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A Lesson for Interviewers


MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer learns the hard way… AGAIN.  You should always know the answer to a question before you ask it in an interview, especially when you believe you have a “gotcha”. For the record: Mo Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on […]

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Kate Downes & Lewy

Summer Learning Loss – Is It Robbing Kids of a Year of Education?


There was an article that caught my attention in the Indianapolis Star this week about “Summer Learning Loss“.  You know how your kids complain about having to review half of the past school year every fall?  Educators do that because so many kids come back from summer vacation having forgotten much a lot of what […]

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Dr. Walter E. Williams

Minimum Wage Fraud: Interview with Dr. Walter Williams


If you still believe the myth that minimum wage increases help those at the bottom of the economic ladder, Unequal Harm: Racial Disparities in the Employment Consequences of Minimum Wage Increases, a new research study by William E. Even of Miami University and David A. Macpherson from Trinity University, will give you some food for thought. […]

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Hank FM helping teach kids entrepreneurship


Hank FM’s Dave O’Brien, IN First Lady Cheri Daniels and Scott Jones, founder of Cha-Cha teaching about becoming an entrepreneur with “Lemonade Day” at the Indianapolis City Market. We need more events like this! About Lemonade Day: Lemonade Day is a free, city-wide initiative designed to teach kids how to start, own and operate their […]

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SOTD: Self Ownership


No it’s not a song tonight. I’m thinking about what’s going on in Libya and Wisconsin and wondering, when will we accept that each individual owns their life and the product of it. No person, mob or government has moral authority over you and no other individual owes their life to supporting you.   Favorite […]

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Are Democrats French?


WKOW-TV in Madison Wisconsin is reporting Democratic senators have apparently fled the state to prevent a vote on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, which would cut public employee union collective bargaining rights and require them to contribute to pensions and health care. The Daily Caller reminds us that this is a redux of a […]

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Son, Your Ideas Are Weird


Portion of Sunday morning’s phone conversation with my mom. Mom: I listened to your show last night.  It was a good show. Me:  Thanks.  I thought it was just okay. Mom: You had a lot of callers. But your ideas about education are a little weird.

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Caller of the Day – January 22nd


The topic of school choice took over the day on Saturday Open Phones on WIBC January 22nd.  I spent a few minutes beating around the bush about my belief that the real problem in education is not school choice but the idea that the government should provide free education.  What government funds,  government controls.  Do […]

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