Daily Archives: June 8, 2012
Security leaks that make Obama look brave and tough and OK; leaks that don’t are punished severely. Glen Greenwald, a liberal who is utterly disenchanted with Obama, explains here.
The Institute for Justice is defending two Portland limo companies that gave customers Groupon.com discounts. Who knew that lowering prices would be illegal and the criminals who practice price lowering are subject to $895,000 fines? When did giving your customers a good deal become illegal? The answer is in 2009, when Portland rewrote the for-hireContinue Reading
That’s the point Sheldon Richman makes in his Freeman column today. For many decades, statists have argued that “economic freedom” is less important than more “fundamental” freedoms. Voting, for example, is treated as “fundamental” whereas the right to buy and sell goods or property is “merely” an economic freedom that government can curtail in theContinue Reading
Diplomas Count 2012, a publication of Education Week, was released yesterday. As usual, the publication includes graduation rates for all 50 states and the District and Columbia. The following is the latest state-by-state graduation rates available: State Class of 2009 Class of 1999 Change NEW JERSEY 87.4 76.3 11.0 NORTH DAKOTA 85.9 82.9 3.1Continue Reading
Those of you who have enjoyed Don Carrington’s work exposing the silliness surrounding “green jobs” might appreciate the following video from the Daily Caller.
Lawrence Kudlow proclaims in his latest column that “markets love the Scott Walker landslide.” [S]tock market investors prefer low taxes to high entitlement spending. The grassroots taxpayer tea party revolt that carried Scott Walker to victory is alive and well around the country. (By the way, in California, San Diego and San Jose just votedContinue Reading
Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column ponders President Obama’s reliance on former President Clinton to be his “‘No. 1 surrogate,’ in the words of NPR.” For the record, Clinton says he’s “aghast” at all the “flutter” about him wanting Obama to lose. In other news, my dog is aghast at rumors he likes bacon.Continue Reading
Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column examines the national implications of this week’s Wisconsin recall election. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers. The abject failureContinue Reading