Hans Bader

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Child Deaths Fall Across the World, No Thanks to Marxism

It has never been a safer world in which to be a child. According to the UN, in 1950, most of the world had a child death rate (by age 5) of over 20%, while only a few countries, such as the United States, Cuba, Canada, England, Australia, and New...

The Green New Deal is Actually a Brown New Deal

The so-called “Green New Deal” supported by the Democrats’ leading candidates in 2020 would cost trillions of dollars, and harm the economy and the environment while causing widespread unemployment. It would be better described as a Brown New Deal,...

Virginia May Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Companies that moved from California to Virginia to escape taxes and red tape are in for a surprise. Virginia now is moving towards mimicking California’s economic mistakes, such as costly labor and employment regulations that wipe out hundreds of...

Why the Feds Should Stop Pushing Racial Quotas in Special Education

No child should be barred based on her race from a public education program needed to address her learning disabilities or educational deficits. But the Obama administration ignored this basic principle in its December 2016 regulation interpreting...

DeVos Takes Aim at Obama-Era College Sexual Assault Guidelines

In a major speech today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos indicated that the Education Department may withdraw some of the regulatory “dark matter” discussed by CEI’s Wayne Crews, such as its April 4, 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter...

A Failed Defense of Campus Kangaroo Courts

A college president recently promoted fallacies about the law in order to justify federal micromanagement of school discipline. Writing in the Washington Post, Brooklyn College’s Michelle Anderson defended a 2011 letter from the Education...

Over 6,000 Title IX Complaints Filed by One Person Last Year

Even modest and long-overdue budget cuts draw criticism. The Trump administration proposed cutting the budget of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) from $108.5 million to $106.7 million — a “minuscule amount,” notes education...

Repealing Occupational-Licensing Laws Will Reduce Crime

People are more likely to return to a life of crime if they can’t find a job after being released from prison, according to a study released by the Manhattan Institute. Occupational licensing laws make it harder for them to find a job. Reason...

Justice Department: No More Bankrolling of Liberal Activists

On June 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions prohibited Justice Department lawyers from diverting legal settlement funds to special interest groups outside the government that were neither victims of any wrongdoing, nor parties to such lawsuits....

Laptop Ban Delayed By TSA

On May 30, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it would not impose a ban on laptop computers in airline cabins on transatlantic flights. But that’s just for now. But on May 31, the Secretary of Homeland Security said...

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