New York’s Mayor Mommy is at it again. First it was smoking, then it was triglycerides, big sodas and baby formula. Let’s face it: The guy who believes in abortion because government has no right to make decisions about a woman’s body is sure making lots of decisions about the bodies of both genders.
Yesterday, the emperor of all we eat and warrior against the Second Amendment renewed his fight against one of the world’s great evils, SALT. He announced that his effort to strong-arm food marketers and retailers into reducing the amount of sodium they use by 25% by 2014 is on track.
Famed political scientist Harvey Mansfield is the WSJ’s weekend interview,
The Crisis of American Self-Government
Harvey Mansfield, Harvard’s ‘pet dissenter,’ on the 2012 election, the real cost of entitlements, and why he sees reason for hope.
‘We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn’t matter because that’s what they’re voting for. They’re voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency.”
The news that a local judge just struck down Louisiana’s school voucher program should sadden every American. The program helps low-income children in failing public schools by providing their families with modest vouchers to attend private schools. The program uses money from Louisiana’s Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), a state funding mechanism for Louisiana’s “public elementary and secondary school systems.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the money for the voucher program represents only 0.6 % of the MFP. But even that amount is too much for Judge Timothy E. Kelley of Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court. In his ruling, Judge Kelley argues that the MFP money should only go to public entities, specifically public schools, as laid out in the state’s Constitution. Continue reading