2016ers Should Take Note: Top Teachers Reject Common Core

Joy Pullman had an excellent piece this week in The Federalist highlighting some of our nation’s best teachers and their opposition to the Common Core. Any candidate considering a bid for the presidency should be looking closely at the grassroots movement opposing the Common Core. This movement doesn’t just consist of concerned parents, but teachers as well. The first, Nancie Atwell, won the inaugural Global Teacher Prize, which “intends to be the ‘Nobel Prize for teachers'” and comes with a prize of one million dollars which she donated to her school. On “New Day” she was asked what she would tell kids

Just Audit the Darn Thing

It has $4 trillion in holdings…close to one quarter of the U.S. GDP. The markets flip out anytime it even hints at making a move. It enabled the housing bubble and, in large part, the Great Recession that followed its bust. It has less oversight than a local pizza restaurant. (I’d know.) It’s time to audit the Federal Reserve. I don’t care what former real estate and development moguls like Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker say. We need transparency. Opponents of auditing the Fed say that doing so will disrupt the economy and cause harm to the markets. What does that tell you

Newsflash to GOP: You’re Going to Get Attacked

Frank, I agree: that was one horrific interview on abortion for Scott Walker. For some reason or another, many politicians think that they can package their beliefs in such a way that will prevent them from being attacked and at the same time advance a cause. But that’s not reality. Time and again, we’ve seen the most nuanced politicians (mostly on the Right) get attacked on an issue even after they have moved to the “center” or downplayed that issue as not being central to their candidacy (what?). Mitt Romney comes first to mind. Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and Emily’s List

Christie v. Walker on Life

In a CPAC interview with Laura Ingraham and from the main stage, Gov. Chris Christie demonstrated he knows you have to fight to get the GOP nomination, and if he goes down, he’s going down swinging, according to a personal communication: I’m pro-life; ran as a pro-life candidate in 2009, unapologeticaly. I spoke at the pro-life rally on the steps of the state house. I was the first Governor to ever speak at a pro-life rally on the steps of the state house of New Jersey. And I vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget. (Big applause) And

Jindal Refuses to “Evolve” on Marriage

Well, that was quick.  A few days ago, I asked if former Gov. Mike Huckabee would be the only candidate to speak forcefully for marriage. Then, on Feb. 10, Gov. Jindal told CNN firmly and clearly he won’t be “evolving” on marriage and endorses a constitutional amendment to let the states decide if the Supreme Court tries to impose gay marriage. From the interview: [T]here are a lot of politicians that have so-called evolved on this issue – remember when Pres. Obama first ran for office, he was for traditional marriage. He saw the polls change; he changed his position. I’m not

Will Huckabee Stand Alone?

So far in the GOP race for 2016, there has been only one candidate to stand up strongly in the last few weeks and months against the new raging political correctness that has completely overtaken the gay marriage and religious freedom debate: Gov. Mike Huckabee. He’s not stopping at just government policies either. Huckabee has made headlines recently for calling out Christians for “evolving” on the issue. From OneNewsNow.com: “As a biblical issue, unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, OK, I’m just gonna evolve,” the former Arkansas governor contended. “It’s like

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