“Caught between their boss’ anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds – and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident. It allows the Obama […]
“Actor Matt Damon — who was one of the President’s earliest and best-known celebrity supporters during his 2008 campaign—said point blank that he was unhappy with the way the country is being run in an interview with Piers Morgan last night. He also slammed the President for failing to follow through […]
“The business model of healthcare is about to change dramatically, and Big Pharma needs to do something to maintain their profits. Unfortunately, they seem to have chosen the path of regulating the competition out of existence, rather than competing and innovating.” http://techdirt.com/articles/20110324/02181913605/fda-suddenly-bans-drugs-that-have-been-market-decades.shtml
“As education historian E. G. West noted, it did not take laws to achieve virtually universal education in the nineteenth century (among the free population). But it did take laws to give us schools that function like indoctrination centers, preaching the glory of government while preparing children to be quiescent […]
“To what extent is collective bargaining to blame for out-of-control state spending? Is clamping down on the ability of public-employee unions to negotiate an important tactic for closing what may grow to a combined $125 billion gap in state budgets next fiscal year? Reason.tv’s Nick Gillespie sat down with the Heritage Foundation’s […]
“There’s no question that, even if there were no budget emergencies, the nation’s public school system is failing to return much of anything on an ever-growing pile of tax dollars…” To Surly, With Love: Are Teachers Overpaid?
“Defenders of public broadcasting subsidies raise the specter of its most beloved shows, like “Sesame Street,” going extinct. But even if PBS went out of business, which is unlikely, its most popular shows (if not all of its shows) would quickly find new homes…” Zero Hour for Public Broadcasting (article)