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The Truth About Common Core

When it comes to education, America finds itself in a challenging position. U.S. students consistently lag around the international average in science, math, and reading comprehension. According to the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the average scores for U.S. students are generally in the middle of the pack. In … [Read More...]

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The Biology of Political Belief

The past few decades have seen a wave of research challenging the notion that we are the conscious authors of our actions. Benjamin Libet famously used EEG to show that brain activity in the motor cortex can be detected 300 milliseconds before a person feels … [Read More...]

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The Problem with Mandatory GMO Labeling

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced legislation earlier last week that would give the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) sole authority for GMO labeling. According to Pompeo, the purpose of the bill, called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 … [Read More...]

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Where Do Your Federal Income Tax Dollars Go?

Ben Franklin once said that nothing in life is certain, but death and taxes. Most Americans say they dislike (or even hate) doing their taxes, but a third say they like it (or even love it), according to an April 4-7 national survey by the Pew Research Center. … [Read More...]