Are teachers underpaid?

Fordham’s Michael Podgursky argues that the Labor Department doesn’t take into consideration the generous benefits of government school teachers — benefits that no one in the private sector gets! Public school teachers and other public employees receive far more generous pension benefits than private-sector workers. The value of those benefits isn’t calculated accurately in Labor Department statistics, …

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Sweden – “Expert” Says Rising Rapes Due To Global Warming Not Soaring Muslim Immigration

Is there anything that does not have its formal cause founded in anthropogenic global warming?  Sweden is rapidly becoming known as the rape capital of the Western world.Psychotherapist Börje Svensson has finally figured out the mystery behind the rising sexual assaults in Sweden: “The heat and the fine summer weather,” says Svensson. “I can not …

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Leave out the personalities – Which party best represents your goals?

Sharp divide on climate change between Democrats and Republicans. __________________________________________________________________ Democrats  Republicans Democrats think climate change is a greater threat than ISIS. Republicans call this “the triumph of extremism over common sense.” Democrats think climate change is a “real and urgent threat.” Republicans: “Climate change is far from this nation’s most pressing national security issue.” Democrats want to prosecute global …

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U.S. Parents’ Fears for Child’s Safety at School Unchanged

In the U.S., 28% of parents of school-aged children express concern for their child’s physical safety at school, while 13% say their children have expressed fear about feeling unsafe at school. I know parents in California who have pulled their kids out of the government schools for just these reasons.    U.S. parents’ concern for …

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IG Report: Pentagon can’t account for $6.5 trillion of taxpayer money

Why this isn’t taking all the headlines is beyond me. But there are a lot of people who are on the dole for the military-industrial complex. The Pentagon failed to account for $6.5 trillion in its financial statement, a recently-recovered Inspector General’s report on the 2015 fiscal year said. It reveals the audit of the …

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Climate Philosopher Demands a Tax on Children

Climate philosopher Travis Rieder has been touring the country, trying to persuade university students not to have kids – and promoting ideas for restricting childbirth, including tax penalties against people who decide to have a child. Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis …

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Liberal Pundit Doesn’t Think Violence Against Whites Should be Called a “Hate Crime”

Bottom line: only white’s can commit hate crimes. It can never be committed by a minority.  Background: President Obama characterized the July shootings in Dallas a “hate crime,” which really bothered some progressives like  Ebony magazine’s editor Jamilah Lemieux, who argued that the President was probably wrong to call the attack a “hate crime.” I …

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Massachusetts will tax ridesharing services to compensate taxis

Another punishment of the productive to prop up the losers. This is the first known US attempt to directly subsidize taxis through the likes of Uber and Lyft. State and city governments have been trying to protect the taxi industryfrom ridesharing services for a while, but Massachusetts is taking an unusual route. Its governor recently enacted a law (the …

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Supreme Court Rejects Ohio Libertarians

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request from Ohio libertariansto list Gary Johnson and Bill Weld on the Buckeye-State ballot as Libertarian Party candidates this November, rather than Independents.   The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s emergency request to list Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as Libertarians on the November election …

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How the NSA Prizes Online Surveillance Over Online Security: New at Reason

That should read: National Surveillance Agency. Via Reason:  With a name like the National Security Agency, America’s chief intelligence outfit might at least attempt to promote American security online. At the veryleast, one would hope its activities don’t actively undermine U.S. cybersecurity. But—bad news—a recent leak of the agency’s digital spy tools by a myterious group called the …

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Tim Cook Pens Open Letter on Tax Evasion Claims, Says Apple is Confident Decision ‘Will be Reversed’

You may have heard that the EU Commission has ruled that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes dating back to 2003-2014 (via BBC) — it is attempting to replace tangible Irish tax laws “with a view of what the Commission thinks the law should have been.”  Tim Cook responds:  Tim Cook has posted an open …

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Spokane City Council votes to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Via KXLY:  The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to pass an ordinance changing the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The council listened to more than two hours of public testimony, both for and against the change. Local tribe members were in attendance, speaking about why this ordinance is so important. “Recognizing one …

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