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Good and Bad Economics

"A book so powerful in its clarity and simplicity that we can declare, without question, that it has shaped our world," wrote Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek regarding the intellectual and policy impact of "Economics in One Lesson," a best-selling and influential economics primer by ...

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Cheating Epidemic

Dear Little League International:

Welcome to the party!

By stripping Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team of its title, you confirmed the sad but obvious fact that cheating is everywhere, including Little League baseball.

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President's Day Reflections

Presidents Day reflections typically commemorate the exploits of two of our larger than life chief executives whose birthdays we celebrate in February–George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This piece instead assesses the contributions of a different American colossus–James ...

Posted on 13 February 2015 Keep Reading...

We Are at War!

World War III has started and apparently our government is unwilling to acknowledge it.

Just as now, prior to World War II, efforts were made throughout Britain and the United States to avoid war at all costs with disastrous consequences. We will face the same ...

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Philly to Host Dem National Convention

It's official. Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention scheduled to begin July 25th, 2016.

The competition was fierce with fifteen cities originally asked to ...

Posted on 12 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey, Manchin Intro Bill to Protect Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2015
Contact: E.R. Anderson (Toomey) 202-224-8609
Jonathan Kott (Manchin) 202-228-1810

Toomey, Manchin Introduce Bill to Protect Children from Sexual Predators in Our Schools

Washington, ...

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And We Call This Accountability?

"Holding our schools accountable" is repeated so often by government officials that it almost qualifies as the mantra of American education. The mechanism for accomplishing this task is the state assessment, administered annually beginning in grade 3. The results of these assessments ...

Posted on 12 February 2015 Keep Reading...

Good Intentions, Bad Results

A "nation of economic illiterates" is "easily misled by leaders who tell us of their good intentions -- their passion to solve our problems."

In their book Common Sense Economics, the above statement is a candid warning by James Gwartney, Richard Stroup, Dwight Lee, ...

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PSATS: Preserve Funding for Municipalities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ginni Linn, Director of Communications, Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors, Enola, Pa., (717) 763-0930 (office), (717) 805-3588 (cell), glinn@psats.org.

PSATS on Severance Tax: Preserve Funding for Municipalities

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Why NBC Should Fire Brian Williams

Don't look now, but the latest installment of "Dumb and Dumber" just came out on the small screen. Only this time, we have to add "Dumbest."

Dumb: The only way to describe NBC evening news anchor Brian Williams, who lied on God knows how many ...

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