About PolicyBot

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Feb 11, 2016

Research and Commentary: Wyoming Balanced Budget Amendment

The U.S. national debt has reached a staggering $18.5 trillion .

Feb 11, 2016

A Chorus of Viewpoints on Common Core’s Cultural Catastrophe

Review of Common Ground on Common Core: Voices from Across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the Common Core State Standards , by Kirsten Lombard, Re

Feb 11, 2016

Farm Bureau Fights Federal Land Grab in Chesapeake Bay Region

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the U.S.

Feb 11, 2016

NYC Public Schools Try to Keep Vouchers to Themselves

School Choice Weekly #125

Feb 11, 2016

Marita Noon: Presidential Candidates' Energy Positions, and The Truth About Renewable Subsidies

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Marita Noon, executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Feb 11, 2016

Poll: Americans Say Government Is Nation’s Biggest Problem

A plurality of American adults surveyed in a Gallup public opinion poll believe government is now the biggest problem facing the nation.