Monthly Archives: July 2009

Newsflash: Government wastes money

The Heartland Institute: A 2007 study by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation found heavily subsidized stadium projects were significantly more expensive on average than largely privately funded projects. The study found stadiums where taxpayers bore a majority of the cost … Continue reading

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Avoiding the traps in health care reform

Mary Katherine Ham highlights a video of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) making the case against Obamacare. Ryan’s does a great job, remaining on point and offering supporting facts, and leaves his opponents looking clueless. The video is definitely worth a … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell’s three questions

As I follow the debates over health care and the economy, I’m continually reminded of a Thomas Sowell’s observation: Two questions would destroy at least half the agenda of the political left: “Compared to what?” and “At what cost?” A … Continue reading

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The racial tipping point

A new study finds that Blacks tip 20 percent less, on average, than Whites. Now that we’ve “evolved” to the point where the bulk of modern racism comes from Blacks and is directed at Whites, I take a bit of … Continue reading

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Questioning Obamacare

Dennis Prager has 10 questions for supporters of Obamacare.

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Economic thoughts

Excerpts from an interview with economist Guy Sorman: Economics is always a matter of trade-offs: higher taxes will slow growth, but they can increase equality through wealth redistribution. This has been the dominant European model. If the U.S. opts for … Continue reading

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Republicans go to school on Obamacare

Byron York: Pick your average member of the House of Representatives, one who has a lot of work to do but hasn’t been deeply involved in crafting the massive health care makeover bill. Who knows more about what’s in that … Continue reading

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