Lew Andrews

The Surprising Blessings of Blue State Bankruptcy

In the months following the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, many believed that blue states most burdened by the combination of underfunded public pensions and large deficits would have to declare bankruptcy. Oppenheimer Managing Director Meredith Whitney, Kynikos Associates founder James Chanos, and other investment experts voiced this prediction. The fact that states did not actually …

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Proof That School Choice Could Save Taxpayers Billions

     A just-released school reform study in New York promises timely fiscal as well as educational benefits, and not just for the Empire State. Some quick background helps us appreciate the study’s important implications for the entire nation.      In 2011, Arizona became the first state to adopt what is called an education savings account, …

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Progressivism as Camouflage

It is hardly news that America’s political divide has widened considerably in recent years. Whereas past policy debates typically occurred between people with roughly similar views of history and social philosophy, many colleges, non-profits, and other institutions have adopted a so-called “progressive” viewpoint which holds that the U.S. is fundamentally racist, dominated by an intrinsically …

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Bidenstein

As little as a few weeks ago, the Democrat Party handlers who engineered the election of the 46th U.S. president were likely still celebrating their historic accomplishment. Having created a candidate who appeared to the outside world as a kindly and thoughtful moderate, all the while masking secret concessions to the likes of socialist Sen. Bernie …

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Hard Facts That Doom Woke Public Schooling

The growing numbers of American parents going up against woke educators and their school board allies are performing an important — indeed, historic — service to their country. Future generations will applaud their efforts to prevent color shaming, to promote academic achievement, and to preserve an accurate retelling of history. Ever since Horace Mann established …

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Red States Should Worry About Education Reform, Not Their New Neighbors from Blue States

If, like me, you enjoy scanning the comment section at the bottom of provocative political articles, you already know the sentiment you are most likely to encounter: “Just leave your politics behind!” It is always written, of course, by some red state resident trying to make blue state newcomers realize that the economic problems they …

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