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Benjamin Domenech: Norm Coleman on Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech responds to Norm Coleman on Obamacare repeal.

Mike Ford: Structuring Teacher Pay in Gov. Walker's Wisconsin

SRN PODCAST - Many states are implementing merit pay and value-added assessments for teachers, but Mike Ford of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute says they'd do better to follow a different approach: freeing districts and schools to set their own policies. Gov. Scott Walker's limits on collective bargaining allow Wisconsin school districts to dispatch the traditional step-and-lane teacher pay systems for something better, and Ford's new report advises how to create some excellent alternatives. He suggests encouraging teacher and principal collaboration with, among other policies, schoolwide per-pupil bonuses for improving student achievement.

James Taylor: Keystone XL Pipeline was a win-win Proposition

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James M. Taylor explains why the Keystone XL pipeline was a win-win proposition for our environment and the economy on The Mike Siegel Show.

Ben Domenech: Entitlement Trends under Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech discusses health care and entitlement trends under Obamacare.

Vicki Alger: Valuing and Evaluating Teachers

SRN PODCAST - Researchers are just now quantifying what we've known for ages: great teachers are supremely important to students' intellect, earnings, and character. Vicki Alger has just released a study applying such research to Nebraska, where legislators are joining others across the country in attempting to compose teacher evaluation systems.

Alan Caruba: Keystone XL pipeline

ECN PODCAST - Columnist Alan Caruba explains why President Obama made a big mistake blocking the Keystone XL pipeline.
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