letter to the local elected school board demanding their fellow citizens be denied … Continue reading

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Is Medicaid Expansion Still Voluntary?

Throughout the debate to expand Medicaid during the 2015 Legislative Session, opponents repeatedly claimed that the federal government couldn’t be trusted to keep its promise to cover 90 percent of Medicaid Expansion’s costs. So it should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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