Who’s Afraid of Federal Education Tax Credits?

In a previous column titled, “Repeat as Necessary,” it was observed that opponents of education tax credit legislation have made a concerted effort to erase any meaningful distinction between tax credits and vouchers by making frequent reference to “tax credit vouchers,” and creating…

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U.S. Court of Appeals Issues a Key “Ministerial Exception” Ruling

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided a case that holds significant implications for the application of the “ministerial exception.”  A copy of the three-member panel’s unanimous decision in Fratello v. Archdiocese of New York can be found, here.

To refresh your memory, the ministerial exception is a legal…

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Do Nothing

This year marks the 70th anniversary of what many scientists consider to be the most important invention of the 20th century: the transistor. The transistor is a sort of switch that either allows current to flow, or doesn’t. The idea of two conditions, or states, represented by “0” (no current/off) and “1” (current/on) is…

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Repeat as Necessary

Opponents of school choice appear committed to the application of the maxim, he who defines the terms wins the argument. Consider a recent letter to the Comptroller General of the United States, jointly signed by Senators Patty Murray (D. -WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D. -RI), and Ron Wyden (D. -OR), in which the…

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The Election is Over

The election is over
the people have spoken
“Hail to the victors!”
“The system is broken!”

Some think the outcome
is awfully sweet;
others are protesting
out in the street.

Those who could not decide
which one to choose
may have now learned:
if you don’t vote you lose.

Elections once garnered
respect and decorum,
but nowadays…

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