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Does Universal Preschool Improve Learning? Lessons from Georgia and Oklahoma

Campaigning for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama pledged to help states implement taxpayer-funded universal preschool–preschool for all.[1] The President’s early education plan, for which he has advocated spending up to $10 billion annually in fed­eral expenditures, encourages states to provide pre­school for every child.[2] As President, Obama reinforced his …

Business & Economics

Time for a Reagan Smackdown

I’ve been trying all the known anger-management techniques to refrain from commenting on the Jeb Bush-inspired “get over Reagan” comments from the other day. This is really rich, coming from the awesomely successful Bush family, given the way President Bush 1 squandered Reagan’s legacy by raising taxes in 1990, and …

Agriculture

California State’s Bankruptcy and its Economic Future: A report from a conference

Liberty on the Mind (an offshoot of Liberty on the Rocks for conferences) organized a conference on the subject of the fiscal crisis of the state of California at Santa Clara University on 27th April 2009. As a grassroots organization, LOTR attracts members who are capable of animated public policy …

Business & Economics

Political Insiders On Obama’s First 100 Days

After President Obama’s 100 days in office, National Journal asked its Political Insiders to rank how he has handled four key groups: Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress, allies abroad and adversaries abroad — relationships that will have a major impact on the overall success of his presidency. Democratic Political …

Commentary

When Environmental ‘Catastrophes’ Really Aren’t

The inconsequential consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Cuyahoga River fire. This year we mark the anniversaries of two environmental catastrophes. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled more than 10 million gallons of crude oil into the sea. Twenty years earlier, in 1969, the Cuyahoga River proved …

Business & Economics

The 2009 Wacky Warning Label Contest results are in!

To the joy of connoisseurs everywhere, the winners of the annual Wacky Warning Label Contest have just been announced. A toilet seat that attaches to a trailer hitch has gained national recognition — for a warning label that says you’d better not use it while the vehicle is moving. “The …

Environment

The Killers & Kooks of Earth Day

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we’ve just honored some great people on Earth Day, but here is a story from some newspaper called The Bulletin. It is an American paper, I guess it’s Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bulletin. “Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise …

Environment

Earth Day Update: Green Without Government

It’s the day of the year that the world celebrates being green and there’s certainly a lot to be “green” about today. The Pacific Research Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published their yearly Index of Leading Environmental Indicators showing major progress in cleaner air and safe drinking water. …

Climate Change

The Annual Green Orgy: Earth Day

On Earth Day we will have been engulfed by the avalanche of “Green” propaganda that preceded it, fills the day, and then continues relentlessly thereafter. When I say “propaganda”, I am being polite. Much of the foundation of the environmental movement is pure lies, mind boggling distortions of questionable “science”, …

Commentary

Save Capitalism

Investor’s Business Daily, April 21, 2009 The Environment: Wednesday’s airwaves, print media, cable news shows and Webosphere will be filled with nonsense about the scourge of capitalism, corporations and humanity. All of it will ignore the real truth. Buried beneath all the badgering and fear-mongering about lavish Western lifestyles is …

Commentary

Does Universal Preschool Improve Learning? Lessons from Georgia and Oklahoma

Campaigning for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama pledged to help states implement taxpayer-funded universal preschool–preschool for all.[1] The President’s early education plan, for which he has advocated spending up to $10 billion annually in fed­eral expenditures, encourages states to provide pre­school for every child.[2] As President, Obama reinforced his …

Business & Economics

Time for a Reagan Smackdown

I’ve been trying all the known anger-management techniques to refrain from commenting on the Jeb Bush-inspired “get over Reagan” comments from the other day. This is really rich, coming from the awesomely successful Bush family, given the way President Bush 1 squandered Reagan’s legacy by raising taxes in 1990, and …

Agriculture

California State’s Bankruptcy and its Economic Future: A report from a conference

Liberty on the Mind (an offshoot of Liberty on the Rocks for conferences) organized a conference on the subject of the fiscal crisis of the state of California at Santa Clara University on 27th April 2009. As a grassroots organization, LOTR attracts members who are capable of animated public policy …

Business & Economics

Political Insiders On Obama’s First 100 Days

After President Obama’s 100 days in office, National Journal asked its Political Insiders to rank how he has handled four key groups: Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress, allies abroad and adversaries abroad — relationships that will have a major impact on the overall success of his presidency. Democratic Political …

Commentary

When Environmental ‘Catastrophes’ Really Aren’t

The inconsequential consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Cuyahoga River fire. This year we mark the anniversaries of two environmental catastrophes. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled more than 10 million gallons of crude oil into the sea. Twenty years earlier, in 1969, the Cuyahoga River proved …

Business & Economics

The 2009 Wacky Warning Label Contest results are in!

To the joy of connoisseurs everywhere, the winners of the annual Wacky Warning Label Contest have just been announced. A toilet seat that attaches to a trailer hitch has gained national recognition — for a warning label that says you’d better not use it while the vehicle is moving. “The …

Environment

The Killers & Kooks of Earth Day

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we’ve just honored some great people on Earth Day, but here is a story from some newspaper called The Bulletin. It is an American paper, I guess it’s Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bulletin. “Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise …

Environment

Earth Day Update: Green Without Government

It’s the day of the year that the world celebrates being green and there’s certainly a lot to be “green” about today. The Pacific Research Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published their yearly Index of Leading Environmental Indicators showing major progress in cleaner air and safe drinking water. …

Climate Change

The Annual Green Orgy: Earth Day

On Earth Day we will have been engulfed by the avalanche of “Green” propaganda that preceded it, fills the day, and then continues relentlessly thereafter. When I say “propaganda”, I am being polite. Much of the foundation of the environmental movement is pure lies, mind boggling distortions of questionable “science”, …

Commentary

Save Capitalism

Investor’s Business Daily, April 21, 2009 The Environment: Wednesday’s airwaves, print media, cable news shows and Webosphere will be filled with nonsense about the scourge of capitalism, corporations and humanity. All of it will ignore the real truth. Buried beneath all the badgering and fear-mongering about lavish Western lifestyles is …

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