Year: 2005

Eminent Domain Abuse — Again

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The Indianapolis Star reports on yet another eminent domain abuse case: This time, a family business that has been operating since 1938 is being threatened so a sports stadium can have a larger parking lot. Hat tip: Radley Balko ...
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Tax-Subsidized Lobbying on Social Security

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Writing for the National Legal and Policy Center, John Carlisle describes how the main group opposing Social Security rescue and modernization received over $80 million from five federal departments last year ...
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NCPA: Reducing Retirement Age

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The National Center for Policy Analysis takes a look at a National Bureau of Economic Research study on the fiscal implications, in 12 countries, of raising hte retirement age. Amazingly, they are discussing raising it only to 65 ...
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Unnatural Fear of Orange

The Russian government, apparently, is afraid of the color orange. And to think we once thought of the Russian state as a superpower ...
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Advantages of Nuclear Power – A Debate

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Those interested in energy development, energy independence, clean energy and/or global warming may be interested in a debate about the advantages and feasibility of nuclear energy ongoing presently in Scientific American and the Chicago Sun-Times. Writing in the December Scientific ...
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Mrs. Victor Yushchenko

Every now and then, I read something in the newspaper that really knocks my socks off, and this is one of those times. I just read John Fund's On the Trail column in the Wall Street Journal and learned that ...
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Surprise of the Year

From Haaretz.com on December 26, this headline on an AP story: "Russian Agency Okays State's Purchase of Yukos." What were the odds? ...
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“Mr. Rumsfeld, I Want You To Know…”

Wow. This is not the Don Rumsfeld we see on TV. And the young soldier who spoke to him, well, that's why I wrote "wow." ...
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A Soldier’s Holiday Essay

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Joe Roche writes: It is Christmas time, Hanukah, and the New Year is just around the corner. I ask you to think of our soldiers and how our Republic gives us such virtue in serving our nation. I have spent ...
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A Lesbian Fixation

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Young America's Foundation has posted a list of America's "most bizarre and politically correct college courses." Like Howard Stern, the American university system seems to have a fixation on Lesbians ...
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