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Quote of the Day: Tucker vs. the Blob

 

“It might be time to start to reassess the terms we use to describe what we’re watching…. I don’t think we’re watching a debate over how to get to the best outcome…. When the Treasury secretary stands up and says, “You know what you can do to help the economy? Get an abortion.” Well, that’s like an Aztec principle, actually. There’s not a society in history that didn’t practice human sacrifice….

Well, what’s the point of child sacrifice? Well, there’s no policy goal entwined with that. No, that’s a theological phenomenon.

And that’s kind of the point I’m making. None of this makes sense in conventional political terms. When people, or crowds of people, or the largest crowd of people at all, which is the federal government, the largest human organization in human history decide that the goal is to destroy things, destruction for its own sake, “Hey, let’s tear it down,” what you’re watching is not a political movement. It’s evil.

Sciency! Study Says, Voting Republican Kills!

 

The British Medical Journal is, by all accounts, a credible scientific journal. I wouldn’t know. I’m not a medical or health expert or a scientific researcher, except for a handful of food safety and nutrition issues.

But I know someone: Doug Badger, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and my deputy at the Senate Republican Policy Committee during the early 1990s. Doug succeeded me as Staff Director of the Senate GOP’s in-house “think tank.” Doug helped craft the Senate GOP’s major alternative to “HillaryCare” during the early years of the Clinton Administration, the Consumer Choice and Health Security Act of 1993.

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Lots of our institutions are under attack. The church. Law enforcement. Schools. Free and fair elections. Our judiciary and the rule of law. But none more so than the two-parent family, including fatherhood. Strong families are the bedrock of good schools, safe and prosperous communities, and a healthy and vibrant society. As Father’s Day approaches […]

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A decade ago, as we were approaching President Barack Obama’s first congressional mid-term elections in 2010, Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged” enjoyed a renaissance. A three-part movie ensued. Audiobooks and reprints of her tome became fashionable. “Who is John Galt?” bumper stickers found their way on vehicles. Her best-selling book promoted her largely libertarian, […]

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Dr. Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation talks with co-host Bob Bowdon about her new book, The Not-So-Great-Society, co-edited with Jonathan Butcher, which includes contributions from top policy experts. They explore why Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” is an inflection point for federal intervention in local school policy. The constitutionally limited national role in K-12 education grew exponentially after 1965, to the present day, where the U.S. Department of Education has a staff of 4,000 and an annual budget of $70 billion, not to mention programs housed in other agencies, such as Head Start, which has cost $250 billion since it was established. To meet the expansive federal mandates and regulations, non-teaching and administrative staffing has dramatically increased. The question is: Has this fundamental transformation in local education policy led to progress in student performance?

Stories of the Week: A surveillance company, “Gaggle,” is using AI tools to monitor 5 million students’ writings and social media posts for “harmful” content in an effort to “stop tragedies” – but is spying on our kids the answer? Former presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris has introduced a bill to extend the school day to 6 p.m. to align with parents’ work schedules – a welcome modernization or a slippery slope to more federal intrusion? In New York, a teacher suspended in 1999 for sexual harassment who can’t be fired because of tenure rules and bureaucratic delays, is receiving a salary of over $130,000 despite being barred from the classroom.

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Having recently moved to the greater Washington DC area, I am in need of a new job.  Our own Mollie Hemingway suggested adding my resume to the Heritage Foundation Job Bank.  Applicants submit their resumes so that think tanks, politicians, and other organizations have a pool of politically-engaged potential employees to start their hiring process. […]

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Is Ricochet going to have a presence at this thing on September 18th? Are any Ricochetti going? My wife and mother are going to the event, but I’m going to hang back in the hotel with my laptop. The next day, the three of us will visit our two oldest daughters (in Seneca) for a […]

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