As the article noted, students are getting the assistance (e.g., lunch subsidies), not the school. I suspect like most primary education schools, the meals program is run at break even or at a loss. If the federal government wants to push this issue, I suppose the school could refuse to enroll students who would need the subsidy.
If they are getting federal funding for operations, then I agree with your point, however, there is a larger issue in play here. That issue is the collection of tax dollars at the federal level which are “laundered” in Washington, then used to extort behavior from states and localities via bribery using money collected from citizens in those very same states and localities.
 May 25, 2016 at 12:19am
I about fell out of my chair when I saw Obama’s quote at the end of the article. I couldn’t believe the irony in his uttering those words. Unfortunately, like so many other narcissists, I’m sure Obama didn’t even think that statement remotely applied to him.
 May 25, 2016 at 12:10am
‘“I’m a white supremacist now? Because I believe in hard work and deciding that I need to make a life for myself makes me a racist, a bigot and a white supremacist?” Danforth asked.’
There’s your problem Kati. Those in the BLM movement and other race peddlers don’t believe in taking responsibility for their own destiny. After all, how else can they blame the “man” for keeping them down?
Based on your perspective on things, I anticipate we will see your name again making great things happen after you graduate.
 May 24, 2016 at 3:26pm
I hope he is not a student there; otherwise, the university diversity office will be tracking him down for some re-education. Apparently the indoctrination to-date has not been working.
 May 24, 2016 at 3:16pm
“Duckworth, who is running for Senate, is an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs while fighting overseas and still receives health care at a VA hospital.”
Any bets on what her wait times are? I’m pegging it at about 10 (minutes)
 May 21, 2016 at 2:08pm
Target’s policy has influenced my choice of retailers. I suspect that it has done the same for others. Unfortunately, with the number of variables in an arena such as retail, it is hard to pin down specific cause and effect. Accordingly, companies use all kinds of bogus explanations to rationalize away their poor financial performance. (Look at the companies blaming Hurricane Sandy for their poor sales a few years ago).
I’m not arguing against the case of cause and effect with Target. However, retail data is all over the map. Over the last month, JC Penney and Kohl’s had slightly more drastic drops than Target while Wal-Mart significantly over-performed Target.(source: nasdaq.com stock comparison charts)
Whether there’s a direct correlation or not, it is hard to argue that the number of sales Target generated by virtue of their new policy outweighed the sales lost because of the same policy. The number of people who are talking up this policy seem to be outnumbered by those who are dismayed by it.
Penny's started tanking when they put gay couples in their catalogs and hired Ellen Degenerate for their spokes"man", so there may be some correlation there.
The Huffington Post reported in 2011 updated 2016 that Walmart did add transgender provisions to the EMPLOYEE non-discrimination policy.
These are a few things I found.
Starbucks, Hudson’s Bay Co. — parent company to Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue — and Barnes & Noble all told USA TODAY that employees and customers in their stores are welcome to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
 May 20, 2016 at 2:06pm
Your comment is evidence to the premise that only a few well-written words can deliver as powerful a message as a tome. Well put.
 May 20, 2016 at 1:35pm
“I’m not pushing a political agenda,” he says.
Good, then it must not be political reasons for why you are not getting re-hired.
 May 19, 2016 at 12:59pm
She’s just parroting the Obama mantra denying American exceptionalism.
 May 17, 2016 at 4:22pm
I’m not disagreeing with your point about it being good that this school is closing, especially since I can guess what its philosophy is based on her being involved. However, you probably want to make your case for a reason different than what you state.
By your logic, you would be happy if someone closed Hillsdale College (“an independent, coeducational, residential, LIBERAL ARTS college” — from their website, caps mine), a bastion of liberty minded thinkers.
Can the Blazers who continually criticize “liberal arts” schools get a little education about the difference between the mission of a liberal arts school and a philosophically liberal school so they can appropriately focus their ire on the right schools/philosophy? (Google “What the ‘liberal’ in ‘liberal arts’ actually means” for a list of articles on this topic.)
 May 16, 2016 at 12:59pm
And in other news, there are unconfirmed reports of numerous heads exploding at the EPA.
 May 8, 2016 at 2:01pm
OK, Georgie boy, you’ve set your journalistic standard (although I realize muttering those two words in your world is quite foreign).
Will you apply this “standard” when interviewing Hillary on the many flip flops to come after (if) she dispenses with Bernie’s challenge? How starting with her little tap dance routine with the coal miner last week?
I don’t want to suffocate — I won’t be holding my breath on this one.
We don't want to suffocate either by holding our nose and voting Trump that is why we are #NeverTrumpers.............and proud of it.
 May 8, 2016 at 1:26pm
‘He urged the private sector “to apply their expertise and innovative thinking toward creating a solution for families that cannot afford diapers.”‘
Here’s a few thoughts for classes to be offered by a private sector training/education company:
1. Keeping your pants up so you don’t have a baby when you can’t afford it.
2. Budgeting for necessities first (i.e., diapers before smartphones/tvs, etc.)
3. Weaning from the government teat.
You, KJ, do make a valued point about the 'crip' colleges!
KJ : Malia has been given a much better education than the Howard U types - thanks to her Far Left hypocrite father and mother !
 May 7, 2016 at 12:05pm
Interesting, but this policy of “taking a haircut” on debt is already in full motion. The negative savings interest rate proposal being implemented in other countries and bandied about in this country does exactly that to savers. The central bank low interest (negative interest) policies do nothing but benefit the debt holders like our federal government.
These easy money, low interest, policies will have their reckoning sooner or later. Regardless of when it happens who will get screwed? Not the elites or the recipients.
 May 5, 2016 at 1:19pm
Of course they have no intent of stopping at $15. The aggrieved, agitating, class is never happy.
The minimum wage isn’t high enough! What’s the right rate? I don’t know, but more than it is today!
The rich don’t pay their fair share! Tax rates are too low! What’s the right rate? I don’t know, but more than it is today!
Etc., etc., etc.