Monthly Archives: January 2014

The local effect of ObamaCare

I had a medical scare a couple of nights ago and had to drive myself to the local emergency room. Fortunately, it turned out to be something relatively minor, but while I was there I took the opportunity to ask … Continue reading

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Skin color trumps all

The Washington Times: A popular gifted-student program at a New York City elementary school is getting the ax after school officials decided it lacked diversity. PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald told parents in a letter Jan. 24 that Students of … Continue reading

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Stop the flood

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday blasted as “amnesty” a House GOP plan to give legal status to millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. “I think it would be a mistake if House Republicans were to support amnesty … Continue reading

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The solution to racism? More racism!

Washington Examiner: Black federal judges, inspired by racial “solidarity” and “conditioned” in life to sympathize with other blacks, side with African-Americans filing discrimination cases in significantly higher percentages than white judges, according to a first-of-its-kind study. The California State University, … Continue reading

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Off the reservation

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, best known for her work in Moscow on the Hudson, lost her job with a theater company in San Francisco’s Mission District because she voiced support for Tim Donnelly, a conservative candidate for California governor. The … Continue reading

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Moving in the wrong direction

In light of my previous post, this is not a good sign: In the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation’s recently released 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has dropped from the list of the top ten … Continue reading

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Red States vs. Blue States

Here’s something. The Mercatus Center has just released a study that examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations. It isn’t a pretty picture, mostly due to rising health care costs and the burden of government worker pensions. Here’s the … Continue reading

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