2015-01-20 Meakem Minute – free college

[display_podcast]   Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, our states, and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, […]

Obama’s budget attacks voucher program for underpriviledged children

Ed Henry (Fox News) reports that “buried on page 1321 of President Obama’s new budget,”  the President seeks to eliminate funding for the popular D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.  This program allows underprivileged children in failing D.C. public schools to attend a private school of their choice.   The current administration has been trying to undo this […]

NJ Teachers Union Boss tells Poor “Life’s Not Fair”

July 9-10 – Virtue and Morality in Government

[display_podcast] This weekend, Glen talks with Dr. Paul Kengor (Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values) about the importance of virtue and morality in popular government.  Glen also talks with Sara Mohsin (of Mohsin Mortgage Corporation) and Brian Kapp (of Kapp Scanlon Financial) about current economic trends and headlines. Sara and Glen also […]

Some Public School Updates

Recent reports demonstrating increasingly unsafe public schools in Pennsylvania, and systemic cheating in Atlanta’s school system are just two more examples of America’s failing public education system. 

“Too Much College and Not Enough Knowledge”

(Dave B.) Blue Collar Commentary With Dale McCoy America’s workforce is suffering from a growing disconnect between labor and management, and part of this problem lies in our system of higher education. When I graduated from high school and started working in 1979, the world was a much different place. The percentage of college graduates […]

On “Dupes” Scholarship, Partisanship, and Redemption

“It shows, at great length, how the extreme left—namely the communist left—deliberately, cynically exploited the softer left, primarily progressives / liberals; the latter were unaware of the communists’ true, full intentions, or even that the communists were communists. … That said, not everyone on the liberal left was duped…. My heroes in the book are the liberal Democrats who weren’t suckered, or who, once fooled, repented, admitted their mistakes, and, in some cases, became excellent anti-communists. Really, this book is for liberals. I hope they will read it.”

Social Justice, the Needy, and the Wealthy

“I’m convinced, from study after study, and years of observing public policy, from the New Deal to the Great Society, to (on the plus side) the successful decentralization / block-granting of welfare done by President Clinton and the Republican Congress in the 1990s, that addressing poverty in the federal way preached by modern progressives—secular or non-secular—is counter-productive, fostering dependency.”

Professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—weighs in on the issue of “social justice.” The “most enthusiastic practitioners of social justice,” he notes, “tend to advocate Big Government collectivism, pursued via a single, seemingly ever-expanding federal government. And although ‘social justice,’ in its origins, does not mean socialism, many liberal Christians have veered to that extreme.” “Really,” Dr. Kengor concludes, “the debate is over means, not ends. Liberals must realize that conservatives are hardly lacking in compassion when they oppose transferring poverty solutions to a single authority in Washington. Conservatives simply have a different prescription they feel works better.”

Gaming Revenue Impact on Government Spending

This is a great policy brief that explains how gaming revenue actually increases Government Spending.  In the long run, it also increases property tax rates as well, making Pennsylvania less competitive and a more expensive place to live. via the Allegheny Institute. Has the availability of gaming money weakened the resolve of officials to make […]

March 6-7 – The Definition of Hypocrisy

[display_podcast] Health Care “Swing Votes” are here! One of the main tenets of the political left is that the United States is fundamentally flawed and needs to be “fixed.” According to liberals, the best way to fix our nation is to constantly increase the size and scope of government. Liberals believe that a larger and […]