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Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 121

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeAccording to The New York Times (and Yamhill, OR native) Nicholas Kristof, 18% of university social scientists are self identified Marxists. And you wonder why little Sean and darling Brittany came home for Christmas (oops- we meant “Winter”) Break with all those nutty ideas?


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 120

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_Large“According to a 2011 Government Accountability Office study, ‘little is known about the effectiveness of (federal) employment and training programs.’ Other studies have come to similar conclusions.” – Chris Edwards, writing in USA Today


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 118

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_Large“The net jobs numbers were revised down for March and April by 59,000, and the average job creation across the last three months is 116,000. That’s a significant decline from the 200,000-plus average of the last few years.” – The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2016


And You Thought There Were Only 44

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


According to Joe Rago, writing in The Wall Street Journal, auditors at the Government Accounting Office found that there are 45 federal programs providing money for child care for kids between one and five years old.


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 115

Thursday, May 5, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeCurrently employers must fill out a federal EEO-1form, which yields information on their employees. It has 140 data points. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission plans to replace it with a form containing 3,360 data points. What law do you think they’re using to justify it? The Paperwork Reduction Act! Only in government!


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 114

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeGeorgetown University Business School professor John Hasnas, writing in The Wall Street Journal, tells us that:

“According to data compiled by the Higher Education Research Institute, only 12% of university faculty identify as politically right of center, and these are mainly professors in schools of engineering and other professional schools. Only 5% of professors in the humanities and social-science departments so identify.”