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Oklahoma: Losing Federal Waiver, Winning Back Rightful Control over Education (8/29/2014)
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Can Taxpayers Recover Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from Obamacare Exchanges? (8/29/2014)
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Competing for Students, Not Federal Funding, is Still the Best Preschool Policy (8/28/2014)
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Democrats Are Part of the Problem in Ferguson, Too (8/21/2014)
Wendy McElroy

Devil’s In the Details of Campus Accountability and Safety Act (8/20/2014)
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Market Basket’s Forgotten Customers (8/20/2014)
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