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- Citizens’ Guide to Initiative 1351: To Reduce Class Sizes September 22, 2014Extensive research shows that reducing class sizes is not the most important factor in improving student learning. Researchers at the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University have found no improvement in student learning from class-size reductions.
- Thousands pack New York’s streets to march against climate change September 22, 2014
- Syrian Kurdish fighters halt Islamic State advance near Kobani September 22, 2014
- My Thoughts on Obama’s ISIS Plan September 16, 2014And by thoughts, I mean facial expressions. They shouldn’t be very hard to figure out. Here is my “Obama Reaction Video” to my first time hearing the President’s ISIS response speech.
- Travel Notice September 15, 2014Hey guys. I am traveling back to the U.S. this week and am prioritizing my husband before I leave. Therefor, I won’t be posting any of my daily international headlines. I won’t be writing my weekly wrap-up or recording a 5 minute update. Our show on FTRRadio is also off this week. But we’ll be […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today September 12, 20141) Moves are being made after President Obama addressed the American public about a plan to deal with the Islamic State on the eve of Sept. 11th. This included plans to use airstrikes in Syria, which the UK is also considering. Germany said they will not participate in airstrikes, but they have “banned” the organization. […]
- Big Labor Millionaires Lecture on Inequality September 22, 2014Millionaire union honchos are speaking out about income inequality even as they collect six-figure salaries that dwarf those of the average CEO, according to Watchdog.org.
- AFL-CIO’s Soviet Throwback September 22, 2014The AFL-CIO’s get-out-the-vote logo is raising eyebrows for its similarity to the Soviet flag, according to RedState.
- Hikers Get Close-Up View of F-18s Flying Through Death Valley’s Canyons September 22, 2014
- American Dream Presentations September 22, 2014Of the more than 30 presentations given at the 2014 Preserving the American Dream conference in Denver this past weekend, 18 used PowerPoint shows, all of which are downloadable below. A complete agenda shows when each presentation was given. PowerPoint Presentations Session 1: Debate Over Tolls and Public/Private Partnerships Robert Poole: The Case for Toll
- Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles September 17, 2014Tomorrow, the Cato Institue will release a new paper on the policy implications of self-driving cars. Antiplanner readers can download a preview of the paper today. In a nutshell, the paper argues that self-driving cars combined with car sharing will put public transit agencies out of business. The average cost of transit, including subsidies is […]
- What Happened to Progressives? September 16, 2014“Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement,” intones Robert Reich. “Now, Berkeley is moving against Big Soda” by imposing a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. Naturally, Reich fails to see the irony that a city known for freedom is now attempting to take away people’s freedom. Of course, […]