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Tag: Department of Education

A Warning to the Tea Party to Resist the Urge to Tinker

Obama has been on a tear, raging against the Republicans that they are the ‘party of no.’  From a recent speech:

“There were no new policies from Mr. Boehner. There were no new ideas. There was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power — the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place: Cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations.”

If only this were true!  If only the GOP were eschewing new ideas and holding tenaciously to the perfectly good old ones!  … continue reading...

The Department of Ed has Enforcement Powers Requiring Shot Guns?

On the Drudge Report yesterday I saw a link for a contract for the Department of Education for shot guns.  I’m having trouble wrapping my head around why this department should need shotguns.  So I asked.  🙂  Here is the reply I received:

Thank you for your email to []. [She] forwarded your email to the Office of Inspector General for response. The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for the detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. As … continue reading...