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Jun 24, 2016

In The Tank Podcast (ep44): The Brexit, Failing State Pensions, Bad Clean Power Plan Math, and School Funding

John and Donny continue their exploration of think tanks in episode #44 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions tha

Jun 24, 2016

Portland School Board Bans Materials Questioning Human-Caused Climate Change

The Public School Board in Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution banning textbooks and other teaching materials expressing any doubt or reservations concerning the cl

Jun 24, 2016

Delaware Rejects Bill Giving Parents of Special Needs Students School Choice

The Delaware House Education Committee rejected a bill that would have established education savings accounts (ESAs) for parents of special needs students.

Jun 24, 2016

Father’s Day, NBA Game 7 Cost Cook County Taxpayers

For the second time in two months, the Cook County Department of Corrections had to lock down inmates because of a mass guard call-off.

Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Gerard Gianoli: Debunking the Hysteria Around Medical Errors Report

In today's extended edition of the Health Care News Podcast, Dr.

Jun 23, 2016

Innovations and Safety in Hydraulic Fracturing

The copious amounts of oil and gas produced over the past decade through the combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has resulted in greater energy security fo