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Purdue President Proud to be Pro-GMO

Former Indiana governor and current president of Purdue University Mitch Daniels had some strong words for opponents of biotechnology when he addressed the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting in Indianapolis recently. “It’s...Show More Summary

Rigor, Engagement, and Success in Higher Education: The For-Profit Opportunity

By Neal Urwitz When Gov. Mitch Daniels talks about higher education, we should listen. The former governor of Indiana and current President of Purdue University is one of the most thoughtful policy experts in the country. Many people in higher education were thrilled he chose to devote his talents to being a university president. Show More Summary

Right-to-work surge is reviving America’s Rust Belt

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels wasted no time. The day after the Republican was sworn in as governor on Jan. 10, 2005, he issued an executive order rescinding collective bargaining rights for state employees.

Bruce Rauner, "denounced by union leaders, some of whom say they fear he will try to be the next Mitch Daniels... or a knockoff of Gov. Scott Walker..."

In the NYT: "Union Leaders Gird for Battle Against Republican Running for Governor of Illinois."While struggles over the role of unions have boiled over in recent years in Republican-held Midwestern states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana...Show More Summary

Michelle Rhee Loves Bob Behning and Other Indiana Right-Wingers

by Doug Martin Michelle Rhee’s political funding machine has entered Indiana, and the fake Democrat who once spoke at the statehouse with former governor Mitch Daniels is now handing cash to the rightest of the right-wing in Indiana, the latest none other than ALEC member Bob Behning. Show More Summary

The Daniels-Lumina-ALEC-Sallie Mae-Purdue-Gallup Index: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Doug Martin As a means to hold Purdue and other universities “accountable,” Mitch Daniels, in late December, announced the Purdue-Gallup Index which will track how well students in higher education fit into the US workforce. Anyone...Show More Summary

Senate flakes vs. can-do governors

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made some odd remarks about running for president. As did former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, he has disclosed his wife is against a run for the presidency. Maybe that is being coy, but if he’s going to play coy he may well end up annoying supporters and donors who lose patience […]

'Double Down': Huntsman Campaign Was Behind Smears on Herman Cain and Mitch Daniels' Wife

Not surprisingly, the liberal media on Friday focused on leaked details from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's new book "Double Down" that involved Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie. Yet...Show More Summary

McConnell Staffer: SCF Like a Drunk

Daniel Strauss reports on the latest GOP quote of the day on Talking Points Memo. Mitch McConnell’s chief of staff — currently assigned as a senior staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee through the 2014 election — compared the Senate Conservatives Fund to a drunk making a ruckus at a bar. “S.C.F. has been [...]

GOP Governors Call for Party Redirection, New Focus On Less Fortunate

When a reporter asked Mitch Daniels, the former Republican governor of Indiana, what the country is doing to inhibit growth at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast held in Washington on Wednesday, he responded, “What are we doing that...Show More Summary

United Way of Central Indiana to Start the Mitch Daniels/Dennis Bakke/Bart Peterson Handouts to the Corporate School Wealthy

by Doug Martin While some United Way branches across the Hoosier state are investing in early learning initiatives like Success by Six, the United Way of Central Indiana, now run by former Mitch Daniels, Dennis Bakke, and Bart Peterson...Show More Summary

New anti-Cheney gay ‘marriage’ ad ends ‘unilateral truce on social issues within the GOP’

by Ben Johnson JACKSON HOLE, WY, October 9, 2013 ( – In 2010, then-Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels forecast that Republicans would call a“truce on the so-called social issues.” In Wyoming three years later, social conservatives are saying the truce is over and supporters of traditional…

Lipstick on the Pig of Education Reform

Several weeks ago the New York Times published an interview with three high profile proponents of educational reform: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Mitch Daniels, the former Republican Governor of Indiana, and current President of Purdue University and former Republican Governor of Michigan, John Engler. Show More Summary

Mitch Daniels Back Home Again With the Racist and Poor-Bashing Filthy Rich

By Doug Martin Before heading out with our Tea Party governor Mike Pence to appear on a panel entitled "Disrupting Higher Ed" at NBC's corporate school commercial Education Nation, Mitch Daniels, former Hoosier governor and current president...Show More Summary

Bush's OMB chief blasts Republican tactics

Over a decade ago, Mitch Daniels was the Bush/Cheney budget director, and was on "Meet the Press" when a debt-ceiling vote was coming up. Tim Russert asked what would happen. "We're going to raise it, as a reasonable government must," Daniels said. "This is really housekeeping, T …

Morning Joe Brings on Mitch Daniels for Another 'Fix the Debt' Infomercial

Click here to view this media From this Friday's Morning Joe, former Indiana governor and Bush OMB director, Mitch Daniels told the hosts that he took an "oath of political celibacy" when it comes to discussing the Republicans' latest round of hostage taking. Show More Summary

Where Education Is ‘Sold to the Highest Bidder’

12 months agoNews : Truthdig

The attack on the spirit of higher education is exemplified in the installation of former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a neoliberal archfiend of public schooling, as president of Purdue University. Daniels is the Republican sweetheart...Show More Summary

Benno Schmidt on Academic Freedom

(Jonathan H. Adler) Prompted by the outcry over criticism of pop-left historian Howard Zinn by then-governor Mitch Daniels, Benno Schmidt (the President of Yale University when I was an undergraduate), wrote a good op-ed on the issue of academic freedom.  Here’s a taste: Academic freedom is faculty’s freedom to teach. But, more important, it is also students’ freedom [...]

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