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Charity that changes lives

NEW YOK — Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, “We need more money!” But America already spends a fortune on public schools. My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student — half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what ...

Voluntary servitude

WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, President Joseph R. Biden announced his intention to order the Department of Labor to compel all employers of more than 100 persons to require all their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fined $14,000 per day for each unvaccinated employee. The ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2021. There are 97 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day OíConnor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. On this date: In ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black ...

Corporate welfare

NEW YORK — Today’s politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies ... President Joe Biden says the handouts will “put more money in your pocket.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they will ...

Some abortion foes question tactical wisdom of new Texas ban

By David Crary AP National Writer The new Texas law that bans most abortions in the state has been welcomed by many of the religious leaders who help bolster the anti-abortion movement. Yet some abortion opponents in U.S. religious circles are wary of the law and questioning the ...