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Too Quick to Brag

By Sam Clovis When I heard Jason Glass, Iowa’s new head of the Department of Education, announce the uptick in high school graduation rates, I thought that perhaps he was a little quick on the trigger to talk about what a gre...
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Classroom Accountability

By Sam Clovis Teacher unions are a gift to conservatives that just keeps on giving.  Just two weeks ago, the people of Sioux City sent a signal to the local school board and administration that the citizens were not interested...
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Grants and Subsidies and Regulations—Oh My!

By Sam Clovis Given the great start to the Iowa legislative session, one could take heart that our fellow Iowans got the message last November.  The same cannot be said about the Republicans that got elected to the House and S...
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State of the Union Removed The Last Vestige of Credibility From This President

We have a rule in our house about watching President Barack Obama.  We don’t.  Seeing him on the big screen is more than we can take, so we tend to find other ways to get at the news of which he is a part.  Last Tuesday ev...
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Why Voting Matters

By Sam Clovis In a week or so—February 1, to be exact—the voters in the Sioux City School District will go to the polls to vote on extending a $49 million levy put in place ten years ago to keep the district solvent when th...
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Lifting The Middle Class Requires Governmental Discipline

By Sam Clovis This past week was exciting in that the Iowa House and Senate began the new legislative session and Terry Branstad took the oath of office of Governor for the fifth time.  The Republicans in the House got right t...
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