Monthly Archives: January 2015

Freedom in Film: Won’t Back Down (2012)

Celebrating National School Choice Week 2015, here is Part 3 of Cascade’s “virtual” school choice film fest. Social problem films are not generally “feel-good” movies, in the sense that viewers feel comfortable with their feet up, eating popcorn, laughing with … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Waiting for “Superman” (2010)

Celebrating National School Choice Week 2015, here is Part 2 of Cascade’s “virtual” school choice film fest. The 2010 documentary film Waiting for “Superman” ignited new interest in the desperate desire of low-income parents to get their kids out of … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: To Sir, with Love (1967)

Celebrating National School Choice Week 2015, we hope you enjoy Part 1 of Cascade’s “virtual” school choice film fest. Nearing the end of his patience, a first-year teacher challenges his scarcely literate students to think seriously about the lives ahead of … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

The concept that everyone should earn at least some government-mandated minimum wage is politically very appealing. It’s almost the classic example of taking from the few and giving to the many. “The few” in this case are portrayed as rich … Continue reading

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“Tax the Rich,” Reprise

In President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening, he apparently will advocate for more taxes on the rich. It’s a tried-and-true political platform aimed at gaining support from those who think that some people make too much money … Continue reading

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“Among the Natural Rights of Mankind”

Each year since 1996, the President has declared January 16 “Religious Freedom Day.” January 16, 1786 was the day Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom was enacted. The Statute guaranteed freedom of religion in Virginia and was a forerunner … Continue reading

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