Sen. Ted Cruz hops a jet to Cancun as Texans freeze to death

Yesterday, when U.S. Senator Ted Cruz claimed he was sorry for leaving Texas for Cancun in the middle of a deadly weather crisis, it made me sick, especially when he gave this excuse. “With school canceled for the week,” Cruz said in a statement, “our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to…

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Time to audit the Philadelphia School District

For months, I’ve advocated for detailed annual audits of the nearly $3 billion the Philadelphia School District spends. Despite efforts by City Controller Alan Butkovitz to make that happen, those audits still have not taken place. Yet when I spoke with Dr. William Hite, the district superintendent, in a radio interview nearly nine months ago,…

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