Category Archives: Public Policy

Killing Owls to Save Owls

First they came for the loggers, destroying 30,000 jobs and countless lives. Now they’re coming for the Barred Owl. Anyone remember the Great Spotted Owl Controversy? Back in the late 80s and early 90s, it was the first major instance … Continue reading

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A Streak of Castroism in Wisconsin

A Streak of Castroism in Wisconsin February 18, 2011 9:53 A.M. By Jay Nordlinger Someone wrote me that the “public employees” in Wisconsin reminded her of Chávez and his goons in Venezuela. Actually, they remind me of Cuba. There, the … Continue reading

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As in Wisconsin, So in Idaho

As in Wisconsin, So in Idaho February 18, 2011 10:13 A.M. By Jay Nordlinger Idaho has a “superintendent of public instruction,” and his name is Tom Luna. He has proposed some measures that the teachers’ union doesn’t like, at all. … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s Louis XV Budget

Five days before his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama told the Washington Post that entitlement reform could no longer be kicked down the road. He then spent the next two years kicking — racking up $3 trillion in new debt along … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: Wisconsin vs Big Labor

Welcome to the reckoning. We have met the fiscal apocalypse, and it is smack dab in the middle of the heartland. As Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation. Let us pray it does not go the way of the decrepit … Continue reading

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Union in Wisconsin Protests While Elected Dems Hide

Is it the cold or the cheese that has gone to heads of the union employees in Wisconsin? What’s with the cowardly state democratic politicians? Despite the cold, apparently its gotten too hot in the state house kitchen for them. … Continue reading

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Why Not a Negative Income Tax?

Excerpt: Republicans would do well to revisit Friedman’s alternatives. The most familiar is the school voucher, which students could use as tuition at any school, public or private, willing to accept them. But one of the most inventive and potentially … Continue reading

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