Monthly Archives: June 2009

We need real sunlight in Washington

President Obama’s “Sunlight before Signing” pledge, in which he promised to post all new legislation online and wait five days before signing it in order to give Americans a chance to review it, was a promise empty of any real … Continue reading

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High cost of government schools

Andrew Coulson reports that Washington D.C. spends over $27,000 per student on public education. Meanwhile, the tuition in D.C. private schools averages $6,600 per student, and those students read two grade levels ahead of their public school peers.

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Having it Both Ways

Washington Post: Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest there represents a debate among Iranians unrelated to the United States, is an acknowledgment that a U.S. president’s words have a limited ability to alter foreign events in … Continue reading

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Prison Rape

Given the prevalence of prison rape, it seems to me that the mere sentencing of someone to incarceration amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. It’s an uncomfortable subject, but I’ve always wondered why this gets so little attention. I hope … Continue reading

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Beginning of a Trend?

Arizona will be voting on a proposition which will protect residents from being forced to participate in government-run health care plans. The Healthcare Freedom Bill provides for two fundamental rights: The right to spend your own money to seek out … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Diplomacy

From an AFP report: [emphasis mine] The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters. President Barack Obama’s administration said earlier this … Continue reading

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Leader Prevaricator of the Free World

There’s been a lot of discussion about what the proper response should have been from President Obama to the recent election in Iran and the protests and violence that followed. I come down on the side of those who believe … Continue reading

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