Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.
The court applied the no-aid clause to find that a voucher system cannot fund private schools, whether set up with direct funding or through a tax credit scheme.
Student lenders have collection powers denied most creditors. Credit card companies can't garnish your wages without a court order. A federal student loan collector can garnish your wages just by sending a notice in the mail to your employer.
North Carolina is one of the latest examples of this effort, where Republicans are attempting to pass bills that would require voter ID at the polls, reduce early voting hours and eliminate same day voter registration.
Senator Kelly Ayotte this week became the poster child for callousness in her confrontation with Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the slain principal of Sandy Hook.
Yes, women have moved beyond the title of "secretary" but we haven't reached our full governmental stride where the title "Madam Secretary" is commonplace. With all the movement in the women's movement, the time is ripe to change that.
This weather is making me want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, so I've selected the top spring and summer events/festival sure to make your day is brighter than the sun.
Burlington, Vermont, nestled just below the border of Canada, is a charming town with a fittingly charming little airport. Its pedestrian-only main drag, Church Street, feels just like England. Everyone I met was astounded that this was my first visit to Vermont.
While spring modestly attired herself offstage, a call resonated throughout the island that on a Sunday in March, there would be a vigil honoring the children who have died from gun violence.
It's obvious to anyone paying attention at this point that this current government doesn't give a damn about anyone who isn't buying influence in Wash...
Remember when snow storms were fun?
Unless people have been hiding under a rock this past couple months, they know that more than 55 percent of voters in Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana on November 6. Here is what I think we can reasonably accomplish by the end of 2013.
k. Another nod to Okemo is their superior ski area food, from Asian at the summit, Waffles on the slopes, to woodfired flatbreads, signature martinis and s'mores by the fire for the kids at Coleman Brook Tavern
For most young girls, the idea of using a drill press, electric sander, or branding iron is not the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their skills.
One take away from 2012 is that he who attacks women -- beware. Another take away is that gender is not the obstacle it used to be. The public is ready to elect female candidates when they are more qualified than their male opponents.
El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.