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Shocker: College Athletes Aren’t So Great At Academics

Shocker: College Athletes Aren’t So Great At Academics

I’ve written recently of the need to get big-time sports out of college. The imbalance in the allocation of resources is one reason. Many institutions – including North Dakota’s two largest universities – prioritize athletics over academics when it comes to spending. At a time when the cost of college is soaring, and students are

Why Does Obama Want To Extend Unemployment, Aren’t We Four Years Into An Economic Recovery?

The Senate voted today to proceed to debate of an extension of unemployment benefits which expired in the new year (North Dakota Senator John Hoeven voted no, Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted with her party), and President Obama went on the attack against Republicans who are opposing the extension. “Now, two weeks ago Congress went home

The Rich Are Getting Richer, And The Poor Are Getting Richer Too

Professor Mark Perry posted yesterday two graphs that are stunning in their implications, especially as President Obama and Democrats attempt to execute an election-year pivot way from their Obamacare disaster to income inequality. The folks on the left are fond of telling us that the poor are getting poorer, but is that true? As Perry

Lawmakers Take To The Courts To Fight Obama’s Lawlessness

What often gets lost in the ideological war over public policy is a separate and distinct debate over the balance of power in government. Whatever ones views on the efficacy of any given policy, the importance of the political process that involves the scrutiny of multiple branches of government is important. Agree or disagree with

Is Social Security Racist?

Obviously, Social Security isn’t racist. But the reality of how the program works definitely puts minority groups, and younger Americans, at a disadvantage. “Social Security redistributes from Hispanics, blacks, and other people of color to whites,” reads a study from the left-leaning Urban Institute. Many may find that shocking, but the numbers don’t lie: …whites

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