Public school officials throughout Wisconsin can move ahead with plans to minimize the impact of pending cuts in state aid, now that the state Supreme Court has dismissed a lower court's restraining order preventing Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill from becoming law.
The violations of law and trust that are a result of the non-enforcement of immigration laws, especially as it relates to criminal illegal aliens, pales in comparison to the violations of King George III in Parliament. Across the country, states governments are shouldering the growing financial burden of keeping criminal illegal aliens in jail in the face of hostility from the executive branch of the federal government.
NJ Gov. Christie on the absurdity of government "sick day payouts".
Why did the state of Wisconsin bother to have an election last November?
Gadhafi’s departure has now gone from a want to a need. There is no turning back and no leaving this madman in power to breed terrorism around the world.
Here in the Tar Heel state, the Republicans have taken over the House and the liberals are freaking out.
Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been making moves recently that make a run for the GOP 2012 White House nod look increasingly likely. He’s a blue-collar, tax-cutting, budget-balancing executive from the strategically important Midwest. So does he stand a chance?
For some time, I have made a habit of asking students their major (and minor) immediately after they ask me a silly question.
No one relishes anyone losing promised benefits or jobs, but a balanced approach to our fiscal crisis requires shared sacrifice and a hard look at what government priorities to protect and fund.
<P>Charlie Sheen, at least, has an excuse. But what powerful hallucinogen inhaled by the left induces the mental fantasy that makes them believe: spending nearly a trillion dollars in "stimulus" money "created or saved" 3.5 million jobs?
Can we stop acting as if people who work for the government are the heroes of working people?
At the risk of giddy over-optimism, I have the hunch that the American voting public is beginning to demand legislating that actually deals with the nation's problems.
The particular defunct economist who most dominates the minds of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party is Keynes himself. But events in Wisconsin and a few other states are bringing other economists -- some still very much alive -- to the fore.
On Friday morning, my television and radio shows took calls from Wisconsin citizens, most of whom lived in Madison or very near, some of whom were teachers and more than willing to go along with the Governor's modest request.
The predominant purpose of ObamaCare was to achieve liberals’ long-sought goal of universal health care coverage in America.
Much has been said and written lately about “for-profit higher education” – in large part because the U.S. Department of Education is expected to soon publish so-called “Gainful Employment” rules that would place de facto mandates on who these schools can teach and what they can be taught.
Brace yourself for the next big bailout: State government pensions.
We all know about the federal deficit, but one thing that has gone unnoticed that could sink the federal budget more than the banking meltdown of late ’08 is the state budget deficits stemming from overreaching state employee pension and benefits programs.
Most states have substantial shortfalls projected not just this year, but into the future, unless governors and legislators make fundamental changes to the budget. Public education, as the single largest category of all state and local government expenditures, has to be on the table for reductions.
Now, a guy who was Governor of California for eight of my elementary, junior high and high school years is Governor yet again.
As the 111th Congress limps to its can't-come-soon-enough adjournment, both sides of the argument on the tax/unemployment bill should take to heart Amb. Holbrooke's dictum.