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Posts tagged Politico

Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to E...

Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to Eat?

The law governing America’s school lunches is up for renewal this year, and the 210-page draft bill now in play took more than a year to negotiate. The final result is a mélange of provisions attempting to satisfy competing interests. When Pat Roberts, the Republican senator from Kansas who chairs the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry […]

So… This is Nixon’s Fau...

So… This is Nixon’s Fault?

Well, no, in fact, the current sorry state of the congressional budget process is Congress’ fault. But the 1974 Congressional Budget Act was spurred by Nixon, who… (Read more at Politico)

Kill the Department of Educati...

Kill the Department of Education?

When Washington’s education bureaucracy comes under political attack, it’s common to pin responsibility for its existence on Jimmy Carter. He signed legislation to establish the Department of Education in 1979, and critics note that this imposed a new department on a country that had gotten along quite well without one for more than 200 years. […]

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