We have spent $28 billion on welfare programs since the War on Poverty began, yet the ability of the poor to achieve self-sufficiency has actually decreased. Government spends $1.1 trillion annually on the same failed programs while hoping for different results.
The latest test scores for Vermont students are here, and they continue an unsettling trend of decline for our student outcomes.
What has been so disappointing has been the silence of the Vermont State Legislature. This body has turned a blind eye at any attempt to determine how Vermont laws might have been ignored. It is only a matter of time before the next sizable real estate project fails.
“I understand I may lose support over the decision to sign these bills today. Those are consequences I’m prepared to live with.”
President Donald Trump in late January offered to grant amnesty to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants brought to the country as minors in exchange for immigration enforcement that included a border wall, adopting a merit-based immigration system, and cracking down on sanctuary cities — issues many Democrats had voted for or voiced support for previously.
Judge William Young held that the AR-15 and similar weapons aren’t protected by the Second Amendment because they were originally designed for military service and because democracy means policymakers are best suited to regulate weapons.
In what many view as a stark about-face, College Republicans across the country are endorsing a carbon tax to address climate change.
Statistics matter, and they can help households, businesses, and governments make informed decisions. But statistics — particularly selective and incomplete ones — can also be misleading, and even detrimental. The pay gap is the perfect example of statistics gone awry.
When one considers what Trump has actually done, there is a surprise: The wall may not be there, but neither is the welcome mat to illegal immigrants that President Barack Obama had put out. That’s progress.
More than 38 years after the Department of Education became operational, it has become clear that federal intervention in K-12 education has failed to achieve its primary goal: reducing gaps in academic outcomes between disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers.
What these folks are actually advocating is that Vermonters live with both the natural impacts of climate change plus the self-inflicted economic wounds of useless climate change policies.