Daily Archives: July 1, 2011
News 14 Carolina’s Tim Boyum posts 13th District Rep. Brad Miller’s reaction to his new congressional district. For David Bass’ take on the GOP map, read his Carolina Journal Online report here.
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report examines the potential political changes associated with proposed congressional maps unveiled for North Carolina.
Joe Bast is the founding president of the Heartland Institute in Chicago and one of the founders of the State Policy Network. I have known him since the late 1980s, but I never knew about his eight year college education. Thanks to the Pope Center for publishing his inspiring story here. A sample: Looking back,Continue Reading
Ken Thomas writes about Justice Thomas’ dissent in the violent video game case on the “No Right Turns” blog at the Ashbrook Center here. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion striking down the California law that restricts the sale of violent videos to minors. I think Thomas has the better argument. Justice Clarence Thomas hasContinue Reading
Bert Folsom takes actor/economist Ben Stein to task for his criticism of the Laffer curve here. The actor Stein’s two minute role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” made him a movie icon. But as Folsom notes, economist Stein’s call for higher taxes on the rich puts him at odds with his famous economist father HerbertContinue Reading
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an op-ed piece by William Bennett and Joe Califano advocating further escalation of the war on drugs. Don Boudreaux assails their logic in this letter: Dear Editor: Joe Califano and Bill Bennett – the éminences grises of American scolds and busybodies – predict that if drugs were legalized “needle parks”Continue Reading
In Wisconsin, teachers are using their classes to indoctrinate their students with pro-union messages, Kyle Olson reports here. If a teacher in a non-government school abused her position like this, she’d at least have to worry about repercussions, but in “public education” it’s almost impossible to discipline a teacher for wasting time and introducing extraneous,Continue Reading