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Robert Pondiscio Is Creating a False Battle Over School Choice

Peter Cunningham | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Fordham Institute's Robert Pondiscio is at it again, sowing discord in the education reform community by pitting public charter and school voucher sup...

Warning: Groupon May Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

Norman I. Silber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
Norman I. Silber

Merchants basically get it -- to many of them, Groupon looks less like an innovative advertising mechanism than a loan broker, arranging bundles of small loans from consumers, and taking a substantial cut... Consumers don't often see this side of the equation.

Caught by the Fine Print, But Whose Fault Is It?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Who is responsible when we get stuck with a worthless voucher? The company -- or the customer? I'm not fond of the term "the customer is always right," but in this particular case, it's a fitting phrase.

Paul Ryan's New Budget: Ideological Wish-Fulfillment Fantasy

Alex Knepper | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

I still admire Rep. Ryan and hope that he continues to make strides toward making serious entitlement reform possible. But if he wants to govern then he needs to bow to reality and accept that elections have consequences -- even elections that he lost.

How To Lose A 'Free' Airline Ticket

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Points are the airline's property and can be confiscated at any time, for any reason. To some air travelers, that makes them worthless.

5 Things I Learned From The First Presidential Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The 2012 U.S. presidential campaign was turned upside down by Mitt Romney's victory in last night's debate in Denver. Here's where the old debate coach thinks the election strands now.

Advantage Romney

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Sorry, Obama-heads, Mitt Romney isn't easy softball prey like John McCain or Alan Keyes. Moreover, in a TV debate, Romney does not fit the uncaring, detached rich guy stereotype that Team Obama has been shoveling out there to cover up the President's palpable economic and budgetary failures.

What a Paul Ryan Medicare Voucher Will Buy You

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Instead of a hearing aid, under Paul Ryan's plan you'll recieve a voucher that will get you a hat that says, "Talk Louder."

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit: Florida Voucher Measure Misleads By Using Language Of Religious Freedom | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers' union joined the American Civil Liberties Union and several rabbis and ministers seeking to halt a 2012 ballot measure the...

Spinning Hochul's Special Election Win

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Give Thousands Of Dollars In Free Food To Friends, Family Through Feed It Forward

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Is your heart full of goodwill but your wallet empty at the start of this holiday season? has you covered for hundreds of dollars in fr...

Cash For Clunkers Redux

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley Rindsberg

You could save some money and feel like you've done well by the impovershed nations of the world who can't afford a Prius let alone a 1986 hot pink Camaro.