ARCHIVE – 2006

Mark Tapscott: Illegal Leaks Endangering Lives

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Mark Tapscott hits the nail on the head in regards to recent high-profile national security-related leaks to news organizations: This time around there is no question about serious crimes having been committed and only the most blindly obstinate professor of journalism will insist on the right of the relevant journalists ...
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Serving Justice

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Wouldn't be nice if the "nearly a dozen current and former officials" who supposedly talked with the New York Times about classified wiretapping operations simply turned themselves in? ...
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“Remarkable” Expert Testimony to be Archived by Medical Association

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The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, concerned about "physicians who seem willing to make any statement, no matter how outrageous, in support of a malpractice claim [in order to] profit handsomely," has created a new archive of remarkable testimony. The group is asking its members to submit examples of testimony ...
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Hard to Argue

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The COB blog says of the U.N.: "In the history of man, a more useless organization has never been chartered." ...
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Galen Institute: Europe Reduces Commitment to Medical Research

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"Just a decade ago, more than two-thirds of all drug research was conducted in Europe. Now, 60% is conducted in the United States," says Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute, who blames deliberate government policies in nations that have adopted socialized medicine ...
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Executed at Vorkuta

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Jon Basil Utley has a striking story (PDF file) in The Freeman, available on the Foundation for Economic Education website. The story begins: My father, Arcadi Berdichevsky, was executed at Vorkuta on the Arctic Circle in the Soviet Union on March 30, 1938. Worth reading in full, especially if you ...
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John Dingell’s Plans

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The incoming chairman of the House House Energy and Commerce Committee, John Dingell, is interviewed by Amanda Griscom Little for the environmentalist magazine Grist. Worth reading if you care about climate policy. (For what it is worth, I didn't disagree with a word he said.) Pretty quotable, too. For instance, ...
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Top 100 Baby Names of 2006

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In the utterly frivolous category, we link to a list of the 100 top baby names for 2006. There definitely are some imaginative parents out there. "Aiden," which doesn't even appear in many baby name reference works, is the #1 name for baby boys. "Nevaeh" (heaven spelled backward) cracks the ...
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ConWebBlog: Watching the Watcher

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The at-times entertaining ConWebWatch blog, which "keeps an eye on conservative news," was more entertaining than usual Friday. In a post castigating the accuracy of a CNSNews.com column by Christopher Adamo, it claimed (not for the first time), that the Republican Party controlled Congress in 1982. Apparently, ConWebWatch keeps an ...
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Ex-Cons to Get Special Rights in DC?

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The proposal adopted by the District of Columbia City Council to give rehabilitated ex-cons a special protected status under the law in DC strangely seems to be staying under the radar of most of our nation's talk hosts, bloggers and reporters. Fortunately, some are beginning to take notice. Tom Blumer ...
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Black Activists Hopeful New U.N. Chief Will Treat Darfur Genocide Seriously

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A pledge made by newly-installed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to become personally involved in efforts to end the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan is being met with hope by members of the Project 21 black leadership network.  Project 21 members are critical of the organization's outgoing chief, ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize Use of Taxpayer Funds to Buy New NAACP Headquarters

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are critical of the District of Columbia City Council's vote to give the NAACP $3.5 million in taxpayer money to relocate the NAACP's headquarters from Baltimore to the nation's capitol.  The NAACP is not a revenue-generating industry and does not pay the ...
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CEPR Could Be Right: After All, Anything is Possible

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David Hogberg writes: At first this column in the Sacramento Bee by Marc Weisbrot of the left-wing Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) seemed pretty unremarkable -- the usual silly nonsense about how government-run health care would be better than the private sector. It contained the typical leftist talking ...
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“Convict Quotas” Coming to DC?

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Not a joke. DC employers may soon be required to hire ex-cons. From Legal Times (subscription required), December 11: Ex-convicts would be protected from employment, housing, and educational discrimination as the newest protected class in the D.C. Human Rights Act under a bill the D.C. Council unanimously approved on first ...
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European Union REACHes for Yet More Regulation

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On Wednesday, the European Union adopted sweeping new regulations on chemicals. As an EU statement put it: One of the biggest pieces of legislation in the EU's history, REACH will set up a system for the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals for sale in the EU. About 30,000 substances ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize CNN Report on Racial Bias

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A CNN December 12 news report and poll data implying that Americans are racist is being criticized by members of the black leadership network Project 21. Results of a survey of 328 blacks and 703 whites conducted for CNN by Opinion Research Corp. found that 84 percent of blacks and ...
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Patrick Leahy’s Bipartisan Commission

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There are currently 51 judicial vacancies, with 24 of these vacancies considered "judicial emergencies" due to a court's large caseload and extended vacancies.  The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee should be talking about getting these vacancies promptly filled, in a manner consistent with the Constitution.  Instead, says Project ...
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‘Congressional Reform’ Proposal Would Regulate Ordinary Citizens More Harshly than K Street Lobbyists

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Why is Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen going after the little guy? Will Nancy Pelosi -- as expected -- follow her lead? The Free Speech Coalition has the details (emphasis is mine): Public Citizen acknowledges it is helping craft legislation for Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi... The bill would treat communications to ...
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Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act Dies – For Now

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Peyton Knight applauds one of the last non-acts, but wise decisions, of the 109th Congress: Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act Dies With 109th Congress Washington, D.C. - Despite a furious, last-minute charge from anti-property rights lobbyists, Congress declined to pass the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage ...
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Green Europe Has Red Face

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Looks like Europe is still taking the Kyoto global warming treaty as seriously as ever. A Reuters report says Austria, Denmark, Hungary and Italy have failed "to submit plans that allocate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) their industries may emit in 2008-2012," resulting in those countries being issued "final warnings" ...
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