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Stem-Cell Technique Could Clear Way for Federal Funding

AUGUST 24, 2006 by MIKE VAN WINKLE

"The breakthrough made in a small Massachusetts laboratory could put American embryonic stem-cell research back on track by removing the key objection that has stood in the way of federal funding." (Times of London, Thursday)

There goes the one thing the government wouldn't fund.

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"To Subsidize or Not to Subsidize" by Sheldon Richman

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Charter Schools Make Poor Showing in Govt. Study

AUGUST 23, 2006 by MIKE VAN WINKLE

"Fourth graders in traditional public schools did significantly better in reading and math than comparable children attending charter schools, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Federal Education Department. The report, based on 2003 test scores, thrust the Education Department into the center of the heated national debate over school choice. It also drew a barrage of criticism from supporters of charter schools, the fastest-growing sector in public education, who sent out press statements casting doubt on the reports methodology and findings even before they were announced." (New York Times, Wednesday)

Don't confuse charter schools with separation of school and state.

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"Knowledge, Ignorance, and Government Schools" by Sheldon Richman

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Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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