Scholarships enable the disabled

During a debate in Texas over proposals to offer scholarships to learning-disabled children, the contrast between those who understand that schools, districts and education systems were made for children – not children for the system – could not have been starker. Note the distinction in responses to the proposals: Real leaders like Houston Rep. Dan…

Which Marx is on ‘the mark’?

Groucho: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” … or … Karl: “Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes…

Frog-marching us toward socialized medicine

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean circulated an email Tuesday afternoon containing one of his favorite talking points for socialized medicine: “The fight to guarantee healthcare for all depends on giving every American the freedom to choose between keeping their private insurance – if they have any – and a universally available public healthcare…