By Alan Caruba
We are all witnesses to the crime; the deliberate murder of the United States of America.
In just under a year and a half, the White House in collusion with the Democrats in Congress…
Added by Alan Caruba on May 25, 2010 at 5:51pm —
I wrote about the dire economic consequences California's "Global Warming Solutions Act" would have on California's economy for City Journal's website in February
. At the time, I argued Gov. Schwarzengger would be insane not to suspend the law in the face of record unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery, noting a report by the state Air Resources Board that predicted “While climate policy yields new types…
Added by Ben Boychuk on May 25, 2010 at 3:45pm —
I have an op-ed today
in the Los Angeles Daily News
making the case that teacher tenure reforms in California are essential. Colorado recently passed a tenure reform bill that may or may not do the job legislators intended, but it nevertheless… Continue
Added by Ben Boychuk on May 25, 2010 at 2:15pm —
The Washington Post Continue
editorial board leans left, but is more reasonable in its policy prescriptions than, say, The New York Times
. The paper published a remarkably sound editorial
Monday morning about the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, and Chairman Julius Genachowski's desire to grab sweeping control over the digital economy by imposing strict net…
Added by Jim Lakely on May 25, 2010 at 1:17pm —
I just submitted to Digg the video proceedings from the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change. I would LOVE to see this make a splash on Digg. Please Digg it here: http://digg.com/videos/environment/upcoming
More than 70 speakers from 23 countries addressed the conference, and every speech--keynote addresses, Q&A sessions, and individual panel presentations--is posted online. Now that's worth Digging!
Added by Diane Carol Bast on May 25, 2010 at 10:32am —
I've spent a good chunk of the last few years arguing that property taxes need to be cut. Some of the reasoning is political, but there are also strong policy reasons to cap, and then cut property taxes.
Let's talk politics first. Property taxes are one of the most hated taxes, allowing for a potent political issue at the state and local level. This gives newcomers to the political process a powerful issue with which to club tax and spend political machines that have… Continue
Added by Bruno Behrend on May 25, 2010 at 9:30am —
One of the least reported-on aspect of the new law is how people who have been doing the right thing will get screwed. According to USA Today, some 35 states currently have pools for high-risk people who can’t get coverage in the individual market (the small group market is already guaranteed issue due to HIPAA.) Some 200,000 people pay between 125 percent and 200 percent of “standard” premiums to secure this coverage. The new federal requirement sets up temporary risk… Continue
Added by Robin on May 25, 2010 at 9:14am —
President Obama met with GOP senators Tuesday on Capitol Hill. And the meeting was ... well, interesting. Daniel Foster at The Corner gives a good rundown
, with updated links, on how the Republican senators pretty much read Obama the riot act
. I credit Obama for showing up, knowing he'd… Continue
Added by Jim Lakely on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am —
Recently Joseph Bast, CEO of Heartland Institute, asked me to check out the websites of John Droz, Jr., a physicist (energy expert) and longtime environmental advocate.
Mr. Droz, Jr. has a simple webpage where he has collected some pertinent documents about wind power: http://www.WindPowerFacts
Mr. Droz, Jr, however, considers his Energy Presentation -- "Electrical Energy: Sound Scientific Solutions" -- as his most meaningful… Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on May 24, 2010 at 8:40pm —
I still can't reconcile myself to the fact that not one newspaper or TV station sent reporters or camera crews to cover Chicago's Heartland Institutes 4th International Conference on Climate Change, where 73 invited, distinguished scientists, economists and policy experts from 23 countries were in attendance to present their scientific findings on global warming.
I was there and found the conference to be an electrifying experience. This has spurred me on to write a letter and submit… Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on May 24, 2010 at 7:21pm —
Many folks in Washington seem paralyzed by the thought that the LEAK is in 5000 feet of water. They treat it like a great mystery beyond our ability to even think about. There is nothing better to clear up a mystery than information and facts. If you do not provide the facts you will stay in the dark forever.
Added by FairDealDaveNH on May 24, 2010 at 7:00pm —
It has little to do with libertarianism but I'm intrigued by this
chart showing food and drink consumption by city. There are some obvious economic significance to this--poorer cities spend less than wealthier ones--but I think it's very interesting that the state of a city's food culture has very little to do with spending or even home/eating out. Can anyone quickly name an Atlanta specialty other than… Continue
Added by Eli Lehrer on May 24, 2010 at 5:08pm —
If you felt the Bush Tax Cuts were unfair, to put this in perspective, I am adding a story that will make this clear for everyone to understand. By the way, the ratios are accurate with 10% of the Taxpayers paying 60% of the Taxes Collected; 30% of the Taxpayers paying 37% of the Taxes Collected; and 10% of the Taxpayers paying 4% of the Taxes Collected. Continue
This equates to 50% of the Taxpayers paying 100% of the Taxes Collected and the remaining 50% paying No Income Tax. Here the story…
Added by Kevin R Mullins on May 24, 2010 at 4:23pm —
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is not a fan of those who are not fans of Obama's desire to "fundamentally transform" America in a hard left direction. In fact, Patrick considers it "almost" a high crime against the country. From The Boston Globe
Added by Jim Lakely on May 24, 2010 at 4:18pm —
Physicians are getting hit from all sides. An article by Pauline Chen, MD, in The New York Times illustrates why physicians are angry. It is largely due to the interference of third-party payers in the practice of medicine. She quotes Dr. Daniel Palestrant of Sermo as saying, “Physicians have concerns about the power and undue influence of third parties and insurance companies. When it comes to medical practice, they are saying this just doesn’t work. They are acting in… Continue
Added by Robin on May 24, 2010 at 3:40pm —
For the past three decades, conservatives and libertarians in the United States have been pointing out that -- at some point -- our aging population will make the welfare state unsustainable ... unless we see continuing growth in skilled immigration, birth rates, and productivity, or entitlement benefits become less generous. And we'd see the first signs of that in Europe and Japan, where the population is stagnant and so is economic growth.
The AP's Michael Weissenstein… Continue
Added by Rick Henderson on May 24, 2010 at 12:50pm —
"I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.” - Thomas Jefferson
Having dramatically expanded the role of the government in your doctor’s office and your bank this year, the Obama administration is turning its attention to your kitchen. Sara Burrows, a reporter… Continue
Added by Benjamin Domenech on May 24, 2010 at 8:30am —
By Alan Caruba
By 1938, Hitler had already made plans for the conquest of Europe or at least the parts he could not get without firing a shot. He had annexed Austria earlier that year.
Added by Alan Caruba on May 24, 2010 at 7:46am —
Last post I spoke about how we treat the POWs overseas and how it has harmed this nation. In this post I will explore what should have been done after 9-11-2001 and what was done instead. So let’s get started:…
Added by Rebecca Roy on May 23, 2010 at 10:31pm —
The Heartland Institute of Chicago, Joseph L. Bast, President, held its Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago at the Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel on Michigan Avenue from May 16 - l8.
It is appropriate that the theme of this year's conference was Reconsidering the Science and Economics, as much has happened since Heartland's Third International Conference on Climate Change held in Washington, D.C. in June of last year. Among the happenings: It was in November… Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on May 23, 2010 at 9:23am —