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Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Recently, none other than Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Elizabeth Warren,D-Mass., brought tears of joy to my eyes as they pronounced themselves stalwart federalists. The fact that they were taking this position solely on the issue of marijuana policy was mystifying, but I’m good with baby steps. Welcome to [...]

By | 2018-05-09T11:00:18+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Now that the Leon County School Board has shot down two new charter school applications, I wonder if the commissioners will consider passing a measure banning any public school family from moving to Orlando, Tampa, or some other place outside Tallahassee. Obviously such a measure would be absurd. But [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds Governor Scott and Legislature for Putting Floridians First

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2017 CONTACT: Logan Pike communications@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds Governor Scott and Legislature for Putting Floridians First Statement by The James Madison Institute President and CEO, Dr. J. Robert McClure TALLAHASSEE - The announcement of an agreement between both chambers of the legislature and the Governor [...]

By | 2018-05-23T09:12:47+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Applauds Governor Scott and Legislature for Putting Floridians First

At the Heart of Conservatism

No doubt, over the past 20 years, the definition of what it means to be a conservative has evolved significantly with respect to the issue of criminal justice policy and the conservative movement’s approach to individuals who have been accused, tried, and adjudicated of crimes. As crime rates climbed [...]

By | 2018-05-25T13:32:32+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on At the Heart of Conservatism

STATEMENT RELEASE: “Florida Supreme Court Reaffirms School Choice”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 Contact: Logan Pike communications@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 TALLAHASSEE– In response to the Florida Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit attempting to end Florida’s tax credit scholarship program, which benefits nearly 100,000 children, the James Madison Institute issued the following statement: Today, [...]

By | 2018-05-23T09:54:23+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: “Florida Supreme Court Reaffirms School Choice”

Breaking the Tie and the Future of Free Speech

By J. Robert McClure III, Ph.D. When our Founders, including our namesake James Madison, set out to craft a “Bill of Rights” that would articulate the enumerated powers of the new Republic, they were both very deliberate and strategic in the order with which they set out the first [...]

By | 2018-05-25T14:10:22+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Breaking the Tie and the Future of Free Speech