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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    Better Alternatives to No Child Left Behind

    Chalkboard in a school

    The Obama Administration is pushing hard for a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) before the start of the 2011–2012 school year. Education Week reports that on Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an audience that NCLB reauthorization “can’t be done on Washington time. It needs to happen on … More

    Continual Keynesian Collapse

    Stacks of Cash

    The Keynesian policy of trying to increase total i.e. “aggregate” demand – either by having government spend, or by cutting taxes just to leave more money in people’s pockets in hopes that they’ll spend – to revive the economy, never works. The latest installment of Keynesian failure is the payroll … More

    TSA Gets A Pat-Down on Screener Privatization

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    Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a scathing report that deconstructed the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) claims regarding the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). The SPP, created under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, grants airports the ability to opt out of using federal screeners and instead … More

    House Warns President on Libya

    U.S. Capitol

    After two and half months of watching President Barack Obama’s uncertain effort in Libya, the House has had enough. According to US News, “the House voted 268-145 to pass a resolution introduced by House Speaker John Boehner, which demands President Obama to give more detail on U.S. policy goals in … More

    Continued Faith in God Signals Good News for Civil Society

    InGodWeTrust

    A new Gallup poll released today reports that more than nine in 10 Americans believe in God. The number of believers has remained largely unchanged since the 1960s, with 91 percent of respondents affirming a belief in a higher power and almost three-quarters of adults firm in their belief in … More

    Obama is AWOL, At Home and Abroad

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    Consider it a pattern — President Obama speaking to a friendly crowd, papering over his failures of leadership while patting himself on the back for a job well done. He did that today in Toledo, Ohio, where he touted his auto industry bailout to United Auto Workers at a Chrysler … More

    Moody's Points to the Real Debt Judgment Day

    Wall Street

    May 21, 2011, was supposed to be Judgment Day according to Harold Camping. It was, in a sense. As the day came and went, the world judged that Camping’s 15 minutes of fame were up. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner may yet learn something from Camping. Geithner has been a whirlwind … More

    Yet Another Negotiating "Achievement" of the U.S. Department of State

    Russia Nuclear Missile

    New START, a strategic arms control treaty with the Russian Federation that entered into force in February, is disadvantageous for the United States and advantageous for Russia. The treaty actually allows the Russians to build up their nuclear strategic forces. This raises the question: What did the U.S. negotiators actually … More

    Time to Thaw Federal Freeze on State Truck Regulations

    Semi-Truck

    It’s been two decades since Congress seized from states the authority to regulate the size of the biggest trucks traveling the highways. But what started as a temporary “freeze” on state rule-making predictably turned into a permanent federal usurpation of state regulation. The now-petrified standards have been rendered largely obsolete … More

    New Study Reveals Obamacare's Threats to the Economy — And Medicine as We Know it

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    Moving into the 21st century, the practice of medicine is on the cusp of exciting new territory. Advances in medical and pharmaceutical research, particularly in personalized medicine, promise new cures to diseases that affect millions of Americans. Now more than ever, Washington should get out of the way of innovation … More