Blog author: jcarter
by on Friday, April 25, 2014

Working with the Vatican against modern slavery
John Kerry, Boston Globe

Today, as the first Catholic secretary of state in 33 years, I find special joy and pride in the way that the United States can partner with the Holy See to help meet some of our greatest global challenges.

Union Leader’s About-Face on School Choice
Michael Rubin, Commentary

“My change of heart boiled down to this: I realized my opposition to opportunity scholarships was based on prioritizing adult interests above those of kids. As a former union leader, I made maintaining union influence and power a greater priority than meeting the educational needs of parents and students.”

Paul Krugman and the Green-Eyed Monster
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

The argument is: people get paid for unusual skills and accomplishments, and it’s no crime to ask for whatever the market will bear—if you’re somebody like me.

How Parental Involvement Affects Students’ College Success
Gracy Olmstead, The American Conservative

Children with “highly involved fathers” are 98 percent more likely to complete their college education, according to panelists at a Wednesday AEI event.