Daily Archives: May 26, 2011
Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report covers the debate over a proposed state constitutional amendment dubbed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
Radley Balko writes here about a terribly disturbing case in Arizona. Not only did “law enforcement” officials kill an innocent person, but then they try to spin the story and close down a true investigation.
Some conservative pundits fret about the caliber of the 2012 Republican presidential field. Steven Hayward is not among them. He offers the following thoughts at National Review Online: A year and a half out, all candidates look weak, flawed, or unacceptable to some degree. While Jay Carney points out some problems with Tim Pawlenty’s record,Continue Reading
If you know who Herman Cain is, you probably have a pretty favorable impression of him. At least that’s the sense one gets after reading Tony Lee’s new article at Human Events. Among the topics Lee covers is Cain’s recent high-profile appearance on Fox News: After his announcement, Cain went on national television last SundayContinue Reading
From The Daily Caller: “You may not have heard of Andy Puzder, but chances are you’ve eaten his food. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of more than 3,000 Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants across America and 20 other countries. Among other things, Andy Pudzer is an expert on jobs. TheContinue Reading
It is interesting to see “progressives” applaud the Senate GOP for their effort to reduce class sizes in the early grades. (But don’t get them wrong, they still hate – HATE – the Senate education budget proposal.) I particularly enjoyed their claims about JLF’s response to the Senate proposal: Claim: The John Locke Foundation maintainsContinue Reading
While Democrats crow over an upset win in a special New York congressional election, most conservative commentators have dismissed the notion that the result has any bearing on the 2012 election. Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article takes a different approach: Nonetheless I think it has to be said that the Medicare issue helped theContinue Reading
If you’ve spent much time with a public choice economist, you’ve likely heard about “concentrated benefits and dispersed costs.” The idea is that many indefensible government programs, subsidies, and tax breaks survive year after year because the few who derived the “concentrated benefits” from these goodies are very vocal about maintaining them. It’s in theirContinue Reading