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Oct 1, 2014

Industrial Wind Farm Kills Bats While Feds Ignore Problem

A Nevada wind farm has killed triple the number of bats allowed under an agreement with federal wildlife officials, yet the federal government has imposed no significant penalties.

Sep 30, 2014

Swiss reject more government in health care

One of the things both advocates and opponents of nationalized health care in the U.S.

Sep 30, 2014

Showdown Looms over Federal Wind Subsidy

With Congress returning from its August recess, proponents of extending a federal subsidy to the wind-energy industry—the production tax credit (PTC)—say they plan to leave no stone unturned in the

Sep 30, 2014

A Common-Sense Approach to Common Core Math, Part III: Drawing Diagrams for Dividing Fractions

A Wall Street Journal opinion article drew considerable attention to Common Core (CC) math standards—particularly the sixth-grade standard for fractional division—< a href="http://online.ws

Sep 30, 2014

National Poll Finds Increasing Skepticism of Government Regulation

Results from national polling company Gallup’s annual governance survey suggest that a growing number of A

Sep 30, 2014

Online School: Is It Homeschooling?

Homeschooling has been around for centuries, but online school is a comparatively recent innovation.