How the educational experience
By Steven Miller
When milk is homogenized, it’s mechanically forced through tiny channels that reduce the molecules of cream to sub-micron size. This disperses them throughout the milk and prevents cream from rising to the top.
In Nevada school districts, also, mechanisms are in place to prevent the cream from rising to the top.
Some teachers, research has repeatedly shown, are much more effective educators of students — regularly producing a lot more genuine student progress than do their colleagues. Yet for decades Nevada school districts have sold them out, refusing to pay them more, other considerations equal, than the most mediocre.
By Stephanie Tavares
Dozens of out-of-state businesses relocate to Nevada every year.
That is not a coincidence. The Nevada Development Authority and individual municipalities recruit heavily in neighboring states, trying to attract the most promising companies to grow the tax base and increase employment.
Luring small businesses away from their birthplaces is something most states attempt, but few have had the success of Nevada. More than 250 companies have moved here from other states since 2001 and 11 others have opened facilities here as part of a multistate expansion.
Hiring out as lobbyists & spokesmen
By Benjamin Spillman
A service of NPRI
March 23, 2007
Vol. 3, No. 3
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Private security firms would actually keep us safe, not just make us feel that way.
The Improving America's Security Act recently passed by Congress allows the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) airport screeners to unionize. This bill could add about 50,000 dues-paying members to union rolls while breathing new life into TSA's unofficial slogan: Thousands Standing Around.
The media likes scaring us, and we like it too
By John Stossel
I'm embarrassed by my profession.
We consumer reporters should warn you about life's important risks, but instead, we mislead you about dubious risks.
I first started thinking about this when interviewing Ralph Nader years ago, before he stopped speaking to me. Nader worried about almost everything: Food? "It can spoil in your own refrigerator," Chicken? "[It's] contaminated with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides."
The looming subprime collapse threatens the entire conomy
By Bill Fleckenstein
Bubbles have a way of masking what would otherwise be self-evident truths. And, as the credit bubble in real estate dies a dramatic, not-pretty death, a very simple truth has resurfaced: It's not a viable business when you lend money to people you know can't pay it back. If the late, "great" subprime sector had a tombstone, that would be a fitting epitaph for New Century Financial and others.
By Dick Morris
When willthe Bush administration grow some guts? Except for its resolute -- read: stubborn -- position on Iraq, the White House seems incapable of standing up for itself and battling for its point of view. The Democratic assault on the administration over the dismissal of United States attorneys is the most fabricated and phony of scandals, but the Bush people offer only craven apologies, half-hearted defenses, and concessions.