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Aug 19, 2014

Risky Business: The Best Global Warming Alarmism Money Can Buy

The billionaire triumvirate of Tom Steyer, Henry Paulson, and Michael Bloomberg introduced their ballyhooed Risky Business report on the climate this June, and after all the op-eds, blog p

Aug 19, 2014

29 Biased Statements In the AP U.S. History Redesign

The “ Open Letter from the Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework ” raises a number of important issues.

Aug 19, 2014

Advocacy Group Forces Catastrophe ‘Consensus’ on Schoolkids

Part II – This is the second in a two-part column on how the National Center for Science Education is targeting the nation’s schools to enforce a mythical consensus on global warming alarmism <

Aug 19, 2014

The Changing Nature of State-Federal Relations in Transportation

(Editor’s note: Excerpted from remarks by Ken Orski at the Legislative/Fiscal Plenary Luncheon, Council of Governments’ Southern Legislative Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 27.

Aug 18, 2014

Don’t Assume the ‘Unseen’ Does not Exist

The use of the ceteris paribus, or “other things equal” assumption is an essential aspect of economic education.

Aug 18, 2014

The RESTORE Act and Alabama’s Objectives

The RESTORE Act allows local governments to make the majority of meaningful decisions as to how the money is spent.