New Study finds Little Link Between Teacher Pay and Test Scores

A report by a conservative Wisconsin think tank finds that salaries for teachers vary widely from city to city across the country, but don’t seem to have much bearing on how well students perform. The MacIver Institute primarily focuses on state issues, but decided to take a nationwide look at teacher compensation to coincide with the opening of the new school year. The organization looked at the median teacher pay in sixty different U.S. metro areas, and then also corrected salary figures for Read more […]

Russians Hire Lobbyists to go after US Natural Gas

Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer has hired a U.S. lobbying firm to target economic sanctions and liquefied natural gas terminal permitting. Disclosure filings show that OAO Novatek, Russia’s second-largest gas company, hired the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Qorvis MSL LLC to pressure Congress and the White House on economic sanctions targeting Russian energy producers and a bill dealing with natural gas exports. The D.C.-based lobbying firm has a long list of clients, including Read more […]

The Majority of Americans Don’t Believe in Global Warming

No matter how hard the liberals and their allies in the media try, they are just not finding a gullible audience in the American people. For the last 20 years they’ve been trying to convince us that we should be terrified of the incoming Global Warming Disaster… and yet a new poll finds that more than half of Americans dispute the idea of a Global Warming crisis. Never the folks who let facts get in their way, the Democrats still continue to peddle the idea that we must spend billions to fight Read more […]

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Looks to Dump Common Core

Louisiana’s great Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is working hard to rid his state of the massive failure that is the Common Core. The move has caused an outcry among liberals, particularly in the states’ education “establishment,” and may prove problematic for the Governor. Don’t expect Jindal to back down though, he’s already overseen some of the most sweeping education our country has seen in recent years, right in his most important city, New Orleans. ——————————————————————— And Read more […]

Other Countries Tell the USA to Raise the Minimum Wage

In a practice that other nations, especially in Europe, are becoming pretty good at – the International Monetary Fund (or IMF) got condescending as they decided to tell us that we need to raise the minimum wage. The IMF, which attacks economic issues from a decidedly socialist perspective, is once again trying to meddle in the affairs of the United States. Like its political counterpart, the United Nations, the IMF seems to cause more problems these days than it solves. Perhaps it’s time to Read more […]