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Rick Manning: Political Establishment the Loser In Shutdown Deal

BTN PODCAST - The "Cornhusker Kickback" played a big role in ObamaCare becoming law. Now, a "Kentucky Kickback" and a "Lautenberg Loot" have played roles in ending the government shutdown and preserving ObamaCare. Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government says the political establishment now stands exposed for what it is and ultimately will be the loser in the shutdown deal.

Benjamin Domenech: Obamacare Implementation Failure

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech talks about Obamacare's failure to launch.

Katharine Beals: Academic Study Makes Children Human

SRN PODCAST - Teaching soft skills has made a resurgence in education chatter lately. Children and schools are being inundated with behavioral training programs that promise to make the world a kinder, gentler place. The latest fads are grit and empathy. Before that it was self-esteem. Do such programs work? Is there a better way to teach children how to be human? Dr. Katharine Beals thinks so. She’s author of Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-BrainWorld, an adjunct professor at Drexel and instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and runs the blog Out in Left Field.

Ryan Kalember: Obamacare Electronic Privacy

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech talks with Ryan Kalember of Watchdox about privacy and your electronic medical records.

Ben VanMetre: Progressive Tax No Fix for State Budget

BTN PODCAST - Illinois state government in 2011 imposed huge tax increases on personal and corporate income, and its fiscal problems have worsened. Now many people in the state are calling for a new "progressive" income tax to solve the very problems they said the 2011 tax increases would solve. Ben Van Metre of the Illinois Policy Institute tells us why the last tax increases failed, and why a progressive income tax likely would be an even bigger failure.

Rick Hess: Why Reformers Should Change the Culture of Education

SRN PODCAST - There’s a lot of time, energy, and ink spilled over fixing U.S. schools. So why does nothing ever seem to change? Joining the podcast with his answer to that question is Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Hess has recently written an article for National Affairs on this topic, entitled "The Missing Half of School Reform." Read his blog post we also mention in this conversation here.
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